EST Building & Hardware

Get the advantage of the big group without losing your identity or individuality!
We offer our members access to leading brands and suppliers regardless of their size. Our combined group buying power helps you as an independent to remain competitive in an environment dominated by large chains. Join us and experience our simple, affordable and transparent support system.

Building & Hardware Member

Experience the Power of Independence

  • Benefit from group-negotiated supplier trading terms
  • Access to volume-based buying power
  • Improved profitability
  • Compete favourably against big brands
  • Keep direct accounts with suppliers
  • Stay independent and retain your own brand

Get access to leading brands and suppliers that helps independents to remain competitive without losing their identity or individuality! Join us and experience our simple, affordable and transparent support system.

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Become An EST Member

    Becoming a Preferred Supplier

    Volume through Group Buying Power

    • Gain access to hundreds of our EST Members
    • Be part of our regular B2B promotions
    • Simplify your sales process
    • Run competitions amongst our members
    • Grow sales & drive volumes
    • Influence behaviour

    Gain access to hundreds of independent retailers via a transparent system that is geared towards mutual prosperity rather than one-sided exploitation. We offer everyone a win-win opportunity, from retailer to consumer and you, as supplier, included!

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    Become An EST Listed Supplier

      Who We Are

      The Hardware and Building Supplies division was established in 2012, following the success of the group in the FMCG market. All businesses within Temblor Trading (Pty) Ltd operate as independent owner-managed organisations, where members have access to a voluntary portion of a 50% shareholding in Temblor Trading (Pty) Ltd. All members are shareholders and dividends are paid based on members’ contribution to annual purchases from preferred suppliers. No centralised supplier accounts are run by the group – each member is responsible for its own financial and credit relationship with suppliers. Members do however benefit from trading terms negotiated at a group level. The team at EST BUILDING aims to make it as economical as possible for the retailer and suppliers to become partners.


      Managing Director

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      Managing Director

      Louis Greeff, EST GROUP Managing Director is confident that they will be able to repeat the same, if not greater, success in the hardware division than that achieved in the FMCG industry.

      EST understands that there is a need for both suppliers and members to do business with associations because it is more affordable. Furthermore, the company recognises that consumers have become keenly aware of competition and are looking at how best to save money.


      Group Merchandise Director

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      Group Merchandise Director

      Mohamed Varachia, EST GROUP Merchandising Director said their focus is now on sharing knowledge and margins with its members and growing the DIY footprint nationally.

      In January 2013 EST launched its voluntary buying group within the South African DIY and hardware industry. The launch of this DIY group comes on the success created by EST’s food buying group established six years earlier.


      Merchandise Director

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      Merchandise Director

      Rob Suttle, EST Building Merchandising Director ascribes the group’s success to it being a logical choice for independent retailers faced with market exclusion due to chain group pressure.

      He points out that EST Building represents the interests of members at all times and aims to achieve a maximum benefit on their behalf in terms of business negotiations. This, often time-consuming activity, allows members to focus on what they do best – trade, and run their business to satisfy their customers.

      Listed Suppliers

      Access Hundreds of Our Members’ Retail Buyers

      Our suppliers include some of the most well-known names in the hardware, building and DIY industry. Your membership gives you access to the following listed suppliers’ products at reduced prices.

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      Become An EST Listed Supplier


        Contact Us

        If you have any queries, please contact us directly via telephone, fax or e-mail.
        Alternatively fill in the form at the bottom of this page and we will get back to you ASAP.

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          Temblor Trading (PTY) LTD T/A EST Building

          Head Office
          18 Walton Road,

          Postal Address
          PO Box 15558, Lambton, 1414

          +27 11 383 1900


          National Buyer (Head Office)

          Justice Cooke: +27 11 383 1900 |

          Business Development, Projects & Procurement Executive:

          Harry Smit +27 83 271 8851 |

          Business Development Managers:

          KZN & Swaziland:
          Kevin Mason +27 64 907 0054 |

          Western Cape:
          Marius Bosman: +27 84 602 1547 |

          Free State & Northern Cape:
          Willem Gräbe: +27 82 808 9300 |

          Botswana, Namibia, Zambia & Malawi (National):
          Eugene Annandale +27 83 406 1951 |

          Inland & Limpopo:
          Peter Lucas: +27 83 775 3558 |

          Inland & Northwest:
          Marius Wannenburg: +27 82 803 2474 |

          Inland, Mpumalanga:
          Wikus Horn: +27 83 668 9220 |

          Eastern Cape & Transkei:
          Grant Anderson: +27 63 728 8860 |

          Finance Department:

          Mynette Hennings +27 11 383 1900 |