Industrial racking and shelving manufacturer Universal Storage Systems (USS) is looking to broaden its footprint by exporting its storage products to African countries beyond the South African Development Community (SADC) region.
The company currently manufactures and supplies storage solutions – including shelves, racks and mezzanine flooring, as well as adjustable pallet and clad racking – to companies throughout the SADC region, says USS national sales manager Dean Jackson.
The company provides these products and associated services for companies in a variety of industries, particularly the fast-moving consumer goods industry. Interacting with large clients in this industry often involves significant storage projects, while the company also supplies to small, medium-sized and microenterprises.
USS can provide its products and services for companies in the SADC region through its network of traders and strategic partners.
“We are broadening our reach deeper into Africa, directly as well as through our network of traders and strategic partners. This will assist us in opening new revenue streams for the company,” explains Jackson.
To achieve this, USS is focusing on developing strategic relationships with ancillary companies, particularly through joint ventures and other similar mutually beneficial relationships.
“Going forward, we will work towards consistency in order intakes and manufacturing output to maintain profitable margins,” he concludes.