ARB is an investment and property holding company that owns investments in closely related trading and distribution businesses. Major investment holdings include 74% of ARB Electrical Wholesalers, a level 2 B-BBEE company, which operates 22 electrical branches throughout South Africa, and 60% of Eurolux, which imports and distributes light fittings, lamps and related accessories.
ARB Electrical Wholesalers
CraigCor Distribution Co
CED (Consolidated Electrical Distributor (Pty) Ltd – CHINT Distributors)
ARB Electrical Wholesalers is one of Southern Africa’s largest distributors of electrical products. It operates out of 22 branches across South Africa, with a presence in all nine provinces, and provides a wide range of internationally recognised and SABS-approved products across three main categories:
- power and instrumentation cable;
- overhead line equipment and conductors; and
- general low-voltage products.
ARB Holdings has a 100% interest in ARB Global, CED and GMC Powerlines, and 74% of ARB Electrical Wholesalers, which in turn owns 60% of CraigCor Distribution Co.
The Radiant Group
Eurolux and Radiant are leading importers and distributors of energy-saving; LED; halogen and fluorescent lamps; light fittings; electrical accessories; cut cable and ancillary products, including fans and lighting components. Eurolux markets under its own well-known brand, as well as Euro Nouveau.
They operate out of two custom-designed distribution centres situated in Johannesburg and Cape Town and sells to retail chains, independent DIY and hardware chains, as well as to resellers such as specialised lighting shops and electrical wholesalers.
ARB Holdings has a 60% interest in Eurolux, which in turn owns 100% of Cathay Lighting and The Radiant Group.
Xact ERP Solutions
ARB’s property portfolio, which includes 15 properties valued at R345m, is housed under the Corporate Division. The division provides strategic leadership to the Group and performs the internal audit, secretarial, legal and centralised treasury functions for the underlying operating subsidiaries.
ARB Holdings has a 100% interest in Xact ERP Solutions, which provides the ARB Electrical Group and other third-party clients with specialist IT software and hardware services and support.