Visit to the premises of BEKA Schreder07/04/2016

In order to highlight investment from Wallonia in South Africa, our office had organised a visit to the head office of BEKA-Schréder, in the northern industrial suburbs of Johannesburg.

Schréder, located in Liège, is a family business that has been around for 100 years. It is the specialist of HID and LED lights and provides lighting installation for various infrastructures like roads, cities, tunnels, sports installation,… Schréder is present in 48 countries worldwide, including in South Africa where they took control of the company BEKA in 2002.

Beka Schréder, as it is known now, started operations in Namibia, one of the toughest environments for infrastructure equipment. Thanks to their success in the region, they grew the market in South Africa, establishing themselves in an industrial area between Johannesburg and Pretoria. The products they offer, LED lights, are locally manufactured, allowing them to adapt them to the specific weather conditions. The strength of the company has always been a strong R&D department.

Their success is not only in South Africa but in the whole sub-Saharan region. One of their most notorious achievements has been the supply of the lights on the arch of the Moses Mabhida stadium in Durban that was built for the Football World Cup in 2010.