Posts tagged as ACTOM

Wilec: A new owner with a new vision

Actom sold its Wilec division to Makarenge Electrical Industries (MEl) recently. MEI is a black-empowered company based in Gauteng. Energize caught up with MEI’s CEO, Nene Mathebula, at the company’s factory in Olifantsfontein and asked him about his plans and vision for the company. Energize: Congratulations on your acquisition of Wilec. How did it come […]

Electrical equipment firm sells supplier division

Actom has sold its Wilec division to Makarenge Electrical Industries (MEl), a black-empowered company based in Gauteng. Wilec manufactures input materials to the electric rotating machine and transformer manufacturing and repair industries. According to Actom’s group CEO, Mervyn Naidoo, the disposal of Wilec demonstrates the group’s corporate strategy to focus on its core businesses within […]

Massive precision lathe boosts in-house capacity

One of the largest lathes on the African continent has been installed at Marthinusen & Coutts’ power generation equipment repair facility in Benoni. The company plans to use and this acquisition to expand its service offering to its customers. This lathe gives the company the ability to offer the machining of very large rotors and other […]

Localised production facilities for natural ester dielectric fluid in South Africa

The use of natural ester dielectric fluid instead of mineral oil in power transformers offers many advantages and the announcement that a local factory is to be set up to produce this fluid is a very important development in South Africa’s energy sector. Wilec, a division of Actom, currently imports natural ester dielectric fluid for […]