From his humble beginnings producing pencil boxes in his parents’ backyard as a 14-year-old, founder of GFP Machines, Gys Potgieter has become a trusted and respected name in the woodworking machine industry.
Woodworking – in one form or another has always been part of Gys Potgieter’s life, from pencil boxes to lamps, bookshelves and side-tables, to supplying furniture shops on a regular basis with his own unique designs from the age of 16 years. Potgieter established GF Potgieter Enterprises, and with its Duralog brand, it quickly grew into a household name, supplying furniture on a large scale to many of the country’s biggest retail outlets.
Gys has always remained true to his passion for woodworking. For him, craftmanship is a language of patience, perfection and determination – creating natural objects of lasting beauty.
GFP Woodwork Machines is a culmination of Gys’s 34 years’ experience as master woodcrafter and continued focus on his passion. Today, he regularly travels to countries around the world to source only the best pre-owned and new woodworking machines.
Gys’ vast experience in all areas of woodworking and his first-hand knowledge of the industry’s challenges, coupled with his significant business acumen, equips him to provide a holistic personal buying experience.
GFP Woodwork Machines is driven by the passion of creation, providing the best machinery in quality and affordability – with personal service to match.
Conveniently located just 15 minutes south of the Johannesburg city centre, our impressive double story showroom contains over 450 top quality new and pre-owned woodwork machines – giving you the biggest selection and the best value.
Why not visit our showroom, browse through our selection of woodworking machines and share your advice and tips with our experts?
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