About Evolution Group

ABOUT US

THE EVOLUTION GROUP

With a combined experience of over 90 years, the group’s management is well-equipped to grow the business globally.  Not only does the management have experience in key emerging markets like Africa and Latin America, but has also been successfully conducting business in China since 1993. On the ground, a motivated and dedicated team of product sales managers, warehouse, logistic and assembly line staff ensure assembled products are of top quality and orders reach retailers on time.

OUR PEOPLE

  • Marc Ackermann
    Marc Ackermann Group CEO

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Cycling and travelling to cool places.

  • Sean Roberts
    Sean Roberts Group CFO

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Road tripping with my wife and kids.

  • Neelan Rao
    Neelan Rao Group Operations Manager

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Out swimming.

  • Dave Shemmeld
    Dave Shemmeld Senior Product Manager – Cycling

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Riding my bike.

  • Candice Ackermann
    Candice Ackermann Group Human Resources

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Travelling the world with my husband and our boys, eating, drinking, training, exploring and celebrating life.

  • Jordan Perkins
    Jordan Perkins Product and Sales Manager – Wheeled Sport, Seasonal Sport and International

    If I wasn’t here, I would be:  Flying an airplane.

  • Tasneem Guruppa
    Tasneem Guruppa Group Shipping Manager

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Spending time with my kids.

  • Tracie Robertson
    Tracie Robertson Senior Product and Sales Manager – Housewares, Toys, Luggage and Baby

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: In Monaco working as a pit crew member for F1 McClaren team.

  • Dilana Groenewald
    Dilana Groenewald Product and Sales Manager – Baby And Toys

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Travelling with my daughter.

  • Lucille Dirker
    Lucille Dirker Product and Sales Manager – Hardware and Appliances

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Travelling to beautiful sites and playing with my dog on the beach.

  • Nicki van Aardt
    Nicki van Aardt Senior Product and Sales Manager

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Planning a party somewhere while running after my hooligans.

  • Pooven Naidoo
    Pooven Naidoo Sales Manager - Africa & IFD South Africa

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Travelling with my wife and kids.

  • Enos Molepo
    Enos Molepo Outbound Logistics Controller

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Farming.

  • Ismaeel Hassen
    Ismaeel Hassen Financial Accountant

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Travelling the world, one continent at a time.

  • Kubashnee Shunmugam
    Kubashnee Shunmugam Head of Creative and Design

    If I wasn’t here, I would be:  On my couch watching a new episode of American Horror Story.

  • Leonard Rabyanyana
    Leonard Rabyanyana Group Driver

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Playing soccer.

  • Marinda Janse van Rensburg
    Marinda Janse van Rensburg Social Media and Digital Marketer

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Travelling.

  • Nafisa Majam
    Nafisa Majam Credit Controller

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Spending quiet time with my son.

  • Prince Ndimande
    Prince Ndimande Group Operations

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Playing soccer.

  • Shukrie Veldsman
    Shukrie Veldsman Shipping Administrator

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Sitting on a beach in Jamaica.

  • Walter Kgosana
    Walter Kgosana Orders Administrator

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Watching soccer.

  • Jarred Smith
    Jarred Smith IBD Sales and Technical Support

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Cycling and playing soccer.

  • Nicole Pereira
    Nicole Pereira Senior Financial Assistant

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: In Paris with my husband and daughter.

  • Kyle Oeschger
    Kyle Oeschger Graphic Designer and Digital Marketer

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Cracking a cold one with the boys…

  • Skhosiphi Mgobozi
    Skhosiphi Mgobozi Shipping Co-ordinator

    If I wasn’t here, I would be:  Coaching kids with soccer.

  • Simon Nkosana Kamhaka
    Simon Nkosana Kamhaka SERVICE CENTRE

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: Coaching high school basketball.

  • Nicholas Rowe
    Nicholas Rowe Financial Accountant

    If I wasn’t here, I would be: On the golf course in Plett.

COMPANY HISTORY

Evolution Group has seen significant growth since operations began in 2005.

  • 2005

    EVOLUTION HOLDINGS FORMED - A retail business focused on private label

  • 2005

    NUMBER OF PRIVATE LABEL CATEGORIES INCREASED - From 1-4 Trade into Africa via Dubai

  • 2008

    BUSINESS MODEL CHANGES FROM PRIVATE LABEL TO BRAND DISTRIBUTION - Major deals secured (E.g. Mattel - Barbie & Hot Wheels)

  • 2011

    ACQUISITION OF EMOTION CYCLING - To form Evolution Group (ECG)

  • 2011

    ACQUISITION OF AFRICA'S LARGEST AND WORLD'S OLDEST CYCLING BRANDS: Raleigh Africa

  • 2013

    EVOLUTION CHINA OFFICES OPENED DECEMBER - More licenses secured: NBA

  • 2014

    TOY DIVISION IS LAUNCHED

  • 2014

    EVOLUTION EXPANDS INTERNATIONALLY

  • 2015

    OFFICE FURNITURE AND PATIO IS LAUNCHED

  • 2016

    EVOLUTION LAUNCHES its Flooring, Baby & Luggage division and expands into further international markets

  • 2017

    LAUNCHES LED LIGHTING DIVISION

  • 2018

    LAUNCHES TROJAN HEALTH EQUIPMENT (Africa's largest home fitness brand)

  • 2019

    DISCOVERY ADVENTURES OUTDOOR AND ANIMAL PLANET LAUNCHES

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