Coastland Sales distributes Industrial and Automotive consumables to industry. We are passionate about our products and strive for service excellence. We believe in trusted and reliable brands and offering our customers solutions as well as strong technical support.

Our product offering includes Abrasives (coated, bonded and Scotchbrite), Adhesive Tapes (single and double sided), Adhesives and Sealants, Metal Polishing Products, Power Tools (electric and pneumatic) and Safety Products. Coastland Sales distributes many leading brands and represents both local and over-seas principles. We have converting facilities to produce abrasive belts, abrasive discs, tape slitting and converting. Our major market focus is Automotive components, steel fabrication, composite, wood and furniture and glass and aluminium.

We, at Coastland Sales, strongly believe in our slogan of “Trusted and Reliable Brands” and doing so have become one of 3M’s most active distributors of industrial and automotive products in South Africa.

Facts & Figures

5000+

RANGE OF PRODUCTS

BEE

COMPLIANT (LEVEL 8)

BRANCHES

EASTERN CAPE, KWAZULU NATAL & GAUTENG

TEAM

35 STRONG WORKFORCE

Our Core

Our core values are superior service, broad and complimentary range of products and strong technical support. We can tailor a system or process to suit the customer’s needs, providing a solution that is cost effective to the end user.

We believe in a value added approach to our customer’s business through competitive pricing and on-going customer support. Quality and reliability is a standard that we subscribe to.

Facts & Figures

Our current BEE status is a level 8 Generic Company/ Large Enterprise

Click here to download our current BBBEE certificate

We are proudly ISO: 9001 (2008) registered through NQA, since January 2015.

Click here to download our current QMS certificate

Meet the Team


Port Elizabeth Team

Nigel Jopson
Managing Director
Nigel provides effective leadership and direction.

He values integrity, ethics, respect and drive - qualities he lives out in his everyday life. He believes that without dedicated employees, a company is nothing.

Nigel enjoys fishing, watching good movies, spending time with his family and the odd getaway to Port Alfred.

Interesting fact: His bucket list contains things like road tripping up the West Coast, going on an island fishing trip, catching a big Grunter on the Kowie River and restoring a muscle car.
Fawn Jopson
Director
As Director, Fawn handles the company’s HR and Finances.

She believes in honesty and integrity. These are values that are applied at Coastland Sales daily.

Fawn is a doting granny and mom. She loves spending time with family and grandchildren (all seven of them). Fawn enjoys cooking, baking and gardening.

Interesting fact: Fawn absolutely loves her “Granny” days, when she gets to spend time with all her grandchildren.
Berenice Brainers
Credit Control and Office Administrator
Berenice is responsible for credit control and general office administration. Her primary function is to ensure that overdue money owed to the company is recovered within a reasonable time-frame.

She takes pride in her work and always strives to do her best. Working with an exceptional team makes it all that much easier.

Berenice is a Volkswagen enthusiast and loves nice-looking cars. She is a supportive wife and always lends a hand whenever her husband tinkers in the garage.

Interesting fact: If her pit bull doesn’t like you, the chances are she doesn't either.
Leana Cooper
Bookkeeper
As the bookkeeper at Coastland Sales, Leana tends to the day-to-day processing of the financials of the business.

She values reliability, hard work and being a team player.

Leana is happily married and is a mother of two daughters, aged nine and eleven. She loves going shopping with her daughters and taking her Labrador for walks. She is a keen mountain biker and loves the trails in the Baakens Valley or out at 3 Rivers Trails.

Interesting fact: Leana has a phobia of frogs but keeps a stuffed toy frog on her desk at work.
Garreth Jopson
Commercial Director
As part of his role, Garreth assists in leading the company and ensures company growth plans and objectives are met. He also handles global sourcing and managing international supplier relationships.
Garreth is led by a strong moral compass - something he sees echoed in the business. Being a family business, values and ethics are at the core of everything we do at Coastland Sales.
He is a devoted husband, father to twins and an all-round fitness enthusiast.
Interesting fact: He’s a junior football coach.
Dwayne Kelly
Internal Sales Representative
Dwayne works with customers both telephonically and over the counter.

He values kindness, loyalty and honesty - values the Coastland team strives to enact towards customers.

Dwayne is a proud husband and a father to an adorable little boy. He plays rugby socially and enjoys cooking and baking with his wife.

Interesting fact: Before entering the corporate world, Dwayne played rugby professionally for 6 years.
Morné Coetzer
Sales Representative
Being a Sales Representative, his role involves growing sales by building long-lasting relationships, targeting new accounts and solution-selling.
Morné is a ‘glass-half-full’ kind of guy and always tries to lift the spirits of those around him. He doesn’t believe in half measures and strives to give his best at all times.
Ken Van Wyk
Sales Representative
He is a Baby Boomer and ultimately a sales representative who services AOEM, from the 1st Tier and their Industrial customers.

Ken values leading by example and honesty. He ensures that Coastland Sales aims to always provide 1st class service and advice.

Interesting fact: Practices karate and enjoys time spent with my family.
Lolly Booi
Internal Sales and Support
Lolly is based in the Port Elizabeth branch and is responsible for Internal Sales and Support.

After two years at Coastland Sales, she has learnt that family values and respect between coworkers are essential qualities, practised by the Coastland Sales team daily.

She enjoys reading and going out with friends.

Interesting fact: Lolly loves trying new places around the Bay.
Ashley Millar
National Sales Manager
He makes sure the sales team operates efficiently. He also builds lasting and mutually beneficial relationships by aligning our strategies with those of our suppliers.
Ashley is honest, reliable and task-oriented – values that form an important part of the Coastland Sales culture.
If he’s not spending time with friends and family, he’s probably golfing. Good food and wine are his weakness.
Interesting fact: Ashley is a self-professed squash enthusiast and a ‘dreamer of big dreams’.
Tim Jopson
Operations Manager
Tim serves as a link between the different branches and handles inter-branch transfers between the 4 stores. Internally, he looks after the abrasive converting, warehouse logistics and offloading of stock. He also assists with sales and key customer accounts.
Above all, he values dedication, service and teamwork. Being part of the Coastland Sales team allows him to use these values to deliver exceptional service that leaves customers satisfied.
When not in the office, Tim enjoys spending time with his loving wife and kids. He likes to keep active. You’ll find him trail running, mountain biking or hunting.
Interesting fact: He often refers to braaing as ‘tanning a chop’.
Rebecca Jopson
Procurement and Special Projects
Her role involves buying for the Port Elizabeth branch, creating supplier questionnaires, handling customer data and data reporting.

Rebecca is a student at heart and is always trying to learn something new. Coastland Sales allows her to learn new things daily.

Before all else, she is a mother and wife. She often takes her kids to sports lessons, appointments and playdates. Every weekend Rebecca has ‘date mornings’ with her husband and they go for a quick bike ride in the Baakens Valley.

Interesting fact: Rebecca is a teacher by profession.

East London Team

Justin Erasmus
Technical Sales
Justin specialises in metal and final finish abrasive systems.
He believes that every mistake is a lesson and that every problem can be solved. At Coastland Sales, he can help customers solve problems by providing them with better solutions.
He’s a member of the Mercedes Benz Club, something he and his wife enjoy very much. Outside of work, Justin can be found in his garage tinkering or fixing old cars and motorcycles.
Interesting Fact: Justin is an absolute petrol-head - he loves all things automotive.
Eloise Dixon
Branch Administrator
Eloise deals with all admin-related queries, along with counter sales, customer relations, queries and some stock management.

She loves interacting with people. Working at Coastland Sales allows her to meet interesting people. Being able to help them solve their problems and then seeing their surprise at having a woman assist them with manufacturing-related issues is a highlight.

Eloise loves spending her free time with family.

Interesting fact: She recently rediscovered her love for creative writing.
Warick Kelly
External Sales
In external sales, Warick is responsible for attending to customers and providing them with technical advice. He also demonstrates the specific applications of product ranges.

He takes pride in helping people and going the extra mile. Warick enjoys interacting with people and solving their problems while making them feel like part of the Coastland family.

Warick is a devoted husband and a father to two beautiful daughters. He enjoys fishing and relaxing on the beach with his family.

Interesting fact: He’s a hands-on type of guy and loves doing odd jobs around the house.

Durban Team

Ken Chiocchetti
Branch Manager
Apart from overseeing the running of the branch, Ken looks after OEM and Tier 1 business. He also assists with sales and technical support for the national tapes business.
He is a strong believer in teamwork and is proud to be a part of a winning team.
Ken is a family man – a husband and a father of four strapping sons, who insist on calling him “Kenny”. He loves the outdoors and taking part in various activities, like fishing and diving.
Interesting fact: Ken enjoys tending to his small exotic parrot collection.
Ryan Groom
Sales Executive
Ryan’s role is to increase market share and grow the business by helping clients create high-quality products. He assists with streamlining processes and providing solutions for challenging applications.
Because of his strong family values, he enjoys the tight-knit culture of Coastland Sales, that allows the customers to feel like part of the family.
On top of being a devoted family man, Ryan is also an avid sports fan and a ‘struggling golfer’. Great wine and good food are his weakness.
Interesting fact: Ryan’s wife thinks he’s cute…sometimes.
Sunita Leeladhur
Branch Administrator
Sunita is a ‘Jill of all trades’ and is involved in every aspect of the KwaZulu-Natal branch, from purchasing and invoicing, to internal sales and stock-taking.
She values family, compassion and kindness, and loves how the Coastland Sales culture incorporates these values. This is shown by their outreach programmes and canned pet food drives.
On the rare occasion when Sunita and her husband aren’t driving around their two teenagers, they love taking their ‘fur baby’ for a meander in the midlands.
Interesting fact: Sunita is a little weird, but normal is overrated.
Scara Nomaphelo
Storeman and Admin Assistance
Scara assists with internal sales, invoicing and the tracking of backorders.
Taking part in community projects is one of his passions. Working at Coastland Sales allows him to fulfil his love for helping others.

Scara is a proud family man and a doting father to his beautiful daughter.

Interesting fact: Scara is the secretary of a local football association.

Johannesburg Team

Mel Walsh
Internal Sales and Office Administrator
Mel oversees Internal Sales and coordinates everything, from quoting to expediting orders, follow-ups and more. She also assists the sales representatives where required.

She believes in being honest and sincere with her customers and offers them the best product solutions and service.

Camping, reading and watching movies are her favourite pastimes as well as spending time with family and friends.

Interesting fact: Mel is passionate about photography and wildlife and has developed a keen interest in wildlife photography.
Tess Raubenheimer
New and existing Business Development
Tess develops markets for new products with new and existing customers. This helps grow the customer base and existing customer sales. She also trains operators on various products.
Her word is her honour. Tess believes in integrity and lives it out every day. She appreciates the fact that Coastland Sales believe in the same core values.
Tess loves the outdoors. Most of her holidays are usually spent in various game reserves across South Africa. She loves camping, winter trout fishing, playing golf and indigenous gardening. She loves animals, especially her naughty doggies.
Interesting fact: Both Tess and her husband are trained field guides.
Riaan van den Heever
Sales Representative
Riaan joined the Coastland team in 2015.

He enjoys getting involved in different environments and industries to find the perfect solution for clients.

He is happily married and a proud parent of three ‘fur babies’.

Interesting fact: Coffee, chocolate and ice cream are Riaan’s kryptonite.

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