Derrick, Joe’s father, had founded Industrial Sharpening Supplies (Pty) Ltd, a trusted name in the tooling industry. Under Derrick’s watchful and experienced eye, Joe quickly learned all aspects of the business.
When Joe needed a new challenge, he found the opportunity in Timber Tool, Joe purchased SawMac Timber Tool and built a sturdy South African platform for a number of reputable brands. Under his entrepreneurial leadership the enterprise grew from strength to strength, marked by high business standards that have made Timber Tool renowned for dedicated and excellent service and supply. Timber Tool’s rapid growth has transformed a small, two man operation into an impressive enterprise that currently employs 21 people. Part of their continued growth included the opening of their power tool repair division from the same complex that holds the premises of Timber Tool.
Timber Tool has secured the mandate from Pilana Tools to expand the brand’s footprint in Africa, including South Africa, Namibia, Mozambique, Zimbabwe, Botswana, Lesotho, Swaziland, Angola, Malawi, Zambia, DRC, and the Republic of Congo. The company is actively looking for enterprises or individuals in these countries to partner this process. Trade enquiries are welcome. This B-BBEE Level 1 enterprise, through its strategic vision for the future, aims to become the preferred supplier to the timber, furniture, plastic, leather, steel and non-ferrous metals industries in Africa.