Technical Finishes, a wholly South African-owned company which manufactures and distributes a wide variety of construction chemicals and surface protection products, has expanded its footprint in KwaZulu-Natal with a fully-fledged manufacturing operation in New Germany.
In welcoming Ian Harrison, a well-known technologist in this industry who has been appointed managing director in KwaZulu-Natal, Technical Finishes says its enhanced team of experienced graduates will provide further guidance to the sales and manufacturing personnel and will offer the flooring industry this highly sought-after expertise throughout the Southern African region.
With this enhanced capacity, the most discerning of client needs are able to be met and, being Proudly South African, the company is proud to share this with the industry.
Technical Finishes has been operating in Gauteng and the Western Cape for more than 21 years, but have delayed creating a presence in KwaZulu-Natal as this industry requires highly sought-after skills, without which a negative impact on reputation would be the result.
Ian’s extensive experience in the industry brings to Technical Finishes fresh ideas and innovations which will complement current business activities tremendously.
“Having been recently approached by Technical Finishes, I am back in an industry that I am passionate about, having left behind the restraints of the corporate environment and Euro/Dollar -centric shareholders. Formulating “niche” products to meet customer needs is what I enjoy most,” says Ian.
Whilst the focus of Technical Finishes is on heavy-duty specialist epoxy and PU industrial flooring – particularly in the food and beverage industry – the company also offers an extensive range of specialist construction and repair materials.
With its strong technical base, the company is results-driven and has the ability to formulate niche products and satisfy specialist requirements. These include specialist epoxy and polyurethane products, waterproofing needs, corrosion protection coatings and tank linings.
“This type of business needs a lot of technical input with rapid mobility and our reaction times are a huge advantage. Our expertise speaks for itself. We maintain strong ties with multinational technologies, and suppliers, particularly in the UK, USA and Germany, whose scientists keep us abreast of the latest. Our Pumadur PU flooring range is world-class and has had proven success both internationally and nationally (in fact, in excess of 20 years in the South African food, beverage, wine and manufacturing industries),” Ian said.
Technical Finishes in Gauteng and Western Cape has achieved ISO 9001 compliance and Harrison said a similar drive would be underway in KwaZulu-Natal. “We have the necessary development laboratory, quality control, manufacturing and storage capacity in place to readily meet with client requirements,” he concluded.