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History

The company was born in Cape Town out of very humble beginnings early in 2000 by servicing many domestic gardens and operating as a Sole Proprietor. Due to growth and expansion we had to change to a different legal entity hence Cocopan Pty Ltd was formed, with a permanent staff compliment of 20 employees and a further 25 contract workers we have evolved into a key role player within the industry.

 

Key Staff Members:

Founders:

Elizabeth and Andrew Engel are the founding members of the Company, after many years in the corporate environment they decided to pursue a lifelong dream of owning and operating a business within the Green Industry, hence The Company was born. As founding members they are still very active in the day to day running.

 

Operations & Sales Manager:

Paul Nathan joined in 2010 after the first major tender was awarded to Cocopan. He has accumulated over 20 years in managing the various aspects of business operations.

 

Project Manager:

Gareth Brown joined in November 2013 after growth and expansion, and has over 15 year experience in project management.

 

Horticulturist:

Joseph Kanyayi joined in October 2013 after our previous horticulturist left, having graduated in 2005 he has gained over 9 years’ experience in various aspects of the business.

 

Company Vision and Mission:

  • To become an Employer of Choice and to be admired amongst our peers.
  • To empower our crew and encourage growth and opportunity.
  • To ensure we offer our customers exceptional service.
  • To employ people from impoverished communities to assist with poverty eradication.
  • To beautify and clean our environment.

To encourage the use of organic products and consistently adapt to a changing environment.