The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released their list of finalists for the KZN Exporter of the Year. Photo: Facebook
The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released their list of finalists for the KZN Exporter of the Year. Photo: Facebook

KZN Exporter of the Year nominees announced

By Dhivana Rajgopaul Time of article published Sep 14, 2018

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DURBAN – The Durban Chamber of Commerce and Industry has released their list of finalists for the KZN Exporter of the Year Awards that will be taking place in October. 

KwaZulu-Natal (KZN) is the second-largest contributor to the South African economy and exports are a cornerstone of the province's economy as it is strategically positioned by being the location of two of Africa's largest and busiest ports, Durban and Richards Bay.

Some of KZN's major exports include steel, aluminium, vehicles, oils, iron and a host of other things. Also, the manufacturing sector in KZN is the second largest in the country. 

Musa Makhunga, the President of the DCCI said: "KwaZulu-Natal exports a wide range of goods and services and exports play a pivotal role in maintaining and developing sustainable economic growth in KwaZulu-Natal and South Africa."

He added that the awards aim to recognise and celebrate exporters in this province, as well as highlight the success of local businesses and to stimulate the growth of the economy by encouraging other business to strive for similar achievements.

All of the finalists for the awards are based in the KZN province. According to the DCCI, the finalists of the awards had to meet certain requirements in order to be selected. For example, the finalists in the New Exporter category had to be exporting for less than three years. 

Here is the list of the various categories and the finalists:

Category: New Exporter

Amanzi Meters (Pty) Ltd

BBF Safety Group (Pty) Ltd

Scenicel (Pty) Ltd

 Category: Small

Africa!Ignite

Amanzi Meters (Pty) Ltd

Anderson Engineering Food & Chemical Equipment (Pty) Ltd

Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust t/a Woza Moya

Scenicel (Pty) Ltd

Category: Medium

Bata South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Saddler Belts & Leathercraft (Pty) Ltd

Category: Large

Indian Ocean Export Company (Pty) Ltd

Dormac Marine & Engineering (a division of Southey Holdings (Pty) Ltd)

Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd (TSAM)

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Sappi Southern Africa Ltd

PFK Electronics (Pty) Ltd

BBF Safety Group (Pty) Ltd

Category: Africa

Saddler Belts & Leathercraft (Pty) Ltd

Bata South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Sappi Southern Africa Ltd

Anderson Engineering Food & Chemical Equipment (Pty) Ltd

BBF Safety Group (Pty) Ltd

Triple S Shipping

Amanzi Meters (Pty) Ltd

Toyota SA

Category: Service Providers

CMA CGM South Africa

Kuehne + Nagel (Pty) Ltd

Mediterranean Shipping Company (Pty) Ltd

Evergreen Agency SA (Pty) Ltd

Triple S Shipping

Saltrans Logistics

Indian Ocean Export Co

Category: Manufacturers

Saddler Belts & Leathercraft (Pty) Ltd

Bata South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (Pty) Ltd

Sappi Southern Africa Ltd

Anderson Engineering Food & Chemical Equipment (Pty) Ltd

BBF Safety Group (Pty) Ltd

Toyota South Africa Motors (Pty) Ltd (TSAM)

Amanzi Meters Pty Ltd

Category: Agro Processing

Scenicell (Pty) Ltd

Category: Creative Industries

Africa!Ignite

Hillcrest Aids Centre Trust t/a Woza Moya

Category: Services Sector

Triple S Shipping

Saltrans Logistics

Dormac Marine & Engineering (a division of Southey Holdings (Pty) Ltd)

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