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Magnet adds yet another award to the list!

The Electrical Contractors’ Association honored various electrical companies at an awards ceremony held on the evening of 11 November 2012 in Johannesburg. Magnet’s Managing Director, Brian Howarth, accepted the award for Best Contributor to Energy Efficiency for the National Energy Saving Showerhead Exchange. “Once again Magnet has been acknowledged for our energy-saving efforts, and we are both extremely grateful and humbled by this achievement”, says Brian. “I would like to thank our well-wishers and congratulate the other companies within my category”. 

Best Performance in Variable Speed Drives for 2011

Schneider Electric presented Magnet the 2011 "Best Performance in Variable Speed Drives" Award at a recent ceremony held in JHB.

Magnet CAN make a difference!

Magnet had yet another successful “Tin Tuesday” campaign over the month of October. The projects department collected 280 cans, which Magnet matched, raising the total donation to a magnificent 560 cans! The charity who benefited from last month’s tin collection was the Food Bank SA. Situated nationwide, The Food Bank SA collects and disseminates non-perishable food items to various NGO’s, including orphanages, crèches, old age homes, soup kitchens and HIV/AIDS clinics. “Thank you so much Magnet for your contribution – it will undoubtedly go to good use”, says Food Bank spokesperson…

Magnet welcomes Daniel Zuczek

Magnet would like to welcome its newest addition, Daniel Zuczek. He will take post as our new Specialised Lighting Engineer. Daniel is a lighting professional who holds a Bachelor of Architectural Engineering from the Pennsylvania State University and has over twenty-five years’ experience in various segments of the architectural lighting industry. He has recently emigrated from the US to join Magnet, bringing with him all his extensive knowledge and experience. Daniel has taught college lighting courses, presented lighting seminars at industry conferences and authored articles for trade magazines. …


As Magnet marks 40 years of business in 2012, the team celebrates the company’s success by saluting our loyal customers and suppliers of quality branded products. Without our hardworking team, supportive customers and dependable suppliers, Magnet would not have become the fine company it is today. Magnet - which was established in 1972 in Durban, by Ernest and Janice Howarth – has expanded its ten man operation, supplying copper wire and heating elements, to become a team of 70. The company, which now specialises in the supply, implementation and support of electrical equipment and industrial…