Barkev Group is a proudly South African company and we are proud of the work that we do, we wouldn’t be as prominent as we are without our awesome team of dedicated and respected people with 29 years of service to the industry.

Barkev Group 

Management Team

Kevin Allan
Chief Executive Officer
Kevin is a printer by trade and involved in the print packaging industry for the last 48 years. Saw a need in the market place and started up Barkev in 1988.
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Barbara Allan
Group Human Resource
Barbara has been with Barkev since its inception and takes care of all the confidential documents, procedures, HR and a lot more behind the scenes. Barbara truly is the Bar in Barkev.
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Marc Allan
Group Export Manager
Marc joined Barkev in 1996 and was part of the KZN sales team, moving to Johannesburg in 2007 to manage the Gauteng sales office. In 2013 he returned to KZN and oversees all Export Sales.
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Brett Allan
Group Operations Manager
Brett joined Barkev in 2005 after completing his Tool jig and die making trade. He continues to study and gain further knowledge to assist him with heading up the manufacturing plant.
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Grant Jolliffe
Group Financial Manager
Grant joined the Barkev Team after serving 10 years at a medium-sized audit firm in Cape Town and heads up the Finance, HR and Admin team in his capacity as Group FM.
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Vincent James Elsom
Sales Manager Gauteng
Vincent joined Barkev Gauteng with almost three decades of sales & marketing experience as an operational service provider to national & international blue chip & private companies.
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Anton de Bruijn
Sales Manager KwaZulu-Natal
Anton joined us in January 2017, he brings many years of high-end sales and sales management to the team and he is tasked to lead our sales team in KwaZulu-Natal. From 1 April 2018, Anton will take over the Eastern Cape customer base from Michael.
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Peter Marshall
Sales Manager Cape
Peter has an extensive background in the printing and allied industry added to a wide sales and management experience across a broad selection of business.
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Michael Allan
Started his apprenticeship at ES & A Robinsons in 1975. Qualified as a Gravure Machine Minder in 1979 before growing the Cape Town operation and joining Barkev full time in 1998. Michael has retired from 1 March 2018 and will be consulting where necessary.
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KwaZulu-Natal Team

Ashton Hattingh
CNC Production Foreman
Ashton is a qualified Tool jig and die maker with 18 years of experience behind him. He heads up the CNC department and is a master at programming. Ashton joined Barkev in 2013.
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Imraan Valli
CNC Team Leader
As the CNC Team Leader for Barkev Engineering Imraan handles the CNC setting and thrives on the more intricate and tricky CNC turning jobs. Imraan joined Barkev in 2014.
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Sugan Armugan
Grinding/Machining Foreman
Sugan has been with Barkev since 2010. He has worked his way up to Grinding/Conventional Machining Foreman and is now preparing to write his trade test as a turner machinist.
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Richard Viet
Sales Representative KZN - Engineering
With 20+ years of strong sales experience Richard has done well servicing and growing Barkev's footprint in the Southern areas of KwaZulu-Natal. Richard joined Barkev in 2013.
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Rowern Pillay
Sales Representative KZN - Engineering
Rowern joined Barkev in early 2017. As our Engineering technical sales consultant for the north area an engineering consumables background. Rowern prides himself on customer service.
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Shaneel Mohanlai
Sales Representative KZN - Graphics
Shaneel joined Barkev in January 2015 and has both printing and ink knowledge. Shaneel is responsible for Barkev Graphics sales in the South and Durban Central areas.
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Marco Van Eijk
Sales Representative KZN - Graphics
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Cape Town Team

Carmen Botes
Admin & Sales Assistant CT - Graphics
Carmen has being with the Group since the start of 2001. Apart from being an indispensable part of the Cape Town branch, she also oversees administrative and office support.
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Neill G Bougaardt
Storman CT
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Duan Kapp
Sales Representative CT - Graphics
Duan is a confident, natural and driven sales person. Joined Barkev in October 2015. He loves the the opportunity to work for Barkev, getting trained and learning expertise to sell products to the Printing Industry.
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Paul Carter
Sales Representative CT - Graphics
Paul started working in the Litho printing industry in 1986, finished his apprenticeship in 1989 and qualified as a Litho machine minder in 1990.
Worked in the industry for 15 years and left it to pursue a different path in sales.
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Angus Russell
Sales Representative CT - Graphics
Angus joined Barkev in 2003 after completing 27 years’ service at Nasionale Pers group. Served his apprenticeship and obtained a printers diploma for letterpress and Litho with honors.
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Gauteng Team