Every parasol tells a collection of stories. When our story ends your story begins
The precious materials that went into making it.
The committed people who made it.
The authentic brands that left their mark on it.
You who nestles under it.
Tradewinds has become family as they always have your back when things heat up at Kloovenburg Wine Estate. We will always use their products because it is durable and strong.
Zuleiga is a burst of energy, and her infectious laughter fills the room. A 25-year career at Tradewinds makes her the one of the grande dames of the company.
Starting out as a cleaner, a job she got through a recommendation from her cousin, she quickly worked her way to the machinist position. Once her keen sense of organisation was recognized she moved to the Stores division. From there she moved to the CMT (Cut Make & Trim) department and quickly became the head cutter. Today, she is proudly the Team leader for the CMT department.
“When I started at Tradewinds we were about 60 staff. The company grew each year from strength to strength and we are now about 126 staff. That has always been nice to see, how well we are doing as a company and being able to offer jobs to more people.”
Despite the recent pandemic she always focusses on the positive: “When covid started, we had a sale – and whenever we were not busy, we would put the Jerusalema song on and dance – that was fun! We still put it on sometimes and have a good time.”
Her absolute best part of the job though is spending time with her sister, who also works at Tradewinds: ‘Being able to work with my sister for 25 years has been awesome – That is a best highlight for me.”
Kloovenburg Wine Estate
Tradewinds has become family as they always have your back when things heat up at our estate. We will always use their products because it is durable and strong. When we have a problem with an umbrella, you always get parts delivered on time. Sometimes we send the umbrellas to the factory and with no questions Tradewinds will fix and repair it for you.
Every day at lunch time the Kloovenburg office workers get together to sit in the shade of the umbrellas and sometimes I say: “If these umbrellas had ears it would write a book!” The stories we share, the laughs and the tears all happen under the Tradewinds Parasols. It is always a safe haven come rain or shine. Just relax under the shade, Tradewinds will always have you covered.
Having worked alongside Tradewinds since 2017, I have repeated, positive experiences with the Tradewind’s team from their warm, engaging reception at the front door, through innovative production discussions, sales and after sales service.
The quality of the Tradewinds Umbrella System and Shade is not only functionally excellent, but also aesthetically crafted to offer impeccable style. I am always impressed with their timeous and professional client service. I would highly recommend this brand to the discerning consumer looking for quality outdoor accessories.
WAZ Outdoor – Director
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