GWK is positioned as a specialist in irrigation farming in South Africa. A strategic decision was taken to structure irrigation as a separate business unit to focus on meeting the needs of its irrigation customers. In fact, GWK Irrigation has distinguished itself as the biggest Valley agent in South Arica and has achieved golden dealer status from Valley.
Producers in the GWK service area receive assistance from irrigation divisions within existing retail shops in Prieska, Barkley West, Kimberley, Hartsvallei, Modder River, Hopetown and Luckhoff. An independent irrigation retailer also opened its doors in Douglas, specialising in meeting the needs of its irrigation customers. GWK expanded its irrigation business in 2013 by acquiring the Valley Eastern Cape agency. The irrigation shop in Cradock was also acquired in order to provide a service to irrigation clients in the Eastern Cape.
In addition to the shops, three technical advisors are available to assist customers with regard to new developments, fault detection and system sales.
Gert Engelbrecht (western region of GWK service area);
Wiehan van der Merwe (eastern region of GWK service area); and
Stefan Vermeulen (Cradock and Eastern Cape).
Another addition to GWK Irrigation, is the technical efficiency division, which was established recently. It is responsible for surveying, evaluating and advising clients on existing and new systems to ensure the most efficient use of resources. Conrad Coetzee is responsible for this division, which is situated in Prieska. However, his service area is not limited to regions.
With regard to products, GWK is a proud agent of Valley. With the other product ranges we try to meet the needs of all irrigation farmers by offering quality products at market-related, affordable prices. If there is a request for a product that is out of stock or not stocked at all, we can order the product on a direct basis and deliver it to the client as fast as possible.
GWK Irrigation is a one-stop shopping experience. We add value thanks to the benefit of achieving critical mass when we purchase our products. Producers have access to knowledgeable staff members, who are available locally. GWK also serves on forums where we can give input regarding policy and other relevant issues concerning irrigation.
Regional Manager Irrigation
Tel: 053 298 8318
Cell: 083 449 0958
Branch Manager: Irrigation Cradock
Tel: 048 881 3931
Cell: 087 820 4606
Branch Manager: Irrigation Douglas
Tel: 053 298 8454
Cell: 083 462 4976
Technical Advisor: Irrigation (Western Region)
Tel: 053 298 8237
Cell: 082 923 3440
Wiehan van der Merwe
Technical Advisor: Irrigation (Eastern Region)
Tel: 053 206 0071
Cell: 082 880 3173
Technical Advisor: Irrigation (Cradock)
Tel: 048 881 3931
Cell: 083 325 5633