About Us

Tidewave Steelworks is a specialised steel manufacturing company. We supply a full range of finished products with the help of CNC; sheet punching and bending; laser, plasma and guillotine cutting plus tube bending. All products are finished by MIG, TIG and/or Spot welding, grinding, polishing, pickling, powder coating and electroplating.

We design products and manufacture to clients’ requirements. Versatile, modular, flat packed products are our speciality. This enables easy assembly, efficient transport and flexible display arrangements. We pride ourselves on a high standard of workmanship with top quality finishes.

What We Do

Primarily we manufacture for the retail industry, merchandising display stands, brackets, pegs, shelving, wall posts, floor gondolas, mesh fixtures and baskets, but we have found an easy migration into the construction industry, primarily for custom, made to order items for finishing residential and or industrial construction. We manufacture security fixtures for home and office and a small line of home fitness fixtures.

Company Overview

The Tidewave Steelworks team prides itself on recommending improvements to our clients’ fixtures when experience deems it necessary. We have created new designs and conceptualised fresh ideas to suit requirements by bringing a wealth of mechanical and design experience to each project.

Werner Forsthofer
Werner was an Engineer that has owned a number of successful businesses in South Africa. He has gained in-depth experience in a wide range of industries within the last 40 years. His quick, functional eye for design has given Tidewave Steelworks the edge in manufacturing functional, affordable, quality products. Our loyal and satisfied customer base is a testament to this. Werner passed away in January of 2018 and his son Andi is running the business successfully.

Andi Forsthofer
Andi is a contemporary businessman, running the day-to-day operations of the company. He directs the company from orders, through production to dispatch. Andi’s door is always open to new ideas no matter how challenging they may be.

Werner Ronge
Werner is the “Steel Doctor”. An Austrian trained machine operator, welder, boilermaker and tradesman of exceptional talent with 45 years experience in the steel industry. If you can think it, dream it or remotely imagine it, Werner can make it – a true wizard with a piece of raw steel.

Kristel Coetzer
Kristel is the glue that keeps us from floating around in a sea of paperwork and administration. Thanks to Kristel, we can focus on design and manufacturing while she focuses on making us an efficient business. No task is too large and no stone is left unturned when it comes to Kristel’s work.

Sarah Sethlake
As Kristel’s right hand, Sarah supports the administration of the business from all angles. Sarah also provides a much-needed link to the grounding of the company by speaking 5 local languages.



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