Established in 1914, the Swiss-owned company is based in Mobeni, Durban, in an 11 000 m2 factory on an 18 000 m2 site. Some 280 people are employed at the facility. With a turnover of R150-million to R200-million, the company last recorded an order book of R15-million. Fixed assets valued at R50-million include hydraulic deep-drawing presses, laser cutters, CNC bending and grinding and equipment.
Last year saw the company make a significant investment in its press shop on the sink-cleaning line and on its ‘Zip’ assembly line. A second press was bought to establish a complete and dedicated double-bowl monobloc sink line.
Raw materials employed in the manufacturing process include mainly stainless steel, protective films, and grinding and polishing consumables.