Electrical Engineering

CBI-Electric: African Cables

Designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of electrical energy cables and accessories up to 275 kV. The power installations division specialises in the installation and maintenance of medium and high-voltage cable systems up to 400 kV.

Products and services

Low-voltage PVC/XLPE insulated cable, medium-voltage XLPE and paper-insulated cable, low-cost reticulation cables including aerial bundled conductor and overhead split concentric cable, Aluminium Conductor Steel-Reinforced (ACSR) cable, high-voltage XLPE insulated cable and associated installation and maintenance services. Cable accessories for high, medium and low-voltage and telecommunications.

Distribution channels

Direct channel for the utilities, mining and industrial sectors. Also follows an indirect channel through solution integrators, engineering and procurement contractors (EPC), distributors and wholesalers.

Market sectors

Mining, utilities, commercial, electrical contractors and industrial.

Intellectual property

Zerotox (Cable insulation compound that does not emit noxious gases in case of an underground fire). CBiD (cable theft prevention system).

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CBI-Electric: African cables

CBI-Electric: Low Voltage

CBI-Electric: Low Voltage

Supplier of low-voltage electrical distribution, protection and control equipment and customer-specific solutions.

Products and services

Circuit breakers, earth leakage devices, surge protection devices, switchgear, electricity meters, automation and control devices, motor control devices, wiring accessories and monitoring devices.

Distribution channels

Channel partners (i.e. electrical distributors), system integrators and OEMs.l.

Market sectors

Residential, commercial, mining, utilities, industrial, equipment manufacturers and retail.

Intellectual property

Owns the intellectual property rights to all products manufactured by the company.

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CBI-Electric: Telecom Cables (50%)

Designs, manufactures and supplies copper and optical fibre telecommunications cables and cable ducts for the telecommunications, industrial and structured data cabling markets.

Products and services

Copper and optical fibre cables and cable ducts.

Distribution channels

Direct channel to major telecom operators including state-owned enterprises (SOEs) and the industrial market. Indirect distribution through distributors to municipalities, and through integrators and EPC companies.

Market sectors

Fixed and mobile network operators, petrochemical, transport, power, industrial and mining industries.

Intellectual property

Infraduct (cable ducts).
Lambda (structured data cable).

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CBI-Electric: Telecom cables (50%)
CBI-Electric: Low Voltage

CBI-electric: Zamefa

Designs and manufactures a comprehensive range of low-voltage electrical energy cables, and insulated wires up to 800 mm2. Also designs and manufactures overhead aluminium conductors and solid sector aluminium low-voltage energy cables, and manufactures 99,9% copper casted rod.

Products and services

Low-voltage PVC/XLPE insulated cable, low-voltage PVC insulated general wires and ACSR and 99,9% copper casted rod up to 20 mm2.

Distribution channels

Direct channel for the utilities, mining and industrial sectors and cable manufacturers. Also follows an indirect channel through solution integrators, EPC, distributors and wholesalers.

Market sectors

Central and East African market sectors: Mining, utilities, agricultural, cable manufacturers, electrical contractors and industrial.

Intellectual property

99,9% oxygen free upcasted copper rod.

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