About Us

Our Vision

Our vision is to continually strive for technological excellence in the field OHL products, showcasing that an innovative African company can compete on the world stage, proudly manufacturing renowned quality products in Africa for Africans & the world over.

PFISTERER (PTY) LTD – the power connection

Pfisterer (Pty) Ltd located in Pietermaritzburg South Africa is your technically competent partner of choice for medium to high voltage overhead line (OHL) products. Pfisterer was established as “Hardware Assemblies” in 1978 and has proudly served the South African and export markets for more than 35 years. The acquisition of Hardware Assemblies by the German-Swiss PFISTERER Group in 2003 further propelled the research & development at the local factory resulting in an expansion of the comprehensive product ranges. Over the decades, PFISTERER (Pty) Ltd in South Africa has grown into one of the largest manufacturers of composite insulators and line hardware on the African continent with the most complete product offering.

In line with the adoption of a new corporate image by the Pfisterer Group, Hardware Assemblies officially changed its name to Pfisterer (Pty) Ltd on the 1st January 2006. To keep up with the progressive legislation in South Africa encouraging local content, the PFISTERER Group decided to embark on a mutually beneficial sale agreement with a 100% black owned South African investment company called, The THESELE Group. As of 26th July 2018, The THESELE Group owns 100% of PFISTERER (Pty) Ltd shares making PFISTERER (Pty) Ltd a proudly South African owned manufacturing entity. PFISTERER (Pty) Ltd is proud to have achieved a Level 2 B-BBEE Score Rating as of of September 2018. 

Pfisterer (Pty) Ltd prides itself in operating a fully vertically integrated manufacturing facility, converting raw materials directly into completed products through efficient in-house processes & technologically driven machinery. Some of the key manufacturing processes include: high pressure injection moulding plants for Cutouts & Insulators, gravity die cast Aluminium & sand cast Steel foundries, helical wire-forming plant, fibre-glass rod pultrusion plant, & cutting-edge tool & die making facility. These comprehensive in-house expertise & technologies have ensured that Pfisterer (Pty) Ltd is the market leader in the field of OHL products on the African Continent. Notably being the first African company to 100% locally manufacture & supply 400kV Polymeric Insulators to ESKOM & other African Utilities, with addition to successfully exporting these products to Europe.

Pfisterer (Pty) Ltd is an ISO 9001:2015 certified company having gained its initial certification through the German Accreditation Certification Company DQS back in 2001. This certification encompasses a full complement of personnel & capabilities to design, plan, manufacture, manage and execute complex OHL supply projects, providing total solutions by using our in-house expertise and high quality products in the medium to high voltage sectors. Being one of the few international companies able to offer complete string assembly solutions from hardware components through to composite insulators, tested & qualified up to the 400kV level.