From humble beginnings, AFMETCO has evolved into South Africa’s premier stockist and distributor of stainless steel, special steels, aluminium and other corrosion resisting materials – all in almost every commercially available form. The group is predominantly positioned in South Africa but has operations in neighbouring countries, all of which combine to actively service Southern Africa and beyond. There is no doubt that our local experience and distribution infrastructure, coupled with our reputation for only representing reputable Mills and stocking only quality products is a powerful combination and the foundation of our success. Over the years AFMETCO has acquired other organisations that further add value to our core business and we can now service our clients through a powerful network of specialist companies who are each leaders in their particular field of expertise. Combined, our companies are specialized metals solution providers.

Strategic alliances and partnerships have always formed the basis of much of our thinking and in spite of the Group’s growth as a whole, our original philosophy of specific product focus and niche marketing remains and hence the Group continues to consist of a broad spectrum of companies, trading as independent operations under various brands – each catering for its particular market sector demands.

Our core values are: integrity, care, commitment, passion and a win-win approach to all interactions with our stakeholders. These values inform and underpin all that we do. We attribute our service record to the quality and ethic of the people we employ and the relationships and partnerships we have formed with our clients and our supply chain.

Our vision is to remain a relevant and sustainable organisation in a rapidly changing world, where we can add value to our stakeholders and nation as a whole. We will continue to partner with people to create exceptional value throughout our supply chain and play our part in developing people and contributing positively to the creation of a just and equitable society.