We have been successful in focussing on solutions that make it easier for our customers to do business with us. While we were not able to advance our strategic goals as far or fast as we had hoped during the year given the trading conditions and our required focus, we have proven our durability and commitment to continuous improvement. Also, the countercyclical nature of some of our business units has

As we find ourselves some way into the new financial year, it will come as no surprise to you that we continue to trade in an extremely challenging market. Nonetheless I am pleased to report that all our businesses are making progress, leveraging our operational strategy. The operational strategy is honed and focussed. Our first priority is to manage costs. We are also looking at new markets, either geographic or

February 2016 marked the end of our financial year and a moment to take stock of our achievements to date. In most part our solid performance for the year is due in large measure to the efforts and commitment of our teams and I thank you all for this. This time last year we anticipated the economic headwinds and said we would focus on honing our business units to the

AS WE FAST APPROACH YEAR-END, ON REFLECTION I CAN DEFINITELY SAY ‘WHAT A YEAR!’. FORGE GROUP HAS EMERGED SUBSTANTIALLY STRONGER DESPITE THE TOUGH ECONOMIC TIMES, WEAKENING RAND AND ESKOM’S WOES. WE EFFECTIVELY CONSOLIDATED OUR BUSINESS UNITS AND MANAGED COSTS WELL IN LINE WITH TRADING CONDITIONS. OUR IMMEDIATE FOCUS REMAINS ON SERVICE TO OUR CUSTOMERS, PARTNERS AND SUPPLIERS TO THE HIGHEST STANDARD POSSIBLE IN THIS DIFFICULT ECONOMIC ENVIRONMENT. View the full

Having started off the year on a promising note with the successful conclusion of Q1, I take this opportunity to thank you all for ensuring that Forge Group remains the industry leader in commercial and industrial products. It is truly inspiring to see the positive transition in the business despite the tough economic times and Eskom woes. TecsaReco continues to grow with yet another new branch opened; TecsaReco and Toolquip

Forge Group, a leading importer and value-added distributor of commercial and industrial products has recently acquired Generator Logic (“Genlogic”) a leading provider of integrated power solutions to the telecoms and tower industry in Africa. The Forge Group is comprised of long established, leading industrial and commercial businesses. Genlogic has facilities in Johannesburg Mauritius and Tanzania and its equipment is designed in Africa, for Africa. Central to Genlogic’s ethos is product

Forge Group is pleased to announce the opening of two new branches at Toolquip & Allied and TecsaReco in Lephalale and Vanderbijlpark, respectively in view of the increasing demand of our customers and our commitment to deliver prompt and speedy service. Lephalale is a coal mining and power generation town in the Limpopo province and the biggest coal field in South Africa. Vanderbijlpark is an industrial city which forms a

Forge Group, the private billion Rand importer and value-add distributor of commercial and industrial products, recently strengthened its industrial offering with the acquisition of Belt Brokers, a leading importer and manufacturer of heavy duty conveyer belting and related components. The multi million Rand acquisition has positioned Belt Brokers as one of South Africa’s largest competitors in this field. As with all companies in Forge Group, Belt Brokers is an established

Forge Group’s Tecsa, South Africa’s largest spares distributor for all leading home appliance brands, today announced the acquisition of commercial refrigeration veteran Reco. The amalgamation of the two companies has created a refrigeration giant in South Africa offering the full spectrum of refrigeration solutions, from home to commercial as well as air-conditioning, all with leading global brands. Forge Group is an importer and value-add distributor of various industrial products through