TOP 50 - 2016


COMPANY PROFILE  (click on image to go to the website)

AfroxAfrican Oxygen Limited (Afrox) is sub-Saharan Africa’s market leader in gases and welding products. Afrox was founded in 1927, listed on the JSE in 1963, and has prospered by constantly meeting the needs of customers and developing solutions that add value to customers’ applications. Afrox operates in South Africa and in 10 other African countries and manages operations in five more on behalf of our parent company, The Linde Group, a global gases, engineering and technology company.

AGNI STEELAgniSteelsSA PtyLtd is a joint venture of Agni Steels Private Limited, India and Afro Asia Empowerment Holdings and IDC South Africa to manufacture steel billets through recycling of ferrous scrap. The plant consists of a 25 ton Induction furnace and 6/11 Continuous Casting Machine to produce 120,000 tons of billets per annum, by adding value to the ferrous scrap which is currently exported to other countries. 

AgniSA, is a BEE Company with an equity shareholding of Agni Steels India, ASPL Ventures, Afro Asia Empowerment Holdings, IDC and AgniSA Workers Trust. AGNISTEELSSA has been contemplated as the first mini-steel melting unit in the Eastern Cape. Ascending up as the first project in the metals cluster with strong principles, the workers' sense of responsibility has also been strengthened with a direct equity. 

Vision - AGNISTEELSSA pursuits to absorb customer satisfaction through quality products, consequently valuing the society with better employment, education and business opportunities. 

Mission - AGNISTEELSSA enforces environment-focused production standards, meeting the global parameters, satisfying the needs of the domestic and international steel market.

AIR PRODUCTSAir Products South Africa (Pty) Ltd manufactures, supplies and distributes a wide variety of industrial and specialty gas products and chemicals to the Southern African region.

Air Products South Africa is a subsidiary of Air Products & Chemicals Inc. (APCI). The company was registered as a private South African controlled company in March 1969 on the basis of a 50/50 joint venture between Iscor Ltd and Air Products (USA). The company subsequently transferred its shareholding to the Metkor Group Holdings, a quoted company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. Today, the Metkor Group is controlled by Remgro. Senior management executives and representatives of the joint venture shareholders were appointed to the Board of Directors.

The company’s headquarters is situated in Kempton Park, Gauteng, and has a workforce of approximately 450 employees. 

Air Products & Chemicals Incorporated (APCI) – Some Facts: 

  • Established in the United States of America in 1940
  • 24 000 employees
  • $120 million on R&D spent
  • Largest single over-the-fence gas supply complex in the world
  • Over 700 Operating Plants world-wide
  • Largest helium producer in the world 

Air Products South Africa has grown steadily over the years. Utilising its world-class production and distribution facilities throughout Southern Africa Air Products has become the largest supplier in the on-site and pipeline market as well as a leader in the bulk, cylinder, specialty gas and chemicals supply markets. Liquid and gaseous product is distributed to customers throughout the region using its modern fleet of cryogenic tankers and cylinder trucks to provide reliable supplies of gases such as oxygen, nitrogen, argon, hydrogen and carbon dioxide to major corporations in the steel, stainless steel, chemical, petrochemical and engineering industries.


Aspen has a proud heritage dating back more than 160 years and is committed to sustaining life and promoting healthcare through increasing access to its high quality affordable medicines and products.

Aspen has a market capitalisation of approximately US$10 billion, is the largest pharmaceutical company listed on the JSE Limited (share code: APN) and ranks among the top 20 listed companies on this exchange.

As a leading global player in specialty, branded and generic pharmaceuticals, Aspen has an extensive basket of products that provide treatment for a broad spectrum of acute and chronic conditions experienced through all stages of life. The Group continues to increase the number of lives benefitting from its products, reaching more than 150 countries. In line with the Group’s commercial, production and territorial strategies, Aspen has identified thrombosis, anaesthetics, high potency & cytotoxics and infant nutritionals as four therapeutic categories which will get the highest focus based on materiality and future potential. 

BAGSHAWBagshaw Footwear, a division of BFF Safety Group (Pty) Ltd, is based in Port Elizabeth in the Eastern Cape, the heart of the South African motor manufacturing industry. 

Bagshaw’s coastal position is an ideal vantage point from which to conduct both local and export business. Supported by a complex in-house dispatch facility, and with the Port Elizabeth harbour in such close proximity, we are able to deliver our safety footwear to diverse destinations throughout the world. Bagshaw Footwear is positioned as a respected footwear manufacturer in South Africa and has seen a tremendous increase in sales and production in recent years. This is made possible by the progressive introduction of cutting edge computerised and robotic machinery, as well as the employees at Bagshaw Footwear, who are as skilled as any found in the country, and have a reputation of being quality conscious and customer focussed in all aspects of their work. 

Bagshaw Footwear strives for, and consistently achieves, excellence in the manufacturing and marketing of Double Density Polyurethane Injected Safety Footwear and Nitrile Rubber Stuck-on Footwear. Exceptional quality, strong customer relations, and technologically advanced equipment all contribute towards our standing as market leaders in the safety footwear industry of South Africa.

Shoppers will be spoilt for choice at Baywest Mall, the Eastern Cape's one and only destination centre, merging the likes of food, fashion and fun in a safe and modern environment. Endless entertainment is on offer at the Fun Factory between the Olympic sized Ice rink, IMAX, cine prestige and the Games Arcade -weekends will never be the same. 

Situated conveniently along the N2 freeway in Port Elizabeth’s western suburbs, Baywest Mall is within easy reach for shoppers throughout the Bay and combines firm family favorites with various never before seen global brands. 

BKBA commitment to traditional values and innovative agri solutions has over the years transformed BKB Limited into a household name and a fully-fledged company with shareholders. 

Today, as the recognizable Home of Agriculture… we pride ourselves in not only having secured the widest footprint across our country, but also the deepest. We offer a dedicated team of professionals and advisors across various levels of business, understanding what you need, when you need it. 

At our core we believe that people are our greatest asset, are treated with dignity, encouraged to grow and rewarded for exceptional performance. Our shared value, that service excellence is not negotiable, motivates us to go the extra mile, while we continue to encourage entrepreneurial spirit and constant renewal. In understanding the impact we have on Mother Nature, we are committed to rethink.revive and to conduct our business in an environmentally friendly manner. 

In all, BKB is profit driven in the interest of our stakeholders with a major stake held by primary producers and agricultural groupings. 

Whether for the production of Wool, Mohair, Livestock or Grain, BKB’s comprehensive services and skilled technical field advisors will ensure peace of mind every step of the way. 

And, as we embrace the future of this industry we remain a company that respects its traditions, but shows that it has room for growth. We welcome change and remain hospitable, professional and knowledgeable as we actively strive to find better ways to achieve greater success for you, the producer. 

It makes sense to place your trust in us. Together we’ll make it happen.

BOARDWALK SUN INTERNATIONALThe Boardwalk Casino and Entertainment World in Port Elizabeth offers 5-star hotel accommodation only a few minutes away from the Blue Flag awarded Hobie Beach. Not only popular for its 5-star hotel, The Boardwalk is also a unique entertainment, dining and conference venue. Famous for being the only licensed casino in Port Elizabeth, The Boardwalk Casino offers 24-hour entertainment with smoking and non-smoking facilities.

BRIDGESTONEThe Bridgestone Group’s mission is based on the words of its founder: "Serving Society with Superior Quality.” To fulfill this mission, Bridgestone Group has used the concept of "foundation” to demonstrate the sustained commitment of employees to provide its customers with world class products and services and to serve the communities where Bridgestone does business. "The Bridgestone Essence” is composed of the words, integrated corporate culture and our diversity that today’s company has inherited and a shared sense of values that can be embraced by Bridgestone employees around the world.

CEREBOSCerebos is a long established business with a strong internationally known brand which is the market leader in the retail salt market in South Africa with extended distribution into Southern Africa. The company’s industrial business is focused on the supply of quality salt to the food manufacturing sector while the retail division strives to deliver consumer with an array of value added convenience products. 

Mission & Vision - To be recognised as Southern Africa’s foremost supplier of salt. To be the market leaders and consumers first choice in premium salt, while leveraging the Cerebos brand, entering into the mainstream of flavour enhancement and striving to provide superior customer focus at all times.

COCACOLA SABCOFrom humble beginnings in Port Elizabeth in 1940 – where the South African Bottling Company (Sabco) was born – to exciting expansion throughout Africa and into Asia (with a name change to Coca-Cola Sabco along the way), South Africa’s favourite beverages company has enjoyed an extraordinary journey. 

We invite you to relive the adventure at 

Our Vision - "We will be the Best Coca-Cola bottler in the World." 

The Best: In sales volume and in return on capital employed

Coca-Cola Bottler: A consumer driven, customer oriented, manufacturer, sales & distribution company that markets the products & brands of The Coca-Cola Company.

In the World: We measure ourselves against the best Coca-Cola bottlers in the World. 

Our Purpose - To create value for everyone touched by our business by providing, with passion and focus, the right refreshment, at the right price, in the right place. 

Our Values - We will create an environment where our people are passionate about performance. 

This will be based on: 

  • Integrity: Be honest, open & sincere
  • Individual Initiative: Take pro-active steps to drive performance
  • Customer Value: Exceed customer expectations & add value to Customers’ businesses
  • Teamwork: Work with & support colleagues to raise overall performance
  • People Development: Realise employee potential through training & development
  • Mutual Trust & Respect: Treat each other with respect, dignity and to earn trust
  • Commitment: Be accountable & do as you say

COEGADAIRYThe business concept originated by farmers and was established in 2010. The UHT milk plant became operational in September 2011. A joint venture with Famous Brands followed a year later to produce mozzarella cheese for all their franchisees. Both Coega Dairy and The Cheese Company are greenfields operations.

The initial capacity grew from 50 million litres per annum in 2011 to 150 million litres per annum in 2015. The regional investment is more than R500 million. More than 200 direct jobs and 750 indirect jobs were created. Contribution per annum to the region is more than R1bn million. All required accreditation was obtained within the first two years. We are the second largest transport operation

Product range includes:

·         UHT milk – full cream, low fat and fat free

·         Butter – salted, unsalted and spread

·         Cheese – mozzarella and cream cheese

COEGA DEVELOPMENTThe Coega Development Corporation (CDC) is a State Owned Company (SOC) mandated to develop and operate the 11 500 hectares industrial land of the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), established in 1999 and is adjacent to the modern deep-water port of Ngqura, a transhipment hub facilitating trade with the rest of Africa and providing access to international market. Coega’s vision is to become the leading catalyst for championing of socio-economic development in the Eastern Cape and South Africa, providing customised project solutions, efficiency through experience, and transparent practices. 

The Coega IDZ is specifically designed along the cluster model, linking related industries and their supply chains in close proximity to one another to maximize efficiency and minimize turnaround times. To ensure business sustainability, in 2008 Coega diversified its product offering to include the 216 hectare automotive supplier park called Nelson Mandela Bay Logistics Park (NMBLP) in Uitenhage. 

Diversification of CDC’s business model includes project management services, focussing on private and public sector minor and mega government infrastructure development.  

Coega Industrial Development Zone - (currently on 33 Operational investors with an investment value of R6.446 billion, 2014/15 FY). 19 new investors signed in the Coega IDZ valued at R1.899 billion, 2014/15 FY.

Coega Commercial services - recruitment, training, and staff development services for investors in the IDZ through Coega Human Capital Solutions (HCS); Leisure and business travel related solutions through Coega Corporate Travel (CCT); business consulting services providing turnkey solutions through Coega Business Solutions (CBS); and ICT services through Coega Telecom. 

Project Management Services - is targeted to cater to the project management needs of large infrastructure developments, currently servicing government projects and IDZ investors, but can potentially service private industry infrastructure developments as well.

The CDC’s vision is to be the leading catalyst for championing of socio-economic development. The mission is to provide a competitive investment location; facilitate holistic infrastructure and value-adding commercial business solutions.  Corporate Video

CONTINENTALContinental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) shares in the rich history of the country and our employees are representative of the vibrant and colourful community in which we operate. 

In 1947 General Tyre South Africa was established by the Williams Hunt Group and General Tyre USA. In 1985 Continental AG and General Tyre SA signed agreement to produce Continental branded tyres in SA and since 2013 CTSA is 100% owned by CAG. We are the only Continental Tyre Plant in Africa and based in Port Elizabeth in the Nelson Mandela Bay Municipality. 

CTSA supplies to all car manufacturers in South Africa. Meanwhile, our distribution network in the replacement market consists of the CAG owned ContiTrade Africa entity running the BestDrive franchise and company owned stores. In South Africa over 120 BestDrive franchise fitment centres have recently converted from the loyalty programme ContiPartner in keeping with international trends, while the ContiPartner dealer network continues to operate in the Sub-Saharan region and further North. 

At CTSA both our sales and marketing organisation and the manufacturing plant are found under one roof, creating a great team spirit among the over 1500 employees. As a key distribution channel into South Africa and Africa, it is important to note that Continental Tyre South Africa has received the ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System certification for its Port Elizabeth Plant Warehouse, testifying to the company’s consistently high standards for quality products and service. 

This follows an audit conducted in 2014 by the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) on the Plant Warehouse operations. A surveillance audit was also completed, with the lead SABS auditors reporting that the RTT Port Elizabeth Business Units at the Regional Distribution Warehouse, Plant Warehouse and Transportation division passed with zero findings.The ISO 9001:2008 standard specifies the requirements for a quality management system, which is used to assess the company’s ability to provide products that meet all customer and regulatory requirements. It also aims to enhance customer satisfaction through effective application and conformity related to the quality management systems, including processes for continual improvement.

DISCOVERYDiscovery is a shared value insurance company whose purpose and ambition are achieved through a pioneering business model that incentivises people to be healthier, and enhances and protects their lives. 

Our shared value insurance model delivers better health and value for clients, superior actuarial dynamics for the insurer, and a healthier society. 

Our unique approach has underpinned our success globally, with substantial new business growth and an impressive increase in normalised operating profit and headline earnings.

DYNAMIC COMMODITIESAt Dynamic Commodities we believe in excellence of product - All the time, every time. We believe that what we do requires craftmanship and an appreciation for only the most nutritious produce. 

Our state-of-the-art production facility is situated in the heart of the Coega Industrial Development Zone adjacent to the newly developed Port of Ngqura, the 3rd largest export harbour in South Africa.

Quality and hygienic food safety are on top of our list of priorities and we are certified to the FSSC 22000 standard (which includes accreditation to HACCP principles). We also hold international Halaal and Kosher (Milchik & Parev) Certification. Using the latest technology in food processing, we provide top quality products to our customers, while our clean, modern production facility is equipped with an air filtration system to create a positive air pressured environment within the factory. 

We realise too that excellence cannot be achieved without our 800 diligent and hard-working employees. We are proud to have created approximately 2500 new jobs in our supplier base. Through this, we have created valuable and mutually beneficial partnerships with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), as well as the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). 

As part of our Corporate Social Investment (CSI) programme, we are also involved in various Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE) farming initiatives, knowing that what we do can have a positive effect on the broader community.

ECMGThe Eastern Cape Motor Group is one of the largest privately owned Motor Groups in South Africa. We have been trusted by motorists since 1985 with all of their motoring needs. 

We offer you a very comprehensive range of products and services, focused on sales, servicing and parts for Ford, Volvo, Land Rover, Jaguar, Mazda and Nissan. Our value and prices are exceptionally competitive and our specials are unbeatable! 

Contact us now to book a test drive, get your car serviced or for any queries. We are passionate about serving you. 

FAW10 July 2014 marked a momentous event in SA’s Automotive Industry history, as the first FAW commercial vehicle, built in South Africa, rolled off the assembly line at the FAW Vehicle Manufacturers SA (PTY) LTD production plant at Coega, in the Eastern Cape. 

The decision to build the FAW plant in South Africa is very significant from a global perspective, as it is one of the most important and largest investments made by a Chinese entity in South Africa to date.

The total investment has been financed by China FAW Group Corporation and the China-Africa Development Fund (CAD-Fund). This collaboration speaks volumes to the growing interest from global Chinese Industry in unlocking the true Africa potential.

The first-phase of the Coega plant, covering 103 000m2 of land and a 28 000m2 plant – complete with training facilities, will allow the company to provide its client base with a sense of pride and patriotism by ‘buying local’. 

Expected to ramp-up to produce 5 000 trucks per annum, the Coega assembly plant will supply trucks to the South African market, as well as to the rest of Africa, in both right-hand and left-hand-drive derivatives. The current projections are that 40% of production will be destined for the South African territories, while 60% will be exported. 

FAW SA’s previous assembly facility in Isando, Gauteng, was transformed into a fully-fledged Service Centre which accommodates the Parts Warehouse and carries stock to the value of ZAR 38 million, while the Cape Town and Durban branches each hold an additional ZAR 20 million in parts, totaling ZAR 78 million to support SA and Africa customers.”

FEDERAL MOGULHeadquartered in Southfield, Michigan, Federal-Mogul Motorparts offers and distributes a broad portfolio of products through more than 20 of the world’s most recognized brands in the global automotive aftermarket, while also serving original equipment vehicle manufacturers with products including braking, chassis and windshield wiper applications. 

Our leading light vehicle aftermarket brands include Payen® Gaskets, ANCO® wiper blades; Champion® spark plugs, wipers and filters; Fel-Pro® gaskets; Ferodo® brakes; MOOG® steering and suspension; Wagner® brake and lighting; Sealed Power® engine systems and Speed-Pro® performance engine systems. Commercial Vehicle aftermarket brands include Abex® brake products, FP Diesel® engine and sealing components and National® oil seals and bearings. 

No other parts manufacturer matches Federal-Mogul Motorparts’ portfolio of power brands in terms of reputation and loyalty among customers around the world. Our replacement parts are used in underhood, undercar and other applications in millions of cars, light trucks and commercial vehicles on every continent. 

Federal-Mogul Motorparts is a division of Federal-Mogul Holdings Corporation. For more than a century, Federal-Mogul has developed the innovative products customers need to produce the next generation of vehicles.

STRUANDALEThe Ford Struandale Engine Plant in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, is a global centre of excellence, producing Duratorq TDCi 2.2 i4 and 3.2 i5 turbodiesel engines and components. 

Duratorq TDCi engines are produced for the Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria for the Ford Ranger which is exported to more than 148 markets in Europe and Africa. Machined components are supplied to the Ford Pacheco plant in Argentina and the AAT facility in Thailand to support global Ranger production. 

The Struandale Engine Plant also exports 3.2 i5 engines to Ford’s Kansas City assembly plant for the North American Transit, and supplies fully assembled engines to Ford’s Chennai plant in India and JMC in China. 

Both component machining and engine assembly is conducted at this facility, which employs approximately 650 people (salaried and hourly). 

The Struandale Engine Plant has a current installed capacity of 110 000 on engine assembly, along with machining capacity for the cylinder head, block and crankshaft of 265 000 component sets. 

In July 2015, the Port Elizabeth plant assembled its 250 000th Duratorq TDCi engine since production commenced in June 2011. This coincided with the 250 000 current generation Ford Rangers produced at Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa’s Silverton Assembly Plant in Pretoria for South Africa and export to 148 markets around the world – powered by the locally-built engines. 

In August 2015, the Struandale Engine Plant machined its 500 000th component set for the Duratorq TDCi engine programme, comprising the cylinder head, block and crankshaft – for a total of 1.5-million individual components. 

The Struandale Engine Plant celebrated its 50th anniversary in November 2014, signalling its proud heritage and impressive track record spanning five decades and more than 3-million engines produced to date. 

Since its official opening in 1964, the Struandale Engine Plant has produced eight different engine platforms, including the reliable RoCam engine programme which commenced in 1999 and concluded 13 years later after reaching a total production volume of 1 346 919 units. 

Ford’s heritage and success in Port Elizabeth dates back even earlier, though, with the company opening its first vehicle assembly plant in 1923 – the 16th Ford plant to be launched outside of North America.

GMWith its head office and manufacturing facilities in Port Elizabeth, the company began distributing Chevrolet vehicles since 1913 and started manufacturing in 1926, producing brands such as Chevrolet, Oakland, GMC trucks, Buick, Pontiac, Oldsmobile and Vauxhall. 

Today the motor manufacturer employs approximately 1800 people at its assembly plants and headquarters located in Port Elizabeth. GMSA’s sales and marketing office is located in Woodmead in Johannesburg, and its’ regional offices are in Durban and Cape Town. 

The company’s 133 dealerships are situated in towns and cities throughout the country, distributing brands like Chevrolet, Opel and Isuzu.

GOODYEARGoodyear is one of the world’s largest tyre companies. It employs approximately 66,000 people and manufactures its products in 49 facilities in 22 countries around the world.

Its two Innovation Centers in Akron, Ohio and Colmar-Berg, Luxembourg strive to develop state-of-the-art products and services that set the technology and performance standard for the industry.

For more information on Goodyear and its products, visit

HEADBUSHHFS was born out of a sincere desire to provide a quality funeral service to those who cannot afford the service of more expensive undertakers. 

Although the target market is primarily the low-income bracket. HFS has distinguished its service from the rest by providing a dignified and professional burial for any client, irrespective of their economic status. 

HFS has through the past 30 years established a good burial service within the black P.E. community as it has grown itself from just one client segment to a diverse market segment mix

HOWDEN DONKINDonkin Fans specialises in the design, manufacture and supply of standard and pre-engineered axial and centrifugal fans, blowers and accessories including smoke fans, ventilation & roof extract units, and a wide range of domestic and commercial fans. 

The company is internationally recognised for its ability to design & manufacture standard fans and accessories to the highest standards. 

We have extensive, fully modernised manufacturing facilities situated in Port Elizabeth where performance testing is done in-house using the latest instrumentation for measuring fan performance and noise levels. The fan testing facility is suitable for ranges from a fraction of a kilowatt to 185 kW while our production facilities include CNC plasma-arc & laser cutting, CNC metal spinning, aluminium gravity die casting, precision CNC machining , stress relieving and dynamic & stationary balancing. 

We have a fully modernised manufacturing facility situated in Port Elizabeth. All testing is carried out in-house using the latest instrumentation for measuring fan performance and noise levels. Our fan testing facility is suitable for ranges from a fraction of a kilowatt to 185 kW while our production facilities include CNC plasma-arc & laser cutting, CNC metal spinning, aluminium gravity die casting, precision CNC machining, stress relieving and dynamic & stationary balancing.

INOWINDInnoWind (Pty) Ltd is a South African based integrated renewable energy company that develops, finances,builds, owns and operates commercial wind-powered generation facilities to supply energy into the national power grid. 

InnoWind does not develop projects to later ‘on-sell’ or ‘flip’ to other investors before the start of construction and operations. It instead develops and builds, and then owns and operates these facilities for the commercial lifespan of the plant.

JEDAMARKJendamark is a company that was founded in 1989 and they started exporting in 2002. They conceptualise, design, manufacture, assemble and commission special purpose machinery. They export assembly lines to the US, India, China, Malaysia, Thailand, Spain and Mexico. 

Born from humble beginnings, the company that was established in Port Elizabeth out of a garage and is now a global player. They are opening a sales offices in the US and expanding their manufacturing facility in India assisted them grow in those markets such as India, China, Malaysia and Thailand. They received 47 new orders over the last year spanning 13 different countries, resulting in their export turnover increasing by 118% and their profitability by 45%.They continued with their standardization process which assists them to produce more plug and play machines, which reduces the risk of error and reduces installation time, therefore improving their profitability and customer satisfaction.

JOHNSON CONTROLSJohnson Controls is a global diversified technology and multi industrial leader serving a wide range of customers in more than 150 countries. Our commitment to sustainability dates back to our roots in 1885, with the invention of the first electric room thermostat. We are committed to helping our customers win and creating greater value for all of our stakeholders through strategic focus on our buildings and energy growth platforms.

LIGHTNING INNOVATIONSLighting Innovations was founded by Bruce Waddell in 1989 in a garage built onto the back of his house in Johannesburg. Never being far away from his humble beginnings the company moved to offices in Wynberg, Sandton and 10 years later as the business developed a move of two kilometers was necessary to accommodate the growth in the company which now employ more than 250 people. Lighting Innovations became the leading manufacturer and supplier of customised lighting solutions in Southern Africa and Branches were opened in all the main centres in South Africa. Investment continued with the building of an 8000sqm state of the art factory in Greenbushes, Port Elizabeth, boasting modern manufacturing equipment, design and test facilities. 

Lighting Innovations is a technical architectural lighting company with a strong emphasis on high quality lighting solutions for most applications. As a market leader we strive to provide the latest lighting industry trends to the Southern African market which ensures our customers have access to the most modern designs, innovative technologies and energy efficient solutions. Our team of dedicated and knowledgeable professionals add considerable value to any lighting requirement as does our premium range of luminaires and lighting controls.

In 2013 Lighting Innovations moved their production and design facilities from their traditional base in Johannesburg to the strategically positioned Port Elizabeth. The custom built factory is equipped with the latest manufacturing equipment including a laser cutter, automated wiring and precision CNC machines as well as a semi-automated powder coating plant.

LUMUTECHLumotech (Pty) Ltd commenced operations in South Africa in 1957 under the name of Derek Riley & Co. (Pty) Ltd. In 1967 the factory moved to Uitenhage and the company's name was changed to Hella (South Africa) (Pty) Ltd.  In 1989, Hella Germany sold 40% of its shareholding to Metair Investments Limited. Metair acquired the balance of the shareholding in 1993 and the final company name change was effected in March 2009 to Lumotech (Pty) Ltd.

Lumotech has a BBBEE level 3 rating which is supported by Metair’s full empowerment status. Royal Bafokeng Holdings (RBH) acquired an equity stake in Metair with the deal being concluded in November 2006 and becoming effective in early January 2007. 
Lumotech has access to a multitude of facilities and technical resources through technical aid agreements with Hella Germany, Automotive Lighting and Koito in Japan.

The name Lumotech is synonymous with quality and reliability. Manufactured products cover the Original Equipment, replacement and aftermarket segments. The Lumotech automotive product range consists of headlights, tail lights, spot lights, signal lights and specialized plastic injection mouldings. The commercial range consists of energy efficient streetlights and warehouse lights marketed under the Envirolight brand.

MCWILLIAMSMcWilliams & Elliott Inc. is the oldest legal practice in Port Elizabeth having been established as Innes & Elliott on 30 June 1853, the firm's name having been changed to McWilliams & Elliott Inc. in 1907.

We are proud to have provided legal services to the citizens of Port Elizabeth for more than 162 years. 

McWilliams & Elliott Inc. is a dynamic, client-focused law firm, which carries on a general practice in most fields of law and which provides legal services to, inter alia, Municipalities, Municipal Entities, Financial Institutions, Businesses, Organisations and Individuals.

NATIONAL OILWELL VARCOEvery day, the oil and gas industry’s best minds put more than 150 years of experience to work to help our customers achieve lasting success. We have the people, capabilities and vision to serve the needs of a challenging and evolving industry. One the world can’t live without. 

Throughout every region in the world, across every area of drilling and production, our family of companies provides the technical expertise, advanced equipment and operational support necessary for success – now and in the future. 

We are a global family. We are thousands of individuals, working as one team to create lasting impact for our customers, ourselves and the communities where we live and work. We take responsibility for each other and our company’s future, knowing that personal ownership leads to broader success. We believe in purposeful innovation. We see where our customers’ needs are not being met and we act. Through business innovation, product creation and service delivery, we are driven to power the industry that powers the world better. We believe in service above all. We are the backbone of the oil and gas industry with a singular focus to deliver the finest products and services, on time and on budget, to push our customers’ business forward.

PHIL GUTSCHEIn October 1940, Philipp Rowland Gutsche joined Sabco in Port Elizabeth as a route salesman and, in March the following year, was transferred to Brakpan as manager of the new acquisition. Production was delayed when bottling machinery destined for Brakpan was lost off the coast of Africa, as a result of enemy submarine action during World War II. This setback did not affect sales as Coca-Cola was still distributed in the area. After 16 years of hard work, Philipp R Gutsche acquired a portion of the company’s shares and was appointed a director. Brakpan was sold to the Coca-Cola Export Corporation, and the funds were used to strengthen the Port Elizabeth and Bloemfontein operations. 

Mr Gutsche formed Gutsche Investment & Management Company (Pty) Ltd (GIMCO) a property owning investment company with properties located in Port Elizabeth and Cape Town in the retail, industrial and office categories. GIMCO provides property management services to third parties which include the provision of the following:

POWERTECHA wholly owned subsidiary of Altron (Allied Electronics Corporation Limited), Powertech (Power Technologies (Pty) Ltd), is focused on delivering advanced technologies for the creation, management, distribution, storage and use of electricity across industries. The company's core businesses include the reliable delivery of high quality technical equipment, support and engineering expertise to support demanding client requirements across a range of specialist applications. 

Powertech is a wholly owned subsidiary of the Johannesburg Securities Exchange-listed Allied Electronics Corporation Limited (Altron). Established in 1978, Powertech today is one of South Africa's leading suppliers of electrical and electronic equipment and has four operating divisions - Cables, Transformers, Batteries, and System Integrators. Powertech comprises a large number of individual operations which specialise in the manufacturing and delivery of world class products, services, expertise and solutions to address diverse needs for electrical and power equipment in South Africa and beyond.

PPCPPC celebrated 12 decades of innovation as the leading cement producer in southern Africa. For over a century, PPC has tracked the growth and development of South Africa and Zimbabwe, producing cement for many of the countries’ iconic landmarks, including the Union Buildings, Gariep Dam and Van Staden’s River Bridge, the Gautrain, Medupi power station, new Cape Town Stadium, Kariba Dam and much of southern Africa’s infrastructure. 

Today, PPC supplies from nine cement manufacturing facilities and three milling plants in South Africa, Botswana, Zimbabwe and Rwanda that can produce around eight million tonnes of cement products each year.

PPC also produces aggregates, metallurgical-grade lime, burnt dolomite and limestone. Our Mooiplaas aggregates quarry in Gauteng has the largest production capacity in South Africa. 

Our focus extends beyond our group to the broader industry. As a leader in this industry, PPC has actively invested in technology to reduce air emissions, minimise waste production, recycle and recover raw materials, enhance energy efficiency and conserve natural resources – while producing a reliable and affordable supply of building materials to support the economies of countries where we operate.

PPC is a truly African success story – a focused business that reflects the strengths of its people, products and services. As we expand into the rest of Africa, we will deploy our sustainable business model – one built to last by going beyond the bag.

SJMSJM Flex supply flexible couplings to the automotive industry across 32 destinations around the world and is a well-respected name in the industry known for its high productivity levels. 

With facilities in South Africa, Asia, North and South America, SJM Flex combines cutting edge technology competency with a comprehensive manufacturing experience.

Headquartered in Korea, the company is one of only two remaining flexible couplings manufacturers in Africa. Consequently, SJM Flex’s Africa operations have seen significant expansion in recent years with the aim to achieve 26 percent growth this year and to launch four new products by the fourth quarter of 2015. 

Deon Joubert, Managing Director of SJM Flex South Africa says that although the company is internationally known, the various country branches look to South Africa for the most efficient ways of developing the business. "Our overseas branches like the way we do things in South Africa; the team is more like a family here, with a high work ethic and pleasant working environment.

SHATTERPRUFEShatterprufe is the only original equipment (OE) Automotive Glass manufacturer in Africa and is the major supplier of OE glass to General Motors, Ford, Nissan, Toyota, Renault, Volkswagen, MAN and Marcopolo.  Shatterprufe is also the leading supplier to the South African Automotive Replacement Glass (ARG) market. 

As one of the few automotive glass manufacturers in the world that has the technology, equipment and skills to supply all the top marques globally, the company exports to the highly competitive markets of Europe, Africa, the Middle and Far East.  The export product range is in excess of 1300 windscreens and 3500 toughened parts. 

Shatterprufe has 4 modern and automated manufacturing plants located in South Africa with a staff complement of 1300 personnel.  Two plants are located in Port Elizabeth, one in Garankuwa, just north of Pretoria and one assembly facility in Durban. 

The brand names marketed are Armourplate Toughened Glass and Shatterprufe and Safevue on Laminated Glass. Shatterprufe has accreditation and compliance with the highest quality and safety standards in the world.

SRCCFrom our humble beginnings way back in 1924, we have grown into the largest grower, packer and exporter of South African citrus. Respected internationally as a trusted supplier of citrus, we reliably service your citrus programs, be it overseas or at home, with great quality fruit. 

All our citrus is exclusively grown in the famous Sundays River Valley. "The Valley” is exceptionally blessed in beauty and all the requirements needed to produce the finest tasting citrus. Indeed, it is said that the very best lemons, in the world, are produced right here in the Sundays River Valley. We are proudly owned by our growers. 

Honest, straight-forward and down-to-earth. We may be the biggest, but we do not rest on our laurels. Sustainability, innovation and continuous improvement are at the heart of our business. 

We take every relationship very seriously and we cherish the many long standing friendships we have with our producers and customers. 

Attention to detail ensures that your fruit is carefully and efficiently handled throughout the supply chain.

SUPERCAREThe Supercare Services Group (including Isikhonyane Cleaning) became the first company ever to win the coveted ‘Cleaning Company of the Year’ title at the annual Golden Service Awards for three years in a row. 

Our contract cleaning services are about more than service. It’s about the value we offer with every job.

Whether big or small business, industrial or healthcare cleaning, trained staff, specialised equipment and fixed rates will suit your budget with the quality of service every business deserves. 

We are specialists in complicated and difficult cleaning processes such as deep cleaning or floor cleaning. There is nothing we cannot clean – from upholstery to ceilings to from escalators and high windows. There are no impossible jobs or hard to reach spaces for us. 

We provide a range of specialised services, including maintenance and regular refilling of products so that hygiene facilities and operations are hassle-free and effective. 

With our pest management services, eradicate your problems by quickly and effectively removing pests from your business premises – safely and swiftly keeping people and buildings as free of germs as possible.

S DONDOLOStephen Dondolo is the Chief Executive Officer of empowerment company African Pioneer. 

He states that his objective is to play a philanthropic role in society. He is currently Director and Shareholder in a number of companies, including Coca-Cola Fortune, Woodlands Dairy, Cerebos, the Boardwalk, Pioneer Slots (Pty) Ltd and BKB (Pty) Ltd. He is the Executive Chairman of the Pioneer Fishing Group of Companies, and is involved in the support of a number of schools. He is the Deputy Chairman of the Uitenhage Development Forum, and holds an MBA.

STRUCKENThe Stucken Group in South Africa, is one of the few family-owned, multi-natural fibre businesses in the world and through the company Stucken Melchers in Bremen, Germany, has a strong presence in rare and speciality fibres. 

The history of the Stucken Group dates back to 1841, when the Stucken family began their trans-Atlantic trading activities. In 1863 the firm, A. Stucken & Company was founded.

Buying and Selling of Wool and Mohair

Stucken & Co, South Africa have a team of specialist Wool and Mohair Buyers who purchase the raw (Greasy) fibre on the ‘open cry’ auction system that is held at the Wool and Mohair Exchange in Port Elizabeth in the Nelson Mandela Bay. Annually, there are 32 Wool and 14 Mohair auctions held, after which the raw (Greasy) and processed Cape Wool and Cape Mohair is sold to customers all over the world. 

Stucken & Co. is a member of the Stucken Group who have been committed to the premium Wool and Mohair segment in South Africa since 1951. The Stucken Group is an over 150 year old family owned and managed business, with its roots in Bremen, Germany. The 4th generation moved to South Africa in 1950 as Wool traders and the Group has grown to become vertically integrated natural fibre specialists at source in South Africa. The vertically integrated nature of the Group includes: 


  • Stucken & Co: Buying and selling of Wool and Mohair
  • Gubb & Inggs: Scouring, carbonising and combing of Wool and Mohair
  • Mohair Spinners SA: Spinning
  • Speciality Yarn Dyers: Dyeing
  • Hinterveld: Weaving of textiles


TENNECOTenneco is a global leader in Clean Air and Ride Performance with 15 globally-networked engineering centers and a strategically located manufacturing footprint of 93 locations around the world. Located in 24 countries on six continents, we are everywhere our customers need us to be.

We are leaders in the design, engineering and manufacture of clean air technology, partnering with our customers to provide full system solutions. 

We provide advanced suspension technologies that deliver performance, comfort and the power to differentiate vehicles. 


TAVCORFamily Managed Volkswagen, Audi and Suzuki Dealership Group in Port Elizabeth and George. The business started in 1950 as one of the first VW Dealerships in South Africa and has focussed its attention on a narrowly defined area – the Eastern & South Western Cape. 

Over the years our organisation has been known for its pioneering approaches to how we do our business and this coupled to unbeatable value to our customers. But it’s in our people that we have the ultimate value to company and customers. Staff tends to stay with us and the compounding impact of years of experience translates into better experiences for all our customers.

Ukuvula Investment Holdings is a black-owned investment holding company proudly based in Port Elizabeth, South Africa. Ukuvula has a diversified investment portfolio ranging from automotive components, textile technology, hospitality and leisure, construction to medical and healthcare products and services. The Ukuvula Foundation runs a donations programme that includes ad-hoc sponsorship of various community organisations in need of special assistance.

VANTYITHE Vantyi family is one of the well-known families in Port Elizabeth’s townships.

Vantyi & Vantyi Funeral Parlour owner Richmond "Uncle Rich” Vantyi has been running his Zwide-based business for 31 years. 

Vantyi started his business, which employs about 40 people and 25 drivers, with only R300 and the experience as a salesman, municipal inspector and an administrator at the British consulate office. He now owns 25 limousines which were converted into hearses.


WELFITWelfit Oddy specializes in the design, manufacture and sale of tank containers, bulk liquid shipping containers and transport containers for the international chemical and food grade logistics market. Welfit Oddy has served this global industry for more than 25 years and is considered by many to be one of the biggest and best manufacturers of intermodal ISO tank containers in the world.

From high volumes of standardised tank containers to highly customised individual solutions, we deliver a service, a quality product and exceptional value which in turn supports our customers business. 

We take this opportunity to thank you for visiting our website and we look forward to being of service to you.

YENZAFounded in April 1997 the core business of Yenza Manufacturing is to create metal pressings and the manufacture of assemblies for the automotive industry. The main products manufactured are chassis brackets. Yenza Manufacturing is a BBBEE Level 1 contributor. 

Yenza Manufacturing is one of the first South African black owned and managed companies to manufacture metal pressings for the local and international automotive industry. With a total of 14 company employees, all of which are from previously disadvantaged communities.



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