On 1 August 1988 the company Wenkem SA was founded by a group of well-known people in the chemical industry, including executive chairman at the time, Mr Willem van der Merwe. The company’s aim was to provide unlimited opportunities for the farmer, entrepreneur and businessman. At that point Wenkem was the sole distributor of a range of Crop Protection products with its own identity in exclusive areas.
After 25 years, Wenkem is still privileged to have a leadership position in the market in the distribution of a full range of Crop Protection products in South Africa and some neighbouring countries. At that time the company started with only nine founding members and during the past 25 years has grown to more than 100 agricultural chemical agents who respectively operate from ±73 depots in all nine provinces.
Quality crop protection products from the suppliers was and still is the basis for continued growth of the company, particularly with regard to personal interaction between the customer, agent, product supplier and Wenkem team.
Therefore the company values the importance of every role player at the highest level, because that is the reason for Wenkem’s progress and success to date.
To be the leading supplier of high quality and value adding crop protection solutions (i.e. crop protection products plus supporting services) to the farming fraternity in Southern Africa through a dedicated network of suppliers and associated sales agents.
Managing Director / Regional Director - South
Technical Sales Support -
National Commercial Director
National Technical Director
National Financial Director
Thespinn de Klerk
Christa Holtzhausen – KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga and Swaziland
Marie van Wyk – Gauteng, Free State, Mpumalanga, North West and Northern Cape
Karel Schutte – Eastern Cape, Northern Cape and Western Cape
Jana Maree – Eastern Cape, KwaZulu-Natal, Limpopo, Mpumalanga, Northern Cape and Western Cape
Theresa Koen - Gauteng, Free State, Mpumalanga, North West and Northern Cape
Hannes Venter and Lydia Klopper - Clayville
Annelize Terblanche – Letsitele
Magda Hamann - Lichtenburg
Magda Coetzee - Paarl
Marinda Lombaard - Port Elizabeth