Cabling management company celebrates 50 years in business

December 7th, 2016, Published in Articles: Vector


Cabling management company HellermannTyton South Africa celebrated its fiftieth anniversary with a media visit to its facility in Linbro Park, Gauteng, on 2 December 2016. The event was attended by Cliff Rosenberg, the company’s former non-executive chairman of some 30 years, and by former general manager Jan Hattingh. Sales and marketing director Claude Middleton said this occasion coincided with the opening of the company’s new offices in Port Elizabeth. He noted that 2016 also saw the company win the Electrobase Supplier of the Year Award for the fifth consecutive year, as well as the launch of the new HellermannTyton website. The company was founded in 1933 by Paul Hellermann and Jack Bowthorpe.


It was known as Hellermann Electric, a subsidiary of UK-based Goodliffe Electric Supplies. It subsequently acquired busbar company Insuloid Manufacturing and launched the Tyton system, a method of cable bundling in continuous systems. The HellermannTyton Corporation was established in the USA in 1969 and, seven years later, it expanded into the aviation market to offer cable management solutions for aircraft.


It subsequently established operations in Sweden, Japan and China. The South African company was founded in 1966 and has served the southern African electrical and associated industries for 50 years. Today, it has twelve manufacturing sites in 37 countries and employs 3800 people.

Contact Claude Middleton, HellermannTyton, Tel 011 879-6651,

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