Our History

Fiber Thatch is the international division of Fiber Roofing cc (originally known as Redruth Thatching). The company was founded by Jan and Miriam Grobler in 1976. By the early 1990s, Jan and Miriam had already grown this thatching company from a small company to a workforce of nearly 200 employees and 1,000 thatch harvesters, constructing over 50,000m² of thatch roof areas per year.

Our working directors and shareholders have a combined knowledge and expertise in the thatching manufacturing field comprising of more than 150 years. The property and factories from which the business operates is owned by Fiber Roofing cc. The Fiber Roofing team has ±100 employees which consist of: directors, project engineers, technicians, general office staff and carpenters.

We supply up to 90% of all the successful thatch companies in the world. Working ethically and with integrity is absolutely fundamental to the on-going success of our business. Without our global distributors our company simply wouldn’t have grown the way it has.


Here at Fiber Thatch our vision is to remain one of the global leaders in the synthetic thatch industry. We plan on striving to achieve new hights with our amazing products as well as our overall global awareness. We continue to make a large impact in the hospitality industry as well as growing our distributor family. We pride ourselves on manufacturing great quality products to our client’s specification and doing our part as a local South African Company.


At Fiber Thatch we pride ourselves on providing outstanding customer service with the best quality products to match. Fiber Thatch also undertakes turnkey projects for the refurbishment of the world’s top resort destinations. We continue to grow as a company, keeping our end vision as the target.

Core Values

  • Integrity
  • Quality
  • Reliability
  • Trust
  • Customer Service

The Management Team

Mr Jan Grobler


Jan Grobler, the founder member of Fiber Roofing is approaching the big 70. He introduced a succession plan to ensure that all the loyal distributors, customers and the staff are looked after. Jan intends to be around for many years to guide and steer Fiber Roofing to even greater heights as Chairman.

Mr Danie Vorster


Danie Vorster was appointed as a director to run the company with Mr Jan Grobler. Danie Vorster has been Jan right-hand man for more than 25 years and has been involved in the marketing, sales, manufacturing, management and also the development of every product being manufactured.

Mr David Van Staden


David van Staden has been involved behind the scenes for a number of years. He started and trained as a Quantity Surveyor. He was a senior Manager in a number of large corporate companies and worked all over the world on many different projects.