About Tarps and Canvas

About Us

Tarpaulin & Canvas (aka Tarps & Canvas), established in 1994, has acquired a reputation as the Eastern Cape's leading manufacturer of custom-made PVC and Canvas goods.

Originally from Pretoria, owner Clayton Heyns, along with his wife, Katy, has made significant inroads into the PVC and Canvas markets and the couple are dedicated to building up a strong and healthy business. Seventeen years after purchasing the business, this is still the case. Both remain intimately involved and operate the business from their own 2000sqm factory in Braelyn, East London.

Not only does Mr. Heyns service the high demand PVC and canvas goods market, but he has also designed, tested and patented South Africa's first Ultimate Anti-theft cargo system... read more about Secureshock from the Home Page.

"At Tarpaulin & Canvas we pride ourselves on quality products and service excellence. We have a fleet of vehicles standing ready to carry out installations and on-site repairs. We are able to custom-make anything from a tension curtain or boat cover to roll-up blinds or chicken/pig house curtains. The business is ever-changing to accommodate the demand for the numerous items manufactured from PVC and canvas. This is what inspired me to design the Secureshock... a product to meet the requirements of truck owners in preventing the ever-increasing problem of cargo theft," says Clayton Heyns.

The following companies are dealt with on a daily basis:

  • South African Breweries - Eastern Cape (East London, Port Elizabeth, Mthatha, Knysna, Queenstown)
  • Megamor Express
  • Kempston Truck Hire
  • Grindrod Logistics
  • Buffalo City Metro
  • Daimler Chrysler South Africa
  • Distell Ltd
  • Holcim South Africa
  • Pioneer Foods

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