Our team

 

 

 

 

 

Established by Peter Cherry and Andle Boonzaaier, Cherry Irrigation has been operating for over 30 years.

Peter’s son, Charles, joined the company in 1992. He is the current owner of the company and has developed the business to the point where it employs over 30 staff and boasts six technical teams.

Each member of our team complements the other and brings a wealth of skills and experience to our company.

CHARLES CHERRY
New projects

— SABI Fellow Designer —

Charles joined the company in 1992 after earning is diploma in civil engineering at Cape Town Technicon. He began managing Cherry Irrigation in 2007. He is known for his overall planning skills as well as his detailed knowledge of automation and control systems, fertigation and water treatment processes. He is a Fellow SABI (Designer) Member. He passed his SABI national exam in 2008 and was SABI President in 2014/2015.

PETER CHERRY
Designer

— SABI Fellow Designer —

Peter began working in irrigation in the 1960s and established the Cherry Irrigation in 1987. He has extensive knowledge in micro/drip design and overall farm layout and system planning and has plenty of experience in soil dam design. Peter is one of the founder members of SABI and is a life-long Fellow (Designer) member due to his service to the industry. He was one of the first to write the SABI national exam.

ANDLE BOONZAAIER
Designer

— SABI Fellow Designer —

Andle began his career in irrigation in 1982 and, together with Peter, founded Cherry Irrigation. He is meticulous in his work, is a SABI Fellow (Designer) and has design hundreds of hectares of drip/micro irrigation systems in his career to date.

HILGARD ROSSOUW
Designer

— SABI Member (Agriculture) —

Hilgard has a diploma in mechanical engineering from PE Technicon. He’s an excellent designer with a thorough knowledge of all aspects of design. He is also a SABI Member.

LOU-ANN LAUWRENS
General Manager

Lou-Ann has a vast amount of corporate experience and keeps our whole operation running smoothly. Her organisational skills are second to none and she is brilliant at maintaining client relationships as well as managing staff.

CRAIG ORCHARD
Designer

— SABI Member (Agriculture) —

With a wealth of experience managing irrigation projects in Zambia, Craig relocated from Durban to come and work with us. He has a Masters of Science in Hydrology.

JACQUES SMITH
Irrigation Designer

Since graduating from Cape Peninsula University of Technology, Jacques has been honing his draughtsmanship and designing skills working in the irrigation industry. He excels in designing using Modelmaker and AutoCAD software. He loves getting out on site and working alongside our clients to thoroughly understand their needs so that he can deliver a design that perfectly suits their requirements. His impressive organisational skills ensure that he thrives working under pressure.

HEINO MALAN
Technical Manager

After earning his diploma in Agriculture from Grootfontein Agricultural College, Heino spent a number of years working as a Substrate Irrigation Manager for a berry farm in the UK. Since returning to South Africa, he has worked his way up through the industry and has come to us after working as a Group Irrigation Specialist for a leading South African berry farm. Heino has a detailed knowledge of all aspects of the growing process from consulting through to installations, propagation and maintenance.

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ADDRESS
Worcester Street, Grabouw,
Western Cape, South Africa, 7160

CONTACT
(+27) 21 859 4246
info@cherryirrigation.co.za
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