Our History: Opening our doors into the past, present & future

Ironmongery Warehouse was established in 2008 by two ambitious and passionate individuals, Jonathan Wener and Nevan Lucas, who began their journey in Jonathan’s garage. Their partnership boasted a harmonious blend of age, vision, experience, and a youthful drive for success.

Within six months of its inception, Ironmongery Warehouse secured its first premises in Kramerville, Sandton, Johannesburg, comprising a compact showroom, warehouse, and office suites.

Ironmongery Warehouse’s steadfast commitment to excellence has resulted in remarkable growth. Within a span of four years, the company endeavoured to expand into larger premises to seize new opportunities. An ideal location was identified adjacent to the existing space at 3 Commerce Place, Kramerville, Sandton, where Ironmongery Warehouse Africa is currently situated.

In 2017, Ironmongery Warehouse Africa was established through the successful merger of Ironmongery Warehouse (established in 2008) and EuroBrass (established in 1999), as well as the introduction of a private equity partner in Growth Capital Partners. This strategic merger was driven by their track record of directly distributing Ironmongery to retail outlets and the construction sector. Consequently, Ironmongery Warehouse Africa expanded its presence to Cape Town, focusing on professional architectural and project specifications at the southern tip of Africa.

The culture at Ironmongery Warehouse Africa fosters a sense of family, emphasizing employee growth and retention as fundamental to the company’s success. Our growth from a single employee, who remains with us to this day, to seven shareholders and over seventy dedicated employees underscores this commitment. This familial atmosphere permeates our workplace and is evident in our achievements across various projects and our thriving pipeline.

The vision for Ironmongery Warehouse Africa’s future is innovative, and we see ourselves continuously locking down opportunities and opening doors into new worlds.