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J.J. Maritz and Son was founded by J.J. Maritz in 1946 when Mr. J.J. Maritz started his company with one Dodge truck. The scope of the company operations was site clearing, furniture transport, buy and sell of sand, stone and cement and even transporting passengers to church meetings.
Mr. J.H.G. Maritz (current owner) joined his father's company in 1964 as a truck driver. From 1964 the company's main trade was buy and resale of aggregate and sand to the building industry, materials where often loaded by rail and transported and distributed by truck.
In 1979 Mr. J.H.G. Maritz discovered River Sand on the farm Witfontein whilst loading Building Sand. Mr. Maritz founded Witfontein Sandwerke on the current Kempton Park premises in 1979. The total trucks in the company two. This was the birth of the current company and mining operations are still continuing on the same site.
Jannie Maritz jnr. officially joined J.J. Maritz en Seun in 2006, J.J. Maritz & Seun is currently managed and owned by Mr. J.H.G. Maritz snr. and assisted by Mrs. Maritz, Adele Fourie, Minette Du Preez and Jannie Maritz jnr. We, at J.J. Maritz & Seun believe in personal service, commitment and a hands-on approach. We believe in family values, and many of our clients have become our friends over the years. The continued legacy of J.J. Maritz is of importance to us.
During 2012 the decision was made to unbundle J.J. Maritz & Seun (Pty) into: J.J. Maritz & Seun Mining (Pty) Ltd and J.J. Maritz Logistics (Pty) Ltd.
We would like to thank all our clients for your patronage over the years, and look forward to be of assistance in future.