Welcome to the Barkev Group

Barkev is a well-established 30 year old Durban based company with branches in Cape Town and Johannesburg. We represent a host of manufacturers who specialise in print consumables for the graphics industry, which are imported and distributed throughout South Africa, Africa and Mauritius.

To complement our product range we also have an Engineering division based at our head office in Pinetown where we manufacture and sharpen a wide range of products used within and outside the print packaging industry. Barkev Engineering also supply a wide variety of components into the industrial sector.

Our Promise and Values

Barkev is a family values based business where it's about relationships not just the bottom line. We are people who appreciate our clients first and foremost and demonstrate that through our service and industry knowledge complimented by a range of world class products and services.

LEADERS IN SERVICE

To be the preferred supplier of dynamic solutions to an ever evolving industry through great service and product knowledge

LEADERS IN KNOWLEDGE

Sourcing innovative and market leading products that are cost effective to our clients and will improve efficiencies and their bottom line.

LEADERS IN LONGEVITY

Consistent product training and development while being aware of the environment and maintaining standards that aim to reduce our carbon footprint

OUR NUMBERS

105

Years Of Printing & Packaging Industry Knowledge

20407

Meters Of Guillotine & Granulator Blade Edges Sharpened

46716

Units Of Anvils, Dish Blades & Crush Cutters Sharpened

243527

Units Of CNC Engineering Components Machined

MEET OUR MANAGEMENT TEAM

Kevin Allan

Chief Executive Officer

Kevin is the co-founder of Barkev, a printer by trade and involved in the print packaging industry since 1969.

Barbara Allan

Group Human Resource

Barbara is the second co-founder and has been with Barkev since 1988 and takes care of all HR and Confidential documents.

Carmen Botes

Admin & Sales CT - Graphics

Carmen heads up the admin and sales assistant side of the Cape Graphics team and joined Barkev in 2001.

Brett Allan

Operations Manager

Brett heads up Operations and joined Barkev in 2005 after completing his Tool, Jig and Die making trade.

Grant Jolliffe

Group Financial Manager

Grant is a Professional Accountant and heads up Finance.  He joined Barkev in 2015 after serving 10 years at a medium-sized audit firm.

Anton de Bruijn

Sales Manager - KZN

Anton joined Barkev in 2017 and heads up the KZN Team.  He brings many years of high-end sales and sales management to the team

Marc Allan

Export Manager

Marc joined us in 1996. Originally as part of the KZN Team, then Gauteng manager and now heads up Exports.

Vincent James Elsom

Business Development Director

Vince joined Barkev in 2017 and has 30 years FMCG managerial experience with both national & international companies.

Peter Marshall

Sales Manager - CT

Peter joined Barkev in 2017 and heads up our Cape Team. He has an extensive background in the printing & allied industries.

Barkev is a well-established 30 year old Durban based company with branches in Cape Town and Johannesburg. We represent a host of manufacturers who specialise in print consumables for the graphics industry, which are imported and distributed throughout South Africa, Southern Africa and Mauritius.

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