About Us

North & Robertson EL (Pty) Ltd have been part of the East London business community for 69 years and have had a significant hand in the development of the city and it’s industries. The company has been a member of the Border Kei Chamber of Business for 55 years and was a finalist in 2008 in the inaugural Border Kei Chamber of Business Awards.

The company operates from its premises in Recreation Road in Arcadia, and has, over the years, built a solid client base in and outside the region, supplying local East London companies, Eskom, & multiple Municipalities with a wide range of electrical products, low voltage switchgear, electrical cable and lighting supplies.

Paddy De Lacy and Brenden Tiltmann, joined the company in 1991 and 1992 respectively, and became Directors in 1996.

North & Robertson EL have an exceptionally dedicated and loyal staff complement of 42, many of whom have long and loyal service with the company. Included in this long serving team are Brian Tiltmann with 55 year’s service, Doreen Louw – 39 years, and Princess Tshwela and Kansile Lungane with 30 years each. We pride ourselves on the fact that our staff provide excellent service 24-hours-a-day, seven days a week.


The IEC (International Electrotechnical Commission) is an international standards organization that prepares and publishes international standards for all electrical, electronic and related technologies.

In South Africa, these standards are regulated by the NRCS (National Regulator for Compulsory Specifications) – an entity of the Department of Trade and Industry established to administer compulsory specifications and other technical regulations with the view to protect human health, safety and the environment, and to ensure fair trade in accordance with government policies and guidelines.