WARN industries was born amidst the rugged mountains and terrain in the Northwestern USA.

Some of the world's finest off-road products for LCV's and SUV vehicles have been rolling off WARN loading docks for more than 60 years. We are proud to say we maintain that authentic off-road heritage even today.

The Southern Africa terrain offers harsh conditions and extreme use of 4x4 vehicles, making it an ideal testing environment for the strength and durability of WARN winches. Southern Africa is a key market for design input and development for WARN winches.

At WARN, the line between work and play gets blurred. Because, like many of our customers, we love what we do. Whether we're crafting self-recovery winches for off-road use, or lifting/pulling devices for hard-core firefighters, we get the job done the right way. The WARN way!


Control Instruments Automotive (Pty) Ltd, a subsidiary of the JSE listed Control Instruments Group Limited, manufactures and distributes premium quality branded products to the automotive aftermarket in sub-Saharan Africa.

Control Instruments Automotive sells premium branded products to the automotive aftermarket in sub-Saharan Africa. It has been supplying products to the automotive aftermarket since it was formed in 1948.

The company has a significant basket of products. Brand names owned and/or exclusively distributed by CI Automotive include Gabriel, VDO, Echlin, Autocom, Acsa-Mag, Mag Brakes, Warn, ContiTech, Eurocable and Trucklite. Control Instruments Automotive is a wholly owned subsidiary of Control Instruments Group Limited.