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About PLANX

PLANX_Staff_02.jpg PLANX is a South African manufacturer of a range of wooden educational toys, including our award-winning flagship product called "Planx" which is an all wood building block.  All our products are hand-made in the Western Cape in South Africa from high quality, sustainable South African pine.  Our coloured blocks are dyed with water-based non-toxic wood dyes and the varnish used on the plain items is also a water-based non-toxic varnish.  This ensures that all products are safe for children.

Our products are designed to improve hand-eye co-ordination, dexterity and reasoning skills and to promote creative play.  The range of products is suitable for children from age 3 to 103! They stimulate the mind and foster a mind-set of discovery.  They are also a very useful tool within the educational environment.

All the Planx building sets come with instructions to help get children started and to suggest some design ideas. Parents can also get involved!  The Planx building blocks have won several awards including a UK Gold award for Construction Toys, a pre-school Certificate of Excellent and a Start Right Gold Award. PLANX was also nominated in the Cape Talk Radio Small Business Awards and recently we were a featured finalist in the FAIRLADY magazine 2012 Consumer Awards.  The company has also been awarded an Innovation Award by the Helderberg Chamber of Commerce.

The company employs permanent staff from groups designated as previously disadvantaged.  We have also supported local creches and schools as part of our outreach programme.  We supply many independent quality retailers and we are proud to supply a number of educational establishments. Non standard or custom made items can sometimes be manufactured upon request.

We are constantly adding to and developing our range of products. Let us know if we can help you - we can happily post or email our catalogue to you.  All consignments are delivered by courier and we pride ourselves on our excellent customer service.