About us

our capabilities


With over five decades of industry expertise, Powermite remains the partner of choice for the supply of premium flexible cables and power transfer projects across Sub-Saharan Africa. We specialise in flexible cables with our own Texoprene brand, complex cable reeling systems, industrial plugs & sockets, festoon & downshop systems, energy chains and associated control solutions. We have an experienced in-house design and commissioning team that have innovatively designed and successfully commissioned large national and cross border key operation installations in Ports & Harbours, Mining and Heavy Industry.

our values


We prioritise innovation and enhance engineering applications through specialist knowledge and experience in power transfer technology. Our customer-centric approach ensures we supply top quality products and solutions, exceeding the highest customer expectations. Through honesty, integrity and transparency we promote collaborative empowerment, driving satisfaction and success internally as well as with our customers. We are committed to education and sustainability as we continuously strive to grow our business, making innovation the cornerstone of who we are.

our history


Powermite was established in 1967 with 4 people in the West Rand with the express purpose of serving the South African market with a wide range of specialized electrical equipment in the material handling field, with primary focus on the mining industry. AMPCO, a local manufacturer of industrial plugs and sockets, was acquired by Powermite in 1974 to complement the existing product offerings and solutions we were supplying into industry. By 1981 we have grown to be a 'one stop shop' supplier in the field of electrical crane materials, flexible cables and industrial plugs and sockets. Our staff complement had since grown to a complement of 114 staff with our head office in Sandton and branches in Cape Town, Durban and Richards Bay. In 2004, Powermite and Ampco was acquired by the Hudaco Group and became a trading division of Hudaco (Pty) Ltd, a JSE listed company.

Our Divisions

We currently have five divisions within Powermite.

flexible cables and accessories

Flexible Texoprene and control cables and accessories

Material Handling

Material Handling
Electromechanical Products

Industrial Plugs and Sockets

Industrial Plugs
and Sockets

LED Light Fittings

LED Light Fittings
for underground and
surface applications

Localised Manufacturing

Localised Manufacturing
Operation producing
Powermite range of
Branded Products

Meet the Team

Managing Director Jacques van Rooyen

Managing Director

Sale & Marketing Director Leon van de Vyfer

Sale & Marketing Director

executive consultant Mike Allnutt

Executive Consultant

financial director Vivek Maharaj

Financial Director

national sales manager Christo Ernst

National Sales Manager

division manager cables Robert Miles

Division Manager Cables

Division Manager Material Handling Costa Hormovas

Division Manager Material Handling

division manager industrial & plugs sockets Nellisha Vallen

Division Manager Industrial & Plugs Sockets

Durban Branch manager Dominique Peggs

Durban Branch Manager

Cape Town Branch manager Jakes van Wyk

Cape Town Branch Manager

richards bay Branch manager Marcus Hilzinger

Richards Bay Branch Manager

project and business development Deon Visser

Project & Business Development

Control Instrumentation
Flexible Power Cable and Control
Industrial Plugs & Sockets
Multipin Plugs & Sockets

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