CBI-electric: low voltage, previously known as Circuit Breaker Industries or CBI, is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. CBI-electric: low voltage is a supplier of quality low voltage electrical distribution, protection and control equipment. The foundations of CBI were established in 1949 as a joint venture between the then Heinemann Electric Company in Trenton, New Jersey, USA. After a merger with Fuchs Electrical Industry during 1986, a new company called Circuit Breaker Industries Ltd (CBI) was created. CBI-electric: low voltage is fully owned by Reunert, which is listed on the JSE.
With an exciting background of ground breaking achievements, CBI-electric: low voltage has prospered for more than five decades to become a leader in the design, development and manufacture of Circuit Breakers, Residual Current Devices, Surge Protection, Wiring Accessories and Metering Products. CBI-electric: low voltage supplies products to supply authorities, utilities, original equipment manufacturers, commercial property developers and into industrial, mining, telecommunication and general power distribution applications. CBI-electric: low voltage is the appointed distributor of industrial control products for Mitsubishi Electric and Eaton for the South African market.
Over the past 10 years CBI-electric: low voltage has established itself as a supplier of specialised precision protection products in niche markets around the world. Based on the success of this strategy, the majority of our production output is exported.
CBI-electric Group, at a glance…
- Established in 1949 as a joint venture with the Heinemann Electric Company in Trenton, New Jersey.
- Part of the Reunert Group, which was listed on the JSE in 1948
- Corporate Headquarters in Elandsfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
- International operations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and USA
- CBI-electric: low voltage MD: Chris Oliver