Explore Issue 21 of Africa Outlook Magazine Magazine, the B2B magazine for Africa.

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HS Jutley Insurance Brokers

Trans-Africa Insurance Brokers   Boasting the ability to handle all classes of insurance ranging from Individual risks, small and medium enterprises to large and complex commercial risks, H.S. Jutley work across general insurance, life insurance and medical insurance policies   Writer Emily Jarvis Project Manager Nick Norris    H.S. Jutley Insurance Brokers is an insurance broking firm with a presence in three East African countries. The company has been operating in Kenya for over 30 years, in Tanzania for the last 10 years and has set its sights on Uganda in recent years.  Founded in 1977 as H.S. Jutley Insurance Agencies, the business was situated in the heart of Nairobi and grew rapidly to become a fully-fledged insurance brokerage by 1981. In 1991, the company upgraded their offices, moving to the prestigious Capitol Hill Towers Kenya in order to cater for the steady growth in business coming their way.  In April 2010, H.S. Jutley was pushed by the need for more space and a desire to expand so that they could provide services to the city of Nairobi. As a result, the company increased their presence with additional office space in order to increase service delivery and convenience; opening a branch in Mombassa in order to be closer to their customers. The organisation has employed a team of 17 young, dynamic and dedicated staff who are on hand to impart their knowledge to prospective customers.  Boasting the ability to handle all classes of insurance ranging from Individual risks, small and medium enterprises to large and complex commercial risks, H.S.

Hutz Medical 2014

Advancing Healthcare TechnologyHutz has seen its medical lighting and equipment become exclusively used in several hospitals across South Africa, testament to their full understanding of the requirements of the African marketWriter Emily JarvisProject Manager Serge Utting Founded by Wolfgang Hutz 40 years ago, Hutz Medical has grown from its roots as a manufacturer of architectural light fittings, to a market leader in hospital equipment, synonymous with quality and innovation; underpinned by the implementation of the best practical technologies available and always with the end-user in mind. “15 years after our establishment - and after considerable research of course - we added a full range of hospital products to our offering and have not looked back since,” says Bernd Thurnher, Executive Director of Hutz Medical. “Moreover, our equipment has been specially developed in consultation with healthcare professionals, enabling us to create user-friendly and innovative equipment tailored to the care giver,” he proudly adds. It is a known fact in South Africa that Hutz products are as durable as they are technically advanced, which not only makes them desirable but it also means they are ideal for export to the rest of Africa and beyond. These products consist of four different groups of medical devices including; medical examination lighting, bedhead supply systems, pendant supply systems and theatre control panels. Additionally, the company made the conscious choice to manage their supply chain internally, which allows them full control over all processes of their operation.Why Hutz?What makes Hutz Medical such a prominent company in the medical manufacturing field in South Africa is

Quality Supermarkets

Home-Grown GrocersQuality Supermarkets, one of the most prosperous business ventures by Ugandan entrepreneurs, is testament to why determination and hard work, are pertinent ingredients for successWriter Emily JarvisProject Manager Callum Philp Quality Supermarket is a leading locally owned supermarket in Uganda. It was legally incorporated on 11th August 1994 as a private company trading under the name of Quality (U) Ltd. From humble beginnings as a roadside grocery store in old Kampala in the 1980’s, Quality Supermarkets have been able to build a chain of the biggest and fully-stocked modern supermarkets in the suburbs of Kampala, namely Ntinda, Martin Road, Lubowa and Namugongo (Kyaliwajjala), so as to reach out and take services closer to their wide client base.This family business was started by Mr and Mrs Mutungi back in the early 80s to support their young family. The small grocery store sold basic subsistence goods and was frequented mainly by neighbours. By 1990, they knew that the potential for growth was tangible. Going by a tried and tested philosophy of the customer is king; the Mutungi’s had grown a loyal customer-base and were able to expand their store in 1994. Testament to this philosophy, by 1999 Quality Supermarket had grown into a three storey mega store.“We had built a team of innovative managers and staff with great experience in satisfying our customers’ demands. Our unwavering commitment to high quality products, exceptional attention to customer care and deep commitment to ethical business practices propelled our business to greater heights,” explains Mary Mutungi, Managing Director of Quality Supermarkets, who

Pep Clothing : The Fabric of South Africa

Pep Clothing provides insight into the current market conditions for the garment manufacturing industry in South Africa and the company’s biggest achievements as we approach the end of 2014.


No-one carries water like we doFlo-Tek is led by a group of professional specialists, who each bring a set of specific industry skills and experience to the companyWriter Emily JarvisProject Manager James Smith  Radical Investments (Pty) Ltd, trading as Flo-Tek Pipes & Irrigation, was established in Botswana in 1998 with the sole purpose of manufacturing PVC pipes. Since this time the company has grown in terms of both production capacity and facility size in order to cater for a wider array of customer needs.Flo-Tek’s core business specialises in the manufacture and distribution of HDPE, PVC-U, PVC-M pressure and sewer pipes and rotomoulded products. Backed by the ISO 9001:2008 certification in their Botswana and Johannesburg factories, the company is fully equipped to handle a distribution network throughout these two regions and other SADC countries.In July 2003 and June 2004, Flo- Tek commenced the manufacture of rotational moulded products and HDPE pipes respectively. The company expanded into South Africa in 2005 and have continued to increase production with the addition of a HDPE pipe factory in Clayville, Johannesburg, in August 2007. Since this time, Flo-Tek has opened subsidiary companies in Dundee, Port Elizabeth, East London and Angola, further enhancing their reach on the continent. “Our factories have fully equipped laboratories which ensure Flo-Tek manufactures to SANS, ISO and SAPPMA specifications. This is accompanied by a set of knowledgeable and well experienced staff in the pipe manufacturing industry. They bring with them a wealth of industry experience which helps ensure customers receive the best quality product and timely delivery. Our

Nu-Line Elevator Products Pte Ltd

Elevating Business in South AfricaNu-Line says each elevator is different, and by offering a tailored design service in-country, they can guarantee customers receive a quality South African product, made by local peopleWriter Emily JarvisProject Manager James Smith Nu-Line has had a presence in South Africa since 1990, where they have been manufacturing and installing elevator products across the country. As a local manufacturer based in South Africa’s largest city, Cape Town, the company offers a wide range of custom-made products, specifically designed to match client needs and specifications. Company Manager Allen Behr says that it is this local element which makes Nu-Line stand out from the crowd: “Most other elevator companies import complete elevator products and are therefore less flexible with regard to offering custom specifications and shorter delivery times on these specialist designs.” What’s more is that the company also offer to upgrade existing elevators whilst retaining some of the old equipment in order to pass a cost saving onto clients, but without compromising the lift’s efficiency.From humble beginnings, a workshop was created to start the manufacture of small hoists and dumbwaiters to meet the identified market demand. Since then, further company growth and product development allowed for the design and creation of a home elevator and a commercial passenger elevator. As a result of this success, a further product was introduced to their product base, namely; the funicular which is used in steep terrain. “Company growth has been constant year on year with the average increase per year being 20%,” Behr claims. Moreover, 2014 saw


Southern Africa's Strategic Investors Motseng is a diversified investment holding company with investment and operations in property through the property investment and property services boutiques, as well as diversified strategic investmentsWriter Emily JarvisProject Manager Donovan Smith Started by two professionals in 1998, Motseng has grown into a multifaceted organisation employing almost 600 people. Initially specialising in the provision of soft services, Motseng have since diversified into the industrial, textile manufacturing and property sectors, and most recently the telecoms sector via the acquisition of the Selmec Group. With a historic focus on property, Motseng has diversified its offering by creating ten investee companies to provide comprehensive and professional service delivery.Motseng is invested in a wide portfolio of listed and unlisted companies with key holdings in the property sector. The company investments are targeted at, but not limited to: infrastructure, propertyrelated, diversified industrials, transport, energy, services, manufacturing, telecommunications and financial services-related industries.“Through the integration of people, places, processes and technology into a single interactive solution, we create an optimal working environment and seek to invest in high quality companies that have strong business franchises, attractive growth prospects, leading market positions and the ability to generate superior returns,” explains Andries Smit, Managing Director of Selmec Group.2014 saw the company change its name to Motseng-Selmec for the South Africa operations, and Comserv- Selmec for its Mozambique operations. Accompanied by the company ethos to transform and empower employees, Motseng comprises of 100% black South Africans and has enjoyed steady and constant growth over the years; remaining true to its vision to continue providing

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DHL Supply Chain

Delivering Joy, Prosperity & TrustKnown for delivering your parcels from A to B, DHL strive to be the logistics provider that people turn to for all their shipping needsWriter Emily JarvisProject Manager Serge Utting With a world-renowned presence in over 220 countries and territories across the globe, DHL are the most international company in the world. This advantageous strength in size is accompanied by a workforce exceeding 315,000 employees, who contribute to providing solutions for an almost infinite number of logistical needs.DHL is part of the world’s leading postal and logistics Group, Deutsche Post DHL, and encompasses three divisions: DHL Express, DHL Global Forwarding, Freight and DHL Supply Chain. In 2009, the company laid out their goals for the future via “Strategy 2015”, which included a clear vision and mission for the future of the company. Strategy 2015 is designed to focus even further on the clients of DHL and their corresponding industries starting with the sectors Life Sciences & Healthcare, Technology, Energy, Automotive and Engineering & Manufacturing. “Our vision emphasises that we want to be The Logistics Company for the World. This goes beyond the simple fact that, as a global company, we have presence in the aforementioned 220 countries and territories, or that we are often the very first logistics company to enter new markets. Our vision stresses that we want to be the logistics provider people turn to - their first choice not only for all their shipping needs, but also as an employee or investor.”   “We form the backbone of trade”DHL are deeply

UPD (United Pharmaceutical Distributors)

SA’s Healthcare Supply Partner of ChoiceIn 2009, UPD upgraded their distribution centres to world-class status. Since this time the pharmaceutical supplier has gone from strength to strength, growing their brand presence in order to reach as many customers and patients as possibleWriter Emily JarvisProject Manager Serge Utting With its roots in wholesaling, and with a significant market share, UPD is South Africa’s foremost specialist wholesaler of pharmaceutical, medical and healthcare products. As such, the company purchases warehouses and re-sells branded, generic and over-the-counter pharmaceutical products of the highest quality and of world-class standard to a national customer base, holding a 62 percent share of the private hospital market.Founded in 1993, UPD has spent the last 21 years retaining its reputation as one of South Africa’s most dependable and professional suppliers of pharmaceutical products. In 2003, the company became a division of New Clicks South Africa, a whollyowned subsidiary of the Clicks Group Limited.Today, UPD is the country’s only national full line wholesaler with five distribution centres in South Africa and one in Botswana, and a 25 percent share of the total private pharmaceutical market. UPD owns 26,000m2 of warehousing space, stocks an impressive 11,500 products including 6,500 front shop items; and picks and dispatches 160 million units per annum to customers, sending a total of three million deliveries from their South African warehouses every year. In turn, this comprehensive wholesaling system shows the company’s commitment to meeting customer needs both promptly and efficiently, while providing top quality customer service, products and corresponding information. “Our team travel a