Prysmian group in South Africa

World leader in the industry of high-technology cables and systems for energy and telecommunications, with sales of about €7 billion in 2014, the Prysmian Group is a truly global company with subsidiaries in 50 countries, 89 plants, 17 research & development centers and over 19,000 employees.

From its commercial office in the central business district of South Africa (Sandton), Prysmian Group follows and manages several of the Southern Africa countries such as South Africa, Zambia, Zimbabwe, Namibia and Botswana.

Our multifunctional local team is well prepared to support customers for Energy and Telcom cables and accessories. Moreover, we have certified most of our products to meet the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) requirements:

Medium voltage cables: SANS 1339, Single and multicore, armour, waterproof
Low voltage cables: SANS 1507-3 (PVC), SANS 1507-5 (XLPE, LSZH)
Full range of accessories: NRS 053,Separable connectors, joints and terminations.

Since 2010, Prysmian Group has been supplying and installing OPGW all around South Africa thanks to the National Contract signed with Eskom. Leveraging our team of site supervisors and project manager we also provide this service to any other Southern African country.

Prysmian ranks as one of the world's leading producers of Optical Fibres and Telecommunication Cables. With multiple production facilities worldwide Prysmian supplies a comprehensive portfolio of state-of-the-art products into the telecoms industry: Optical Fibre (G651, G652, G655), Optical Cable, Retractanet, Verticasa, and connectivity hardware. We also offer a maintenance and installation service via one of our partners, VHFibre.

At low and medium voltages, Prysmian's comprehensive range of building wires and power cables is available through a first class network of wholesalers and distributors.

At higher voltages, Prysmian offers an installation service via its Energy Network Solutions business unit. We also distribute the Pry-Cam, an outstanding integrated portable instrument to measure partial discharge in any kind of medium and high voltage electrical systems and components such as transformers, electrical machines, cables, GIS, etc. The system allows to perform accurate diagnostic measurements and continuous monitoring. It can be used to prevent failures (and their related costs) by assessing the parts under testing without switching them off.

From its position within the Global Prysmian Group, Prysmian South Africa can also offer a comprehensive range of industrial cables for such applications as: mining, cranes, wind turbines and rail applications.