A readymix association requires active input from members within each region to ensure the success of the built industry.

It is critical that the Regional leadership of the Southern Africa Readymix Association (Sarma) be supported in order to facilitate better communication among members and allow faster response to localised opportunities and threats.

This is the opinion of Johan van Wyk, General Manager of Sarma, who says that regional chairpersons and committees should also be able to be used as a conduit between local producers and the association in order to identify operational requirements relating to regulatory, training and other requirements. In future, regional committees should also play an important role in facilitating discussions with key role players in the construction, engineering and architectural industries in order to move towards the specification of accredited concrete on all construction sites.

“The regional chairperson in each district is selected from the association’s membership and tasks are performed on a voluntary basis,” continues Johan. “We therefore want those involved in producing and procuring readymix concrete throughout the country to find out who the local Sarma Chairperson is, and to work actively with him/her to assist the industry in their own respective areas.”

Johan concludes by adding that, in order to be proactive, Sarma requires member companies to support the regional initiatives that are being established just to ensure that the industry remains buoyant and successful in future.

For more information go to www.sarma.org.za