About us

BEKA Schréder (Pty) Ltd

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.