Company Profile

Our Mission:

Supplying  innovative  building and insulation products  and  service  excellence  beyond the  expectations  of  our  customers. 

Our Vision:

Consistent with our values, Global Specialised Systems aims to develop its position as a market leader as distributor and supplier of specialized solutions to the building and insulation industries.

About us:

Global Specialised Systems (formly Insulation Converters & Distributors) was founded in 1987 in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal by Basil Hollister and his wife Glenda. The Company grew into a reputable distributor and supplier of insulation products that include a range of fiberglass / glasswool and mineral wool / rockwool products for thermal, fire and acoustic applications. Products such as “Think Pink” Aerolite are world-class in its ability to provide an efficient domestic environment.

Global Specialised Systems continued to grow as a leading supplier of innovative products into the Construction, Industrial, Petro Chemical, Power Generation, and Appliance and Air Conditioning market sectors amongst others.

Global Specialised Systems is strategically located in the Jacobs industrial area South of Durban and services the inland and coastal markets respectively as well as countries in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands.

46 people are employed in the Durban office, which includes support personnel on sales, importation, accounts, procurement, logistics, and customer relations desks.

Global Specialised Systems procures products accredited in accordance to ISO 9002 and manufactured to the Quality Assurance and Safety Management Systems and recognized international standards.

Global Specialised Systems have embraced the South African Governments Black Business Economic Empowerment (BBEE) initiative and it is compliant with the requirements set out.

More about our products:

Global supplies Energy Efficiency products and systems to develop measures to promote energy saving and to reduce the negative impact of energy use on the building environment in South Africa. We stand for promoting energy efficiency building technologies in collaboration and cooperation with our stake holders. 

Market demand has prompted diversification of our product range to include the supply and distribution of a high performance Building System Solutions for roofing and wall sheathing applications for steel and timber framed construction. 

Acknowledging the need for fast tracking solutions for housing development and more importantly energy conservation in South Africa, our business is tailored to meet the requirements associated with “systems construction”.  Evidenced through the increasingly popular steel frame building method, Global Specialised Systems is therefore positioned to offer a packaged product range from the supply of the roof, ceilings and dry walling to wall sheathing, insulation and outer cladding materials through our experience gained in the traditional timber frame construction market.

Global Specialised Systems is also strategically alligned to promoting energy efficiency amongst homeowners in KZN. As mandated by the Thermal Institute Association in SA (TIASA) the Company will continue encouraging homeowners to follow the rules of roof insulation as to conform to legislation on energy efficiency in buildings.

Base Product Range:

  • Airconditioning Insulation - Ductwrap, Sonicliner etc.
  • Industrial Mineral Wool Insulation - ULTIMATE, pipe lagging etc.
  • Fiberglass Insulation - Aerolite, Geyser blanket, pipe sections, Factorylite etc. 
  • XPS Polystyrene - Isoboard
  • Comprehensive Ceiling Grid & Cornices selection - Donn
  • EPS Polystyrene
  • Acoustic Ceiling Tiles - Donnceil, Gyprex etc.
  • Gypsum Ceiling & Partitioning Board - Rhinoboard, Rhinoplaster, studd and track
  • Bubble Foil Laminates - Aububble
  • Reflective Foil Laminates - Envirotuff, Sisalation
  • Fiber Cement - NUTEC
  • Turbine roof ventilation - Whirley Bird, Twister, Supavent
  • Other Building products - Oriented Strand Board (OSB), PVC wire, fastners
  • Other Industrial products - TP Insulation plaster, Ceramic blanket, Calcium Silicate
  • Roof Sheeting - Polycarbonate Sheeting


Key to our success is the on-going training of all staff in their respective areas of expertise. This is coupled with regular updates of the latest technical developments within our range of products and services.  Constant monitoring of the latest building and engineering materials used in conjunction with our products further ensures our ability to support customer requirements in terms of specifications and use. 

Being a member of TIASA (Thermal Insulation Association of Southern Africa) since inception and SASFA (South African Steel Frame Association) since 2007, we have full access to forums that provide us with an important conduit for the exchange of ideas, which in turn enables us to keep abreast of the latest local and international developments.

Our regular seminars keep the market informed of new and innovative products as well as updated legislation and technologies. This positions Global Specialised Systems favourably with our customer base as a world-class leader in product, service and delivery.

The company’s is proud of its responsive trip-based delivery system to service our customers effectively. Our current fleet of 6 vehicles with capacity loading between 1.5 ton and 8 ton is effectively managed and controlled by the company’s dispatch and logistics policies.

Our Values:

In association with our partners, we would like to summarize our behavior with the following six (6) keywords:

Leadership - The market leader that brings comfort, innovation and confidence

Environment - Energy saved is the cleanest energy source

Efficiency - For users, superior material performance and easy handling

Responsiveness - Responsive and dedicated people at your service

Dialogue - Seeking dialogue with the you

People - Preferred company to grow with


We are grateful to God for what he has Blessed us with and we will endevour to honor him in all that we do as a company. Thank you for your time in seeing who we are and what we are about.


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