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Wilec is Africa’s largest manufacturer and supplier of input materials and technical solutions to the electric rotating machine, transformer and general industries.

The company was established in 1953 and has continually evolved to keep pace with changing market trends. There are 3 operating divisions:

Electrical, serving predominantly the motor, generator and transformer industries with conductor, insulating materials and complementary products.

Mechanical, providing bearings and ancillary products for motors and general industry; and Industrial, servicing the DIY, hardware and graphics industries with adhesive tapes and specialty films.

We serve a diverse range of industries with over 6000 products stocked in 5 major Distribution Centres nationally.

Our team of technical specialists ensures that customers not only have up to date technical support, but also have access to the latest technology developments in their specific fields, due to strong links with leading global brands.

Wilec is totally committed to the constant expansion and upgrading of its product range to meet the challenges of a dynamic market. The Head Office and main distribution centre is situated in City Deep, Johannesburg, with the conductor manufacturing site in Olifantsfontein, Midrand. Further stocking and distribution centres are located in Durban, Cape Town, and Middelburg. State of the art logistic and IT systems ensure the highest levels of service in getting the right product to our customers, on time.

All sites are ISO9001:2015 certified, and the company is Level 1 BBBEE accredited.

Our Directors

Danford Mugadza

B.Sc.(Hons) (Elec Eng), M.Sc. (Electrical Power Engineering)


Born in 1969 in Zimbabwe, Danford Mugadza is an electrical power engineer and businessman in the transformer, utility and electrical industry in South Africa and Africa.

Nene K. Mathebula

B.Sc. Eng (Elec) UCT (1990), MAP(1994), EDP (2002) (Wits)

Chief Executive Officer

Nene’s working career commenced on the gold mines in 1990 and continued in an Executive capacity at Eskom. He left Eskom in 2003 to form a partnership with the JSE listed Delta Group named Bukubuhle Wire of which he was MD.

Geoffrey Bongani Buthelezi

Non-executive Director


Geoffrey was the founder of Human Scale Printers in 1986, and has been a director since that time.

Robert Spoon

B.Sc. Eng (Elec), MBL


Robert has a BSc. Electrical Engineering obtained with Distinction from the University of the Witwatersrand, and an MBL from the School of Business Leadership.

Quality Control

Through Quality Control Services, Wilec, recognising that the quality of its products is of prime importance to its customers, has integrated quality assurance into each stage of production, processing and control. Raw materials are selected on the basis of quality and are then subject to rigorous incoming inspection before being released for further processing. Each stage of production is monitored by our quality control department with the set-up of each order being approved after extensive testing.

Process control equipment of the highest calibre ensures the production of consistent products, with the quality control department testing each order on each production shift to ensure our standards are maintained. The ISO9001 Quality Management System has been operating since 1988 and is well established and audited on an annual basis. The Transwire copper & aluminium conductor products are accredited with the SABS standardization mark. The company prides itself on the test facilities available which ensure that the highest standards are maintained.