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Pratley Electrical

The passing of a Pratley Icon

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Managing Director, Mr. Kim Pratley on 19 January 2021. He joined the company in 1979 after graduating from Wits University as a Mechanical Engineer. In 1983, after the passing of his father, George “Monty” Pratley, he took over the Company’s leadership at the age of 27. Mr. Pratley was a man loved and admired by many, and recognised as an inventor, innovative leader, keen aviator and industry icon.


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Pratley develops another cable gland World-first

The primary function of any cable gland is to securely anchor the cable to an electrical apparatus.  Ex d (flameproof) cable glands obviously provide additional safety performance related to human life preservation in hazardous locations.  Strict international testing standards (IEC 60079 series) specify pernicious performance requirements for the certification of such glands.  These requirements are so demanding that up until now no Ex d/e corrosion resistant flameproof compression gland on the world market has been certified without some attendant requirements or “special conditions” of use.  All such glands have been certified with a “special condition” requiring an external clamp on the cable! ...readmore

Pratley Putty part of Sci-Bono ‘Destination Moon’ exhibition

The only South African product to go to the moon, Pratley Putty, is being featured at a ‘Destination Moon’ exhibition at the Sci-Bono Discovery Centre in the historic Electric Workshop in the cultural precinct of Newtown, Johannesburg. One of nearly 400 interactive exhibitions, ‘Destination Moon’ celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing on 20 July. ...readmore

Pratley drives products for the automotive sector

Pratley Steel Putty is ideal for applications such as sealing metal water tanks, and repairing cracked sumps, metal castings, radiators, and petrol tanks, among others. It can also be used to fill blowholes and can be used on engine castings. A major advantage of the putty is that it can be extensively machined after curing, meaning it can be easily cut, drilled, and sanded down as required. ...readmore

Pratley makes media headlines

Pratley has been in the spotlight recently with the 50th Anniversary of the moon landing and the recognition from SA Mint with the South African Invention series of collectable coins.  ...readmore

Pratley upgrades its research laboratories with the latest tech

South African manufacturer Pratley has recently undergone an extensive revamp of its two main test and research laboratories, according to CEO Kim Pratley. This has bolstered its unique position among electrical-equipment manufacturers globally in that it has both the capability and facilities to manufacture base polymer materials in-house, in addition to the end products themselves. ...readmore

South Africa Mint celebrates Pratley Putty

During the 1960's the founder of Pratley, Mr George Montague (Monty) Pratley assisted by a chemist, Mr Frank Robinson, invented the world's first Epoxy Putty.  Initially the intention was to use it internally for the insulating and affixing of terminals to cast iron Electrical Junction Boxes. Subsequently it was launched into the market as "Pratley Plastic Putty", this name was later changed to just "Pratley Putty". ...readmore