About us

About us

About us

BEKA Schréder (Pty) Ltd is Africa’s leading manufacturer of Luminaires and Glass Fibre Reinforced polyester (GRP) Poles.

Our objective is to provide the right lighting solutions by optimising the optical and mechanical design of luminaires. Using contemporary technologies, our goal is to always offer intelligent and sustainable lighting solutions in order to reduce energy consumption, as well as the overall cost of ownership.

BEKA Schréder (Pty) Ltd started operations in 1978 in Namibia, a country that has
one of the most corrosive climates in the world. The first products in manufacture
were corrosion-resistant Glass Fibre Reinforced Polyester Poles and Public Lighting
luminaires that continue to provide long-term solutions for the hostile coastal
and inland environments. Due to the success of our products becoming firmly
established in neighbouring South Africa, the decision was made in 1981 to move
the head office and factory to Olifantsfontein, a strategically positioned industrial
town situated between Johannesburg and Pretoria.

In 1989, BEKA Schréder became South Africa’s first lighting company to be awarded
ISO 9000 certification. This commitment to quality became the company’s hallmark
and has enabled us to become Africa’s largest lighting manufacturer and market
leader in exterior lighting.

Since 2002, we have had a partnership with the Belgian company, Schréder – a
multinational lighting company with 48 operational sites across five continents.
In 2013, we became a wholly owned Schréder company, allowing us to continue
to deliver the highest levels of service and the best global lighting innovations
available on the market today.

We provide full scope solutions to enhance people’s lives on a daily basis in terms
of safety and well-being in the most sustainable way. We offer lighting solutions in
the following categories:
Ambiance | Road & Urban | Tunnel | Illumination | Sport | Transit | Industry | Campus

We offer an extensive range of high-quality LED luminaires, most of which are locally
designed and manufactured, making them the best suited for African conditions.
Our focus is on designing sustainable LED solutions, by making our designs
FutureProof. We understand the importance of renewable energy solutions, and
provide various solar-powered indoor and outdoor lighting products.

Our success can be attributed to the research and development of the luminaire
and pole ranges, ensuring the appropriate mechanical and thermal product integrity
in the environmental conditions of the African continent. The success of this
approach provides a sound product identity that generates growth and expansion
into other markets and territories. Our products are used in many infrastructure
developments, such as roads and highways, residential and commercial areas, and
town centres as an integral part of urban renewal programmes. BEKA Schréder
products are exported into almost all African countries, as well as the Middle East,
South East Asia, Europe and Australia.