“Innovation in cable management solutions has long been at the heart of the Strutfast value proposition,” says Strutfast CEO, Tony Kinsella. “From the patented Megabow cable ladder system, the internationally accredited and heavy duty Longbow NEMA 20B and 20 C cable ladder and also the edge mounted Strongbow cable ladder, Strutfast has led the way in the South African market for innovative cable management product design since 2001.
With 14 patents and design registrations under our belt and by continuing to develop products that solve many of the problems and issues facing installation professionals, Strutfast has proudly kept at the forefront of the cable management industry. We are therefore proud to announce the launch of yet another industry first, the innovatively designed ECO LADDER, which is an exciting modular cable ladder system that is specifically designed to address a number of factors facing electrical contractors and installers,” says Kinsella.
“The lightweight design of the ECO LADDER makes is easy to transport and handle and the fact that it can be easily self-assembled without the requirements of any hot works or electricity on site, makes it an ideal solution at the early stage of any project. There is amazing flexibility in the system, with the horizontal bends, risers, droppers and offsets being easily adjustable to suit various angular degrees that may be required on site. The aesthetically pleasing design and finish of the ECO LADDER makes it ideal for those ‘in plain sight’ installations where the visual, industrial look is a requirement, such as in offices, airports or commercial retail outlets.” Kinsella concludes.
Levy Tshabalala, the Strutfast Operations & Projects Director says, “The ECO LADDER has been rigorously load tested on our in-house NEMA test bay and it’s simple, yet robust design is completely suitable for all medium to heavy duty commercial applications. The small number of components that make up the ECO LADDER make it an ideal option for electrical wholesalers where a small stock holding, which takes up a minimal amount of storage space, can satisfy an incredible mix of ladders. Imagine a bakkie loaded with side rails and rungs in components versus completed ladders – you would be able to transport more than 10 times the number of ladders in this format. Unfortunately, the nature of the South African cable management industry is made of companies that look out for innovative products by companies such as ours and then attempt to copy them, so this is why, at Strutfast, we continue to protect our innovations with patents and design registration and the ECO LADDER is protected in this way. The ECO LADDER will be commercially available from August 2019 and we are already taking pre-launch orders for the system.”
Established in Johannesburg in 2001, Strutfast designs, manufactures and supplies cost effective cable management systems for all industries. The focus of the company is to provide high quality solutions to meet and exceed even the most arduous project requirements. With an emphasis on innovation and full project lifecycle support, Strutfast have the technical design skills, manufacturing capability and logistics expertise to ensure that customers can complete their projects on time and within budget. Quality is at the heart of Strutfast and their Business Management System has been developed to meet all of the requirements of ISO 9001:2015 for which successful accreditation has recently been received. The company is a proud South African company and is committed to the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment initiative and have a 51% Black ownership
The business has recently been acquired by Tony Kinsella who was previously a director of Unistrut International. He and his co-director, Levy Tshabalala, are focused on expanding the company, both across southern Africa and also internationally. With a head office in Johannesburg, branches in Pretoria, Cape Town and Port Elizabeth, Strutfast are soon to be opening new offices in Durban, Bloemfontein, Botswana, DRC, Namibia and Australia.
Strutfast’s cable management solutions at a glance:
Steel cable ladder: A complete cable support system specifically designed for arduous applications, with a product portfolio based on technical design innovations.
Cable tray: The cable tray range is a cable support system that is easily assembled on site, with products designed to carry electrical cables in both horizontal and vertical applications. The trays are available in a variety of finishes, from pre-galvanised, HDG, stainless steel, GRP and other finishes upon request, in order to meet a wide variety of applications.
Metal framing and support systems: Strutfast’s metal framing systems, also known more generally as Unistrut, provide an economical solution for virtually any industrial, mining, petrochemical, infrastructure, commercial or data centre application.
Application solutions, product innovation, in-depth experience in cable management solutions, along with a commitment to Total Project Lifecycle Support from design through to installation training and maintenance advice, provides Strutfast’s customers with full confidence for any of their projects and installations. As such, it is no surprise that an impressive client base of highly respected local South African businesses along with many well-known global companies have entrusted their cable management solutions to the team at Strutfast.