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What we do

Distribution and Warehousing Network Limited (DAWN) is listed in the Construction and Materials – Building Materials and Fixtures sector of the JSE Limited and its head office is based in Germiston, Gauteng.

The group distributes quality branded hardware, sanitaryware, plumbing, kitchen, engineering and civil products; as well as manufacturing pipe and fittings, which are all sold through strategically positioned branch network in South Africa and selected countries in Africa.

DAWN has significant proprietary brands and agency agreements with prominent suppliers and also sources branded products from a well-established supplier network, both locally and internationally.

The group has two main operating segments, namely building and infrastructure, reflecting the main exposures to the markets it serves.

DAWN distributes approximately 30 000 product lines sourced through more than 1500 suppliers to over 10 000 customers in the building and infrastructure sectors. Dawn Logistics, a division of Wholesale Housing Supplies, offers just-in-time break-bulk distribution through its fleet of more than 190 vehicles and trailers on a national basis with over-border deliveries to Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho and Namibia.

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Group Strategy and Purpose

DAWN's business model is to be the master distributor in targeted industry sectors. DAWN's key competitive advantage is vested in its 100% coverage of southern African markets through its "milk-run" distribution model, combined with its break-bulk and just-in-time service.
DAWN's holistic approach to manufacturing and distributing quality branded and globally competitive products to the building, construction, infrastructure, DIY, mining & petrochemical and agricultural industries, will promote the future sustainability and growth of the Group and national economies.
The DAWN group seeks to achieve exemplary fulfilment of its commitment to its employees, in a healthy environment free of discrimination, in which it can attract and foster talent on the basis of a long-term vision.

Our vision is to be the master distributor in our targeted industry sectors; achieved through being the chosen distributor of our suppliers, a channel dominant supplier to our customers and an employer of choice for our staff.

Our mission is to repeatedly innovate, develop and adapt; to make our business more forward-thinking and sustainable for all stakeholders.


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Our people

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