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Formulating Sustainable Growth

Rolfes Group is an innovative, solution-driven chemical specialist provider, established in 1998 as AgChem Africa (Pty) Ltd. On 7 December 2017 it was announced that the holding company’s name would be adopted and was changed from AgChem Africa (Pty) Ltd to Rolfes Agri (Pty) Ltd.

Rolfes Agri invests considerable time and energy in product development. Their innovative development team makes Rolfes Agri attractive to suppliers, distribution agents and toll manufacturers alike. With inputs from dedicated analytical, independent registration consultants and its in-house expertise, Rolfes Agri has been able to streamline their product development to include all aspects of agricultural remedies, types of formulations and methods of manufacture.

Being based in South Africa, a country with as much as 24 climatic regions, Rolfes Agri understands the vast and changing variety of agricultural product requirements. They are committed to maintaining their purpose of developing, formulating and manufacturing innovative agricultural products of consistent high quality for both local and international markets. Their comprehensive product range consists of:


  • Adjuvants
  • Fungicides
  • Herbicides
  • Insecticides
  • Fertilisers
  • Soil conditioners
  • Biological products
  • Seed treatments


As a leading provider of critical solutions and services, Rolfes Agri has the following established divisions:

  • Agriculture: Specialised local chemical solutions and analysis services for semi-permanent and permanent crops. They use their extensive knowledge and expertise to optimise genetic potential, building plant immunity, alleviating stress and offering plant and crop protection. Water quality and product efficacy are also addressed.
  • Food: Addressing the need for food security, water treatment and manufacturing demand, Rolfes caters for this ever-increasing necessity. They are a premium additive and ingredient supplier, importing and locally manufacturing chemical commodities to the food and beverage, bakery, dairy, pharmaceutical and cosmetics industries.
  • Chemicals and leather: Provision of an extensive range of solution-focused compliant industrial chemicals and services.
  • Colour: Distribution of a wide range of organic and inorganic pigments and manufacturing in-plant and point-of-sale dispersions. They also provide knowledge and expertise on how to mix colours to create a range of colours based on local preferences and international standards.
  • Water: Total industrial water management solutions, including specialised water purification solutions and products to the industrial, mining, home and personal care markets. The manufacture and distribution of pure beneficiated silica to the mining, metallurgical, fertiliser, water filtration and construction industries.

With a robust and agile business model focused on strengthening, building and growing, Rolfes is a leading black empowered, industry-compliant supplier of agricultural, food, industrial and water chemical management solutions and services for the local and international markets.


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