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CBi-electric: low voltage Group, at a glance...

  • Established in 1949 as a joint venture within the Heinemann Electric Company in Trenton, New Jersey.
  • Part of the Reunert Group, which was listed on the JSE in 1948
  • Corporate Headquarters in Elandsfontein, Johannesburg, South Africa
  • International operations in Africa, Asia, Australia, Europe and USA
  • CBI-electric: low voltage MD: Terry Lawrenson

CBI-electric: low voltage, previously known as Circuit Breaker Industries or CBI, is located in Johannesburg, South Africa. CBI-electric: low voltage is a supplier of quality low voltage electrical distribution, protection and control equipment. The foundations of CBI were established in 1949 as a joint venture within the then Heinemann Electric Company in Trenton, New Jersey, USA. After a merger with Fuchs Electrical Industry during 1986, a new company called Circuit Breaker Industries (CBI) was created. CBI-electric: low voltage is fully owned by Reunert, which is listed on the JSE.

With an exciting background of groundbreaking achievements, CBI-electric: low voltage has prospered for more than seven decades to become a leader in the design, development, and manufacture of Circuit Breakers, Residual Current Devices, Surge Protection, Wiring Accessories, and Metering Products. CBI-electric: low voltage supplies products to supply authorities, utilities, original equipment manufacturers, commercial property developers, and industrial, mining, telecommunication and general power distribution applications.

Over the past 73 years CBI-electric: low voltage has established itself as a supplier of specialised precision protection products in niche markets around the world. Based on the success of this strategy, the majority of our production output is exported.