The South African Wire Association looks to international markets

South Africa is recognised as a reputable trading partner not only in the sub-Saharan region but globally. South Africa has a competitive, challenging terrain which ensures that quality products are the ones which succeed.




This includes the successful export of wire rod and all the value added downstream products within the industry. These products include wires of different grades and qualities, wire rope and strand, mesh and fencing along with processed wire items like welded link chain, springs, nails and welding electrodes, explains Keith Campbell, director South African Wire Association (SAWA). “All these products are exported globally, and have been for many years now. South Africa has a reputation as a supplier of innovative, quality goods at competitive prices.”

Created in 2002, SAWA is specifically tasked to assist members to participate in global markets by creating an awareness of the importance and benefits of this export economic sector for our industry. The South African Department of Trade and Industry (dti) is an active partner to SAWA and together will be hosting a national pavilion at the “wire” in Dusseldorf, Germany in March/April 2020. “Our membership base includes large, medium and small manufacturers who are able to accommodate specific client requirements crafted from South African materials,” says Campbell. All SAWA members are reliable, competent companies with many years of export experience and expertise. Visitors to the National Pavilion at the Dusseldorf Exhibition Centre will easily be able to find a South African business to partner with. It’s the perfect opportunity for them to display what SAWA is capable of producing for discerning clients. SAWA thinks of this exhibition as a significant opportunity to add value to the industry as a whole, concludes Campbell.

South African Wire Association (SAWA)
wire 2020, hall 14 booth E 52
Tel.: +27 82 622-7652

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