Factoria Business Focus

UVSS (Unique Ventilation & Support Systems):
The leader in the industry

UVSS (Pty) Ltd was established in 2011, by combining the assets of BroKrew, UCEV (Pty) Ltd and VSA (Pty) Ltd, thus forming an underground ventilation company, namely UVSS (Pty) Ltd. UVSS (Pty) Ltd is the leader in the design and supply of mining and industrial ventilation to all gold, platinum, diamond and chrome/ manganese and coal mines in South Africa, and also supplies goods to Zambia and Botswana.

The company is also the leader in the supply and manufacturing of steel ducting, PVC flexible ducting and mining products such as Shepherd’s crooks, foundation bolts, pinch bars, lacing clamps, Bopha clamps and brackets, among others.

UVSS also has a design division specialising in engineering fabrication, as well as the design of ventilation systems and shaft columns for all new mines.

UVSS has grown its business over the past five years, using its technical expertise to design and patent many products. New products are designed and new technology introduced in order to manufacture faster and more efficiently, with the main focus being on producing quality products.

SABAC: Manufacturing with integrity

South African Brake Fluid and Coolants, trading as SABAC, is a privately owned South African company that was established in 2003. It specialises in blending, filling and distributing brake fluid and engine coolant products locally and cross-border into the rest of Africa. The company is the second largest distribution company in its class in South Africa. Blending is done in strict accordance with supplier and customer specification, and all processes adhere to stringent industry standards. SABAC distributes 145 tons of brake fluid and up to 430 tons of engine coolant per month into the South African market. Customers include Midas, Chevron, Engen, Total, Caterpillar, Sasol, Ford and Fuchs, to mention a few. SABAC’s experience in successfully providing turn-key solutions to its customers, to specification and on time, coupled with extensive industry knowledge and strong management involvement has seen the company grow in stature as a professional, integrity-based company that guarantees results.

Goffert Plastics: For all your plastics needs

Gottfert Plastics is a custom manufacturer and provider of thermoplastic injection-moulded, high quality bespoke products and solutions for companies throughout most industries in South Africa.

The company was established in 1988 by Mathias Gottfert and has since grown into a widely respected business with a formidable reputation and an extensive distribution capability. In 2015, the company welcomed a second partner into the business to further grow and enhance its service offerings.

Gottfert Plastics offers its customers a complete solution for high volume and technical plastic injection moulding – from product concept design, injection moulding, tooling, plastics manufacture, assembly and packaging, plus warehousing and distribution on a national basis. The company has the software, processes, tools, and most importantly, the experienced people necessary to accomplish even the most complex of projects, to specification, on time and within budget.

Gottfert Plastics has a wide array of plastic injection-moulding machines in its production facilities in Krugersdorp, with a production capability ranging from 25 to 450 tons. Industries served by the company include the agricultural, mining and pharmaceutical markets, with some of its more prominent clients including Agrinet, L’Oréal, Conlog and Centurion Automotion.

Full Spectrum Hire: They’ve got you covered!

Full Spectrum Hire was established in February 2004. The business focuses on principles of integrity, open and honest dealing and mutual respect, in a friendly environment. Being old school, its approach is that of ‘the customer is always right’.
While the name might sound new, the company offers expert advice, best quality plant equipment and pricing that is fair. Full Spectrum’s product range includes heavy-duty breakers, brick and tile cutters, compaction equipment, compressors, concrete finishing, concrete mixers, drills, heavy-duty hammers, floor sanders, floor saws, gardening equipment, generators, high-pressure washers, Hilti guns, ladders, lifting equipment, power tools, surveying equipment, vacuum cleaners, water pumps, welding machines and more …

TEC: Manufacturing with integrity

The Energy Company (TEC) is a specialist supplier of heating fuels to various commercial, industrial and mining segments and applications. The company currently supplies small and medium commodity users with heating fuels, but has the capacity and capability to service large clients.

These applications include steam-raising boiler plants, incinerators, kilns, dryers, laundries and other combustion chambers. Its integrated chain of supply includes blending, transportation logistics, storage and handling, fuel selection advice, energy surveys, energy cost calculations, application settings, condition monitoring, reporting and feedback.

TEC currently operates on two levels of the value chain, namely blending and storage, and marketing and distribution. TEC operates a bulk fuel fleet that enables it to support a stable and uninterrupted supply of quality products to clients across South Africa.

It procures quality-based products from numerous independent oil companies at competitive prices, and holds the following licences:
• Blending licence (for products not usable within combustion engines);
• DoE wholesale licence (hydrocarbons); and
• A fuels import permit (it is one of a small group of BBBEE companies that have met the DoE and ITAC requirements for this licence).
The company boasts seven decades of combined experience in both the petrochemical industry and the transportation and distribution sector. These complementary skills have been a large contributor to its success.

Cobra: Leave a lasting impression

Cobra, an iconic South African brand, was born in Krugersdorp more than 60 years ago. The company was founded on the belief that business success would only follow the production and supply of consistently superior products. Cobra’s uncompromising commitment to quality was established.

At Cobra, bathrooms are not just functional spaces for cleaning and washing; they are places of personal comfort, relaxation, and transformation. Kitchens are also viewed as more than just a necessity for fulfilling one’s appetite; they are spaces to unlock inner creativity, curiosity, and joy.

It takes a special kind of craftsman to bring the four natural elements together to create a tap that leaves a lasting impression. Metals are harvested from the earth, forged in fire and are brought to life as a range of classic tap designs that bring our most precious resource, water, into our homes.

The Cobra factory is as iconic as the taps it manufactures. It is a brand that is made proudly by South Africans for South Africans.

Crafting quality products whilst promoting South African industry is a legacy set to be continued.

KSW: Born out of passion

Jan Grobler’s son, Jan-Hendrik, joined KSW Window Warehouse in 2003, taking over operations in 2011. Together with his father, and his wife Sylvia, he plans to grow the business even further for generations to come, and to serve the people of South Africa with quality products and service. The company strives to be the leading innovative window and door supplier in South Africa. With more than 50 years of experience, KSW Window Warehouse manufactures, supplies and installs superior windows, doors, security and other related products. With integrity and service excellence they continue to grow branches across South Africa. KSW does its utmost to deliver on time, every time and no job is too big or too small! “The company has diversified immensely over the years and now also manufactures, supplies and installs aluminium, wood and PVC windows and doors. “We always strive to keep our products market-relevant and up to date. Customer service and overall customer satisfaction are of paramount importance to us! KSW aims to be a specialist window company, for the developer, builder and homeowner – providing the best windows and doors. “Since 1964, we have been proud Krugersdorp residents and South Africans, and intend to stay that way far into the future.” – Jan-Hendrik Grobler, CEO of KSW.

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