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 manufactures and distributes quality branded hardware, sanitaryware,
plumbing, kitchen, engineering and civil products through an international, strategically
positioned branch network in South Africa and selected countries in the rest of 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 50 000 product lines sourced through more than 2 700
suppliers to over 13 000 customers in the building and infrastructure sectors. DAWN
logistic's arm offers just-in-time break-bulk distribution through its fleet of more than 260
vehicles and trailer on a national basis with over-border deliveries to Botswana, Swaziland, Lesotho
Products are distributed through an international, strategically positioned distribution
network in sub-Saharan African countries such as South Africa, Angola, Botswana,
Democratic Republic of Congo, Lesotho, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland,
Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe. In addition to South Africa, manufacturing operations
are located in Namibia with joint venture manufacturing operations in
Mauritius and Tanzania and an associate in Angola.