MILESTONES

01

1967

Nilfisk (SA) Pty) Ltd
Silkfin Industrial was established in 1967 under the registered name Nilfisk (SA) (Pty) Ltd and was initially involved in sales and distribution of Nilfisk vacuum cleaners imported from Denmark.

02

1972

Locally manufactured Nilfisk vacuum cleaner
After a few years in trade, a manufacturing division was setup to manufacture a range of commercial vacuum cleaners for sale in South Africa.

03

1981

Fully locally manufactured vacuum cleaner (GS80 & GSA) manufactured under the Silkfin banner.

04

1995

Small Scale manufacture of foldaway washlines
In 1995 a small manufacturing arm was started within the company to manufacture a foldaway washline.

05

2000

Silkfin Industrial (Pty) Ltd
The company name was changed from Nilfisk (SA) (Pty) Ltd to Silkfin Industrial (Pty) Ltd.

06

2003

Foxy Foldaway
Foxy Foldaway “Washlines” trademark registered.

07

2005

Foxy Foldaway Washlines
Launch of the Foxy 75 FW & Foxy 120 FW foldaway washline range.

08

2013

Launch of the Foxy 75 CH range.

09

2020

Foldaway Washline range expanded to include the Foxy 60 FW & Foxy 100 FW

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