Bergin S.A. was started in 1983 by Mr Jan Sholten who at the time was the Sales Manager for A.E.G. Power tool division. With A.E.G. leaving the country in the 1980’s Jan secured the FASTFLEX Brand for Cutting and Grinding Discs for Africa. The product was originally manufactured in Germany but later moved to Taiwan. With Jan’s pending retirement Brian O’Friel took over the company in 2004 and with a turnover of just R300.000 p.a. We have registered the FASTFLEX brand with the, Registrar in Pretoria to be able to protect the product brand, as well a having it registered with OSA in Europe for safety and quality reasons.

We have also increased the product range over the years with the following brands

• FASTFLEX (Cutting & Grinding Discs)
• KLINGSPOR (Abrasive Products)
• JAVELIN (Drill Bits)
• RYOBI (Power Tools)
• FLIGHT (Hand Cleaner)

Bergin supplies the Hardware Retail sector as well as Industrial Supplies, we also service the Manufacturing Industry with the Klingspor range of products. We have 4 reps that cover Gauteng, West Rand, and East Rand & Vaal Triangle We also receive orders from our Web Site and courier goods to Cape Town, Durban, Bloemfontein, Maputo and Harare. Bergin’s internal office consists of 4 telesales 1 x debtors/ creditors clerk a receptionist/invoice clerk. In our warehouse we have a Warehouse manager 2 drivers and 2 stock controllers a cleaner as well as a tea lady. Even with the downturn in the economy we have managed to show a growth year on year

Bergin rents the premises from sister company Page Close 4 Properties As most of the fixtures and fittings are permanent fixtures they are the property of Page Close 4 Props. Jan 2021

Member : Melissa Doust
Brian O Friel retired in March 2023 , Bergin SA was purchased by staff member Melissa Doust to keep the Legacy of Jan and Brian alive , to keep all staff employed and in order to grow Bergin SA , by diversifying into the Industrial supply market