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OVER THE PAST 35 YEARS, FIBER ROOFING CC HAS ENDEAVOURED TO PROVIDE THE NEEDS OF INDUSTRY AND HAS GONE FROM STRENGTH TO STRENGTH AND SHOWN CONSISTENT GROWTH.
The working directors / shareholders have a combined knowledge and expertise in the thatching manufacturing field comprising 150 years. The premises from which the business operates is owned by Fiber Roofing cc. The staff compliment consists of 49 employees which is made up of: Directors, projects engineer, buyer, receptionist, financial administrator, boilermakers, welders, fitters, drivers, labourers, etc…
What makes us an ideal partner for your next endeavour is that we don’t just manufacture the best quality products, but that we understand the logistics of delivering for big projects.
We’re NOT a small time manufacturer that sells out of a garage, rent a property to vacate and start tomorrow in new premises under a new name or can never be reached if there is a problem and do not have the financial strength to stand behind their products and warranties.……….. We have been in business for nearly 40 years, have built and own factory where we operate from, have grown with our customers and agents to become the biggest thatch product manufacturer in the world. We supply to every successful thatch company in the world and have completed with agents and on our own more successful projects in the world than what have been done by all the opposition companies together. Whether your project is small or large, we will always give our best, we will always deliver on time and most importantly…NO EXCUSES!
We understand that if you’re an agent or a project manager, nothing can be worse than promising a delivery date and then having to deal with the embarrassment of explaining why the materials are late or why the quality is substandard. Nothing destroys your reputation more quickly than disappointing your clients by delaying their goals.
This is a concept we take very seriously at Fiber Roofing. We know that YOUR reputation depends directly on OUR ability to deliver on our promises. Working ethically and with integrity is absolutely fundamental to the on-going success of our business because without our agents and clients our company simply wouldn’t exist.
Don’t just take our word for it…Look at our track record.
Fiber Roofing cc (then known as Redruth Thatching) was founded by Jan and Miriam Grobler in 1976. In the early days, we mostly focused on thatch umbrellas and gazebos, but our reputation for quality grew quickly, and we soon were asked to help with development of thatch resorts and game parks.
By the early 1990s, Jan and Miriam had already grown his thatching company from a small company to a workforce of nearly 200 employees and 1,000 thatch harvesters, constructing over 50,000m² of thatch roof area per year. The company had thatched many game parks and resorts, Caltex service stations next to the freeways, private residences, the Pilansberg and Nelspruit International airport and every year between 200 to 250 gazebos before it ventured abroad. Although we’ve grown at such a rapid pace, our quality has never faltered because we invested time and resources into building some of the best manufacturing processes and internal controls in the industry!
Why did we devote all this effort to maintaining quality and didn’t just get lazy as happens so often with successful manufacturers? We love what we are doing. We have a passion for what we are doing. This same love and passion have been taken up by our staff. Together we work to keep our name and reputation intact. We know that YOUR reputation will depend on it. Quality, on time delivery, keeping to our promises, manufacturing and providing product at the best possible prices, always putting our customers first is why we became one of the biggest thatching and roofing companies in the world. We and our staff are committed to those goals.
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In 1984 Jan decided to go global. The company developed modular thatch roofs and through a network of agents sold the modular gazebos to end users. The company was initially forced into producing its first Cape Reed Tiles because the then only other company exporting Cape reed tiles were selling at exorbitant prices and told agents that if they sell the modular thatch units he will not supply to them. “We were taught by an agent in Australia how to make a Cape Reed Tile”. Our first international project was in “partnership” with one of our very first agents, Safari Thatch & Bamboo in the USA. The project involved to thatch the Louisville Zoo in the USA. The project involved shipping 8 x 40ft. containers of material and flying 45 carpenters and thatch craftsmen to the USA. Since then our workers had successfully completed projects in every continent of the world in more than 15 countries. How many companies can claim the above?
By proactively asking our customers for feedback we developed more products to address a wider range of customer needs. With the help of our now-CEO, Danie Vorster (yes, he’s been with the company for a loooooong time) Jan and Miriam created products like our D.I.Y. thatch umbrellas, gazebos in kit form, thatch kiosk, Cape reed ceiling boards, a range of rustic fences, log paving and perfected packing techniques exporting thatch grass, Cape reed and Tanalith – treated rustic timber poles. Our standard Cape reed tiles developed into “Custom” or “Grated’ Cape reed tiles, into a “Large” Cape reed tile, a “Tropical” Cape reed tile and a “Combination” Cape reed tile which we patented.
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We have developed our synthetic (highly durable plastic) thatch product line specifically at the request of our customers. It was not an easy road. Many years of research and investment capital went into the product we have been selling for the last 10 years. Our synthetic thatch is sold under the brand name Fiber Thatch. Fiber Thatch in the beginning only sold imitation reed and grass but again at the request of customers developed a Fiber Palm thatch.
Today, Fiber Roofing with the combined knowledge of its management and staff, its own manufacturing facility and versatility; is the number one thatching company in the world. We’re not just the biggest but the most professional and our quality is simply unparalleled. We guarantee that you will not find higher quality thatching and roofing products anywhere in the world. We know that the only way to stay on the top is to provide the best service and products at the best prices and we are committed to keep on doing that!
So if you’re looking for a “partner” to help you with a project, someone who will care about your projects as much as you do, then give us a call. If you want to become one of our succesfull agents please contact us. Let us show you what the Fiber Roofing family is all about.
|Fregate Island Private||Seychelles||± 10000 m²|
|La Digue island Lodge||La Digue Island||± 600 m²|
|Le Domaine de L’Orangeraie||La Digue Island||± 4500m²|
|Crown Beach Resort||Cook Islands||± 2300 m²|
|Le Meridien Fisherman’s Cove||Mahe Island||± 1200 m²|
|Sunset Beach Hotel||Mahe Island||± 1500 m²|
|Le Relax Hotels||Mahe Island||± 200 m²|
|Allamanda Retreat||Australia||± 250 m²|
|Indigo Beach Resort||Saudi Arabia||± 4600 m²|
|Kat Project Obhur||Saudi Arabia||± 2900 m²|
|Abdul Latif Jameel House||Saudi Arabia||± 2400 m²|
|Ocean Park Summit||Hong Kong||± 1200 m²|
|Mount Hartman Bay||Grenada, West Indies||± 200 m²|
|Dublin Zoo||Ireland||± 600m²|
|Hanover Zoo||Germany||± 2200 m²|
|Chester Zoo||United Kingdom||± 500 m²|
|Burger Zoo||Netherlands||± 300 m²|
|Quilalea Azura||Mozambique||± 240 m²|
|Paramount Pictures “The Hobbit”||New Zealand||± 800 m²|
|La Reserve Hotel||Praslin Island||± 1200 m²|
|Cap Lazare||Mahe Island||± 400 m²|
|Magic Reeve Bungalows||Raratonga||± 1400 m²|
|Roncari House||Puerto Rico||± 800 m²|
|Harrington House Constantia||South Africa||± 540 m²|
|Ras Recidance Camps Bay||South Africa||± 300m²|
|Business Hunt||Botswana||± 250 m²|
|Montego bay Resort||Jamaica||± 2460 m²|
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