Aberdare Cables, a member of the Powertech Group, is a leading African cable manufacturer since 1946. We manufacture an extensive range of electrical cables for application in power transmission, power distribution, rail, petrochemical, mining, ports, airports, wholesale, construction and domestic building environments. Our four manufacturing sites and seven customer service centres in South Africa enables us to provide personalised service to our entire customer base. Offshore operations in Mozambique, Portugal and Spain provide seamless entry of stock into Africa and Europe. We take pride in our ability to identify and satisfy customer needs through the development of innovative products coupled with unique, cost effective cabling solutions. This and our extensive project experience make us the supplier of choice for cable and special cable projects.

CableGuard Information

The cable theft protection system Only CableGuard, a unique product invented in South Africa, and then patented worldwide, has been demonstrated to be effective in preventing underground cable theft, ...

Latest News

  • Waterblocking in Medium Voltage Cable

    The penetration of water or the existence of moisture in XLPE cables is one of the most unacceptable problems associated with the lifespan of the product especially under the influence of high electrical stresses.  XLPE insulated cables that...

  • Current Projects

    Aberdare powers up infrastructure development for Soccer World Cup (2010)

    The countdown to the 2010 Soccer World Cup to be hosted by South Africa is well and truly underway with present preparations now reaching fever pitch. Aberdare Cables is heavily involved in the critical task of “powering up” South Africa’s infrastructure upgrades includi ...

    Spanish Network Rail 2011

    Previous to 2009, many different types of cables were being used in the United Kingdom (UK) for railway “axle counter” applications. Traditionally, the majority of these cables were supplied by one of the main competitors of our Spanish operation, Cables de Comunicaciones (CDC). ...

    Spanish Railway Project 2010

    Alcobre’s Rosendahl extrusion line had to undergo a complete re-fit. The 3.3kV railway project involved a new feeding zone, screw and barrel, complete with a hopper drying and dosing system. “Samples were manufactured for type testing and the team expect favourable results. This wi ...

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