Welcome to CBi Electric Telecom Cables



About us

The company was founded in 1955 by a group of British cable manufacturers as African Telephone Cables. Its factory and head office in Brits, was established in 1973. ATC installed the first optical fibre cable plant in Africa in 1982.

CBI Electric Aberdare ATC Telecom Cables (Pty) Ltd (CBI Telecoms) was formed in 2007 when Allied Electronics Corporation (ALTRON) and Reunert Ltd, both listed on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange, formed a joint venture by combining their communication cable manufacturing operations into one entity, located at Brits in the North West Province, Republic of South Africa.

The merger created a leading designer, manufacturer and supplier of both copper and optical fibre cable solutions, supplying the telecommunications, industrial and structured data communications industry.  In addition synergistic connectivity services are provided including fibre ducting, splicing and training.


CBI Electric Telecom Cables vision is to be the market leader in the supply of cables in the communication sector, in a cost-effective manner, whilst at the same time delivering excellent customer service and meeting its commitments to corporate social responsibility and environmental sustainability.

CBI Electric Telecom Cables is an OEM copper and optical fibre cables manufacturer for the telecommunications, industrial and structured data cabling markets.  CBI Electric Telecom Cables is a proudly South African company with a long manufacturing history. The company designs and manufactures high performance products for its customers in the telecommunications, industrial and structured data sectors.  Housing the largest copper and optical fibre cable manufacturing plant in Africa.  CBI Electric Telecom Cables is able to offer end to end design and manufacturing solutions for its customers across Sub-Saharan Africa.

CBI Electric Telecom Cables customers benefit from its extensive range of industry-specific technologies and products, services and specialist knowledge.

innovating new horizons beyond the stars


Digitalisation of the office environment has dramatically increased bandwidth demand on the copper infrastructure in local area networks (LANs).
The largest growth driver in the structured cable market remains the strong demand for GigaBit speeds in data centres.

Today the seamless boundaries between the exchanges of information requires structured cabling designs and solutions that not only conform to high performance cabling standards but also affords the customer flexibility in their planning for present and future applications.

CBi Telecom through investments in new manufacturing technologies is favourably positioned to meet the technical demands in manufacturing shielded Category 6 and 6A data cables, a minimum requirement for future proof data centres.


Have a question ? Contact Us

Contact :

Switchboard :   +27 (0) 12 381 1400

Sales :                  +27 (0) 12 381 1668

Fax :                     +27 (0) 12 250 3412

Physical Address :

3 Marthinus Ras Street

Industrial Sites, Brits

North West Province

South Africa

Hours of Operation :

Monday – Thursday
7:45am – 4:30pm
7:30am – 3:00pm

Email address : sales@cbitele.com