Tannery Tenant Talk

An eclectic mix of tenants from various industries operate from this unique industrial park. Read why The Tannery is their business address of choice.


The head office of Libra, a sales and merchandising business, specialising in townships in South Africa and emerging markets on the African continent operate from The Tannery. Their service offers solutions to multinational clients who have a footprint in a highly profitable but not easily understood township market.

"Our business in a unique beast in the sense that, at any given point, it requires ample parking space, warehousing for promotional material, truck deliveries and meeting rooms for our teams’ daily activities. The Tannery caters for all these needs and continues to accommodate the business needs that expand with our scope of work. It is ideally located in relation to the proximity of some of the key township markets that we service." Jongamazizi Sibaca, Sales Director



If you have ever wondered how things are made, a visit to GEM will show you how almost anything is made. From plastic number-plate holders, geyser parts, telecommunication parts, DVD holders and water meter parts to the little metal gadgets used to open shoe-wax tins or canned food.

At the dawn of the millennium Louis Gindra, Phillip Timmerman and Cornie van der Bijl started GEM Manufacturers, which has grown from small beginnings to a staff complement of 100. The machines work to full capacity to keep up with the demand from the various industries they serve.

"The business was initially situated outside The Tannery in the Silverton area. The premium we place on having secure premises made us move to the park," says Cornie van der Bijl, Director at GEM.

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