Company Profile


Orkin began operating in 1980, in Harfield Village, Cape Town. The founders, brothers Sam and Jack Zinn, both experts in both Pest and Wood borer control, also had years of management experience in international corporate Pest Control business.

Sam's son Jeremy, joined Orkin in 1985; and, by setting high standards, Orkin quickly became one of the leading and most reputable firms in the Cape, and has since expanded its area of operations to Gauteng and Kwa-Zulu Natal, as well as conducting regular contract services to clients in all major centres of the Republic.

The Zinns brought about many improvements to the pest management industry in South Africa, working on national executive committees in the South African Pest Control Association.

Today, an equal opportunity company, Orkin has Jeremy, as Managing Director, with Zulfah Sulaiman, as Director of Administration, finances and Human Resources manager, who now also heads up the Head office operations. The company has a committed and excellent operational team, with Keith Morck as National Sales Manager.

Technical and service divisions are led by senior technicians Andrew Becker and Craig Wilson, who are skilled in HACCP, pest control and fumigation.

A dedicated quality assurance team ensures that Orkin's service technicians receive regular training, as well as providing on site quality audit inspections and liaising with customers. This ensures compliance of the high standards required by HACCP and the food safety environment.

The Orkin management team are dedicated to keeping strong relationships with our customers, the pursuit and implementation of new trends in hygiene and pest management technologies, and continuous internal staff training.

We believe the priority is to both maintain and improve Orkin's capacity to provide innovative, economical and quality driven approaches to Pest and Hygiene management which is why we are committed to Orkin’s mission statement being:
  • Integrity
  • Teamwork
  • Total Customer Satisfaction