High Voltage Technology Southern Africa (Pty) Ltd was originally established in 1994 as the agent for the Haefely Trench Group in Southern Africa. The first move to Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) was made in 1999 which saw an expanded shareholder base and a move into Equipment Erection and Substation Site Service activities. In a further development aimed at strengthening the company’s resources in the marketing and design of Substation and Reactive Power Compensation projects, HVT acquired the business of HTSA Power Economy in August 2006.
HVT was awarded ISO 9001 accreditation in January 2010 for its commitment to quality; the latest feather in the cap of a company that is committed to continuous improvement in its people and business systems, over and above being a technology leader in its field. HVT has enjoyed a period of hyper-growth since 2007.
HVT is now a top ten contractor to Eskom and has grown into a 100% black owned business with BBBEE Level 1 rating.