ACTOM (Pty) Ltd is the largest manufacturer, solution provider, repairer and distributor of electro-mechanical equipment in Africa, offering a winning and balanced combination of manufacturing, service, repairs, maintenance, projects and distribution through its 40 outlets throughout Southern Africa. 

ACTOM is also a major local supplier of electrical equipment, services and balance of plant to the renewable energy projects.

It also holds numerous technology, distribution and value added reseller agreements with various partners, both locally and internationally.

Due to the in-house engineering skills and close ties with technology partners, ACTOM are able to supply a complete range of high quality, reliable and cost effective products and services, and are able to explore innovative solutions for the benefit of customers.

ACTOM constitutes an OEM with aftermarket repairs and service capabilities which facilitates total life cycle management, electro-mechanical and turnkey solutions.

ACTOM has a longstanding commitment to local manufacture wherever feasible, together with providing employment to local inhabitants and encouraging skills development among its employees. It provides opportunities for employees to advance their careers within the group and it has a good record of employee retention.

ACTOM’s export strategy focuses primarily on the African continent and currently has representation in 16 African countries as well as in Australia, USA and Indonesia, with subsidiaries in Zimbabwe, Namibia, Zambia, Botswana and DRC.

Currently, exports account for  14.2% of the total ACTOM group turnover, with 85% of the 14.2% being business conducted on the African continent.


Year founded: 1903
Founding members: British General Electric Company (GEC)
Employees: 7516
Branches: 16
Trade affiliations: SABS, ISO, IEC, CIDB

Chairperson & CEO: Mark Wilson
COO & FD: Garth McEwan
Group Executive Director: Andries Tshabalala
Group Human Resources Executive: Johann Ellis
Company Secretary: Annamarie van Wyngaardt

Empowerment status

BEE contribution level: 3
Black empowerment:
• Shareholding (%): 25.1%–50%
• Total staff (%): >50.1%
• Executive directors/senior management (%): 25.1%–50%

Gender empowerment:
• Shareholding (%): 5%–25%
• Executive directors/senior management (%): 5%–25%
• Total staff (%): 5%–25%


  1. Turnover: R8.3-billion • Financial year-end: March 2016
  2. Subsidiaries: ACTOM Turbo Machines, TLT ACTOM, GEC Zimbabwe, ACTOM Namibia, ACTOM Energy Namibia, Koebec Electrical and Engineering Services, ACTOM Zambia
  3. Holding company: ACTOM Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd Major accounts/key clients in sectors including: parastatals, municipalities, mining, industry and IPPs

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