Company History

Allbro building

Management


John Allan (Chairman)
Ryan Allan (CEO)
Quintin Lamprecht (Managing Director)


Formed in 1978 - originally born out of an idea to manufacture insulated products to compete with epoxies, which were expensive, slow to produce and labour intensive.

The first breakthrough was when our 11kV insulators could withstand short circuit tests on switch panels, where the epoxy ones had shattered.

Then followed successes with moulded air type through bushings. The correct mould design bushings were produced to overcome partial discharge problems. Accelerated ageing tests proved the suitability of this application.

 
1978

• Company founded out of an idea to manufacture insulated products to compete with epoxies, which were expensive, slow to produce and labour intensive.

1979

• Breakthrough with new materials & designs on 11Kv insulators which resulted where applications involving epoxy insulated had failed

1980

• Air type through bushings followed with more design breakthroughs that largely overcame partial discharge problems.

1983

• SABS permit is obtained proving compliance to SABS - 1037

1995

• Approval to supply bushings for Eskom.

1998

• Accredited ISO 9000 Company

2001

• Launch of Locks & Hinges division

2003

• Launch of Enclosures & Custom Moulding division.

2011

• Aquisition of ABB's (York) enclosure business.

2013

• Acquisition of Koponang Convertors. (Including Toolmaking facility).
• Launch of first Buchholz Relay made in South Africa