ARB Electrical Wholesalers is Southern Africa’s largest independent black-empowered electrical wholesaler, playing a pivotal role in providing the essential materials required for the electrification of large scale industrial and parastatal projects.
ARB began in Richards Bay in 1980, and has since grown drastically to become a nationwide, fully equipped Electrical Wholesaler.
In 2007, The ARB group listed on the Main Board of the JSE. This milestone initiative was deemed necessary to accelerate on-going organic growth and enable ARB to further expand both nationally and across the continent, as well as continue its penetration of new high-growth markets.
The acquisition of Paragon Electrical, a leading group of five electrical wholesaling operations across the greater Pretoria and Centurion areas, represented ARB’s first acquisition since its JSE listing in late 2007.
To broaden its national footprint further, since 2007 ARB has acquired Elektro Vroomen and Industrial Cable Suppliers to ensure a presence in all nine provinces in South Africa.