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A short overview of Welfit Oddy's history

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1894

Brothers Welfit Oddy and John Holmes Oddy form a partnership trading under the name “Welfit Oddy” as farriers / wagon builders in Port Elizabeth.

1926

Welfit Oddy starts to manufacture vehicle bodies for the Ford Motor Company.

1936

Formation of the private company “Welfit Oddy (Pty) Limited”.

1952

Opening of a new plant in Paterson Road, Port Elizabeth.

1982

Opening of the current plant at Perseverance, Port Elizabeth.

1986

The first Tank Container is manufactured.

2000

Burg Industries B.V. take over the majority shareholding of Welfit Oddy.

2007

Buhold Industries B.V. is established as the majority shareholding company of Welfit Oddy, as the non-Intermodal divisions of Burg Industries are sold off and still trade under the name of Burg.
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Welfit Oddy (Pty) Ltd.
Kurland Road
Perseverance
Port Elizabeth 6001
South Africa

Phone:  +27 41 404 6600
Fax:  +27 41 463 1326

Registration No: 1936/008806/07
VAT: 4870101948