GEOTAB Africa is part of The Gerber Goldschmidt Group.
History of the Group
In 1920 Messrs Goldschmidt, Gerber and Griesbach began their entrepreneurial trading activities from offices in Cape Town and Berlin.
Despite the 1920′s depression and its dramatic aftermath, the business continued to grow with new offices being established in London in 1924, Japan in 1934 and New York in 1937 and survived the traumatic disruption of World War II.
The post-war years saw many expansionary ventures following changing trade patterns including the opening of offices in Zimbabwe, swiftly followed by offices in Hong Kong, Taiwan, Zambia, Netherlands, Switzerland and France and more recently in Korea, China, Canada, Mexico and Chile.
The Group Today
Today the group has offices in more than 20 cities around the world and employs more than 2,000 people of which more than 1,500 in Southern Africa with an annual turnover exceeding $2 Billion.
The characteristic that remains common to all Group operations, as inculcated by its founders, is the integrity of its management, their dedication to service and an entrepreneurial approach to business. This has engendered the loyalty and support of its customers and principals.
The Group continues to evolve by extending its activities and functions and is today involved in a diverse range of businesses; from traditional trade and trade finance, to distribution, processing of raw materials and manufacturing of sophisticated electronic equipment.
The Gerber Goldschmidt Group South Africa has substantial investments in a wide range of South African businesses, in which our partners have the know-how, skills and experience to operate independently and successfully amongst leaders in their respective fields. The Group’s international infrastructure, unblemished track record since established in 1920, and intimate market & product knowledge is available to both our principals and customers. In addition we provide a comprehensive range of services to both importers and exporters.
Group company details can be found on the link below:
Boston Bag Co (Pty) Ltd
Gerber Fastening Systems (Pty) Ltd
Manufacturer and distributor of industrial nails, fasteners and plastic components for the furniture, pallet and box industries. Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
Gerber Fresh (Pty) Ltd
Complete Pack House Solutions.
Suppliers of systems, process & packaging machinery and consumables to the Fruit and Vegetable Industry.
Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Gerber Glass Products
Supplier of sun-resistant and thermal insulation architectural glass.
Gerber Industrial Products
Supplier and distributor of a wide range of industrial products and components. Johannesburg.
Gerber Paper (Pty) Ltd
Importers and distributors of paper for the packaging industry. Durban.
Gerber Technical Sales
Aluminium and Chemical Resources (Pty) Ltd
Importers and distributors of:
- Speciality Aluminas, Engineered aluminium products;
- Specialist industrial and food chemicals; and
- Mining reagents and various mineral based products.
Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Boland Pulp (Pty) Ltd
Manufacturers of aseptically packed:
- Fruit & Vegetable Purees and concentrates;
- Fruit Juices and Juice Concentrates;
- Pouch packed sauces, condiments and Baby Foods.
Davinscot Tongaat (Pty) Ltd
Manufacturers and distributors of fashion garments and workwear for both the local and international markets. Durban.
Goldpack (Pty) Ltd
Suppliers of end-of-line packaging systems, machinery and consumables. Durban, Cape Town and Johannesburg.
James Ralph Trading (Pty) Ltd
Distributors of Point of Sale Solutions, Data Projectors and Casio Cameras in Southern Africa. Johannesburg.
Design, manufacture and worldwide distribution of high definition media players. Johannesburg and the Netherlands.
Morgan Coat (Pty) Ltd
Specialist manufacturers and distributors of pressure sensitive label materials. Durban, Johannesburg and Cape Town.
Pacific Mining Technology (Pty) Ltd
Distributors of exploration products including drills, chemicals and accessories for the mining industry in Southern Africa. Johannesburg.
Pacific Solar Technologies (Pty) Ltd
Distributors of Green Energy solutions in Southern Africa. Johannesburg.
Sanji Electronics (Pty) Ltd
Sanji Security Systems (Pty) Ltd
Manufacturer of advanced vehicle security systems and components. Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.
Southern Canned Products (Pty) Ltd
Traders in bulk fruit juice concentrates, purees and pulps, and Manufacturers of formulated concentrates packed frozen, preserved or aseptically. Cape Town.
Tubestone (Pty) Ltd
- BKT agriculture and industrial tyres;
- Nankang passanger tyres;
- JK truck and bus tyres; and
- Jantsa world class rims.
Cape Town with offices throughout South Africa as well as Namibia, Botswana and Zimbabwe.
UVP Veltopak Holdings (Pty) Ltd
Comprehensive finishing services to the printing industry including varnishing, laminating, die cutting, foiling and embossing. Cape Town.