Firstlock CC ( Locks & Fittings ) was established in 1997 by Willem van der Gryp and Don Ashley, who at that time had 39 years combined experience in the wafer/tumbler lock industry. Being the sole agent for Lowe and Fetcher in South Africa, the business grew rapidly, but the exchange rate for the pound became uneconomical and the decision was made to create their own range. Firstlock, as a registered brand, was born.
In 2006, Firstlock Cape CC was established under the experienced hand of Duncan Darlington. At that time, Duncan had been involved in the furniture lock and fittings industry for 25 years.
Currently the 1000m2 factory is situated in Hermanstad, Pretoria and the distribution agency in Milnerton, Cape Town with a staff compliment of 26 people.
Firstlock’s mission statment:
- To produce the most comprehensive range of wafer tumbler locks.
- To design quality products for specific requirements.
- To maintain good business relationships with our valued customers.
- To deliver quickly, efficiently and professionally.