Group profile

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 23 electrical branches throughout South Africa, and 60% of Eurolux, which imports and distributes light fittings, lamps and related accessories.


ARB Electrical Wholesalers
ARB Connect
ARB Global
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 23 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 and CED and 74% of ARB Electrical Wholesalers, which in turn owns 60% of CraigCor Distribution Co.


Cathay Lighting

Eurolux is a leading importer and distributor 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.

It operates 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. 


ARB Holdings
Xact ERP Solutions

ARB’s property portfolio, which includes 16 properties valued at R275m, 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 (formerly ARB IT), which provides the ARB Electrical Group and other third-party clients with specialist IT software and hardware services and support. 

The Group comprises of two main operating divisions namely the Electrical and Lighting divisions.


15 August 2019

ARB reports revenue up to R2.7bn, with new businesses contributing to growth more

15 August 2019

Final results June 2019 more