Aberdare Cables, a member of the Powertech Group, is a leading African cable manufacturer and has been in existence 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

    Production of Rail Cable for PRASA

    PRASA awarded Alstom the contract to build 600 passenger trains.  Aberdare has received a letter of intent from Alstom for the cable contract which extends over 10 years.Quick facts about the PRASA (Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa) / Alstom project:•  We pro ...

    Simulation test for Eskom

    The side of a quiet road near the town of Meyerton, about 15 km north of Vereeniging in Gauteng, was transformed into a test site on 23 October 2013.  Orange net barriers cordoned off the 400m stretch that Aberdare needed to simulate the conditions under which its aluminium conductor steel r ...

    Shoprite Checkers Regional Distribution Centre

    Aberdare Cables were chosen as the preferred supplier of electrical cable for the new Shoprite Checkers Regional Distribution Centre in Canelands, KwaZulu-Natal.The new facility comprises of two sites. The first site has a dry goods warehouse of 40 000 m² , a return centre of 12 000 m² a ...

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