Powermite, a Division of Hudaco, has earned the reputation as a specialist engineering supplier of world-class components, equipment and systems to Southern Africa’s mining, marine, industrial and general engineering sectors.

“From buffers for overhead cranes to couplers for motors, we combine best-in-class products with experience, expertise and product know-how to deliver engineered solutions to our valued customers,” says Marketing Director, Donovan Marks. The company’s extensive product portfolio includes energy supply systems, motorised and spring cable reels, container handling systems as well as industrial and mining cables, plugs and sockets.

Powermite’s range of electrical products are manufactured locally by Ampco and Proof Engineering in a new state-of-the-art manufacturing facility making it the largest plug and socket manufacturer under one roof in Africa.

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First established in the late '60's, this pioneering company is responsible for introducing a number of firsts to South Africa including cable reeling drums, conductor systems, festoon systems, flat cables as well as a large variety of industrial plugs and sockets of various specifications. Powermite rapidly captured substantial market share in the materials handling sector and with ISO 9001:2000 accreditation secured, the company was soon positioned as a single source supplier of electrical crane materials and flexible cables to Southern African mining and industry. 

Throughout its successful 45 year track record, Powermite has secured a number of exclusive distribution rights for the supply of premium brand products to Southern African mining and industry. These companies include Conductix Wampfler, EKD, Telefonika, Mennekes and Proconnect. “We also supply a range of high quality cable accessories through our company division, Three-D Agencies,” adds Marks.

Fundamental to Powermite’s success is the company’s ongoing commitment to maximising uptime and productivity for customers and end-users through the sustained delivery of quality products supported by service excellence that extends to optimised response time. “We continuously invest in local manufacture research to produce products that deliver efficient and reliable performance,” states Marks. “Our wide distribution network of well-stocked branches in Johannesburg, Rustenburg, Witbank, Cape Town, Durban and Richards Bay support the Roodepoort head office in efficiently serving the local market as well as 14 cross-border countries, including Mauritius. “We are working on establishing a foothold in Botswana, Zambia and Zimbabwe, in close cooperation with Hudaco, as part of our African expansion strategy.”