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Personal attention of a franchise and powerful back-up of a major group

 

With over 30 years of experience in providing superior products, outstanding service and successful branding and advertising, Timbercity has become one of Southern Africa’s most recognized and trusted brands. We are proud of our reputation as it is the embodiment of all we stand for and believe in. Our customers and suppliers expect the best from us and we are determined to continue to deliver it.

Timbercity offers a comprehensive range of board products which include plain chipboard, Melamine chipboard, Supawood, hardboard and plywood in various finishes and standard sheet sizes.  (Go to PG Bison and Masonite Africa websites for more information on products and usage.)

We also offer a range of DIY sizes (smaller sizes in certain board products) as well as a standard range of timber products in SA pine and imported hardwoods in various sizes and lengths.

Our range of cabinet hardware includes hinges, catches and a modern range of drawer runners and handles for your cupboards. A wide range of allied products such as power tools, hand tools, paint, adhesives, sealants, timber sealers, varnishes, brackets and a wide range of fasten-and-fix-it yourself products are also available.

Our suppliers and management visit international trade fairs and suppliers so that we are aware of and offer the latest design and most innovative products in our industry.
If we do not have the product you require in stock we will endeavour to obtain it for you.

History

From its one modest store established in 1974, to Timbercity’s acquisition by the JSE-quoted JD Group in 2011, this service-based chain has come a long way.

1974
Two independent entrepreneurs in Parow, Cape Town open the store that will become one of the leading timber and building material retailers in South Africa.

1976
The Timbercity brand and outlets are acquired by PG Wood.

1979
The first Timbercity franchise is launched and further growth in franchises and company-owned stores follows rapidly.

1986
PG Wood merges with the Mondi subsidiary Bisonbord to form PG Bison.

2004
The Steinhoff Group gains ownership of PG Bison and, through this acquisition, Timbercity becomes part of SteinBuild, the retail division of Steinhoff Africa.

2011
Steinhoff sells its Southern African retail interests, including SteinBuild, to the JD Group. SteinBuild is thus incorporated into one of South Africa’s largest retail groups listed on the JSE.

To date, Timbercity has a sub-continental footprint of 37 branches, including outlets in Swaziland and Namibia. Further expansion is planned in 2012.