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Trading Agricultural Commodities

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.

TWK Midas

TWK Midas

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.

  • Vehicle Accessories

  • Car Care

  • Trailer Accessories

  • Tools

  • Wheel Accessories

  • Outdoor

Visit us at 13 Church Street, Piet Retief, 2380

T: (017) 826 3444 or 071 679 5062


TWK Fasteners

TWK Fasteners

Your all-in-one industrial store.

We specialise in:

  • Fasteners

  • Building Materials

  • Hand Tools

  • Power Tools

  • Paint

  • and much more.

Visit us at 13 Church Street, Piet Retief, 2380

T: (017) 826 3444


TWK IT and Computer Services

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.

Information Technology

  • Systems management and maintenance and

  • Programming.


  • Computer implementation and maintenance;

  • Network solutions and

  • Software installation.

TWK Computers

  • Internet café.

Suppliers of

  • Desktops;

  • Laptops;

  • Tablets;

  • Printers and

  • Cartridges.

Health and Safety

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

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

  • Pigs

  • Dairy

  • Summer and winter cattle licks

  • Sheep

  • Horses

Presentation of feeds is in the form of mash, pellets or crumbs.

Physical Grain Trading

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

  • Farm loading

  • Ex- silo

  • Basic contracts

TWK Logistics

TWK Logistics

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

C: (082) 670 3478 or

TWK Charcoal

TWK Charcoal

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.



Sawco Treated Timber Products was Established in 2014 by a Joint Venture to add value to the raw material resource in Gege/Nhlangano area of Sheselweni Forestry company and service the local and foreign markets with excellent Utility and Building and Fencing poles.

Our quality is closely monitored by ACT, as we strive to maintain SANS 754,457,1288 standards.  Our plant has a capacity of 1800 cube per month combined.

Our quality objectives are:

  • Only to accept orders within our capacity.

  • Develop employee skills through continuous training.

  • Investing in suitable state-of-the-art technology.

  • Leading in quality and excellence throughout our product range.

Timber is locally sourced from our partner company.  Timber is received dry and stored in the stackyard.  When it complies with a moisture of 30% is then cut to customer requirement and bundled.  After undergoing quality check, the timber is then sent to treating.

The timber is treated with creosote, which is blended from the products derived from the distillation of crude coal tar.  After treating it is again check to ensure the final product received by the customer complies to the SANS 754.457,1288 standards.

We strive to keep our workplace clean and protect the environment.  Thus we have stored the creosote in closed containers, inside a contained area.  Our floor plan has been set up so that all creosote dripping from our final product is collect in our waste dams throw a filtration system.

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