B&W Instrumentation and Electrical

B&W has developed into one of South Africa’s most successful home-grown electrical and instrumentation companies. B&W provides specialist services to blue-chip companies and was one of the first South African companies in its sector to achieve the ISO 9001 quality certification.

B&W offers its clients a complete range of services delivered by our highly-qualified teams. These services are supported by our commitment to consistently providing a professional service economically and timeously – the key to our enviable growth record.

B&W is a Level 2 BBBEE accredited company with 51% black woman ownership.

We service the mining, chemical, oil & gas, industrial plants, transmission & distribution, power generation, and renewable energy sectors with a wide footprint throughout South Africa and across Sub-Saharan Africa, building a plant that will function electrically and instrumentally in accordance with specific design. Through our wholly-owned subsidiary, Pontins, we also provide leading earthing, lightning, and surge protection services and products.

  • Level 2 BBBEE accredited

  • ISO 9001:2015 accredited

  • 8EB and 9EP CIDB ratings

  • South African Flameproof Association

  • Profibus Association

  • NOSA Five-star rating

  • NOSCAR Safety Award

B&W is ISO 9001:2015 accredited, a strong competitive advantage and holds an 8EP & 9EB CIDB grading which would include major public sector projects such as those for Eskom. Additionally, B&W are members of the South African Flameproof Association and Profibus Association.

Our well-established track record of successful delivery in the E&I industry dates back to our inception in 1973 with services including plant erection, construction management and supervision, equipment procurement, material supply, testing, calibration and commissioning and maintenance.

Ongoing innovation to ensure optimal process capability ensures that we remain at the forefront of technology developments in our industry and maintain our position as a market leader in E&I and earthing, lightning, and surge protection.

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Safety, Health and the Environment

B&W Instrumentation and Electrical is committed to a safe and healthy working environment, evidenced by strict compliance with the South African Occupational Health and Safety Act, 85 of 1993, the Mines Health and Safety Act, 29 of 1996, and other relevant regulations and internationally recognised standards and guidelines.

We pride ourselves on an impeccable safety record to date, and remain totally committed to the safety of all employees both on and off site, a commitment that is underpinned by our NOSA Five-star rating and NOSCAR Safety Awards to head office. B&W employs the NOSA Five Star  System to effectively manage SHE at an  operational level. The system provides a detailed evaluation of the requirements needed to keep the organisation safe, healthy and environmentally sustainable.

All departmental heads, project directors, contract managers and site managers are responsible for ensuring that the Safety Management System is fully implemented. In addition, ongoing initiatives, training and incentives are aimed at building a ‘safety culture’,fostering individual safety accountability.

Health and safety procedures are continually scrutinised and improved to ensure that the group’s policies are in line with international standards and guidelines.

In terms of general wellness, employees undergo entry and exit medical examinations prior to the start and at completion of most projects.

Under the group’s HIV/AIDS policy all employees have access to voluntary testing which is promoted through B&W’s HIV/AIDS awareness programmes.

B&W’s environmental policy outlines the procedure for identifying, eliminating and managing environmental issues that may arise on execution of projects. The policy and procedures are audited by NOSA, which forms part of our five-star head office accreditation. Independent audits and risk assessments are also conducted on an ad hoc project basis.

On a project basis, we abide by our clients specific environmental policies. The group trains and coaches site personnel on the relevant environmental policy through daily ‘Toolbox Talks’ to ensure compliance and as part of induction programmes.  Audits by the client and main contractor are done on a regular basis to ensure compliance.

Industries We Operate In

B&W Instrumentation and Electrical services a diversified client base across Southern Africa in the following industries:



Industrial & Utilities


Power Generation


Chemical, Oil & Gas


Transmission & Distribution


Renewable Energy


We strive to complete contracts with the following criteria as our primary requirements:

To minimise all Quality complaints

To maximise client confidence in our competence

The improvement of the profit objectives of the company by adherence to the above

ISO 9001:2015
B&W operates in accordance with procedures established to comply with the strenuous ISO 9001:2015 quality requirements. This accreditation not only provides new clients with the comfort that our existing clients have come to expect from us, but affords us the opportunity of outside audits by the SABS to ensure that the standards set are not only maintained, but continually improved where possible.
CIDB Certification (B&W CIDB number: 149138)
B&W has an 8EP and 9EB grading. This would include major public sector projects such as those for Eskom.


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