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Rolfes is a black empowered platform chemical group. The Group targets the need for food security, clean water and manufacturing demand through its four strategically placed divisions being agricultural, food, industrial and water expanding progressively in domestic, developed and foreign emerging markets.

As part of its core organic growth strategy, the Group concentrates on further diversification of its speciality low-volume high-margin product ranges and increasing its geographical footprint into various markets while targeting the optimal leveraging of its current cost and distribution platforms. The Group seeks to acquisitively expand its current four divisions by targeting prospects to establish a high barrier to entry fifth division.


Group product offering and divisional structure


The Group manufactures and distributes a diverse range of market-leading, high-quality chemical and organic products to various industries. The Agricultural division develops, manufactures and distributes products that promote plant, root, and foliar health, soil nutrition, disease prevention and control and various other agricultural remedies.

The Food division distributes imported and locally manufactured products to the food and beverage, bakery, dairy, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries. The Industrial division manufactures and distributes industrial chemicals including various organic and inorganic products including additives, in-plant and point-of-sale dispersions, leather chemicals and solutions, solvents, lacquer thinners, pigments, surfactants, cleaning solvents, water treatment products, creosotes and waxes.

The Water division provides specialised water purification solutions and products to the industrial, mining, home and personal care markets. Additionally, the division manufactures and distributes pure beneficiated silica to the mining, metallurgical, fertiliser, water filtration and construction industries. The Group’s international footprint and customer base extends to Asia, the rest of Africa, eastern and western Europe, with operations currently in Botswana, Zambia and Romania.

    • Location

      First floor, the Oval Building (West), Wanderers Office Park
      52 Corlette Drive, Illovo, South Africa.

      Mon – Fri: 8AM – 5PM

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