Cable and Wire


Aberdare Cables is a 72 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 a 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.


49 Years ago the innovation and drive of three young entrepreneurs lead to the birth of a major industry player.

Alvern cables is a privately owned business that manufactures a variety of low to medium voltage electrical cables for domestic and industrial use. The company was established in 1967 essentially to manufacture and supply cables to its then parent company S.A Signals. The three individuals mentioned at the outset, A.E Hendey, V. Higham and P.G Wiggin were all contracted to the railways as electricians in the signalling division. Difficult supply and poor quality of cables led them to manufacture their own range which grew rapidly until the inevitable happened and the signalling side was taken over by the Cable section. Today Alvern Cables is one of the leading cable manufacturers in South Africa and the largest privately owned operation in the industry.


South Ocean

SOEW was established in 1989 in King Williams Town in Eastern Cape by Edward Pan, the former Group’s Chief Executive Officer. Mr Pan.

SOEW operates an electrical cable manufacter with a plant based in Alrode. A full range of low voltage electrical copper cables and wire are manufactured