Germiston at a glance
Germiston has a history that lends itself to gold mining, much like other cities also based on the East Rand. The city was established in 1887 by two prospectors, John Jack and August Simmer of the well renowned Simmer and Jack gold mine. The worlds largets gold refinery, The Rand Refinery was actually establisehd in Germiston in teh early 1920's. Seventy percent of the western world passes through this refinery and has stood the test of tiem until today.
Germiston covers an area of 143 kilomteres and over 250 000 people are based here, English being the primary spoken language, followed by Afrikaans.
Germiston Lake, formerly known as Victoria lake is situated in Germiston, hosting some of the top canoeists and rowers in the country. The lake is also popular for water skiing and regattas. Rand Airport was at a time one of the busiest airports in Africa and even the southern hemisphere, it stioll operates but mainly for flying schools and loghter aircraft.
From an industrial property perspective, many industrial areas fall within the Germiston area, from the older areas more specifically aimed at manufacturing like Driehoek and Elandsfontein to the brand new logistics hubs such as Raceway Industrial Park and Gosforth Park. Popular nodes also include Meadowdale, close to the residential areas of Bedfordview and Edenvale, and the Tunney/Greenhills precinct overlooking the freeway. Soem very large businesses are located in these areas:
- Cargo Compass
- Fast 'n Furious
- Barloworld Logistics
- National Autoglass
- Aberdare Cables
- HSE Solutions
- Liquid Automation Systems
- Orion Logistics
- Value Logistics
- Gosforth Park/Raceway Industrial Park
- Imperial Logistics
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