Agrinet is a wholesale distributor of industrial products, agricultural requisites and related products to retailers and industrial end-users in Sub-Saharan Africa.
Agrinet's direct involvement with more than 500 agricultural retail outlets in South Africa, establishes the company as a leading supplier of irrigation products and general industrial requisites on a wholesale level in the region.
Agrinet's marketing drive is supported by an extensive internet catalogue and e-commerce site, to be found at www.agrinet.co.za. More than 18 000 product lines are displayed in full colour, with all relevant technical and sales information. This catalogue is integrated with an advanced e-commerce facility, as well as an offline downloadable price list, ordering and quotation function.
Direkteure/Directors: Dr. MD Mabunda (Chairman), S Bradshaw* (Managing),
Y Brits* (Financial), B Mathews, SG Pretorius, FE Marx, JJ Viljoen,
D Linde* (Group Chief Legal Officer/ Company Secretary)
To maintain of a well-defined and market driven product range
Agrinet's range of more than 30 000 line items is sourced locally and abroad. The balance between diversity, acceptable quality and price is important.
Realizing optimum stock and service levels from warehousing these products
With availability figures constantly in excess of 90%, Agrinet contributes to reduced safety stock levels in the retail store. This results in lower inventory levels and higher profitability.
To be able to receive and process thousands of orders per day with maximum speed and efficiency
80% of sales business and 50% of buying are done electronically with advanced internet presence. This means fast and accurate flow of information at a fraction of the cost.
Providing an effective and reliable network of distribution to all towns and cities in South Africa as well as to customers in neighbouring countries
Agrinet operates from its head office in Samrand, Gauteng with warehouses in Samrand and in Bellville in the Western Cape. Scheduled deliveries on the company's own fleet of trucks are done on a daily or weekly basis to almost every town and city in the country.
To play a leading role in optimizing the flow of business and information in the chain of supply between the manufacturer and the retailer
Promoting an integrated approach between role players in the supply chain is a strategic priority. This will lead to reduced stock levels, lowering of costs and increased sales for all participants.
Hardware, tools, vehicle spares, electrical, outdoor and general agricultural supplies
Tools, general hardware, paints, welding equipment, electrical products, abrasives and adhesives are part of the core section of the range of general agricultural and industrial requisites. Vehicle parts and accessories such as filters and implement spares as well as a range of outdoor items complement this huge array of products.
General and specialised irrigation products
Agrinet's range of general irrigation products has developed to probably the most comprehensive available in Southern Africa - from power source to sprinkler. This includes centrifugal and submersible pumps, electric motors, all piping and fittings, agricultural and garden sprinklers, controllers and valves. Agrinet also is a key participant in the micro and drip irrigation industry.
An extensive range of products are packaged and branded in the company's house brand, Kaufmann. The range has developed to include amongst others a range of packaged hand tools, vehicle spare parts, fasteners, hardware, electrical products, plumbing ware, paint and welding products.