Welcome to APPLIANCE COMPONENTS, a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd

Going for 100 Years in manufacturing, creating jobs

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Satchwell was establishment in the UK in 1923; Commenced with manufacturing in Suider-Paarl in 1948. For over 65 years, Satchwell has acquired a national and international reputation as leading manufacturer in South Africa of quality sheathed air & water heating elements and temperature controls.

Our manufacturing and distribution facilities have strategic geographic and product focuses and are situated within minutes of South Africa’s largest sea, road and airfreight terminals.

Satchwell: Manufacturer of standard products, based in Paarl-WC

Electric Elements:Branch for Gauteng, Polokwane, Mpumalanga & OFS, based in Germiston

HOTFLO: Branch for Western & Eastern Cape, based in Cape Town

WIREOHMS: Branch for KZN, based in Durban

Satchwell West Coast:Branch for West Coast, based in Vredenburg

Appliance Components trades within the competitive global market and employs over 200 people to manufacture high quality SABS approved Satchwell elements, controls, Solar flat plate collectors and recently a Low Pressure polymer Geyser for low cost housing.

However, where the market demands a low-priced alternative, Appliance Components imports a quality Heatwaveproduct, supplied by carefully selected and contracted manufacturers under stringent quality assurance via our Satchwell-China office.
Appliance Components entered the appliance spares market, mainly focusing on refrigeration and cooling industry. Within a short period, we have established ourselves as a leading importer of various components.

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Quality management & control

• SABS Mark Scheme holder since 1954(The company is audited by the SABS at least 4 times per year which ensures that we comply with the relevant national and international standards);
• Also recently added SANS1307 for solar water heating systems;

• ISO9001 Quality Management System accredited company for more than 20 years;
o Quality management procedures are all documented and all operations have approved work instructions; Operators are trained in their respective positions and quality inspect their own work;
o Corrective and preventive systems are in place to investigate and eliminate non-conformances, including customer complaints;
o Test equipment is calibrated in-house using Master Test equipment that are calibrated externally at an accredited laboratory so that calibrations are traceable to National Standards;
o We have an in-house laboratory to test critical standards of the products;
o Able to produce products to SABS, in-house or customer standards with the main aim to exceed customer expectations.