A premier producer of mild steel wire products
Consolidated Wire Industries, or CWI, co-owned by Arcelor MITTAL and SCAW Metals is the premier producer of mild steel wire and wire products in South Africa, with its manufacturing plant situated at Vanderbijlpark.
Products include nails, mesh fencing, barbed wire, high-tensile fencing wire, and wire for baling and binding. Most products have practical applications, such as protecting, enclosing and fastening. A wide range of nails are manufactured for use by formal and informal builders throughout Southern Africa.
Wire mesh secures mine tunnels, wire netting protects sheep and ostriches. Barbed wire encloses livestock and game, while high-tensile wire trellises grapes. CWI’s high-tensile Veldspan® wire is one of the best known products in its field and is used by various Parks Boards and Private Game Farms to fence nature reserves.
An advisory service is provided to farmers involving fence erection, repair and maintenance as well as training of farm labourers. A technical advisory service is provided by experienced CWI personnel.