by Renay Tandy

Boost for black suppliers

PMSA endorses supplier development

Quintin Booysen: PMSA Marketing and Sales Manager
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The Black Business Supplier Development Programme (BBSDP) developed by the Department od Trade and Industry, has received support from Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) –the largest manufacturer of concrete brick, block and paving machinery and related technology in Africa.

The BBSDP is an incentive grant that provides entrepreneurs with a 50% grant on business purchases to the tune of R2-million, in order to assist black owned-businesses in improving their competitiveness and sustainability, while creating long-term employment.

PMSA marketing and sales manager Quintin Booysen notes that the company supplies a range of high quality machinery that is ideally-suited to qualifying brick manufacturing and construction companies.

"The Fiori self-loading concrete mixer, together with the PMSA Uni Plant ,RE600 and VB1 and Vb1X concrete brick and block-making machines, are available for purchase under the scheme and fetch below R2-million," he explains.

Booysen notes that the Fiori self-loading mixer is ideal for mixing high quality concrete, especially in rural areas, as it eliminates the need for a concrete batching plant. "These diesel-powered, stand-alone machines are able to scoop, load, mix, transport and place concrete independently, while being operated by a single person."

Customers can also opt for the on board electronic weighing system, that provides certifiable concrete and ensures that every batch is consistent in quality due to the weighing system, with a receipt printed out for every cycle to keep as a permanent record.

Booysen adds: "The mixing drum has a double auger system that mixes concrete intensely and prevents material segregation, thereby ensuring a superb quality end product. The advantage of equipment like this is that concrete can be batched immediately in small or large batches, ultimately eliminating down-time spent waiting for deliveries."

Booysen highlights the fact that the PMSA range of Uni and RE600 concrete brick and block-making machinery, is also ideally suited for small start-up companies.

 "The Uni and RE600 plants both boast twin shaft vibration technology, that enables the manufacture of high quality bricks for new start-up businesses, as well as expanding existing business. The Uni plant can produce up to 14 000 stock bricks per shift, while the RE600 budget plant is capable of producing up to 23 000 stock bricks per shift," he continues.

To qualify for the BBSDP, a company must;

- Have at least a 51% black majority shareholding
- Generate an annual turnover of between R250 000 and R35-million
- Be in operation as a trading business for at least one year
- Have 50% of management positions held by black, or historically disadvantaged individuals
- Be formally registered for VAT

Companies that meet these criteria are eligible to obtain up to R2-million in funding, which is subdivided into R800 000 for tools, machinery and equipment on a 50/50 cost sharing basis, and R200 000 on an 80/20 cost sharing basis, for business development and training interventions that are designed to improve corporate governance, management, marketing, productivity and use of modern technology.







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