About us

SafetyGrip is a South African based company that retails in all segments of the tyre industry. 

We provide friendly and professional service aiming to be the best. We sell high quality products and offer competitive pricing in the tyre market, focusing on selling prodigious service, knowledge and expertise.

Our daily goal is not only to be better than the rest but to be better than the day before.

We provide the industry with a vast range of tyres. Virtually all brands for passenger, light truck, truck tyres as well as agricultural, industrial and earthmover tyres.

SafetyGrip was one of the first Michelin truck centres in South Africa.

Our service further expands to retreading (Leadertread & Recamic) and salvaging of casings. Vulcanise repairs as well as supplying of rims, accessories and consumables.

Our state-of-the-art drive-in truck shop offers brake test, alignment, suspension test, battery test and charging, aircon refilling, fitting and balancing of all tyres.

One of the services SafetyGrip offers is on route truck breakdown services for our truck customers.

We offer an array of products ranging from the best known brands to our import products to provide you, our customer, with options that are best-suited to your needs.

Our Import brands are currently: Hifly truck tyres, Cachland passenger tyres, Alwaysrun agricultural tyres, industrial and bias earthmover Sailun OTR tyres.

SafetyGrip has warehouses in Gauteng (Head office), KwaZulu Natal ,Western Cape, Eastern Cape and Zimbabwe.

We run a Wholesale, Retail and Exports department to suit all our customer tyre, rim and accessory needs.


You were born to be the best…but to be the best; you must plan, prepare and expect to be the best.

Mission Statement: 

To be the best in what we do, we generate an experience of quality service and products for which the client returns time and time again.

Core Values:

 • Professionalism: We hold ourselves accountable as professionals at all times.

 • Trust is built every day by doing what we say we will do.

 • Teamwork, we rely on each other for our mutual success.

 • Integrity, we conduct ourselves with the highest of standards.

 • Commitment, we take personal responsibility for excellence and quality in everything we do.

 • Respect, we recognise the value of customers, business partners, and fellow team members.

SafetyGrip History

SafetyGrip is a family business founded by Sakkie Venter in June 1997. As most would say a legend in the tyre industry. He started the company as a one-man show; operating from his home with only two employees besides himself. The company had one compressor, two vehicles and three employees. Sakkie Venter was the sales representative, Marks Moruapheko a tyre fitter/driver and Adri Venter dealing with all administration and accounts aspects of the business.

In 2001 their youngest son, Juan Venter, matriculated and joined the company working as a driver and fitter. In 2003 the company was reregistered under Juan’s name and moved to new premises. During the following two years, the company underwent a severe re-structural process, implementing new systems and ways of thinking.

With Juan in charge of management, the company experienced steady, sustainable growth. Certainty for the future of the company was achieved. By the end of 2008, the company had grown from its original three employees and two vehicles to almost thirty employees and eight vehicles. In 2009, the company relocated to bigger premises in Kya Sands. Since that time, the company has continued to grow at an exponential rate in all aspects of the business.