Sizabantu Piping Systems (SPS) is a Limited Liability company which was established in 2002. Sizabantu Piping Systems is a Level Three accredited BBBEE company, involved in the Manufacture, Marketing and Distribution of predominantly, plastic pipe solutions, to the Infrastructure, Agriculture, Mining and Industrial market sectors in Southern Africa.
Our vision is to be the industry’s preferred and trusted supplier, of quality piping solutions. By maintaining a high level of friendly service and being the acknowledged leader of innovative new appropriate technology, to the industry.
Our mission is to position our business, to supply a comprehensive range of appropriate quality technology – predominantly plastic piping solutions – to the Construction, Agricultural Mining and Industrial market sectors throughout Southern Africa.
SPS was established in 2002 in Kwa Zulu Natal, where it was appointed as Marley Pipe System Pty Ltd’s exclusive Agent for the Civil, Industrial, Mining and Agricultural markets. During the following eight years, SPS enjoyed very good market growth as a result of satisfying and understanding the Industry’s needs. This growth required opening and positioning new operations nationally, to service our increased customer base.
By 2010, SPS had grown into a strong independent company, which had established a strong foot print in Southern Africa. This encouraged a number of International Manufacturers & Suppliers, to approach SPS to represent their interests in Southern Africa, further strengthening SPS reputation as the leader in bringing new technology of appropriate systems, to the African continent.
SPS success over the years can be attributed to the strong relationships and trust that has developed between their Customers and Consulting Engineers, and the “ownership” model, where Key personal are encouraged to have a vested interest in the business.
In 2013, SPS was approached by Molecor Canalizaciones, a Spanish company, who are the acknowledged world leaders of Bi- axle Orientated PVC pipe technology, to represent and market their products in Southern Africa. The introduction of this new International accepted technology, proved to be an instant success and is now recognised as an acceptable alternative option for traditional pipe materials, used in Bulk Water and Potable water reticulations.
With the growing demand and potential for this new product, SPS has taken the next big step, by forming a joint venture with their Spanish partners, Molecor, to establishing a state of the art, world class factory, in Richards Bay, Kwa Zulu Natal, South Africa. This will be the first factory of its kind on the Africa Continent, producing Molecor TOM 500 PVC-0 technology pipe.
WHERE WE ARE TODAY
Today, SPS boasts 10 operations nationally and internationally, which are strategically placed to service the Southern African markets. We have operations in the following areas:
- Durban (Kwa Zulu Natal)
- Port Elizabeth (Eastern Cape)
- Cape Town (Western Cape)
- Bloemfontein (Free State)
- Klerksdorp (North West)
- Pretoria (Gauteng)
- Polokwane (Limpopo)
- Nelspruit (Mpumalanga)
- Matshapa (Swaziland)
- Maputo (Mozambique)
SPS have policy of zero compromise on quality and for this matter have engaged and become a member of the SOUTH AFRICAN PLASTIC PIPE MANUFACTURERS ASSOCIATION (SAPPMA). This association is a regulatory body where all reputable industry players belong to, and is a watchdog to the industry and ensures that the quality of manufactured material is upheld and conforms to the appropriate standards. Through its association with SAPPMA, SPS has further endorsed its firm policy of quality material, fit for purpose, at a competitive rate, to the industry.
Included in SPS’s product offer, is access to a professional Civil Engineering service, that can support and endorse Specification criteria on pipe selection. This added service gives our customers peace of mind when deciding on the appropriate solution for their specific requirement. Further to this, SPS is also an accredited ECSA member, reaffirming our reputation as a trusted partner in the Civil fraternity.
SPS is actively involved in the social upliftment and skills development of the impoverished communities. Training in pipe laying is offered to communities where projects are planned, to ensure the unemployed members of these communities are trained in basic pipe laying skills. Because our product is user friendly, we are able to involve manual labour practices to install these pipelines, further empowering local communities to participate in the implementation of projects.
Further to this, SPS have also been involved in sponsoring sports tournaments to rural schools, in an effort to encourage the youth to be actively involved in lifeskills development.
Our many social projects are close to our hearts and values, and is reflective of our proud name, SIZABANTU – to help the people.