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Van Niekerk & Krupp factory (1950)

Van Niekerk & Krupp factory (1950)

Piket Implements (Pty.) Ltd. is one of the oldest registered Trade names in South Africa. Now also the registration name of the company since 2018. Piket Implements originated from the company: Van Niekerk & Krupp. Van Niekerk & Krupp has been established 89 years ago in 1933 by Hennie van Niekerk & Sam Krupp. Currently; still a family business; owned by Hennie’s son: Mr. Carel (Snr) van Niekerk & his two sons: Rossouw & Carel (Jnr.) van Niekerk. The company is now being run by the 3rd generation Van Niekerks.

This was the first company in South Africa to import Case-tractors & at a later stage: Clayson-poachers & Zetor-tractors.

Piket Implements (Pty.) Ltd. focuses on the manufacturing and repairs of Piket™ Implements.

The company draws their attention to the latest technology standards in developing a wide range of the best possible quality of agricultural machinery & implements. Piket Implements, is a well known international brand name, even in Nigeria, Tanzania, Kenya, Zimbabwe & Zambia.

A wide range of designs has made its appearance over the past few years. Piket Implements is mostly known for its No Till, fine seed – & wheat planters. Some of the standard products of which the company has been manufacturing over the past few years is: air seeders, tine planters, disc planters, conventional & economy maize planters, vineyard cover crop planters, transfer carts, no till drills, vides, concaves, horse arena rollers, wood log saws & – splitters, as well as damscoops which has a unique ability to hook a second damscoop behind the first one in tandem.

Another characteristic of Piket Implements is the manufacturing of Piket™ Seed Meters which can be calibrated quick & easily to ensure accurate planting & has great germination results.

Piket Implements is a dynamic company which concentrates on the development & improvement of agricultural machinery, build on the close cooperation with farmers to fulfil farming expectations.

Piket Implements knowledge are well-founded on the employees age-long service, with skill & experience in all aspects of manufacturing & design.

Piket Implements is a family business

Piket Implements is a family business, from left to right: Rossouw (Son), Carel (Snr.) (Father), Carel (Jnr.)(Son) van NIekerk

Original Piket ™ Trademark. Piket is one of the oldest registered trademarks in South Africa

The original Piket workshop

The original workshop

Damscoop manufacturing

Piket was especially known for damscoop manufacturing

Piket Disc Planter with the original logo mounted on planter

Piket disc planter with harrows

First importer of Case tractors

Van Niekerk & Krupp was the first importer of Case tractors. The main office was called Landbouhuis (Piketburg)

Van Niekerk family photo

Van Niekerk family photo – From left: Aldert (Son – deceased), Hennie (Father – deceased), Henna (Mother – deceased) & Carel (Snr.) 2nd generation Van Niekerk running business (Son)