On July 16, 2018, a milestone event was celebrated by the employees and customers of KLINGER South Africa with the opening ceremony of the brand new Cape Town branch.
Formerly occupying three different buildings and an ever-growing Cape Town market, it only made sense to consolidate the KLINGER portfolio of solutions under one big roof. The new branch structure enhances the relation between Fluid Control, Fluid Sealing and Furmanite, thanks to a welcoming reception area and a separate counter sales area at the center of the space that recalls the atmosphere of the typical inns. The warehouses form the legs of the building and create a vast and spacious area for storing, manufacturing and despatch.
Located alongside the new Sandown Road in a growing and popular industrial section lies the new branch within the Rivergate Business Park. Perfectly positioned, the location is literally on the doorsteps of Chevron Cape Town Refinery, Eskom Koeberg Nuclear Power Station and ArcelorMittal Saldanha Steel.
The opening ceremony was attended by KLINGER South Africa's Managing Director Andre Goosen, Financial Director Johan Smal, Sales and Marketing Director Phillip Herbst, Branch Manager Charl Marais, Head Office representatives, KLINGER Cape Town employees as well as various customers and representatives of companies that deal with KLINGER Cape Town.
The day kicked off with a welcoming speech by Andre Goosen followed by a ribbon cutting ceremony and a short tour of the new building. Guests had the chance to interact with the various sales representatives and management, and were also given a short presentation of the various solutions offered at the branch. The afternoon closed off with a traditional South African "braai" and "boerewors" for everyone.
Customers shared compliments on the new branch and an excitement for their future relationships with the branch. KLINGER South Africa has successfully expanded its presence in the Cape through a fantastic new location, strong management, knowledgeable workforce, trusted solutions and a commitment to good customer relations.