ABOUT

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 in South Africa.

FACTS & FIGURES

5000+

RANGE OF PRODUCTS

BEE

COMPLIANT (LEVEL 6)

NATIONWIDE

EASTERN CAPE, KZN & 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 customers’ businesses, through competitive pricing and ongoing customer support. Quality and reliability is a standard that we subscribe to.

FACTS & FIGURES

Our current BEE status is a level 6 Generic Company/ Large Enterprise

Click here to download our current BBBEE certificate

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

Click here to download our current QMS certificate

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.

Lilitha Jobela

PE Internal Sales & Business Services

Lilitha Jobela is known to be a hard-working and dedicated person. She has a bubbly personality and considers herself as an introverted extrovert. She enjoys socialising, dancing, sports, has a great sense of humour and most importantly has an inquisitive palette for good food.

Interesting fact: Her ethics as well as her personal and professional values are those of a God-fearing woman who has a lot to bring to the table. She stands by CLS’ mission statement, “I believe in my team and I believe in Coastland Sales”.

EAST LONDON TEAM

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.

Sivenathi Nelani

External Sales

Sivenathi joined the company as a YES for Youth candidate with an open mind and readiness for a new career direction in sales. One year later he was promoted to fulfill the role as an external sales representative who deals with customers on a daily basis and servicing their product needs, while also problem solving issues they might face daily.

He is a hands-on team player with a “ready now, why wait” attitude. He’s a hard worker, who always strives for success.

Interesting fact: Outside of work, he’s a family-oriented guy and a super proud and excited father to his baby boy. He always makes time for his partner and video games. He is also a sports man with a huge interest in rugby and cricket.

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.

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.

Wesley Jopson

Operations & Technical Sales

Wesley serves the Kwazulu-Natal territory in the capacity of Operations and Technical Sales.

He thrives on, and aims to create, efficiency in everything he is involved in.

He is the lone male in a home of proud females, which includes twin daughters.

He loves problem solving and can be found restoring, upgrading or rebuilding a machine, vehicle, appliance or piece of furniture at any given time.

Interesting Fact: When Wesley was 15 years old he caught a 6.8kg Cornish Jack fish in Zimbabwe and held a national angling record.

Liam Johns

Sales

Liam enjoys finding new business opportunities and interacting with customers.

Discovering their application needs and supplying them with the best service is what keeps him going.

He has almost 10 years experience in the sales industry, and has chosen Coastland Sales as his home since he equally values integrity, honesty and family - values which CLS has been built on.

He believes he is the best husband to his lucky wife and guaranteed a toddler whisperer!

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.

YES4YOUTH MEMBERS

We are proud to be one of 650 companies participating in the Yes4Youth Initiative. Building a sustainable, robust economy is the single most important task facing our country, and South Africa’s youth hold the key to achieving this task.

With the assistance of Resionex, we have pledged to assist 14 candidates in gaining 1-year’s worth of work experience to assist them in their career development and entry into the South African work force.

We are proud to be one of 650 companies participating in the Yes4Youth Initiative. Building a sustainable, robust economy is the single most important task facing our country, and South Africa’s youth hold the key to achieving this task.

With the assistance of Resionex, we have pledged to assist 14 candidates in gaining 1-year’s worth of work experience to assist them in their career development and entry into the South African work force.

CLS CONVERTING TEAM