Thermo Fires cc was started on 26 October 2003 under the leadership of owner Liza van Zyl.
From humble beginnings and a factory spanning only 500 m2, the business has grown from strength to strength, more than trippling in size. We currently have a workforce of 40 people, with some of our employees being with our company from the beginning.
At Thermo Fires we strive to bring our consumers the largest range of good quality products at competitive prices, coupled with sound knowledge and a wealth of experience. We also specialize in custom designed / one-of-a-kind units. Our logo Leadership through Quality embodies our vision to become the preferred supplier to the descerning architect, builder and customer.
Above all, we promise to be honest in all our dealings and provide reliable service at all times.
Over the last 15 years, we have acquired our own lasercutter, guillotine and press-brakes, so that we have total in-house control over the quality of our units from cutting to delivery. Coupled with the owner's extensive knowledge in the manufacture and design of braais and fireplaces, this allows us to design and manufacture special / custom units that you can be assured will not only look good, but will actually do the job.
Having teams that manufacture either braais, fireplaces, cowls, braaigrids, fluekits, custom units, etc., allows our staff to specialize in their specific jobs.
For expert advice, please visit our factory showroom at:
24 Willow street, Kaymor Industria, Stikland, Bellville.
The owner and CEO, Liza van Zyl, has more than 20 years experience in the braai industry. With a sound knowledge of braais & fireplaces as well as the manufacturing side of the business, she is the go-to-guy for many other people in the industry.
Her right-handmen are:
Husband, Steven Gouws, is the in-house engineer that keeps all the machinery in working order, also working closely with the owner in the design of new units. He has 25 years experience in the braai manufacturing industry with a further 10 years in other steel industries.
And foreman in charge of the factory, Gary Flemming. Although Gary is new to this business of braais and fireplaces, he brings with him a wealth of knowledge in the managing of people, ensuring products are completed on time.
Martie is our Administration Manager in charge of invoicing.
Leslie is our Production Manager, and has been with the company from the start.
Johan is our draughtsman in charge of all laser drawings, also working closely with the owner in the design of new and custom units.
Our Snr Bookkeeper and HR Manager is Alicia Steyn.
Last but not least, is Natasha that joined our team in January 2020, as Debtors and Creditors Clerk.
Our Salesmanager is Jaco Els. He does all sales at the factory showroom, from where we service both retail customers and wholesalers. With 15+ years experience in the braai industry, coupled with factory management's combined experience of more than 45 years, you can be sure that you will receive expert advise.
For advice you can trust, please visit our showroom at 24 Willow street, Kaymor Industria, Stikland, Bellville.
Having all our own machines allows us to easily design and manufacture our standard and custom units.