A manufacturer of bricks and pavers has formed a strong relationship with his supplier to achieve mutual success and excellence.
Manufacturing quality bricks and pavers for over 30 years, Benoni Bricks acquired equipment three decades ago from Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA), due to their high-quality machinery. Quintin Booysen, Marketing and Sales Manager at PMSA, states that they are the largest suppliers of concrete brick-, block- and paving-making machinery and technology in Africa.
Benoni Bricks was established in 1982 and specialises in the manufacture of 60mm and 80mm interlocking pavers for light and heavy industrial use in addition to domestic use, and coloured bevel pavers that are supplied to hardware shops, paving contractors and civil contractors.
“The professional relationship between Benoni Bricks and PMSA has grown from strength to strength since the company purchased its first VB1 block-making machine from PMSA in 1982,” says Barend de Klerk, Benoni Bricks owner. “As advances in technology progress, PMSA representatives proactively contact us in order to upgrade their machine parts.”
This value-added service has led to the machines exceeding output expectations. The machines have consistently achieved 1 730 skid boards a day over the decades, as opposed to the theoretical output of 1 500. This equates to 600m2 per machine per day, which is exceptional.
PMSA sales and marketing manager Quintin Booysen explains that the VB1 block-making machines have been designed to heavy-duty standards to ensure long life, high performance and high-quality products.
Barend concludes by adding that it is crucial for the economy to strengthen and expand. “There are definitely growth opportunities for Benoni Bricks and, as the market strengthens, we hope to expand into other regions of the country,” he explains. “PMSA will remain our supplier of choice in the event of this expansion.”