With the Covid-19 pandemic having adverse impacts on many sectors, industrial stainless steel and valve solutions provider EMVAfrica has been able to remain operational to supply essential services.
“As with all business, the company has had to close operations to general trade. However, being a stockist of valves and actuators and holding good stock, the company has had some success in looking after essential services customers during the lockdown,” says EMVAfrica CEO Graham Whitty.
While he notes that, in some ways, the way companies conduct business might never be the same, some of the changes that have been implemented during the lockdown have been for the better.
“The value that local distributors hold has become evident during times of disrupted supply chains. The company seeks to improve our stocks of valves and actuators in order to assist in providing a shock absorber of sorts in times of constrained supply. In addition, we will seek to deepen supplier relationships. Being able to fall back on quality suppliers who are committed to supporting our company has been essential to continuing our operations,” Whitty comments.
In 2018, EMVAfrica took the decision to venture into the automation space. The company has since opened a workshop, employed skilled technicians and committed to stock its own range of valve automation products.
In line with global trends, this automation division supplies tools to a trend that has found its way into every industry and manufacturing process. This gives EMVAfrica the opportunity to expand its product range and expertise, ensuring that the company is able to meet a growing demand and provide customers with a vast and in depth range of technical knowledge.