We are not simply about fabric; Hertex is dedicated to meeting the exact demands of an increasingly diverse client base, offering premium quality fabrics, rugs and wallcoverings at competitive prices. Our world-class product range is exported globally – no order is too small or too big.
The Hertex Fabrics approach to business is uncomplicated. We offer complete reliability and seamless service. This is achieved through well-stocked warehouses ensuring that there is a constant supply of our ranges. If a client requires an unusual fabric or one that is not in the existing range, we will source and supply it in the fastest time possible. Both local and international clients can rest assured that we guarantee delivery of consignments on time, everytime.
We believe that value for money, excellent customer service and personal touch, as well as giving our customers the most up-to-date textiles to choose from, is the cornerstone of our success.
We keep very close ties with the European market as far as trends and fashion are concerned, and this enables us to offer our customers the latest textiles to choose from.
An excellent team of pro-active and dedicated staff, with Peter Herrmann at the helm, has successfully positioned Hertex Fabrics as a company that is at the forefront of the textile industry. Our entire team has excellent insight into the arena of texture, colour and design.
German textile engineer Peter Herrmann opened Hertex's (short for Herrmann Textiles) first showroom in Cape Town in 1987 with the dream of one day having one in each of South Africa's major cities. Today, Hertex has achieved a national presence with more than 10 showrooms, making it the biggest local company of its kind in the industry. Peter works closely together with his three director daughters – Carla Herrmann-van der Merwe, Pauline Herrmann-Keys and Katrin Herrmann-van Dyk.
The business started out in a shed in Epping, an industrial area of Cape Town, where Peter and Coba Herrmann hired their first shop, sharing it with a carpenter. Over the years, the three Herrmann daughters also became part of the Hertex team. Surrounded by textiles from a very young age, one would assume that they had always thought that they would eventually be involved in the fabric and textile business, but neither Peter nor his daughters could foresee one day being involved in a family business with Hertex's current scope. Eldest daughter Carla Herrmann-Van der Merwe is Hertex's operational director, Pauline Herrmann-Keys is the human resource director and youngest daughter Katrin Herrmann-Van Dyk is the sales director. The three of them work closely together with Peter in Hertex's head office in Durbanville, each of them bringing their own unique flavour to the Hertex brand. According to the Herrmanns, this is part of the family business' success recipe – variety.
Hertex is already exporting to the United Kingdom, Australia, Dubai as well as the United States and the Herrmanns are looking to sell up to date merchandise in the rest of Africa.
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