About Us

Intexma Cape cc

Kobus Bekker has taken over Intexma (Cape) CC in Cape Town as from 1 March 2009. He is a fully qualified South African Mechanical Engineer and spent several years as Plant Engineer at Consol Glass, PET Extrusion Factories and finally at a paper printing factory before joining Illies/Erex where he spent five years selling textile and plastic industrial capital equipment, before joining Intexma Cape CC approximately two years ago.

Kobus has become well-acquainted with the local clients and machinery suppliers over this time. The almost ten years co-operation between Intexma (Cape) CC in Cape Town and Texmate Textiles (Pty) Ltd in Johannesburg and Natal, will continue as in the past.

Intexma Cape has positioned itself as a specialist company in the Textile Industry over the past few years. We supply Local and International textile companies with only the best machinery and parts in order to bring you the superior quality clothing you choose to wear.

Kobus Bekker
Owner - Cape Town

Kobus is responsible for sales and support of Spinning, Weaving, Non-wovens, braiding and finishing to the Eastern and Western Cape customers. Previously Kobus worked at Ilies/Erex where he gained love and experience for the Textile industry.

Andrew Patterson
Owner - Durban

Andy was born in Oldham, England, and worked in the spinning industry in Northern England before attending Leeds University, where he graduated in 1982 with a B.Sc degree in Textile Process Engineering. He was awarded Associateship of the Textile Industry (ATI) in 1988.

Peter Grigoratos
Owner - Johannesburg

Peter studied Textiles at Leicester Polytechnic in the UK, obtaining a Higher National Diploma in Textile and Knitwear Technology. Peter has over 26 years experience in the Textile Industry. He was a founding partner and shareholder of Texmate Textiles (Pty) Ltd in September 2000.

Peter Fredericks
Spare Parts Co-ordinator

17 Years experience in the Textile Industry employed at Maxmore Knitting Mills and SANS Fibres, prior to joining Intexma-Cape end March 2008. Experience on the Lonati circular sock machines (l400 series & G-series). Peter has been married for 16 years and has two sons Kurt aged 15 and Joshua ages 12 years. His interests include fishing (but most of the time I just go feed them) and watching rugby and hiking.

Colleen Grahn
Personal Assistant to John Wood and Kobus Bekker

Colleen joined Intexma Cape in August 2007, after working for a leading Southern African textile, plastic and packaging machine agency since 1998. Colleen is married and has a young son. Besides her commitments to Urban Edge Church (Durbanville) her interests and hobbies include photography, scrapbooking, reading, spending time with family and friends and enjoys visiting the numerous attractions in the Cape on family outings and weekend getaways.

New Member
Office secretary

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Lizelle Tarboten
Personal Assistant to Andrew Patterson

Lizelle joined Texmate Textiles in April 2005 having spent 10 years in the shipping industry. With two young sons namely: Tyler - 14 years and Kyle - 9 years, Lizelle keeps herself busy all the time! Married to Paul, the family enjoy participating in outdoor activities together, such as camping, Motor-X and reading.

Nenika Nelson
Spare Parts Enquiries and Order Processing

Nenika joined Texmate Textiles in March 2010, shortly after returning home from spending 4 years in London. Recently married to Wayne the couple enjoy spending time together renovating their new home, scuba diving, camping, hiking and reading. Nenika is responsible for all customer enquiries, quotations & orders.

Claire Tickle
Financial Administrator

Claire was born in Surrey, England and emigrated to South Africa in the mid 1970's. She attended Ace Secretarial College and obtained her Diploma in Secretarial /Administration Skills. She has been in the textile industry for the past eight years, where she furthered her studies and graduated with a Higher Diploma in Purchasing Management from UNISA (with 7 distinctions) in 2003, and is presently studying for her Business Degree. Her interests are painting and ribbon work, for which she attends classes, and also cycles competitively. She serves on the Committee at a local Cycling Club.

Crystal Affat
Personal Assistant to Peter Grigoratos

Cris joined Texmate in 2007 and apart from performing general secretarial functions, also processes spare parts enquiries and orders. Cris holds a diploma in Office Administration. She has 2 children, Kiara aged 11 and Ethan aged 9. Cris enjoys swimming in her spare time.