AFRIT is one of the most respected and innovative trailer manufacturers in Africa. With more than 50 years experience in the industry, and a product built on a constant drive for optimization and innovation, we remain the number one choice for customers who are looking for more efficient payload and a high return on investment.
AFRIT has a solid reputation of being competitive, innovative, and at the forefront of industry. A highly advanced infrastructure, coupled with a constant drive for expansion has allowed AFRIT to become the preferred trailer supplier for all leading transport and logistics companies within the southern hemisphere.
Key to the success of AFRIT is the pledge and commitment by management, employees and partners to live by the AFRIT promise that has earned the trust and respect from clients since 1968: Quality on time.
Investing in technology is key to ensure our products are always in the forefront of the latest innovative designs and durable construction methods. From the drawing board to final production, utilising state-of-the-art software, simulation tools and cutting-edge production methods, products are refined and tested in a virtual environment. At AFRIT we ensure that optimal quality and performance is achieved without ever compromising the integrity of our products.
AFRIT understands the pressures of the road transport industry and the impact of the environment on our products. Our uncompromising commitment to quality has been built into the manufacturing process from initial component production through to final touch-up. Constant innovation, expansion and streamlining existing production processes enable us to increase production capacity, whilst not letting go of the philosophy that assured so much success in the past: Quality on Time
In 1968, Arend and his sons, Gerrit and Klaas, formed Van de Wetering Engineering (PTY) Ltd, and within a short period, they were producing vehicles for the military, as well as conducting general engineering for the motor and building industries
By the time brothers Theo and Johan joined the family business in the early 70’s, the company had already earned a reputation of operating according to honest business practices and delivering finished products of the highest quality. These business principles and ethics are still very apparent in the AFRIT of the 21st century.
In 1983, the van de Wetering family bought AFRIT (an acronym for Alf Finn Road Industrial Trailers) with expansion and development in mind. By 1992, the company ceased its work for ARMSCOR (SADF) and the government, and by 1994 had transformed into a 100% commercial operation. AFRIT’s sole focus was on becoming the number one choice for customers in the road transport industry.
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