About us

INHER S.A. provides electrical engineering products, measurement instrumentation and process engineering equipment to high-tech niche markets.  We have been active in the engineering sector since 1983 and represent several internationally renowned manufacturers in the Southern African region.

Our Services 

  • Supply of principals' and own products and services
  • Stocking and distribution of products
  • Supervision of product installation and commissioning
  • Provision of application expertise
  • Provision of after sales service including repairs, spare parts and product calibration

Our Product Offering

Electrical Engineering Equipment

INHER S.A. imports and distributes several high-tech, niche market electrical products.   We also have local manufacturing facilities for photoelectric control units, electrical connectors and the forming of electrical insulation materials.

Industries served include electrical wholesalers, utilities, primary and secondary industries and transport services.

Measurement Instrumentation

We represent market leaders that specialize in the measurement of pressure, force, acceleration, torque as well as structural and geological integrity.

A wide range of industries are served including biomechanics.

Process Engineering Equipment

We act in the interests of our international partners promoting specialized process activities and equipment. These activities are augmented with local engineering and project management services.

The chemical, petro-chemical, mining and metallurgical industries are primarily served.

Robust Product Knowledge 

The manufacturers we represent constantly invest in R&D ensuring constant product innovation that is reliable and cost-effective.  Our in depth product knowledge is owing to these longstanding relationships enabling us to offer our Clients optimal service.

Operates in Southern Africa

INHER S.A. is based in Johannesburg, South Africa and operates throughout South Africa as well as in the 15 SADC member states of Southern Africa namely; Angola, Botswana, Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Seychelles, Swaziland, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe.  We supply, supervise product installation and commissioning, and in instances, service, repair and train in these countries.

In special instances we operate outside the above territory.

Quality Management ISO 9001: 2008

We constantly strive to provide quality service and comply with ISO 9001: 2008 certified. ensuring that product and service standards are recognized and respected internationally.

BEE Certification Level 3

Our Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) score is level 3.


Major orders and contracts have been undertaken for large enterprises such as; 

Local - Eskom, Sasol, CBI, Municipalities, Alusaf, Hullett Aluminium, Natref, Schumann Sasol, Caltex, Atomic Energy Corporation, Billiton, Lonmin Platinum, Anglo Platinum, Iskor, Genref, Richard's Bay Coal Terminal, Cerebos. 

International - Tanzania Electrical Supply, Botswana Soda Ash, Botswana Power Corporation, Swaziland Electricity Company, Mozal Mozambique.


  • 1983 - Established INHER S.A. (Pty) Ltd 
  • 1985 - Sold forty nine percent of INHER S.A. to Sulzer S.A.
  • 1989 - Acquired own premises
  • 1997 - Repurchased Sulzer S.A's shareholding
  • 2003 - Celebrated 25 years of successful business
  • 2010 - Implemented BEE credentials

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