The expansion of the Cape Town-based Anchor Industries premises in Johannesburg, costing an estimated R2.3 million over the next two and a half years is now complete. It brings with it an additional 1540m2 of warehousing space, increasing the capacity to 4500m2. Potentially the additional space will allow for a larger stock holding of the existing products, which includes steel wire rope, mild steel chain, lifting chain and components, a range of hardware, hoists as well as webbing and wire rope slings.
The expansion necessitated the employment of three additional staff members resulting in faster and more efficient service and product delivery, especially when larger quantities of stock are required. “It has been a great selling point for us,” discusses Nick Raubenheimer, Anchor Industries Johannesburg Branch Manager. However, while attracting new and potential clients is important, Raubenheimer explains that the expanded facility is a great benefit to streamline current activities. “It has been a good change as we have been able to accommodate clients with shortened product delivery periods. The Johannesburg operation will remain committed to offering superior quality products and services that clients expect at reasonable prices.”
“The expansion is the latest demonstration of the company’s commitment to continue delivering solutions to clients and forms part of our strategy to grow the company,” says Dale Hutcheson, Anchor Industries Managing Director. Through ongoing client and market research, Anchor Industries identified a need to increase stock holding. “The opening of the extended warehouse in April is the beginning of a line of projects to be carried out with the aim of continually enhancing the proficiency of the company in order to benefit our clients and to make the industry a safer working environment for all,” Hutcheson concludes.
Anchor Industries operates under the ISO 9001 system whereby all products and services meet and exceed the SANS and EN standards and specifications. Strict internal procedures enable greater control over these commodities which are backed up by proper certification, testing and full traceability as a standard procedure. With great confidence in the brand, which is synonymous with safety and quality, client feedback attests that the company lives up to those high standards. A recent audit was completed by DNV and the results confirm that the products and services adhere to these industry standards.