About LVS

Founded in 1998 and backed by years of product and industry experience, Low Voltage Switchboards (LVS) is an engineering, procurement, construction and management (ECPM) service provider and a leading independent manufacturer of high-quality switchgear in South Africa and many countries on the African continent.

Offering comprehensive and integrated solutions, ranging from ad-hoc installations to full turnkey projects, LVS customises solutions to specific requirements of each individual industry, workplace and client. Our modern and sophisticated factory is designed to meet world-class standards and promote high productivity. Our highly competent and skilled engineers and artisans ensure the timeous provision of project solutions to meet specific client needs.

Our customers have recognised the need for sound quality assurance in the selection of product manufacturers. This requires determining a level of quality assurance that is as robust and predictable as the products themselves.

To meet this need all LVS products:
- carry the SABS mark of
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- are Type-Tested by KEMA and ASTA
- conform fully to IEC 60439 and the latest IEC 61439 specifications.
They are also tested and conform fully to:
- UL (USA)
- Det Norske Veritas
- Germanischer Lloyd.

Low Voltage Switchboards is an approved SANS 1973 enterprise. We have successfully completed many prestigious projects throughout Africa as well as projects in Russia and Chile. Over the years LVS has forged strong partnerships with all the reputable switchgear manufacturers. One of these is with SABELCO, the CUBIC System from Denmark, which is used exclusively for the LVS range of switchboards. CUBIC has a 40% shareholding in SABELCO. CUBIC was founded in 1973 based on a unique idea of a modular system for the construction of electrical switchboards, specialising in individually adapted enclosures for Power Distribution Boards, Motor Control Centres, marine and general control panels. All products from CUBIC have been tested and certified by several of the world’s most recognised test laboratories, including South Africa (SABS / NETFA).

Industries

The main industries serviced by LVS include:

Mining & Metals | Heavy Industry | Waste/Wastewater | Pulp & Paper | Heating & Air Conditioning | Chemical | Petrochemical
Power & Utilities | Cement | Food & Beverage | Pharmaceutical | Transport | Agriculture | Manufacturing | Commercial | Energy

Vision
To be a reputable engineering powerhouse of African heritage.

Mission
Low Voltage Switchboards is committed to being a responsible corporate citizen that designs, executes and delivers superior engineering, procurement, construction and management solutions to capital and infrastructure project owners and their agents in Africa while offering rewarding careers to its employees and constantly generating a fair return on its shareholders’ investment.

Corporate Values - P.I.L.O.R

      Partnerships - We believe in developing business relations that advance mutual interests.
      Integrity - We do business honestly and adhere to high moral principles.
      Learning - We are skilled at creating, acquiring and transferring knowledge and changing our behaviour to reflect new knowledge and insights.
      Openness - We are receptive to new ideas, cultures, methods, experiences and changes, and freely express our true feeling and opinions.
      Respect - We embrace individuality, honour unity in diversity and value human dignity.

Board of Directors

BBBEE Status

Low Voltage Switchboards has entered into a Broad-Based Black Empowerment deal with BlueHills Industries (Pty) Ltd, a newly established 100% black female empowered investment company. Founded in 2014, BlueHills Industries (Pty) Ltd acquired a 26% stake in Low Voltage Switchboards (Pty) Ltd.

SABS-White

SANS 1973-3:2008

Safety of assemblies with a rated prospective short-circuit current of up to and including 10kA

Permit No: 7239/10750

Registered: February 2003

SANS 1973-3:2007

Type-tested assemblies with stated deviations and a rated short-circuit withstand strength above 10kA

Permit No: 7239/10749

Registered: February 2003

Our Promise

Our-Promise

Our commitment to quality, time and price has impressed market players in the electrical industry which has resulted in agreements being reached with ABB South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Eaton Electric (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd, Phoenix Contact (Pty) Ltd, Rittal (Pty) Ltd, Rockwell Automation (Pty) Ltd, Sabelco (Pty) Ltd, Schneider Electric South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Siemens South Africa Ltd and Phambili Interface (Weidmuller).

The well trained, qualified and experienced team of permanent staff and contractors are able to handle projects of any complexity and magnitude.

All projects are managed by a dedicated Project Engineer, reporting directly to the executive team, assisted by a planner and engineering staff.

During commissioning and production there is a dedicated full time engineer, full time staff are always on call and back-up spares are readily available.

CSR Initiatives

The progress of a society depends on the businesses that thrive in its environment, the success of a business depends on the stability of that society.

Following this ideology, LVS fulfils its Corporate Social Responsibility along two broad parameters.

The first is by directly contributing to individuals and to our local area. This includes paying school fees, supplying all required uniforms and stationery as well a covering the transportation costs for six previously disadvantaged children. LVS has also placed crime reporting boards at Aston Manor Pick n Pay, Norkem Park Mall and Bonaero Park in the hope that this will not only notify people of crime in the area, but hopefully reduce crime in these areas as well.

The second is by supporting institutions and organisations that are committed towards improving the wellbeing, health and safety of our society. LVS currently supports:

      The Sport For All Franchising initiative
      Johannesburg Care for the Aged
      Siphumelele Ministries
      Oliver’s House food parcels
      National Sea Rescue Institute
      Jicama 89 sponsorship
      Corrie Sanders Kids for Kids golf day

CSR