Please note, our online dispatch is closed from 20th December 2023 to 2nd January 2024. Orders placed during this time will only be processed on 2nd January 2024

Welcome to ARB Electrical Wholesalers:

ARB Electrical Wholesalers (Pty) Ltd (ARB) was founded in 1980 in Richards Bay by Alan Ronald Burke. Through his innovation, entrepreneurial spirit and unyielding passion for providing customers with exceptional service, the business has grown to one of Southern Africa’s largest Black Empowered Electrical Wholesalers on the continent.

From humble beginnings, operating from a shipping container with a single employee and a bakkie, ARB Electrical Wholesalers’ is now proudly represented nationally with a footprint of 21 branches across all nine provinces backed by teams of experts with first-class knowledge in all facets of the electrical solutions landscape, a successful e-commerce platform and a staff complement of over 550 employees servicing Southern Africa.

Our state-of-the-art 40 000m2 facility is located near Midrand, South Africa and has the complete capability to service electrical project requirements of all scopes and sizes throughout Africa and across the globe.

For 40 years, ARB Electrical Wholesalers has proudly delivered beyond expectations, providing affordable, quality electrical solutions that power homes, light up streets and ignite businesses across South Africa.

Our wide range of internationally-recognised and SABS approved products can bring that same efficiency and ease to your world too.

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Skills Development

ARB recognises the value of fostering an inspiring environment to ensure that each staff member is given the opportunity to achieve his/her maximum potential. An on-going career promotion programme ensures that each staff member is afforded an equal opportunity to grow through business administration, management and commercial courses funded by the Group.


In addition, ARB provides study loans to qualifying employees to further their education. ARB is not only committed to the on-going training of employees, but to life skills teaching as well. To date, ARB has held training in the following areas: Basic computer skills, health & safety, product knowledge, finance, sales & customer care, managerial techniques, personal development, Primary healthcare, and HIV/AIDS awareness and life orientation.


Corporate Social Investment

ARB is committed to socio-economic development and empowerment of the local communities in which it operates. The Group actively supports a number of initiatives aimed at improving living conditions which include supporting underprivileged schools, orphanages, shelters and HIV/AIDS programmes.


ARB Electrical Wholesalers is a Level 1 BBBEE Contributor. Click here for a copy of our latest BBBEE certificate.

ARB Holdings Limited Code of Conduct and Ethics. Click here to view of our latest Code of Conduct and Ethics Documentation.

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