Since 1935, African Cables, now CBI-electric: african cables, has designed and manufactured a comprehensive range of electric power cables at its Vereeniging factory. The growth of its manufacturing facility has consistently met local demand for product, while technological advancement has remained abreast of international trends.
In June of 2006 Reunert redefined the brand identity of its electrical companies under the central brand of CBI-electric. African Cables, being one of the three subsidiaries, aligned accordingly and is now known as CBI-electric: african cables.
CBI-electric: african cables is the only cable manufacturer in Southern Africa to supply a range that meets any user requirement, irrespective of load. Included in this manufactured range are low voltage PVC/XLPE insulated cable; medium voltage XLPE; paper-insulated cable, aerial Bundled Conductor (ABC), ACSR and high voltage XLPE insulated cable.
Apart from manufacturing, there is a division within CBI-electric: african cables that specialises in the installation and maintenance of high and medium voltage cable. This division, known as CBI-electric: power installations, is presently the only cable installation company in Southern Africa to be accredited with ISO 9001 and 9EP CIDB rating.
This policy of technological innovation and quality delivery sets the company apart from its competitors. The quality of CBI-electric: african cables’ products is a result of the quality delivered in all divisions of the company with accreditation for ISO 9001:2008, ISO 14001:2004 and OHSAS 18001:2007.
CBI-electric: african cables is committed to the South African economic environment and in December 2004 sold 25.1% of its shareholding to a Black Economic Empowered (BEE) partner - Powerhouse Utilities. CBI-electric: african cables is a Level 2 B-BBEE contributor.