HOW WE BEGAN
Kwikbuild Cement was started in March 2011. The blending plant was set up in Silverton, Pretoria East which offered the ideal location to service the immediate target market which was at the time identified as Mamelodi, Pretoria East, KwaMhlanga and Bronkhorstspruit. Since then, we have also been successful in establishing markets within the entire Gauteng region, Mpumalanga and Limpopo Provinces.
With the successful growth of Kwikbuild Cement, a new blending plant has been set up in Kya Sands, Johannesburg which will enable Kwikbuild to service the established market we gained in and around the Northern, Western and Eastern suburbs of Gauteng as well as the North West and Free State Provinces.
OUR FIRST BAG OF CEMENT
Our first bag of cement was produced in August 2011 and since then Kwikbuild Cement has grown into a formidable competitor within the cement industry. The strategy of the partners has always been to re-invest in the business and as such the plant has been modified and upgraded significantly since its inception. With our state of the art bagging and packaging equipment, Kwikbuild Cement now has a combined production facility capable of producing 750 000 tons of product per annum.
Kwikbuild Cement produces a range of products that include Kwikbuild 32.5N (SANS 50197-1:2013 CEMV) & 42.5N (SANS 50197-1:2013 CEMII) General purpose cement, a full range of tile adhesives, as well as the complete supporting range of products; Kwikscreed, Kwikgrout, Kwikflex, Kwikbond & Kwikprime.
Kwikbuild Cement’s clients range from civils, construction companies and developers to the major hardware chains, wholesale suppliers, traders and bakkie builders.
At the foundation of the success of Kwikbuild Cement is the fact that we have always endeavoured to produce products of the highest quality and we are 100% committed to never compromise on the integrity of our brand. As part of this process, we have setup a building materials testing laboratory at our Silverton production facility which now gives us far greater control over the quality of our products and the ability to take far greater proactive steps to ensure all our products meet with industry standards.
Pure cements have various chemical properties that can be significantly affected when extended with various extenders and the many additives available can do much to improve cement performance. Depending on the type of application, weather conditions and the quality of the other building materials used on site, not all cement’s perform equally. With our own state of the art testing facility, we are able to continuously monitor the performance of our products in compliance with SANS 50197-1:2013 and can assist our customers in testing of their various sand types if required.
The members of Kwikbuild Cement also own and operate their own transport company, Summit Trucking, which handles the in-bound delivery of all our raw bulk materials as well as the distribution of our finished product to our customers. We believe much of our success can be contributed to the close relationship between the two entities as it affords us the ability to offer flexible, timely and cost effective deliveries greatly enhancing our customer service as well as ensuring an un-interrupted supply for our production capacity.
Kwikbuild Cement will remain focused on its core business and target markets, will continue to strive for excellence through continuous re-investment, the improvement of our business processes and the enhancement of our products and service quality. We will continue to explore and source strategic partnerships with key suppliers and most important of all, ensure to continually enhance value for our current and future customers.