Corobrik upbeat on building industry
BRICK manufacturer Corobrik is upbeat on prospects for 2015 following an increase in government infrastructural spending since the May general election.
Corobrik MD Dirk Meyer says that added to infrastructural spending there has been a 15% increase in sales due to a modest recovery in the residential market.
Meyer’s comments come as the industry recovers from some of the worst years experienced; particularly after the 2010 World Cup Soccer tournament once the infrastructure demanded for that event had been completed.
While experiencing a slow resurgence in residential and building activity, the Western Cape has picked up significantly.
Despite the economic downturn, Meyer says the group has secured market share in the past few years on the strength of the Corobrik brand; experience and expertise on products, quality and services.
The group is actively seeking to grow its presence in the walling and paving markets.
In July 2013 Corobrik appointed Musa Shangase as national commercial manager and he became commercial director in January 2014. Shangase is tasked with extending Corobrik’s reputation and influence in the public sector to achieve preferred status as a reliable supplier of superior quality clay and concrete masonry materials.
Meyer says Shangase has played a significant role in taking Corobrik’s sustainable argument to decision-makers, particularly in securing government contracting work.
Caption: Dirk Meyer, Corobrik Managing Director.
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