Committed to providing quality cabling solutions
Aberdare Cables is a 71 year old South African cable manufacturer, who has recently been acquired by a Chinese cable manufacturer, Hengtong. The Hengtong group has 33 sales and service institutions, operates in 120 countries, has 9 overseas manufacturing bases and owns 5 brands, including Aberdare. To learn more about Hengtong, please visit their website.
With the company’s vision of international expansion they have invested into South Africa, by investing in Aberdare Cables. Aberdare Cables has 3 manufacturing sites in South Africa and another 1 in Mozambique, additionally with customer service centres in each province. 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.
Years In Business
We are committed to, and understand our role in transformation through our hiring and procurement policies. We are an active supporter of the communities in which we operate and have an extensive CSI policy.
Black Women Owned
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
2009Consolodation of Our Head OfficeDistribution Centre and Gauteng Manufacturing Plant into Group Operation 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
1982Contronics Cables Acquisition
1969Aycliffe Cables Acquisition
1956Sold to NKF (Philips)
1946Founded in Port Elizabeth