A specialist supplier of a range of products that can withstand extreme conditions and meet specific criteria, especially in the agricultural sector.

Mertech Cable & Wire is powered by Mertech Marine, a company that was established in 1998 and the first one in the world to recycle out-of-service undersea telecommunication cable in an environmentally friendly way. Mertech Cable & Wire markets and sells steel cable and wire products that are salvaged from the abovementioned undersea telecommunication cables.

These products offer the agriculture industry a cost-effective alternative, consequently resulting in huge savings.

Superior breaking force

Steel cables that are currently available vary in diameter, namely 6 and 7mm. Results of tests done on the cables, show a breaking force on the 6 and 7mm cables of 52kN (5,2 metric ton) and 79kN (7,9 metric ton) respectively.

Another handy feature of these cables is in the form of hail nets erected A specialist supplier of a range of products that can withstand extreme conditions and meet specific criteria, especially in the agricultural sector.

Mertech Cable & Wire Exceptional value and quality over vineyards, citrus and fruit orchards. Many such enclosures, especially in the provinces of Limpopo and Mpumalanga, are covered with nets which are supported by Mertech Cable & Wire’s cables.

Two new cables which will be available soon are presently in the development stage, using respectively 3 x 1,2mm and 4 x 1,2mm wire strands.

Fencing and trellising

Steel wires, which are ideal for fencing and trellising vegetables, citrus, vineyards and fruit orchards, vary in diameter: 0,75; 1,0; 1,2; 1,3; 1,4; 1,6; 1,8; 1,9 and 2,64mm. Another new development is the annealing of the wires mentioned above to create binding wire.

Thicker wires are also available in the following sizes: 3,4; 4,9; 5,1 and 6,96mm. These wires are galvanised and applied as offset brackets in electric fences to keep jackal away from a farmer’s sheep. Among other uses, these thicker wires can be incorporated into anchors used at the ends of trellised rows in vegetable fields, vineyards, citrus and fruit orchards.

More on offer

We are pleased to announce that our range includes straight and peg (also known as turn and peg) wires, which can be employed during the young and growing phase of vineyards, citrus and fruit trees.

Mertech Cable & Wire believes in innovation, and we focus on delivering a product that meets the needs of our clients. Do not hesitate to contact us with your steel cable, wire and offset bracket needs. We endeavour to go out of our way to deliver.

For more information, phone 021 981 8266, 081 549 1109 or 076 784 3205, or send an email to info@mertechmarine.co.za. Visit our website at www.mertechmarine.co.za to learn more.

Click here to watch an interview with Arnold Louw of Mertech Marine on Grootplaas.

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