That which is built soundly endures well

The Crabtree South Africa Mission & Vision

Our History

Crabtree South Africa first opened its doors in 1947, as a subsidiary of a UK parent company. From those early days, the Crabtree ethos is to be a company that meets the high demands of its customers through the provision of technically superior products, unrivalled service and superior support and back-up infrastructure.

In 2018 Crabtree was purchased by Siemens South Africa a subsidiary of the Siemens AG business based in Germany. The Crabtree business, Crabtree South Africa (Pty) Ltd became part of the Siemens Low Voltage division, managed by Electrium Sales LTD in the UK also a leading supplier of Electrical Accessories and Circuit Protection Equipment.

The company’s world-class technical abilities are well recognised. Crabtree has won several technological awards for its ever- expanding branded range of products that continue to add value and quality to South African homes and businesses.

Crabtree has also created a solid national distribution network, becoming a significant local exporter by supplying electrical accessories to SADC countries. Crabtree is proud of the quality, safety and reliability of its products which conform to the most stringent SANS standards and is also a member of the South African Safehouse Association.

Our Mission

To develop world class operational capabilities within our facilities to supply market leading, branded products for the installers & users of low voltage electrical infrastructure in selected territories in South Africa, the UK and Sub Saharan Africa.  To create a convenient, reliable and safe electrical environment inside living spaces.

Our Vision

We develop quality products for the installers and users of low voltage electrical infrastructure to create a convenient, sale and reliable electrical environment inside living spaces.

Our Local Reach

Our Local Reach

Manufacture and assembly takes place at the facilities in Wadeville and Maseru and several small enterprise development suppliers in Gauteng.

Distribution, South African sales and customer service is achieved through our sales team and branches located in Durban, East London, Port Elizabeth, George and Cape Town. Sub Saharan African sales presence in Namibia and distribution in Angola, Botswana, Malawi, Mozambique, Zambia and Zimbabwe are supported by Gauteng (Head Office) and the factory in Wadeville.

Superior Quality

Superior Quality

The Crabtree manufacturing and assembly facilities have been awarded the ISO 9001:2015 certification and all products produced by Crabtree either carry the SABS mark or are approved for sale by the South African Bureau of Standards, ensuring that all products that bear the Crabtree name deliver quality, safety and reliability.
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