Truco manufactures a comprehensive range of rubber products for mining, marine and general industries.
As a leading manufacturer of high quality rubber products, our extensive network of branches in Africa, allows for the distribution of our rubber products throughout the African continent.
Truco's range of rubber products includes:
For a full list of our product range, view the Product Overview
Truco, with two offices based in Crown Mines, and Chamdor in Johannesburg has expanded its reach since its inception, with subsidiaries in Cape Town - Table Bay Rubber Company (TBRC), and in KwaZulu Natal - Truco KZN.
The Truco Marine Division - operating through TBRC and Truco KZN - offers quayside harbour fenders, mooring systems and fenders for tugboats. Additionally, it is also an agent for Trelleborg Marine Systems, supplying ship and harbour wall fenders that meet international standards.
Truco was established in 1892 by William Anderson, a Scottish immigrant, as the result of his acquisition of a small rubber goods company. By capitalising on the evolution of the mining industry and becoming a representative of the Electric Hose and Rubber Company of America, Truco created a legacy of continued growth and development.
The company diversified its product range, from the initial focus on raincoats, to ultimately include small and large bore rubber abrasion-resistant hoses, PVC hoses and hose fittings, rubber mouldings and extrusions, rubber sheeting and lining material, ship and harbour wall fenders and a wide range of adhesives for bonding industrial rubber products.
Truco recently entered into the conveyor belt market and offers a range of textile and steel cord belting solutions to a number of industries. The company prides itself on its attention to innovation, an aspect evident in the development and manufacture of its own conveyor belt slitting machine designed to eliminate waste and improve delivery times.
In 1908 William Anderson's oldest son, John, took over the helm of Truco. His son, J. Roy, succeeded him and remained managing director until his death in the 1980s. Present Chairman Mike Anderson is the nephew of J.Roy Anderson and has been with Truco since the 1960s.