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Company Profile

Alan Ronald Burke and Jean-Claude Langois started the company in 1989 but ceased to trade at the end of 1990.
Bruce Reid in April 1991 brokered a deal with Alan Burke to re-start the company whereby Alan Burke would continue to hold all the shares for a period of three years after which 60% would mature into the hands Bruce Reid (40%), Goolam (Johnny) Basha (10%) and Mahomed (Cas) Cassim (10%).

In 1997 Alan Burke offered to buy back the 60% equity of Panel Technique or to sell his 40% to the existing shareholders as it was his intention to list his company ARB Electrical Wholesalers on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE), Bruce Reid and Johnny Basha opted to buy his 40% (20% each) and around the same time Cas Cassim wanted to sell so his 10% which was sold to our Northern KZN agent, Wayne Miekle-Braes of Force Electrical in Newcastle.

Lloyd Barends who joined Panel Technique in 2001 as an Estimator and Veeran (Selvin) Appalsamy who joined in 1994 as a wireman were appointed as Directors in 2009 and have subsequently, together with Bruce Reid, acquired the shares of both Johnny Basha and Wayne Meikle-Braes.

Present Shareholding and positions:

  • Bruce Reid – 61% Managing Director (executive)
  • Lloyd Barends – 24% Director and General Manager (executive)
  • Selvin Appalsamy – 15% Works Director (executive)

Today we are regarded as one of the main players in Low Voltage electrical switchboard manufacturing including Motor Control, Distribution and PLC Panels.

Over the years we have grown and today we have a total staff complement of 49, ranging from semi-skilled labourers to qualified wiremen and sheet-metal workers as well as design technicians. We have full time design and Auto CAD facilities. We are registered with Metal Industries Bargaining Council as well as the National Industrial Council and are members of the The Electrical Switchgear Association of South Africa (ESASA)

Our Certificates & Affiliations

  • SABS
  • BEE Level 5
  • EASA


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