Through an international partnership with Heinemann Electric, the CBi-electric Group has established offices across the globe in North America, Australia and Germany. Founded in 1888 in the USA, Heinnemann Electric was a pioneer in the rapidly growing business of installing industrial and residential wiring systems.
CBI Breakers, based in Exton, Pennsylvania, designs and manufactures Circuit Breakers for Equipment (CBE), Miniature Circuit Breakers (MCB), Moulded Case Circuit Breakers (MCCB) and auxiliary products for the protection of installations and equipment against overload and short circuit.
Heinemann Electric (Pty) Ltd was established in Australia in 1959 and today known as CBI-electric: Australia. It is one of the largest Australian manufacturers and distributors of Circuit Breakers and Circuit Breaker Switchboards.
Engineering Product Development Strategy
CBi owns the intellectual property rights to all products manufactured by the company, making us a global leader in the development of electrical protection products based on hydraulic magnetic technology.
CBi commits to continuously developing new technology and intellectual property. A substantial design and development capability has been established with approximately 4% of total staff being employed in Research & Development capacity. This includes professional engineers, technologists and technicians. Over the past two decades, CBi has won many national design awards.
With access to the latest 3D modelling computer software, CBi engineers design the specialised tools required for the production of every individual component in electrical circuit breakers. Thus, from the design stage, CBi has the capability to design customised products, able to satisfy any customer’s individual needs.
CBi's vision is to distribute its products through a competent network that compliments the value chain. CBi has strategically utilised its distribution network to differentiate itself from competitors.
The distribution network is designed to not only offer customers easy access to CBi products but also to a full range of technical support services.
The CBi distribution network is expansive and ever growing. Over the past twenty years, CBI has expanded into a variety of markets throughout Africa, North America, Europe, the Far East and Australia.