Gallagher South Africa's History
Gallagher’s original routes started from Maurice Williamson’s association with Graeme Pope Ellis of Poldenvale.
Gallagher New Zealand acquired the company and with the help of some of the original Gallagher dealers like John Swart in Cape Town, Malcolm Warrick in Durban, and with Stewart McLeroth in Zululand, the company started getting traction. When Gallagher purchased Cardax with its own access control system this was also a major milestone in the company's development.
The first senior manager from New Zealand, Mr Steve Aldrige, hired Mr Birger Kirsten and they in turn hired Mike Foley as the General Manager before Mr Kirsten transferred to New Zealand.
Two products led to substantial growth of the South African business, namely the MBX series for wildlife and the G210 in the prison sector. This resulted in Mike Foley becoming a shareholder in 2006 with the new local team. The local South African team has achieved a 20x growth in the period since Mike Foley joined the company. This has contributed to Morne Grobler being promoted to Group Operating Officer and leading both the agricultural and security divisions. In April 2017, Iso Lika Nkulunkulu acquired 57% of Gallagher South Africa. The new owners are Nomhle Canca, Thero Setiloane and Mike Foley. Iso Lika Nkulunkulu loosely translates to ‘The Eye of God’ as the new focus is to expand the business throughout Africa we can proudly say we now export to 25 African countries.
In September 1986 Gallagher Poldenvale cc, based in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu Natal, began business distributing animal management products.
In April 1992 the Gallagher Group in New Zealand purchased the company and Gallagher Power Fence SA Pty Ltd was born. The new company took over the distribution of Gallagher animal management products and moved the business to Gauteng. Birger Kirsten was the General Manager from 1992 to 1995, when Mike Foley was appointed General Manager.
It's in our DNA to discover, design and deliver customer inspired solutions to redefine what’s possible for customers around the world. This is our promise to our customers.
The history of Gallagher spans back to the early 1930’s when Horotiu farmer and tractor maker Bill Gallagher began looking for ways to stop his horse “Joe” scratching up against the family car.
Our customers and staff are at the heart of everything we do. Our commitment and passion is driven by quality leadership encouraging a collaborative partnership focused on success.
WHAT YOU CAN EXPECT FROM GALLAGHER
It's in our DNA to discover, design and deliver customer inspired
solutions to redefine what’s possible for customers around the world.
Our customers are the focus of all our decisions and actions.
Our goal is to provide you with the best products, service and profitability.
We strive for excellence through continuous improvement.
We constantly explore ways to ensure our long term competitive advantage with the lowest cost structure.
To achieve customer satisfaction we are committed to quality, fit for purpose, innovative products and services.
We make hard decisions in the best interests of the Company and its stakeholders in line with The Gallagher Way.
Integrity is never compromised. All of our conduct must be personally and socially responsible.
We treat each other with trust and respect. Staff empowerment, responsibility and progression are core to our success.
Take the first step and redefine what's possible!
Please fill out the form below and our team will be in touch within 24 hours.