The company was founded in
1980 by John Poole as Poole Engineering Products (Pty)
Ltd, with two principle agencies. These agencies are
still held today and are Anderson electrical connectors
(USA) and Elfab bursting discs and explosion panels
In 1986 the company
acquired the Starrett Tools and Blading agency and
the name was changed to Alexander and Poole to
recognise a partnership with Fraser Alexander,
previously Managing Director of Starrett South Africa.
In 1997 Alexander left the company and in 2000 the
Starrett agency and all related staff and assets were
transferred to another group company, First Cut (Pty)
Alexander and Poole also
trades in valves as an adjunct to bursting discs and
currently represents the Weptec knife gate valve.
The company is located in
Germiston and has a total staff count of five.