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Opportunity magazine is a niche business-to-business publication that explores various investment opportunities within Southern Africa’s economic sectors. The publication is endorsed by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI).


MECHANICAL ENGINEERING Installation of power lines Steel pipe fabrication and installation Welding Boilermaking Laser cutting Rigging Plate bending and rolling Steel structures Engineering design Computer numerical control (CNC) machining You now have several blue-chip companies on your client list. How did you build up your client base? We started very small. Our unique selling proposition is providing excellent customer service and support. This has helped to attract even international clients and has been vital in maintaining our client base. The other major factors where we are strong are: • Uncompromising quality. We work around the clock to ensure our clients get the best. • Health and safety. We always strive for zero injuries. We are currently implementing ISO45001 to provide for an even safer and healthier workplace and to align with international best practice. The health and wellbeing of our employees is very important to us. I have seen that a team that feels cared for works better and produces good results. • Innovation. We exist to solve complex problems and we try to be innovative as much as possible. How many staff do you have? We have 143 permanent staff which includes double-coded welders, riggers, boilermakers, fitters, engineers, pipe fitters, fitter and turners, supervisors, site managers, painters and semi-skilled workers. Do you have programmes that encourage staff to further their education? We believe in training, education and the development of our staff. This approach has helped us in improving our employees’ level of performance through the acquisition of skills, abilities and knowledge. We have an annual budget of over R1-million for education and bursaries. All of the children of our employees who matriculated in 2022 will receive bursaries. We also work closely with TVET colleges to provide learnerships and we have hired some of the students who excelled at college. Where do you see Notefull Engineering in five years’ time? Our goals include: • Registering on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange. This would allow our employees to have a stake in the business by buying shares. • Creating Notefull as a franchise operator. • Taking Notefull into the automotive sector. • Establishing a global footprint. When did you join SACCI? November 2022.

Notefull Engineering PROFILE Quality mechanical engineering that inspires confidence. Since 2017, Notefull Engineering has grown to meet the needs and ever-changing demands of the mechanical-engineering industry. Notefull Engineering is proud to be a leader within the metal industry, specialising in all steel fabrication such as welding, laser cutting, punching, CNC machining, plate bending, sand blasting and painting, piping, steel plating, structural steelwork and more. Values • Teamwork • Excellence • Integrity • Zero harm • Innovation Metal fabrication Metal fabrication is the process involving the transformation of raw metal into a product or item that can be used in construction or as an assembly. As an alloy of iron and other metals, steel has a wide variety of different variations which are used in structural and fabrication operations. In essence, fabrication is taking metal and shaping it to a desired specification. Notefull’s custom-metal-fabrication services ensure fast and cost-effective solutions for any parts that need to be made from 3D CAD files or engineering drawings to fabrication services. Notefull offers a range of sheet metal materials, including aluminium, copper, steel and stainless steel, as well as assembly services like installing PEM inserts, welding and finishing services. Services • Steel fabrication • Specialised welding • Mechanical engineering design • Machine moving and rigging • Boiler making and fabrication • Sand blasting and painting Branches Notefull Engineering’s three branches are located in Richards Bay, Tongaat and Pretoria. A large fleet of vehicles ensures the best logistical value when delivering clients’ products and services. A full fleet of 19 vehicles includes a wide variety of trucks, 4x4s and panel vans. Major clients Lafarge, Eskom, Sappi, Tronox, Rio Tinto, Rand Water, Department of Public Works, Tongaat Hulett, Corteva, Foskor, Transnet, Harmony Gold, Multotec. Accreditations Accreditation ISO9001:2015 QMS. ISO 9001and ISO 3834 accreditations and the company’s BBBEE certification ensure that clients get consistent, good-quality products and services. The ISO 3834 is regarded as the global benchmark in welding quality requirements. Memberships Date joined SACCI: November 2022 BBBEE LEVEL: Level 1 Other memberships: JCCI; AFSA; SAIW; Zululand Chamber; PMB Chamber; Durban Chamber; Cape Town Chamber; Durban Automotive Cluster; American Chamber Contact: Richards Bay (Main Branch): 9 Ceramic Curve, Alton, Richards Bay 3901 | Tel: +27 35 761 1015 Automotive Supplier Park, 30 Helium Road, Rosslyn, Pretoria | Tel: +27 12 564 3503 Email: | Website: | 17

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