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Voltex is a leading stockist and reseller of a vast and comprehensive range of electrical and lighting products, including national and international suppliers and their brands. Voltex is a proudly Bidvest company and is a wholly-owned subsidiary of the Bidvest Group Limited, a company listed on the South African stock exchange. Voltex forms part of Bidvest Electrical and enjoys a level 2 BBBEE rating.


The group is divided into specialised supply and distribution business units. The six supplier divisions namely Atlas Cable Supplies/Voltex T&D , Versalec Cables, Cabstrut, Voltex LSis, Voltex Lighting and Waco Industries ensure a well-balanced and extremely comprehensive product range.

The Voltex distribution network consists of a national footprint of 53 strategically located outlets nationwide. The Voltex Retail division distributes product directly into sectors of the retail industry. Voltex are the largest electrical distributor in Southern Africa with a staff of over 2100 people, a national fleet of over 250 vehicles, and is geared up to handle specialised projects within the electrical industry.

Voltex caters for infrastructural, commercial, industrial, residential, mining and related developments and energy efficiency replacement/retrofit markets.

Product research and development forms a significant part of Voltex’s responsibility. This offers customers access to an enormous and multi-faceted array of products such as, but not limited to, general industrial electrical products and components, lighting and sensor technology, switchgear & motor control, transmission and distribution products, wiring accessories, cable and cable support systems, power tools, hand tools and testers. All of these products conform to SABS specifications where set standards are in place.

Voltex products and services are marketed and distributed to every sector of the market through more than 30,000 account holders as well as countless retail and cash customers. Their supplier divisions manufacturing facilities design and produce specialised products such as industrial plugs and sockets, aviation warning beacons and energy efficiency solutions.