Canopies (Beekman) – QUALITY FIBREGLASS CANOPIES THAT OFFER STYLE, STRENGTH AND DURABILITY.
Therefore Beekman offers a comprehensive range of bakkie canopies for most makes of vehicles.
With products for leisure, commercial and industrial applications.
Beekman’s superior quality canopy, services and products are designed with the strength, durability and design features catered for all markets.
Beekman is the only locally manufactured fibreglass canopy with ISO 9001 Accreditation for strict design and manufacturing quality standards.
It means a Beekman bakkie canopy is built better, lasts longer and is made to suit your needs.
FAMILY RUN. FAMILY FIRST.
To begin with since our humble beginnings in 1972 as a small family–owned business in Krugersdorp.
Beekman has steadily grown to become the leading fibreglass bakkie canopy manufacturer across Southern Africa.
We have well over 60 fitment centres across Southern Africa and export operations throughout the continent.
In 2006, Beekman was bought by Imperial Automotive Retail.
A venture that allowed us to adopt a more formal corporate structure and assisted us to continue rapidly growing the business.
Whilst focusing on offering the best products and services.
Therefore to the highest level of customer satisfaction.
Beekman is the only South African canopy manufacturer with ISO 9001 accreditation.
Which means that our customers are assured of the highest product quality.
Also consistency when purchasing one of our more than 145 canopy products.
Beekman is registered with and is also an approved canopy supplier to all the major vehicle manufacturers in South Africa.
Including Toyota, Ford, Nissan and GMSA.
Want to know how the Beekman brand was born?
THE HISTORY OF BEEKMAN
At Beekman was born in Holland in 1913.
Showing an interest in handywork from a very young age.
He successfully completed his “timmerman” (carpenter) trade in 1928 at De Ambachtschool, Rotterdam.
At made a career out of the design and manufacturing of boats and caravans.
He started working at Jurgens Caravans shortly after immigrating to South Africa in 1954.
And later worked for Mercury Outboard Motors.
When working at Mercury he was requested to design and build a fibreglass canopy.
Something that he later decided he would produce and sell himself.
Production of the first fibreglass canopy started in 1971 in At Beekman’s garage for a Toyota MKI.
A vehicle that he borrowed from a friend.
After completion of the canopy.
At placed it on the sidewalk outside his house and sold it quite quickly.
He then started work on his second canopy.
Which was for a Toyota Corona MKII, which was sold in the same way.
Soon he was forbidden from selling the canopies on the sidewalk.
And thus premises were rented in Boltonia, Krugersdorp West.
Where the business quickly started to grow.