Woodworking in one form or another has been part of GFP Machines founder Gys Potgieter’s life since he was 14. His first product was a pencil box, which he sold to his friends at school. Gys thus displayed his unique entrepreneurial flair from an early age and has always ensured his focus remains squarely on his first love: A passion for woodworking.
From Gys’ humble pencil-box beginnings he became the proud founder of Duralog, a company that produced durable log furniture. This business quickly grew into a household brand and its significant range was sold in most furniture retail stores in South Africa.
“Remember; you don’t always need the most expensive piece of machinery to get the job done. Instead of over-extending your cash flow to buy machines you can’t afford, a quality pre-owned machine could be all you need to get the job done,”
Gys’ vast experience in all areas of woodworking and his first-hand knowledge of the industry’s challenges, coupled with his significant business acumen, equips him to provide a holistic personal buying experience. These attributes also enable him to source the best quality woodworking machines from all around the world, to give you the competitive edge.
Our Johannesburg showroom
Conveniently located just 15 minutes south of the Johannesburg City Centre, our massive double story showroom contains over 450 top quality new and pre-owned woodwork machines. Giving you the biggest selection and the best value.
No woodworking venture is complete without a visit to our premises as to browse our machines and get top industry advise from woodworkers like Gys who have done it themselves!