CONTROLGEAR PRODUCTS (PTY) LTD was established on the 3rd of October 1986, by Deon Coetzee, with the primary objective being the distribution of electrical switchgear and associated products, to the electrical wholesale trade as well as to industry throughout the then Transvaal region. The company soon grew, and it’s reputation as a switchgear company soon led to it doing business far beyond the borders of what is now known as Gauteng.
During 2002 Deon realised the need for Black Economic Empowerment, and formed the Engineering, Manufacturing and Installation division of CONTROLGEAR as a fully fledged BEE company, which officially started trading under the name of CONTROLGEAR SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD on the 1st of August 2002.
As a BEE company, CONTROLGEAR SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD quickly established itself in the marketplace, and the first order won was a contract from TOTAL S.A. to design, supply and install the electrical installation for the oil and diesel dispensing and management systems at the ISCOR Grootegeluk mine near Ellisras. The project, worth approximately R2m, was completed in record time, and to the total satisfaction of both ISCOR and TOTAL S.A. Subsequently the company has completed several similar design and installation projects for TOTAL S.A. throughout the Southern African region.
CONTROLGEAR SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD , also won the contract from City Power to supply MOELLER Moulded Case Circuit Breakers for their highly critical distribution network. The contract, worth in excess of R8.6m was awarded to CONTROLGEAR SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD, not only due to it’s BEE status, but also for the technical ability that City Power required the successful supplier to have. The staff of CONTROLGEAR SYSTEMS (PTY) LTD, together with MOELLER technicians have trained more than one hundred of City Power’s electricians in the installation, connection and operation of these highly specialised MCCB’s.
CONTROLGEAR'S MISSION STATEMENT
To be Africa's best supplier of switchgear, automation products, drives, instrumentation, motor control centres, control panels, distibution boards and system integration solutions.
Retain a leading edge in supplying switchgear, automation products, drives, instrumentation, motor control centres, control panels, distibution boards and system integration solutions, to all local South African and African industrial sectors.
CONTROLGEAR (PTY) LTD sales and logistics employees will have constant and up to date product training, in order to provide up to date product information and superior technical support. Also to offer the most efficient backup and delivery service on the following established switchgear, automation, drives, and instrumentation brands; ABB, Allen-Bradley, CHI Eaton, Mitsubishi Electric, Moeller Eaton, Omron, Schneider Electric, Sick Automation and Siemens.
Provide customers with E-Commerce options and up to date product information which can be found on the CONTROLGEAR (PTY) LTD website (www.controlgear.co.za).
Focus on providing world class motor control centres, control panels, distribution boards and system integration solutions.
Continue extensive marketing to the target industrial sectors across Africa, in order to grow and expand CONTROLGEAR (PTY) LTD sales.