ACTOM (Pty) Ltd is the largest manufacturer, solution provider, repairer, maintainer and distributor of electro-mechanical equipment in Africa, offering a winning and balanced combination of manufacturing, service, repairs, maintenance, projects and distribution via its 38 outlets throughout southern Africa.

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

The company holds numerous technology, distribution and value-added reseller agreements with various partners – both locally and internationally.
Due to in-house engineering skills and close ties with technology partners, ACTOM is able to supply a complete range of high-quality, reliable and cost-effective products and services, and 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, with 40 operating units, production, service and repair facilities, and 38 distribution centres.

ACTOM is a Level 3 B-BBEE contributor with a procurement recognition of 110% and is rated as an Empowering Supplier and an Enterprise Development Beneficiary.

ACTOM encourages skills development among its employees and has a longstanding commitment to local manufacture wherever feasible, providing employment to local inhabitants. The company provides opportunities for employees to advance their careers within the Group and 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 approximately 14.2% of the total ACTOM Group turnover, with 85% of the 14.2% being business conducted on the African continent.

Company Information

CEO: Mervyn Naidoo
COO: Garth McEwan
Chief Financial Officer: Garth McEwan
Human Resources Manager: Johann Ellis (Group Human Resources Executive)
Group Chairman: Mark Wilson
Group Deputy Chairman: Andries Tshabalala
Company Secretary: Annamarie van Wyngaardt


Employees: Approximately 8 500
Turnover: R8.6-billion
Financial year-end: March
Subsidiaries: ACTOM Turbo Machines, TLT ACTOM, GEC Zimbabwe, ACTOM Namibia, ACTOM Energy Namibia, Koebec Electrical and Engineering Services, ACTOM Zambia
Holding Company: ACTOM Investment Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Accountants: Deloitte & Touche
Major accounts / key clients: Government, parastatals, municipalities, mining, industry, exports and IPPs


ACTOM is committed to Corporate Social Investment (CSI) and as such participates in various corporate social investment initiatives across the Group.

Contact Details

Physical address: 2 Magnet Road, Knights, 1413
Postal address: P.O. Box 13024, Knights, 1413
Telephone: +27 (0) 11 820 5111
Fax: +27 (0) 11 820 5100