It’s been 45 years since Magnet was established in Durban – as a team of ten – supplying copper wire and heating elements.
The Magnet Group now comprises four divisions – Magnet Electrical Supplies, Magnet Electrical Projects, Magnet Energy and Magnol Electrical Contractors – which provide comprehensive electrical solutions, including design, supply, automation, installation and commissioning.
“Through a carefully structured expansion programme, new products are launched to meet exact market demand and innovative services are introduced through the company’s specialist divisions,” says Brian Howarth, managing director, Magnet. “An exciting development for Magnet has been in energy efficiency and energy saving project management. These services contribute significantly to the reduction of wasted energy in industrial and commercial sectors throughout the country. Apart from lighting solutions, Magnet’s energy saving service incorporates metering, hot water systems, air-conditioning controls and solar systems.
“Strategies to maintain the company’s leading position in a highly competitive sector include setting high benchmarks for Magnet, according to stringent international standards.”
Ongoing in-house training programmes ensure up-to-date technical expertise for staff and regular seminars for customers encompass practical training in product selection, energy efficiency, installation rules, repair and maintenance, as well as safety inspections in commercial, and industrial sectors.
Magnet is committed to sustainable development and instils in its team a responsibility for health, safety and the environment, as well as local communities.
Through Magnet’s technical expertise, a vast range of quality branded products and a 24 hour skilled support service, the company will continue to make a positive contribution to the South African economy.
For further information Samantha MacDonald, Junior Marketing Manager, Magnet
PO Box 401000, Red Hill, 4017
Unit 5 Edstan Business Park, 2 Ibhubesi Rd, Riverhorse Valley, Durban, South Africa
Telephone (031) 274 1998