Aberdare Cables is a 71 year old South African leading cable manufacturer. Aberdare Cables has 3 manufacturing sites in South Africa, with Customer Service Centres in each province and in Maputo. The company employs 1500 people and currently holds a Level 1 BBBEE status, with a make-up of 55% Black ownership and 30% Black Women Owned.
Aberdare Cables is the leading supplier of intelligent energy inter-connection products and services in Africa. The company has highly trained and motivated employees who make it the employer of choice. As a technology leader, it is driven by cutting-edge R&D, providing world-class innovative solutions, processes, products and customer service.
In 2016, Aberdare Cables was acquired by a Chinese cable manufacturer, Hengtong. The Hengtong group operates in 120 countries, has 9 overseas manufacturing bases and owns 5 brands, including Aberdare.
OUR ORGANISATIONAL STRUCTURE
years in business
2017Golden Africa Consortium ShareholdingGolden Africa Consortium purchases 25.1% shareholding at Aberdare
2016Hengtong ShareholdingHengtong purchases 75% shareholding at Aberdare
2016CBI-ATC & AlconSale of CBI-ATC & Alcon
2009Consolidation of Our Head OfficeDistribution Centre and Gauteng Manufacturing Plant consolidated into Group Operations Centre
2007Aberdare Cables De Comunicaciones100% ownership of Aberdare Cables De Comunicaciones, CBI electric Aberdare ATC telecom Cables JV
2004Izingwe Capital30% shareholding
2001AlliancesAlcon Marepha Equity Alliance, Corning Equity Alliance, Ikwezi Alliance
2000Cables De ComunicacionesTelecom Networks Established
1999Kwezi Equity DealAberdare Intelec Established, Lambda Cables Acquisition
1995 Delta Cables Acquisition
1994Alcobre Cables Acquisition
1991Raytech / Sigmaform Acquisition
1985ASEA / Scottish/ Aberdare Cables Merger
1985PowerTech Purchase of Aberdare Cables
1982Contronics Cables Acquisition
1969Aycliffe Cables Acquisition
1956Sold to NKF (Philips)
1946Founded in Port Elizabeth