Regional Case Studies

Regional Case Studies

Sunkist’s biggest seller was ice lollies – but they don’t sell so well in winter. So the company had to think of a new product line for the cooler months. This kind of creativity has grown the group from a small hobby to a national...

With a move to tungsten carbide – and patents pending for its own design – Somta is a leading provider of cutting tools including drills, end mills, taps and reamers. The new material expands its client market, but the company is keeping all its options...

A small factory in the tiny West Coast town of Velddrif is making a name for itself around the world. Stretch Tents International can be found from Burning Man to Glastonbury, and at a host of events and venues in-between. The waterproof, fire-retardant, tough-as-nails tents...

Factory fires, loss of supply, strikes, skills drain – SOS Tool & Die has had a rough few years. But it is sitting out the storm with its eye on the future. It is positive that the season will pass and things will stabilise...

Mining is fuelling rapid growth in the Northern Cape town of Kathu, and nearby alternative energy projects are bringing business people from foreign climes. Urban Hotels is placed to take advantage of the boom times....

Don’t make decisions based on what is currently happening in your business; rather think long term. This bit of advice has stood Quality Steel in good stead, and has helped the company grow to become a major player in the industry....

South Africans consume more chicken than any other animal protein. This prompted the Free State Co-operative Limited to set up Grainfield Chickens, which is processing 390 000 chickens a week. It plans to boost output by implementing double shifts – which will have a positive...

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