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Trading Agricultural Commodities
TWK Agri (Pty) Ltd (“TWK”) is an authorized Financial Services Provider (FSP 45055) and is authorized by the Financial Sector Conduct Authority (“FSCA”) in terms of category I. TWK is your partner in price risk management and offers hedging of agricultural commodities on the JSE Commodity Exchange.
We strive to provide sustainable customer service to all end-consumers, speculators and producers and have a passion for the unpredictable agricultural market, we make it our priority to identify the risks associated with it and through options and future strategies to meet our customers' needs.
BedRock’s Dunnage division strives to deliver Quality. On Time. In Full. BedRock has an experienced team that will cater to all our customers’ dunnage needs. At BedRock we value our customers and focus on doing the right things right and always striving to do sustainable business. With the backing of TWK Agri (Pty) Ltd and all its resources in terms of mills and plantations, BedRock is one of a kind in the South African dunnage market.
Strategically, dunnage fulfils a crucial role in BedRock’s value chain it creates an additional market for timber outside our traditional mining markets. Dunnage has a variety of uses – specifically with shipping and trucking, containers and the steel industry. It is mainly used as hull protection, to lift cargo off the floor and to prevent water from coming into contact with the cargo. Dunnage is also used as a spacer to separate layers of steel/products for easy storing, loading or unloading, and for transporting.
Some of the loyal customers of 10 years or more are Bidfreight Port Operations, Pro Roof, SA Steel Mill and Uni-Span to name a few. With our strategically placed sawmills and that we can combine loads with our mining support products, together with our production and logistics capacity, we take pride in providing our customers with fast, efficient service.
For product enquiries, please contact Clinton Lawrence, Manager: Dunnage on +27(0) 82 784 7839.
Midas, Piet Retief, supplies in the needs of any vehicle owner, focusing on various product ranges, from motor vehicle parts and accessories, through to lifestyle equipment.
Visit us at 13 Church Street, Piet Retief, 2380
T: (017) 826 3444 or 071 679 5062
TWK has shares in Protea Versoolwerke Ermelo (Pty) Ltd with a retreading plant in Ermelo and Kimberley as well as Six retail branches in Piet Retief, Ermelo, Middelburg, Vryheid, Kimberley and Gauteng.
The Protea Tyres Group’s footprint spreads over Mpumalanga, KwaZulu-Natal, Gauteng and the Northern Cape. The group is a leading supplier of tyres and tyre services.
Our core business is quality manufacturing of application-specific retreads and promoting and implementing cost per kilometre (CPK) systems for all end-users.
The group is also a leading supplier in the retail sector with branches in Ermelo, Piet Retief, Middelburg, Vryheid, Kimberley, Komatipoort and Gauteng. With franchise brands like Bandag, Continental, Dunlop and Battery Centre, we strive to provide an excellent service to a diversified customer base.
The industry has changed its focus to become more customer-driven. We also believe in a contractual and not a transactional type of relationship with the end-user to ensure a long-term relationship.
Although the price is always a factor when choosing a tyre supplier, cost savings will be achieved by making use of the services of a good tyre supplier and retreader and initiating a sound tyre maintenance programme.
Retreading Factories and Wholesale
Protea Versoolwerke Ermelo was established in 1964 as one of the first Bandag franchises. Since 2001, we are part of the TWK Group with a footprint throughout South Africa. We have received numerous awards from Bandag SA and other tyre suppliers for outstanding service and quality.
Our retreaded products have the SABS mark of approval and a Bandag Quality Audit Certification.
Ermelo (capacity 5 000 truck tyres per month) and Kimberley (capacity 2 500 tyres per month) distribute to a network of retailers and end-users across Mpumalanga, KZN, Limpopo, Northern Cape and Gauteng.
Protea Tyres believes in saving the customer money. We can provide the following services to optimise tyre life and even save on fuel costs:
Scrap tyre analysis
Surveys and road surveys
Truck wheel balancing
Truck wheel alignment
Computerised programmes: Profleet and Prowheel
The turnaround time for your retreads will be seven working days.
Services that can be expected will include:
Pick-up and delivery of tyres for repairs and retreading
Ongoing inflation and maintenance advice
Tyre-related studies as requested
“Urgent attention” tyre survey
We buy back well-maintained local casings including Dunlop, Goodyear, Continental and Michelin.
Protea has access to a 24-hour, seven-days-a-week breakdown service countrywide.
We primarily make use of the Bandag ETA nationwide facilities but can provide the same through Dunlop, Continental and other suppliers to ensure prompt nationwide service and the advantage of having a fixed cost.
Our retail branches are Best Drive (Ermelo) and Dunlop accredited dealers (Piet Retief, Middelburg and Vryheid), and a Battery Centre franchise in Ermelo. Our aim is to give the most comprehensive service to our customers.
We are suppliers of leading brand products – Continental, Dunlop, Michelin, BF Goodrich, Good Year and SABS-approved new import tyres. The Battery Centre supplies Raylite and Exide batteries. The fitment centres specialise in shock absorbers, exhausts, tow bars, mag wheels, wheel alignment and balancing.
Protea Tyres caters for all market segments in the industry.
Solids (forklift tyres)
As a BestDrive and Bandag franchisee, we can deliver the following services:
Fleet services meet your specific needs - with exclusive all-round service - and enable you to achieve the lowest overall driving costs.
Perfect selection of the tyres through the correct fitting,
Ongoing monitoring and reporting,
Fast response in the event of a tyre breakdown,
The proper handling of worn tyres.
We ensure the right tyre choice as well as the correct tyre fitment to guarantee the smooth operation of your fleet.
Our regular inspections ensure the best performance from your tyres.
In the event of a breakdown, irrespective of your location we’ll have you back on the road with minimum downtime.
Continental Truck Tyres have a cash value even at the end of their lifetime. We take care of the complete casing handling: collection, inspection, purchasing, retreading and/or proper disposal.
We provide you with a complete analysis of your tyre-related data, which immediately shows potential for any tyre-related cost savings.
Bandag complements its product offerings with a combination of Programme, Services, and Information.
These are summarised as:
Bandag's National Fleet Programme;
Bandag's Emergency Tyre Assistance (ETA);
This added-value package is tailored to the needs of eets and it helps you to:
Reduce your operating costs;
Concentrate on your core business;
Increase your eet's uptime;
Improve your protability;
Increase your overall competitiveness.
Dunlop Tyres are designed to meet or exceed the stringent performance and safety standards of the world’s most demanding international certification bodies.
Dunlop Tyres South Africa offers top-quality tyres throughout the country for a full spectrum of motoring applications.
Dunlop is one of the most iconic and recognisable tyre brands in the world with an unbroken history going back over 120 years.
Pioneering ground-breaking innovations in vehicle safety and performance.
The most advanced manufacturing and compounding technology premium products that meet the highest performance and safety standards total commitment to unparalleled quality and professional service
First National Battery Centre
First National Battery is the leading lead-acid battery manufacturer in South Africa and produces over 2.2 million batteries a year.
First National Batteries are used in more than 40 countries and our products cover various industries and applications ranging from mining, railway and renewable energy to surface traction, telecommunications and automotive, including industrial, commercial and passenger vehicles.
Automotive batteries produced by First National are the first choice of Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) including Mercedes-Benz, Toyota, Nissan, GM SA, BMW, Volkswagen SA, Renault, Ford, Nissan Diesel and MAN.
TWK IT and Computer Services
Since 2006 the IT department has provided a wide range of services and products at competitive prices to Piet Retief and surrounding areas.
Systems management and maintenance and
Computer implementation and maintenance;
Network solutions and
Health and Safety
The TWK Group is committed to protecting its employees, visitors and those who work on its behalf, as well as the company's physical and financial assets.
We believe that health and safety management is an integral part of good management practices and that accidents, ill-health and losses can be prevented through:
Adopting a formal approach to identifying hazards associated with our operations;
Assessing risks and implementing controls to prevent injury, loss and ill health;
Complying with legal and other requirements applicable to our operations;
Training of employees, contractors and visitors in order to improve health and safety in the workplace;
Making health and safety an integral part of our day-to-day business by regular health and safety meetings;
Reviewing our health and safety management systems on a regular basis to ensure continual improvement and
Conducting regular audits to ensure compliance with policies, company and industry standards and applicable laws and regulations.
All employees and contractors are expected to play an active role in promoting the general advancement of health and safety at the workplace by adhering to policies and supporting health and safety representatives and management.
TWK Human Resources
The purpose of the Human Resources and Industrial Relations department is to maintain a fair, equitable, and positive work environment for all employees, in support of the vision and mission of the TWK Group of companies.
Our services are based upon the belief that the success of the TWK Group, and its ultimate value, is primarily dependent upon its people, and that the development of the greatest potential for each employee will create job satisfaction and career opportunities for individuals and provide maximum benefit to the group.
The TWK Group is also proud to be an active participant in the South African and Swaziland labour markets, creating new jobs and increasing the skills pool particularly for the sectors
in which it operates.
In addition, TWK has ongoing education and training initiatives aimed at multi-skilling employees at all levels, that ensures real skills transfer and capacity building throughout the organisation. This approach underscores TWK's commitment to providing not merely jobs, but careers for its employees.
Arrowfeeds manufactures a comprehensive series of balanced animal feeds. Feed is one of the most important and determining factors for successful livestock farming. Livestock can only reach its full production potential if optimal feed requirements are met. Saving on the cost of feed always results in lower-quality produce.
Arrowfeeds covers the entire spectrum of feed requirements namely:
Broiler to layer
Summer and winter cattle licks
Presentation of feeds is in the form of mash, pellets or crumbs.
Physical Grain Trading
TWK Grain Marketing offers specialized service delivery for both producers and processors of all grain in sourcing, marketing as well as pre-trading of Grain.
Among other things, we offer the following options to our customers:
Fixed price contracts
Deferred price contracts
Minimum price contracts
Minimum / maximum price contracts
The TWK Logistics team identified the need to formulate a comprehensive logistics strategy that was aligned to the group’s overall business strategy and encompassed all movements – from the forest/fields to the final destination. This strategy included a multitude of options such as rail, owned fleet, outsourced fleet and a dedicated contracted fleet.
Putting a TMS platform in the TWK ecosystem gives TWK leadership and shareholders peace of mind that the lowest cost plan is deployed every day based on the resources available to TWK. In the meantime, the TWK Logistics team has access to much more information and data than they would ever have had before.
Manager Logistics: Bill Germishuys
TWK producers charcoal and is actively involved in its commercial trading of charcoal suppliers in the South African and Eswatini markets. The charcoal is of premium grade and in high demand by barbecue markets in South Africa. Charcoal from FSC is also FSC® certified.
The charcoal mainly produced in South Africa is supplied to Ferro Silicone plant’s situated in Mpumalanga and Limpopo province. Our braai charcoal range can be found at various outlets and is only a pleasure to braai with.
Our charcoal is of premium grade and in high demand by barbecue markets in South Africa and Eswatini. Charcoal from SFC is FSC® certified.