Industrial Services in Hermanus:
In the early 1990’s, the general manager of the South African Railways and Harbours, Sir William Hoy had great influence in the development of the town. He loved Hermanus for its natural beauty and peaceful, tranquil character and so prohibited the railway line from Cape Town to travel only as far as Botrivier, bypassing the town completely.
This effectively blocked any big industrial investment and consequently only small, secondary industries have emerged in Hermanus over the century. Road transport is used for distribution and supplies and the two industrial areas accommodate most common secondary industries, from motor vehicle services to regional distribution centers and general suppliers.
Saying that, Hermanus still has a large variety of services available in the industrial area of the town. Conveniently located just 2km from the town center and close to the new harbour, Hermanus industria is easy to access and houses business that offer a vast range of services.
From industrial and home chemicals suppliers, steel and aluminum works and even a scrap yard, you’ll be able to find all the nuts and bolts you need. There are also specialists in stainless steel, glass welding, metal fabrication, garage and industrial doors, technical services and repairs and businesses that offer on-site maintenance. You’ll also be able to find specialised parts and equipment ranging from farm machinery to industrial gearboxes.
Despite the lack of a rail line, Hermanus has its own comprehensive industrial hub providing solutions to all any light and heavy-duty requirements.Read Less