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Hesto Harnesses

Hesto Harnesses manufactures wiring harnesses for the automotive industry from a factory situated in Stanger, 90 km North of Durban, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. Hesto has since its inception in 1989, been a subsidiary of Metair Investments Limited, a company listed on the Johannesburg Securities Exchange.

Hesto remains the largest employer in the Stanger/Ilembe region with 1 600 employees in 2011.

In order to meet international standards in terms of quality and productivity, Hesto has for many years produced wiring harnesses with Technical Aid agreements.  In 2006, Hesto and  Yazaki Corporation entered into a joint venture, with Yazaki Corporation taking a 25,1% share. Metair retained the 74,9% remaining shares. The relationship has been an invaluable one with Yazaki Corporation providing production process guidance and training which would not have been possible without the very close relationship.

In 2011, Hesto began supplying Yazaki Combination Meters as a pass through component from the manufacturing factory in Thailand to the South African automotive market.


  • Wiring harnesses
  • Combination meter/instrument cluster


  • Stanger