Our business was founded on electrical supply, and has since evolved to become a multi-disciplinary expert in the Energy and Sustainability industry. We have serviced the KZN and Gauteng Industrial and Commercial market for over 50 years.
We are passionate about managing, saving and generating energy for our customers. Our strong in-house Engineering and Project Management division design and complete turnkey Electrical, Lighting, Solar and Back-up Power projects.
What makes us different?
We are the largest distributor of Schneider Electric products in South Africa! With over 35 years’ product knowledge and experience selling Schneider, our sales team provide the best technical advice on products. Armed with the largest stock holding, we offer the most competitive prices on Schneider Electric products.
We keep industry running efficiently
For fast, skilled support, choose Magnet!
Our highly experienced service-driven sales team is supported by a multi-disciplinary team of engineers and project managers.
Our industry and brand experts provide you with fast, skilled technical service in industrial supply and energy solutions.
Our passion for keeping industry running efficiently started 50 years ago.
In 1972, Ernest and Janice Howarth opened a small business selling heating elements and “Magnet” wire. Brian Howarth joined his parents in the business a few years later. Together, the Howarth’s set the benchmark for successful family-owned operations in Durban at the time. With his daughter Nicole as one of his fellow Directors, Brian continues to lead the business to extraordinary new heights.
We are passionate about solving your problems!
Our team of committed and motivated individuals work towards identifying your operational issues, and provide you with the most suitable products and services to keep your facility running smoothly and efficiently.
"I would describe Magnet’s service as very efficient. The team is always willing to go that extra mile, proving their dedication and passion for providing exceptional service."
"What makes me happy about using Magnet is their professional approach and friendliness. I would highly recommend Magnet to anyone who appreciates value for money and reliable service."
"Magnet’s team of excellent staff always respond in good time, especially when we need urgent assistance."
Global Armature Winders
"Breakdowns are never an issue for me, knowing that I can rely on Magnet’s unfailing 24-hour service. No request is too much, Magnet always delivers. They make me feel as if I am their only customer and main priority."
"What makes me choose Magnet over similar service providers time and time again, is their competitive pricing!"
"Magnet has been servicing RCL for over 30 years. In all my time here, I have only ever known Magnet to deliver guaranteed results."
Some highlights of awards and special recognitions which Magnet has received since 2008: