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After 64 years the management team of CYMOT decided to give the CYMOT logo a new, fresh and dynamic image. Whilst maintaining the corporate identity, the colouring of the letters was changed from black to a three dimensional chrome finish, resembling CYMOT’s direct link to the automotive parts business. The orange flying C’s were enhanced to also provide a more three dimensional modern look.

After Sixty FOUR Years

Celebrating the 64th Anniversary of CYMOT and the brand in Namibia, management also decided to include the registered trade mark logo and the lettering “SINCE 1948” with the CYMOT logo. Significant emphasis has been placed during the last number of years on succession planning and manpower development. Below you will find a chronological summary of some of the milestones achieved in CYMOT’s history:

History Countdown

1948
  • Started trading in Windhoek as branch of South African Company with Head Office in Cape Town
1949
  • First official branch in Stübel Street
1958
  • Move to Curt von Francois Street
1968
  • Move to new premises in Tal Street
1969
  • Claus Theissen joined as Assistant Manager
1976
  • Opened Swakopmund branch
1979
  • Opened Tsumeb branch
1981
  • Move to new premises in Tsumeb
  • Opened first automotive self service in Windhoek under name of ‘Autotique’
1984
  • Opened Walvis Bay branch
  • Opened Industrial & Mining branch in Garten Street, Windhoek
1986
  • Joined NAPA / MIDAS
1990
  • Opened ‘Tommies Midas’ in Oshakati in joint venture
  • Namibia Independence
1992
  • Opened Rehoboth branch
1993
  • Opened Rundu branch
1994
  • Opened Oshakati branch
  • Opened Central Warehouse in Northern Industrial Area, Windhoek
  • Closed Rehoboth branch
1997
  • Opened Greensport branch in Cape Town
1998
  • 50 Year Celebration
  • Skylink to Municipal Parkade in Windhoek CBD
1999
  • Opened branch in Lüderitz
  • Opened Self-service Supermarket in Tsumeb branch
2000
  • Opened 4x4 Offroad Centre at Central Warehouse premises
  • Closed Greensport branch in Cape Town
2001
  • Extension to Rundu branch
  • New Trade Counter at Central Warehouse
  • Facelift to Tal Street branch
  • Move to premises in Lüderitz’s Nachtigal Street
  • Axel Theissen appointed as Managing Director
2002
  • Revamp Oshakati and Swakopmund Warehouses
2003
  • Opened new 4x4 Offroad Centre, Workshop and HR premises at Central Warehouse
2004
  • Hansa ERP system implementation
  • Launch of Namsafe brand
  • Opened Rosh Pinah branch
  • Opened Katutura branch
2006
  • Concluded BEE deal with Stimulus
  • Opened Otjiwarongo branch
2007
  • Just Enough stock optimization software implemented
2008
  • Launch of Colour Perfect brand
  • Opened Import warehouse in Walvis Bay
  • Opening of new Walvis Bay Branch
  • 60th Anniversary celebrations
  • Opened Rosh Pinah self-service supermarket
2009
  • Swakopmund supermarket extended
  • Tal Street Greensport new showroom
2010
  • New Greensport Camping & Outdoor product catalogue launched in English & Portuguese
  • Opened CYMOT branch in Lobito / Angola
  • New Tal Street premises operational by August
  • Greensport 4x4 Offroad Centre moved to Windhoek CBD premises
  • Greensport online catalogue launched
  • Greensport Cape Town branch opened September
2011
  • Hansa Version upgrade to Version 6.3
2012
  • Lobito (Angola) retail branch opened
  • Service Centre in Walvis Bay opened
  • Swakopmund supermarket revamp
  • Central Warehouse premises doubled up
2014
  • Opened CYMOT branch in Keetmanshoop
2015
  • CYMOT Tsumemb branch revamped
  • Opened CYMOT branch Northern Industrial
2016
  • Implementation of SAGE X3 ERP system
   
   

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