We know it takes people with different ideas, strengths, interests, and cultural backgrounds to make our company succeed. We encourage healthy debate and differences of opinion.
We are honest, open, ethical, and fair. People trust us to adhere to our word. Our 124 years in business is testament to this.
Established in 1896 in Barberton by Alfred Jackaman as A. Jackaman & Sons, Rudamans has a history stretching back over 100 years.
Originally conceived as a small shop aimed at servicing the mining industry, the company thrived under the leadership of Alfred Jackaman for 29 years.
In 1970 the company, once again, moved down the line of successorship to his grandson, Terry. Terry successfully ran the company for four years until fate stepped in and changed circumstances.
In 1980 the store was gutted by fire. A near fatal blow for the company. Terry approached David Rudge with a partnership deal. Combining their surnames the name Rudamans was conceived. Out of the ashes a new force to be reckoned with was born.
During this 14 years expansion plans were put into place and, in partnership with his brother-in-law Roy Guthrie, in 1985 opened Rudamans Nelspruit.
In 1998 Terry finally put down the leadership banner deciding it was time to pass on the flame.
Having joined the company in 1990, Terry's son, Wayne, took up the yoke of leadership, carrying on the Jackaman tradition.
After investing in Rudamans Nelspruit they successfully turned the company into a business synonymous with excellent service.
In October 2016, Rudamans made the big move, after months of planning and development, we relocated our premises to our own building at 4 Tranquil Flow Street in Riverside Park.
“We had out-grown our premises in Plankie Street,” said Wayne, “it was becoming more and more difficult to manage the various brands and services while in separate buildings. Our customers were moving between buildings to interact with the different departments. This was wasting their time, and ultimately, we were worried it would impact on our service.
Moving to one building has allowed Rudamans to deliver better services to our customers without the hassle.”
Throughout its history the family's philosophy of excellent service and attention to our client's needs has earned us a reputation for outstanding product knowledge and a caring attitude to whom we regard as family: OUR CLIENT
Rudamans started servicing the Hoedspruit area in 1991. The first chainsaw was sold to Johan Roode of Kapama.
We have serviced the Hoedspruit area ever since and the decision was made to build our own facility in early 2017. We moved into the new premises in September 2018.
With this new facility we can provide a wide range of products and provide a better service to our clients.
Rudamans is the largest accredited dealer for Husqvarna in South Africa. Rudamans is also an accredited Case, Jacto, Yamaha, Echo, Hustler, Shindaiwa, Hoffman, Professional, Tandem and Moncheiro dealer in the Lowveld.
Having fully equipped workshops, what we sell – we service as well. Establishing strong relationships with the forestry, agriculture and gardening industries.