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About Carst & Walker (EA)

Company Profile

Carst & Walker (C&W), was established in South Africa in 1934 and has over the years expanded to become a substantial importer and distributor of chemical raw materials which find application in the adhesive, coatings, food, paper, plastics and rubber industries. The company has offices and warehousing facilities in all the major centres in South Africa. C&W represents several major multinational chemical companies on an exclusive basis.

The origins of Carst & Walker (Pty) Ltd (C&W) date back to 1934, when the company commenced business as an indent agent, concentrating on the importation of commodity items such as tea, coffee and vegetable oils, under the name of A.W. Jones, Walker & Carst (Pty) Ltd. The business in natural products developed to include items such as timber, rice and spices and also expanded into the importation of specialty manufactured raw materials, which included textiles, chemicals, plastics and synthetic rubber.

Hobart Enterprises

Carst & Walker East Africa is part of Hobart Enterprises, the holding company of numerous chemical importing and distributing companies worldwide. Its purpose is to acquire similar companies which can add value to its already extensive base and benefit by being part of a global brand. We work closely with manufacturers from a wide cross section of countries in Europe, Africa, Asia, China, USA and South America.

Our products find application in:

  • Plastics & Rubber
  • Coatings & Adhesives
  • Animal Feed & Trace Elements
  • Oil & Lubricants
  • Glass & Ceramics
  • Forest Chemicals
  • Chemical Manufacture
  • Personal Care

Companies in the Hobart Enterprises Group:

Anchor Chemicals is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals that service the rubber and adhesives industries.

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AV Pound & Co Ltd is accredited to ISO9001 and specialises in sourcing materials worldwide for supply to a global customer base.

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Chemox Pound represents several major multinational chemical companies on an exclusive basis.

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Davro Compounding is a specialist manufacturer of TPR compounds and thermoplastic masterbatch.

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Carst & Walker (Australia) supplies Engineering Polymer resins to the plastic injection moulding and extrusion industry.

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Carst & Walker (C&W), was established in South Africa in 1934 and has become a substantial importer and distributor of chemical raw materials.

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Carst & Walker (West Africa) is a significant distributor of raw materials and technical support for a wide variety of industries.

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Medex UK is a leading distributors of ingredients to the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, healthcare, food & supplement industries.

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