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About Carst & Walker (AU)

Company Profile

Carst & Walker Australia (Pty) Ltd became an Australian registered business in 2000. In 2001 a small plastics trading company was acquired in Perth, West Australia under the name of Universal Polymer Suppliers (UPS). UPS supplies Engineering Polymer resins to the plastic injection moulding and extrusion industry. C&W Australia soon began trading under it’s own name – focusing on the rubber compounding industry and the adhesives industry on the East coast of Australia.

The origins of Carst & Walker (Pty) Ltd (C&W). date back to 1934, when the company commenced business as an indent agent, concentrating on the importation of commodity items such as tea, coffee and vegetable oils, under the name of A.W. Jones, Walker & Carst (Pty) Ltd. The business in natural products developed to include items such as timber, rice and spices and also expanded into the importation of specialty manufactured raw materials, which included textiles, chemicals, plastics and synthetic rubber.

Hobart Enterprises

Carst & Walker Australia is part of Hobart Enterprises, the holding company of numerous chemical importing and distributing companies worldwide. Its purpose is to acquire similar companies which can add value to its already extensive base and benefit by being part of a global brand.

Companies in the Hobart Enterprises Group:

Anchor Chemicals is a manufacturer of specialty chemicals that service the rubber and adhesives industries.

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AV Pound & Co Ltd is accredited to ISO9001 and specialises in sourcing materials worldwide for supply to a global customer base.

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Chemox Pound represents several major multinational chemical companies on an exclusive basis.

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Davro Compounding is a specialist manufacturer of TPR compounds and thermoplastic masterbatch.

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Carst & Walker (C&W), was established in South Africa in 1934 and has become a substantial importer and distributor of chemical raw materials.

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Carst & Walker (East Africa) works closely with manufacturers from a wide cross section of countries.

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Carst & Walker (West Africa) is a significant distributor of raw materials and technical support for a wide variety of industries.

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Medex UK is a leading distributors of ingredients to the pharmaceutical, cosmetic, healthcare, food & supplement industries.

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