Argent Industrial celebrates 20 Years since listing on the JSE

Johannesburg, 24 November 2014. Today Argent Industrial celebrated 20 years since listing on the JSE at a market open event held at the exchange. Argent originally listed on 24 November 1994 as Scharrig Industrial Holdings and changed its name to Argent Industrial Limited in 1999.

Argent began its life as a property holding company with additional steel and engineering operations. Among them was New Joules Engineering which moved to the United States and acquired a number of subsidiaries over the next twenty years. Today Argent has 26 subsidiaries operating throughout South Africa, the United States and United Kingdom with diversified manufacturing as the company's biggest activity.

​The group attributes it success over the past two decades to characteristics like innovation, speed, delivery and service. "Argent has a bold approach to business and is always seeking new investments and investors. Our customers are the key to our success and so they enjoy our dedicated attention," the group said in a statement.

"The South African financial markets and economy have made huge strides over the past 20 years. The JSE is very proud to have been able to contribute to South Africa's growth and development through providing companies like Argent with a platform to raise capital," says Donna Oosthuyse: Director Capital Markets at the JSE.



The Johannesburg Stock Exchange is based in South Africa where it has operated as a market place for the trading of financial products for 125 years. It connects buyers and sellers in equity, derivative and debt markets. The JSE is one of the top 20 exchanges in the world in terms of market capitalisation and is a member of the World Federation of Exchanges (WFE). The JSE offers a fully electronic, efficient, secure market with world class regulation, trading and clearing systems, settlement assurance and risk management.

Issued by:

Mari Blumenthal
H+K Strategies South Africa
Tel: +27 11 463 2198

JSE contact:

Zeona Jacobs
Director: Marketing and Corporate Affairs
JSE Limited