NAACAM member, Microfinish, has won the Black Industrialist Exporter Award at the inaugural Black Industrialists and Exporters Conference. The company, an early beneficiary of the the dti (Department of Trade and Industry: Republic of South Africa) Black Industrialists Scheme (BIS), operates a world class manufacturing facility which primarily supports exports into European markets.
Microfinish’s Deshan Naidoo, NAACAM National Executive Committee (NEC) member and one of the youngest automotive component CEOs was thrilled to receive the award from President Cyril Ramaphosa and Gauteng Premier, David Makhura. “This has been a long journey for us. Over the last eight years, our youth-dominated leadership team has worked hard to create a culture of excellence and become a world class, lean manufacturing outfit that thrives on change and technological innovation while delivering meticulous, quality products timeously,” said Naidoo.
A number of NAACAM members participated in and were recognised during the conference, including Adient/P Pather Investments, Formex Industries and Steel Best Manufacturing Services.
Speaking at the conference, NAACAM’s executive director Renai Moothilal, said, “Local component sector growth and increasing levels of inclusivity requires proactive intervention, which NAACAM has a long track record of delivering on, in a way that supports our wide membership base, as well as the full South African automotive manufacturing sector.”
NAACAM has collaborated with the Automotive Industry Transformation Fund (AITF) to unlock transformative opportunities in automotive manufacturing. AITF CEO, Jabulani Selumane reflected on the positive outcomes. “The AITF is excited to see how Black-owned component beneficiaries of our support, like Steel Best and Formex, are taking their place in this competitive value chain.” Read the full article here: https://bit.ly/3B3XsKv
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