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FREE Thermal Imaging training session

Magnet, in association with Major Tech, will be hosting a FREE training session on Thermal Imaging - Friday 5 June 2015. Contact Samantha to RSVP.

Special Offer!!

To our valued clients, and patrons of our seminars, we would like to extend to you a special offer for our next course entitled “Soft Starters and Networking”, available to you at the significantly reduced price of R450 (ex vat). This course is accredited with 1 CPD point.

Seats are selling fast, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Magnet's new Head Office

Magnet invites YOU for a tour of our new energy efficient Head Office! Simply contact Samantha on 031 274 1050 to book.

Fluke Demo Day

Thursday, 30 April 2015

Magnet recently hosted an open day, in association with Fluke. Clients who have yet to see our impressive Riverhorse Valley head office were invited to attend. After a tour of the energy-efficient premises, clients were given a product demo on the Fluke range of laser alignment and battery testing equipment.

A lucky draw was held, and Thabani Maphumulo was the winner of a Fluke and Magnet gift hamper, as seen below.

Magnet will be hosting more product demo days going forward, and for those of you who have yet to see our building, do pop in for a visit!







Practical Aspects of Solar PV Systems

When facing a national power crisis, industry leaders are fast turning to back-up power solutions, popular of which is Solar systems. Magnet will be hosting a seminar entitled "Practical Aspects of Solar PV Systems" on Friday 8 May 2015. Seats are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

Dromex Personal Protective Equipment

Magnet now supplies safety equipment and gear from the Dromex range. For more information, contact our sales team!

Earth Hour 2015

Magnet supports Earth Hour 2015! We would like to encourage our colleagues and clients to switch off your lights on Saturday 28 March at 20h30 in support of this wonderful initiative.

Magnet scoops Top Technology Award


Magnet has once again received recognition for our innovative efforts towards energy-efficiency. We were recently honored at the TT100 Awards held in Pretoria on 2 February 2015, and received the Large Enterprise Management of Innovation Award in respect of our newly launched wireless lighting control system. Stephan Allen, Magnet's Technical Director and man behind this remarkable innovation, was proud to accept the award on behalf of Magnet.  



Practical Aspects of Motor Control

Magnet will be hosting a seminar on Friday 10 April entitled "Practical Aspects of Motor Control". Seats are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!

New Distributorships

Magnet has added products from more leading brands to our already impressive range!

Brady BMP 21 Plus

Magnet is offering a great deal on the Brady BMP 21 Plus printer. Please see below and contact our sales team for more information!

Training Calendar 2015

Magnet will be hosting several seminars this year, each of which will be CPD accreddited. Seminars are hosted at head office, in our state-of-the-art training facility. For more information on seminar bookings, contact Samantha MacDonald.

Seminar - 13 March 2015

Magnet will be hosting a seminar entitled "Guidelines of issuing a certificate of compliance in terms of OSHACT and SANS10142-1: 2012 Edition 1.8 " on Friday, 13 March 2015. Seats are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment!


Magnet's Pride and Glory

It's at Magnet's Head Office in Riverhorse Valley where you will find our state-of-the-art showroom, something which we as a Group are very proud of! Clients are welcome to join us for a tour of this remarkable display area, which boasts interactive product displays from our broad range of quality suppliers. Contact us now to book a tour for you and your colleagues!

Magnet Seminars

A very Happy New Year & a successful 2015 to all our Valued Clients.

Already, 2015 promises to be quite exciting with our interesting line-up of seminars hosted at our state-of-the-art training facility! To kick off our courses for the year, we are offering a FREE Surge & Lightning Protection seminar on Friday 20 February. Seats are limited, so book now to avoid disappointment.

A comprehensive training calendar will be released in coming weeks. Note that all our seminars are CPD validated.

Happy Holidays!

Magnet will be open throughout the Festive Season!

MEC visits Magnet!

Mr Michael Mabuyakhulu, KZN MEC for Economic development, Tourism and Environmental affairs, unveilled the Plaque to mark the Official Opening of Magnet's new Head Office. The event was attended by Magnet Directors and staff, who greeted Mr Mabuyakhulu with the National Anthem in commemoration of the first anniversary of Madiba's death.

Above: Magnet staff welcome Mr Mabuyakhulu by singing the National Anthem upon his arrival.

After hearty discussions on the current state of the Country's economy, and Magnet's impact on social development, the MEC was directed to the entrance of the building where he said a few words in support of the opening of Magnet and the unveilling of the Plaque. Magnet's Managing Director, Mr Brian Howarth, then presented the MEC with four solar street lights for use in an underpriveledged community of his choosing.

Above: Magnet's MD Brian Howarth and KZN MEC Mr Michael Mabuyakhulu shake hands after the plaque's unveilling.

Mr Mabuyakhulu ended off his visit with an expression of his gratitude for Magnet's donation, and he wished the Group all of the very best going forward.

Below: Magnet's Directors (from left) Stephan Allen, Narasha Ramlutchman-Nel, Brian Howarth, Melanie Smyth and Roshan Krishna with Mr Mabuyakhulu (centre), along with Magnet's ED recipient Simphiwe Mohale (right of the MEC).

SA Power System Protection Conference

Every other year, Eskom organises a Power System Protection conference, which Magnet proudly participates in. This year, the conference was held at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Midrand, Gauteng, between 12 - 14 November. The conference played host to almost 500 delegates from across Southern Africa, and provided a forum for discussions centred on the power protection industry.

Magnet's A.Eberle Sales Executives (from left) Tjaart Van Der Walt and Robin Wodley-Smith with an Eskom Delegate

Together with A.Eberle, Magnet's stand displayed products and solutions for earth fault detection, power grid stability and voltage regulation, to name a few.

Magnet's A.Eberle Sales Executive Robin Wodley-Smith at Magnet's stand

The conference was an absolute success, and most informative. Magnet looks forward to participating in the 2016 conference, which Eskom promises to be just as well-supported by related industries within Southern Africa.

For more information on Magnet's range of A.Eberle products, contact Tjaart Van Der Walt on 082 578 6282

Magnet wins again!

Magnet - specialists in the supply, implementation and support of electrical equipment, industrial instrumentation and automation – has recently received another etaAward: Innovation Category runner up.

The award has been won for the development of an innovative lighting solution, 100% locally designed and manufactured, called Lite-C. Product developer and Magnet Technical Director, Stephan Allen, is very proud of this achievement, and looks forward to the opportunities that lie in store for this brilliant product.

Magnet's Veggie Patch

Magnet recently participated in a corporate social initiative project which saw staff planting veggies to sustain a local soup kitchen.


Magnet has previously been involved in other charity initiatives organised by Angel Projects, such as the crèche which we painted and supplied stationery to last year.

Magnet proudly supports community development projects under the "Magnet Outreach Programme", and we look forward to more in the year ahead.


Head Office Launch

Magnet - specialists in the supply, implementation and support of electrical equipment, industrial instrumentation and automation – has officially opened its new environmentally-friendly head office in Riverhorse Valley, Durban.

Guest of honour at the event, Dr Musa Gumede, Deputy City Manager:  Community and Emergency Services, unveiled the plaque to mark the official opening of the new building. In his address, Dr Gumede commended Magnet on its brilliant achievement and contribution to the economy. He went on to express his appreciation for Magnet’s involvement in community upliftment, with respect to its multiple enterprise development initiatives.

All six Magnet companies and divisions - Magnet Electrical, Magnet Projects, Magnet Automation, Magnet I.T, Magnet Panels & Field Services and Magnol Electrical are based at these new premises, which have at least 50% more space capacity for expected growth and expansion than the previous offices in Umbilo.

The new building also encompasses an interactive showroom, exhibiting the company’s extensive range of products and services.

Overall, the event was a roaring success and was thoroughly enjoyed by all in attendance.


Fluke Digital Multimeters

Get your FREE LED torch with the purchase of any Fluke 177 Series Digital Multimeter, while stocks last!

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Energywise's new Lighting Lab

Energywise Systems, in co-operation with Magnet, has recently established a specialist lighting service laboratory in Riverhorse Valley, Durban, which offers complete photometric, electric and thermal testing of light sources and luminaires.

Energywise lighting laboratory pic

“The Energywise Systems lighting laboratory team is committed to achieving the highest levels of accuracy in every aspect of lighting, including design and manufacture,” says Andrea Barausse, managing director, Energywise Systems. “Precise analysis and defined performance parameters during laboratory testing ensure absolute efficiency and project optimisation. Our highly skilled technicians are also involved in research into the latest light sources and reflective and diffusion materials."

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With the investment in the latest photometric equipment and ongoing technical training for the laboratory team, Energywise now offers industry a comprehensive testing service for locally developed and imported light fittings. The company offers the full set of IES and LTD photometric files for lighting computer simulation and thermal analysis, with relative performance for those products exposed to challenging temperature conditions. Lab service and equipment is available from Energywise for hire or purchase.


Magnet Durban has officially moved!

Magnet's Head Office has officially moved to new premises in Riverhorse Valley. The remarkable building towers over neighbours in the business park, and is also visible from the N2. All companies and divisions within the Magnet Group can now be found under one roof. Customers are welcome to visit us at our new home!

Magnet group head office

As always, Magnet is committed to providing our clients with quality service, 24/7, 365 days a year. Contact our Sales Department for all your electrical-supply needs.

Major Tech Multimetres in stock!

Major Tech multimetres are now available, and selling fast!

CRM Major Tech

For more information, contact our sales department.


September Philips Special

Philips 2x28W Recessed Low Bright Fitting available for the incredible price of only R435 (excl. VAT), while stocks last! Contact our Sales Team for more information, 031 274 1050.



Magnet PMB Official Branch Opening

Magnet's branch in Pietermaritzburg was officially opened at a ceremony held on Friday 20 June. Clients were treated to an afternoon of fine music and gourmet snacks as they interacted with Magnet staff and Management. 

Magnet Directors Mel Smyth, Stephan Allen and Roshan Krishna in front of PMB Branch

Magnet Directors Mel Smyth, Stephan Allen and Roshan Krishna in front of PMB Branch


Clients Jashwin Iyer and Yacoob Yacoob (left) with Magnet Director Stephan Allen and Magnet Sales Rep Shalendra Barath (right)

Clients Jashwin Iyer and Yacoob Yacoob (left) with Magnet Director Stephan Allen and Magnet Sales Rep Shalendra Barath (right)


Magnet Sales Director Roshan Krishna with lucky draw winner Peter Smith

Magnet Sales Director Roshan Krishna with lucky draw winner Peter Smith

Magnet PMB services the greater Midlands area and provides quality branded electrical products including Schneider, Klingspor, Rittal, and other general contracting supplies. For more information, contact the Magnet PMB office on 033 355 5700.

Magnet now offers Thermal Imaging service

Magnet Panels and Field Services, a division of Magnet Electrical, now offers a thermal imaging service. For more information on how this service can potentially benefit your plant, contact Brian Bilton on 031 274 1050.

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Magnet Durban is on the move!

Magnet's Head Office moves to Riverhorse Valley in August. In order to accommodate the move, please note that Magnet will be closing at 12h00 on Friday 1 August, and will be up and running again on Monday 4 August. We apologise in advance for any inconvenience caused, and assure you that Magnet remains committed to providing exceptional service with you in mind!

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Wolman's Luggage - La Lucia Mall

Wolman's recently moved their premises within the prestigious La Lucia mall. Owner, Mr J vd Merwe identified the opportunity to save energy whilst improving on illumination levels. He then called on Magnet and, by using the ML-PL-SBT 60W LED panel luminaire to replace the installed T8 LBR technology, a saving of 56% was achieved.

Wolman's Luggage - La Lucia Mall 1 

Wolman's Luggage, La Lucia Mall

Using a colour temperature of 4000 kelvin ensures that the colour appearance of leather goods and plastics are true, something that is often overlooked. An overall improvement of 90% in lux levels was achieved whilst uniformity levels proved above 0.8.

Wolman's Luggage - La Lucia Mall 2 

Wolman’s was most impressed with Magnet’s work in their store and with the incredible savings they are now able to achieve! For more information on how Magnet can contribute to your energy savings, contact Gary Dawson on 031 274 1050.