About Us

Our Company and our Team

The world in our hands

Multichem frees up your resources to help you focus on your core business, and move away from the time-consuming process of sourcing chemicals and vetting manufacturers.

Work with us to bolster your procurement efficacy.

Since our foundation in 1990 the Multichem group has developed an efficient and extensive international network aimed at sourcing speciality chemicals and additives for the pharmaceutical, flavour & fragrance, and chemical manufacturing sectors.

Operating on a global scale, we have received recognition from many major chemical companies for our attention to detail, our highly specialised services, and reliability in providing speedy and competitive quotations from quality-audited sources.

Whilst emphasis on growth from our traditional markets will remain of high importance to us, it is also our intention to identify additional opportunities for expansion by focusing on compatible new markets. It is our objective to nurture our business by adhering to the highest standard of ethics in our client dealings whilst continuing to offer superlative levels of professional service.

Attaining these levels of professional service is contingent upon a number of factors:

  • Honest and open business relationships with both our clients and our suppliers.
  • Qualified staff liaising on a one-on-one basis with our client’s technical personnel.
  • Rigorous examination of suppliers’ quality protocols, and adherence to specification requirements.
  • An internal corporate structure that allows our staff the opportunity for personal growth and development, and a measure of freedom to develop individual creativity.
  • A comprehensive understanding of health and safety, legal, and ethical responsibilities.

Offering extensive expertise in shipment of hazardous and non-hazardous chemicals. We can facilitate forwarding and clearing of both airfreight and seafreight consignments, warehousing and distribution.

Meet the Team

Natalie Gerhardt

Managing Director

A Rhodes University Honours graduate in Biochemistry with more than 12 years expansive knowledge in most chemical disciplines. Natalie assumed the mantle of Managing Director in 2016.

Les Williamson

Technical Director

Les has a wealth of knowledge in application technology and more than 45 years senior management experience to the Southern African chemical sector.

Jenny Williamson

Financial Director

Jenny is responsible for the Multichem Group financial function – a position she has held for over 30 years.

Jean-Pierre Gerhardt

Sales and Product Development Consultant

With 24 years of marketing experience focusing mainly in the food sector, Jean-Pierre is a highly respected authority in his field.

Soami Bekker

Administration Manager

Leading up our front line staff, Soami has been with us more than 14 years is key in managing all day to day administrative functions. She is a cornerstone of our business.

Tillie Grundling

Administration Assistant

With 13 years service, Tillie has significant experience in the chemical sourcing field, and is a loyal and invaluable asset to our organisation.

Lezaan Jansen van Vuuren

Data Capturer / Office Admininstration

Lezaan joined Multichem in 2017 as an office intern . She is now responsible for data capture and the integrity of our data resources.

Siphosakhe Quality Nobeduve

Warehouse and Logistics Administrator

Quality has been overseeing goods receiving and dispatch since 2017. He has developed his skills in this period, becoming a valuable team member.