Aberdare Cables, a leading 72-year-old South African manufacturer of low and medium voltage electric cables, has recently announced its new range of HV cables. An official launch with customers is scheduled for 18th July 2019.

New high voltage cables offering from AberdareThrough its parent company Hengtong Optic Electric’s funded investment, Aberdare Cables has successfully completed its HV project, which included investment in HV plant and equipment, accreditation and other costs associated with start-up and the running of the HV division. The HV cables manufacturing lines are located at the company’s Port Elizabeth factory.

This new industrial investment sees the expansion of Aberdare Cables’ manufacturing capability of cables from a current level of 33 kV to a new product offering of up to 132 kV.

The HV manufacturing lines shall afford Aberdare Cables the opportunity to offer the High Voltage Cable market two types of Extruded XLPE Cables, namely; CSA (Corrugated Seamless Aluminium), and APL (Aluminium Polyethylene Laminated)

The above may be manufactured with aluminium or copper conductors as required by customers; and the full range manufacturing capability of cable sizes up to 2500 mm². The factory consists of hi-tech cable testing facilities and laboratory.

Speaking on behalf of the Aberdare team, Mduduzi Mabaso, General Manager for High Voltage business, said, “The mandate for our HV cable business is to establish Aberdare Cables as a competent South African high voltage cable manufacturer and turnkey solutions provider, offering our customers competitive, value for money, quality products and service. Through this investment and strategic partnerships, the company will be able to:

* Manufacture and supply HV cables and accessories;

* Offer innovative HV engineering and system design solutions;

* Construct and deliver an HV system project;

* Commission and test HV systems;

* Offer condition monitoring of HV systems as well as maintenance on installed HV cable systems.

We are very excited about entering this market, and look forward to expanding our capability as an electrical solutions provider to our stakeholders.”

Aberdare Cables has three manufacturing sites in South Africa, with customer service centres in each province as well as 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.

Enquiries: +27 (0)11 396 8000

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