Consolidated Wire Industries
Products made from CWI's bulk wire are used for: Holding (food and drink on refrigerator shelves); Protecting (diamond mesh security fencing); Baling (paper-pulp and waste paper); Fastening (screws, nails, chains); Providing energy (cable armouring)
steel wire, galvanised wire, nails, chains, screws, cable armouring, diamond mesh security fencing, barbed wire, high-tensile fencing wire, baling wire, binding wire, wire coils, industrial wire
The company has three divisions: Process Wire; Wire Products; and Fine Wire.
The Process Wire Division pickles, draws and galvanises mild steel wire rod from Iscor and Scaw Metals into black and galvanised wire in bulk, for various applications. Wire is produced in coils of 100 to 1000 kg weight and standard diameters. Bulk wire is sold to both export and local markets, as well as to CWI's Wire Products and Fine Wire divisions.
The Wire Products Division converts process wire to produce a wide variety of fencing and fastening products. The primary markets served are farmers (agricultural co-operatives), builders (hardware outlets), mines, fencing contractors and various state departments. Products include nails, mesh fencing, barbed wire, high tensile fencing wire, and wire for baling and binding. An advisory service to farmers involving fence erection, repair and maintenance and training of farm labourers is provided.
The Fine Wire Division manufactures products from wire produced by the Wire Products Division which include broad flat stitching wire, galvanised round stitching wire staple and general purpose industrial wire, as well as welding wire.