About Us

Germ Africa commenced business in South Africa in 1905 as the marketing division of a major UK company, Germ Oil.  Local incorporation  in South Africa, as a separate public company followed in 1938.

In the late 1960’s the South African company was sold to local management following a take-over of its parent company in the UK. In 1979 it was acquired by current management.

Head office is in Johannesburg with a sales office and manufacturing facility in Durban.

We strive to offer superior quality and service to our customers. To this end we will continue to review our product portfolio and retain an adequate and realistic stock holding to satisfy customer needs. We will endeavour to stay focused, with the assistance of our major international suppliers, on the benefits that current global research and development can offers.

We lead a strong push in local manufacturing through our FLOWRITE and GERM LUBRICANTS ranges our aim is strengthen local skills and output and in so doing increasing export revenue for the South African market.