Aberdare Cables, a member of the Powertech Group, is a leading African manufacturer of cables and distributor of related electrical accessories. Our six manufacturing sites in South Africa and offshore operations in Mozambique, Portugal and Spain enables us to 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. At Aberdare Cables, we pride ourselves on our ability to identify and satisfy customer needs through development of innovative products; unique, cost effective cable solutions for a wide range of industries. This and our extensive project experience make Aberdare Cables the supplier of choice for cable, related accessories 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

  • ABERDARE CABLES GRANTED CONDITIONAL IMMUNITY BY COMPETITION COMMISSION

    With reference to:(i) the announcement made on 6 May 2010 that the Competition Commission (Commission) had launched an investigation into certain alleged prohibited practices in the power    cable market; and(ii) the Commission’s...

  • Current Projects

    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). ...

    Gautrain (2008)

    Construction on the Gautrain commenced in September 2006. Since then, Aberdare has supplied all construction cable to the Bombela Consortium for the project: low voltage and medium voltage. Gautrain will be completed in two phases. The first phase will be operational in 2010. It include ...

    Anglo Coal Phola Project (2008)

    BHP Billiton has undertaken the construction of a 16-million tons per month coal washing facility at the Phola processing plant. The plant will service coal from two mines, namely BHP Billiton Energy Coal South Africa’s (Becsa’s) Klipspruit and coal-miner Anglo Coal’s new mine, ...

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