Xchem marks the right spot
Angela Chris Pitsi bought a detergents manufacturing company, Xchem chemicals (Pty) Ltd but instead of making detergents, started making Adhesive and Sealants for the DIY/Hardware sector as well as for diverse industries such as Construction, Mining, Foundry, Woodworking & Furniture, Automotive, Stationery/paper, Power Utility and Metal/Concrete/Wood Protection.
In order for the business to grow, Angela approached Seda for assistance. Seda conducted a thorough analysis of the business and recommended that, in order to improve its capacity and efficiencies, the company needed new and up-to-date equipment. They were assisted with an application to the Seda Technology Transfer Fund which was duly approved and provided the much needed capital to re-equip the business.
This has increased the manufacturing capability and capacity and has seen the business increase its market share, especially in countries such as Lesotho, Zimbabwe, Ghana and the USA. The business has grown tremendously and last year scooped the award for Best Performing Technology Transfer intervention in the dti Awards.