About us

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


Who we are


To be the premier electrical material and products supplier in Sub-Saharan Africa by being the best in quality, customer value, employee talent, product portfolio and service to ensure sustainable growth and maximise returns to shareholders while fulfilling our responsibilities to all stakeholders.

About Us

Founded in 1953, Wilec is Africa’s largest manufacturer and supplier of input materials and technical solutions to the electric rotating machine, transformer and general industries. It comprises 3 product divisions:

Electrical- conductor, insulating materials and complementary products for the rotating machines and transformer industries.

Mechanical- bearings and ancillary products for motors and general industry.

Industrial- adhesive tapes and specialty films for the DIY, hardware and graphics industries.

The company has two manufacturing centres in Johannesburg, as well as stocking and distribution centres in the other main economic hubs in SouthAfrica.

Extensive capital investment by new ownership ensures that Wilec stays at the forefront of the industries in which it operates, and in-house conductor manufacture, slitting, fabrication and machining facilities ensure that local content is maximized.

Wilec’s team of technical specialists is supported by industry-leading global manufacturers, including Isovolta, Elantas, DuPont, Pucaro and Figeholm amongst others.  In conjunction with our own in-house brands, Transwire conductor and Avast tapes, these long-standing partnerships ensure that Wilec’s customers have continual technical support and access to the latest technology developments in their respective fields.  Our goal is to provide the market with exceptional service by providing customers with technical solutions tailored to their specific applications, and supplying quality products as an integral part of their supply chain.


Quality control

Wilec recognises that product quality is of prime importance to its customers, and 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.  We pride ourselves on the test facilities available which ensure that the highest standards are maintained.

The Transwire branded copper & aluminium conductor products are accredited with the SABS standardization mark, and the company has the TUV ISO9001-2015 Quality Management listing.


leadership team

Executive management

Nene K. Mathebula

Chief Executive Officer

Danford Mugadza

Deputy Chief executive officer

Samantha Wellbeloved

Chief financial officer

Ronel Van Straaten

National Sales Executive

Howard Eldrige

Engineering Executive

Paul Senior

Business Development Executive

Christo Smit

Manufacturing Executive

Board of Directors

Robert Spoon


Geoffrey Bongani Buthelezi

Non-Executive Director

Prudence Zerath Motlanthe

Non-Executive Director

Jacob Maroga

Non-Executive Director

Danford Mugadza


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

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.


Chief Financial Officer


Non-Executive Director



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


Non-Executive Director

Our Clients

Wilec manufactures & supplies a variety of products for clients in the Power Generation, Steel, Mining, Transportation, and Petrochemical Industries.

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Head Office

City Deep

Unit 6, City Deep Mini Park
Cnr Outspan & Heidelberg Rds

City Deep Ext 7

+27 11 629 9300


28 Main St
Clayville Industrial

+27 11 316 2480


PMF Complex
Off Golf Club Road

+260 96 234 9932


Maurel Lane
Sir Charles Lees Street
Republic of Mauritius
Indian Ocean

+230 59273555