About Zimplow

Market leaders in farming, infrastructure and mining equipment

Zimplow Limited, incorporated in 1939, is the largest manufacturer and distributor of farming implements in sub-Saharan Africa and operates through four divisions, namely, Barzem, Mealie Brand, CT Bolts and Farmec.

Zimplow’s registered and branded products are actively marketed and exported to several countries in Africa through a well established distribution network. The company also manufactures and distributes metal fasteners for the mining, construction and agricultural industries.


Our company is committed to good corporate governance which strengthens board management accountability, helping build public confidence in our company.

The Zimplow Board

Our Board of Directors, led by the non-executive chairman, provides independent, strategic, and effective leadership, ensuring accountability to shareholders. It is comprised of individuals with a wealth of experience spanning several years in different industries.

Thomas is the Founder and Managing Director of INVESCI. He is a Chartered Accountant as well as a holder of the CFA charter.
Nigel is a founder and owner of a number of highly successful businesses. In Mr Earle’s 48-year working and business career he has achieved many material accomplishments in the industrial, civil and construction, mining and petroleum industries.
Tim was educated at Falcon College and is a holder of a B.Comm degree from Rhodes University. He was the Chief Executive of Cairns Holdings and then Astra Corporation Ltd before its demerger to form Astra Industries and Tractive Power Holdings Ltd. Tim is a Director of CABS, Astra Industries, Cimas Medical Aid Society and Chairman of RM Insurance Company. Tim is also a Trustees Representative of the Beit Trust, a UK registered charitable organisation specialising in infrastructure grants to the health and education institutions. He was a non-executive director of Tractive Power Holdings Limited before its acquisition by Zimplow.
Lance Kennedy is a holder of a Master of Science Degree in Business Management in the Agriculture and food Industries from the Royal Agricultural College in Cirencester in the United Kingdom and several other agricultural qualifications. He has a wealth of experience in the agriculture and farming sectors including hands-on experience in managing farming operations in Australia. His career in the agricultural sector spans over 10 years.
Godfrey holds several academic qualifications, including a Diploma in Business Studies, a Bachelor of Science in Economics degree (Honours) from the University of London, and a Masters in Business Administration. He is an accomplished member of the Charted Institute of Transport and Logistics (MCIOTL) UK and the Zimbabwe Institute of Management (Zim). In his executive career, Godfrey worked for Affretair as Marketing Executive before being elevated to Chief Executive. He then joined the Civil Aviation Authority of Zimbabwe (CAAZ) as Chief Executive, thereafter he went on to Reacon Services as Chief Executive Officer then onto BETA Holdings as Group Chief Operating Officer before being appointed Group Chief Executive, a position he still holds. Godfrey holds Directorships in several companies namely Beta Holdings, Rainbow Tourism Group (RTG), Prime Seed (Private) Limited. He is also Chairman of Zimnat Asset Management since 2005. He was non-executive director of Tractive Power Holdings Limited before its acquisition by Zimplow.
Sibani underwent legal training at Webber, Wentzel Bowens. Thereafter he worked for Merrill Lynch for several years. He spent time in New York and London and worked with Global investment banking teams. Sibani left Merrill Lynch to study a Masters degree in Banking and Finance at Kings College London. Upon his return to South Africa, he was employed by Cazenove in Corporate Finance and later recruited by Barloworld Limited where he has held a variety of senior positions in the organization. He was also admitted as Attorney of the High Court of South Africa. Sibani is a member of the South African Institute of financial Markets, the Institute of Directors and was a fellow of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators. He completed an Executive Development programme – ESADE Business School in Spain and is currently a Director at Barloworld South Africa (Pty) Limited, Barzem Enterprises Limited and Barloworld Equipment Malawi Limited.
Mark Yong is the Chairman and Director of Unchartered Group Limited (UGL), an International investment and holding company. UGL’s portifolio includes real estate assets, development of commercial and residential real estate projects,luxury real estate development,operation of luxury leisure and lifestyle business leisure, hospitality and entertainment businesses.

UGL’s Investments are found in Ho Chi Minh (Vietman), Singapore and Australia and they include

  • A commercial building in a highly proclaimed IT district in Ho Chi Minh.
  • Broadway Plaza, Anson House, Tides – Successful and strategic retail commercial and office buildings located in Singapore.
  • Hydro Majestic Hotel Blue Mountain – a high-end and historic hotel building located in New South Wales, Australia.
  • Lilianfels Blue Mountain Hotel – a five star hotel housed in a historic country mansion located in New South Wales, Australia.

Mark lives in Singapore. He is married and has two sons.

Kalpesh is a seasoned executive in the Steel industry and is currently the Chief Executive officer of Steelmakers Ltd in charge of its Sub-Saharan operations. He possesses a Bsc in Economics and a BA in Political Science including a Msc in Economics from the London School of Economics.
Mark has extensive experience in both the agricultural and mining sectors which are the key central sectors to the Group’s business. Mark has recently been the Chief Operating Officer (Tobacco Operations) of TSL Limited. Mark is a holder of Bachelor of Agricultural Science degree from the University of Adelaide.


The local representative of Caterpillar and Hyster, ‘world leading’ manufacturers of earth moving equipment and fork lift products

Barzem Enterprises (Pvt) Ltd, as it is named now, was established over 60 years ago as the local Caterpillar Dealer. The company is a joint venture business, 51% owned by Zimplow Holdings Limited and 49% by Barloworld Equipment UK Ltd. Barzem has a dealer representative agreement for Caterpillar and Hyster with Barloworld Equipment, who in turn represent Caterpillar. Caterpillar are the USA based manufacturer of heavy earth moving equipment, and Hyster the USA manufacturer of fork lift products.

Barzem is a major supplier of equipment to most strategic sectors and segments of our economy. Our products made by Caterpillar are used mostly in mining operations where we supply bulldozers, wheel loaders, motor graders, excavators, dump trucks, compactors, backhoe loaders and electric power generators amongst a varied list of products. Our Hyster brand of materials handling equipment is comprised of forklifts ranging from 1.5 tonnes to forty eight tonnes.

Mealie Brand

Manufacturers of quality assured agricultural equipment

Mealie Brand is a division of Zimplow Holdings Limited and was incorporated in 1939 under the trading name Zimplow before various mergers and acquisitions were made. It is the largest manufacturer and distributor of farming implements in sub-Saharan Africa.

Mealie Brand is an ISO 9001:2008 accredited company which addresses the needs of farmers, from breaking the soil to planting the crop. Mealie Brand’s registered and branded products are actively marketed and sold to all regions in Zimbabwe and exported to several countries in Sub Saharan Africa through a well-established distribution network. Mealie Brand works closely with agricultural conservation and extension departments in Zimbabwe and endeavours to form similar relationships in the other regional markets in which it operates. These compliment the efforts of Mealie Brand’s regional agents and provide useful forums for the interchange of ideas.

Contact details:

Bulawayo office:
39 Steelworks Road, Steeldale
Tel: (09) 888616, 71363/5, 887989, 69103
Mobile: 0773 142 761, 0772 830 867, 0772 162 723-5
Email: [email protected] | [email protected]

Harare office:
36 – 38 Birmingham Road, Southerton
Tel: (04) 754612/9
Mobile: 0772 965 397, 0773 248 965
Email: [email protected] | [email protected]

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Contact details:

Falcon / Wanderer Street, Belmont
Tel: (09) 471591/4, 467746
Fax: (09) 467830
E-mail: [email protected] | [email protected]

36 Birmingham Road, Southerton
Telephone: (04) 754618/29
Mobile: 0777 234 037 | 0772 744 495 | 0773 329 611
E-mail: [email protected] | [email protected]

CT Bolts

Largest suppliers of the widest range of competitively-priced quality fasteners

Rhobolts, now known as C. T. Bolts was founded in Bulawayo in 1954. From its small beginnings as a machine shop specializing on fasteners for the growing different sectors of the economy, the company expanded and received its major boost when the construction of the Kariba Hydroelectric started in the late 1950’s.

As business grew, a distribution outlet was then was opened in Harare in 1957 to cater for demand in the capital city and was followed in 1962 by the opening of a distribution outlet in Kitwe, Zambia, to capitalize on the mining activity in the Copperbelt. The Zambia outlet continued operating until 1972 when it was closed due to the unstable political situation prevailing in that country at that time.

Throughout the 1960’s and 1970’s the company continued to expand, outgrowing its original premises. As a result of this expansion, a new office, factory and warehouse was built at the corner of Falcon and Wanderer Streets in Belmont Industrial Sites, Bulawayo. The company moved into these new premises and remains there to this day.

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Leading suppliers of internationally recognised agricultural equipment brands

Farmec holds franchise agreements for Massey Ferguson tractors combine harvesters and related equipment, Perkins engines and generator sets, Monosem planters, Falcon range of equipment, Kongskilde, Vicon, Ferri and Howard.

These brands are amongst the leading global brands and the company’s relationship with some of these principals date back to over 60 years.

The Division has maintained these extremely strong relationships through a mixture of pride in the brands that it represents, commitment to its suppliers, customers, staff and a solid knowledge of the agricultural industry in which it operates.

The Farmec head office and main operations are based in Harare and has branches and dealers throughout Zimbabwe so as to provide farmers, industrialists and mining concerns with comprehensive on the spot service.

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Powermec is the official distributor for Perkins parts and engines in Zimbabwe. Powermec is also the exclusive distributor for Massey Ferguson (UK) branded power generating sets and PowerCo (UK) sets with sizes ranging from 8kva to 2500kva all powered by world renowned Perkins engines. Sets are available in options of open frame or silent canopied / automatic and manually operated.

Powermec are the specialists in providing internationally accepted Perkins generators and genuine parts and provide installation service, maintenance contracts, after-sales customer support and technical advice.

Powermec Perkins generators provide standby and prime power to mining operations, agriculture, hospitals, factories, retail, telecommunications systems and other facilities where reliable power is essential with full warranty standard on all power units.

Our Brands

The business comprise of several other brands that include Valtra, GSI, FENDT and Massey Ferguson.

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Why Zimplow?

Zimplow remains committed to its core values and beliefs. As a company, we believe in integrity: acting honestly, responsibly and respectfully at all times. We value all members of our team, and working in harmony for mutual benefit. We also believe that our history has nurtured the wisdom in us to discern what is true, right and lasting. We value leadership and the ability to envision the future and stay positive no matter the situation that confronts us.


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It depends on the type of the dividend declared. If it’s a purely cash dividend, you do not have an option to take up shares instead. However, if a cash dividend with a scrip option is declared, you can opt to receive more shares in the company. If you are paid your dividend in cash, you can ask your broker to reinvest the proceeds into Zimplow shares on your behalf.
You should contact our Registrar, who will check the payment details and, if appropriate, issue a replacement cheque. To avoid this problem in future you may wish to consider having your dividends paid electronically into your bank or building society account. To do so, you need to provide our registrar with your banking details and instruct them to this effect.
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Zimplow contacts & address

Registered office

39 Steelworks Road
Heavy Industrial Sites
P.O. Box 1059, Bulawayo

Head office

36 Birmingham Road
Southerton, Harare
P. O. Box HG 298, Highlands
Tel: (+263) 4 754612/9

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