Company History

In August 1994 Garnett Parkin senior formed Marievale Brickworks through which he and his son, Garnett van Niekerk Parkin built a brick factory that initially produced 15 million bricks per annum.

PME was formed at the same time, acquiring a fleet of two trucks and three trailers responsible for farming operations, transportation of clay and coal, as well as the distribution of bricks.

When Garnett Parkin senior passed away in 1996, Garnett van Niekerk Parkin acquired 100% of the entire issued share capital of both companies.

Basfour (Pty) Limited was incorporated as a private company on 10 July 1998 and acquired factory land in Nigel. A second brick plant with a production capacity of 14 million bricks per annum was commissioned.

Marievale Bamford was formed in November 1999. It purchased land and plant in Olifantsfontein where the group's third brick plant, with a gas firing tunnel kiln with a production capacity of 16.7 million bricks per annum, was commissioned in March 2000.

In 2000 PME acquired further land in Rayton to supply clay to the brick plant in Olifantsfontein.

Basfour (Pty) Limited changed its name to Brikor (Pty) Ltd on 19 November 2001. All brick manufacturing and sales operations were consolidated into Brikor. Since 2001 coal underlying the clay deposits was commissioned, ensuring that the group became self sufficient from the supply of coal.

On 18 May 2007 Brikor was converted to a public company. Brikor was listed on the AltX in August 2007.

On Saturday, 17 January 2015, Garnett van Niekerk Parkin, CEO of Brikor tragically passed away in a motor car accident. Garnett's legacy is continued through the appointment of his son, Garnett Parkin, as CEO and the loyal support of Brikor's management and staff.

Kopanela Mining (Pty) Ltd was established in October 2020 as a broad-based black ownership vehicle to secure future prospecting and mining rights.

On 3 March 2021, Brikor acquired a 40% shareholding In Zingaro Holdings (Pty) Ltd.


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