Rheem SA

Rheem SA

Rheem SA (Pty) Ltd is a locally-based company with a vision to be a world-class global player. The company is a responsible South African corporate citizen that fully understands how vital it is for each individual to contribute towards developing our country successfully.

Rheem SA’s core competence is the manufacturing and marketing of industrial packaging converted from steel and tinplate. The company achieves this through two operations in Gauteng, with one each in KwaZulu-Natal, the Western Cape, and Eastern Cape.

The company is proud of the role it plays in a highly-competitive industry dominated by global companies and multinationals. Rheem SA is confident about its ability to compete and meet the needs of customers successfully. The company continues to invest in the business’ infrastructure and equipment to ensure its sustainability and future growth.

The crux of the company’s vision is to turn Rheem into a global business that all its employees, customers, and other stakeholders appreciate being associated with it. The company is owned by the Dhlomo family through an investment company called OD Investment (Pty) Ltd. The family acquired the business in 2001, and has since made additional investments to grow the business into a world-class operation.

 

COMPANY STATISTICS / DEMOGRAPHICS / HISTORY 
Year founded: 2001
Founding members: OD Investments
Employees: 400
Branches: Durban, Alberton, Cape Town, and Port Elizabeth
Memberships: Drumnet, API, SAICRA, PACSA, SABS
Current customer base: 250
New products: Conical and Knock Down Drum

NATURE OF BUSINESS 
Description of activity: Manufacturing
Products/services offered: Steel Drum, Tinplate Pails, Tinplate Cans and cutting services

CONTRACTS & AWARDS
Industrial standards: SABS
ISO rating: 9008:2001
Recent awards: Plascon Supplier Award – Runner Up
Recent major contracts: Shell SA, Lubrizol

EMPOWERMENT STATUS 
Black empowerment level – shareholding (%): 4

FAST FACTS
1 | Rheem SA was established in 1967.

2 | The company is 100 percent black-owned.

3 | Rheem SA is a founding member of the South African Industrial Container Reconditioner Association (SAICRA).

4 | The company is member of the International Packaging Association (IPA).

5 | Rheem SA supports a range of CSI initiatives including the Highway Hospice and Save the Children KwaZulu-Natal.

COMPANY INFORMATION
Managing Director:
Mr Ken Webb
Non-Executive Director:
Ms Khanyi Dhlomo-Chijioke
Financial Director:
Mr Leon Muller
Operations Director:
Mr Cobus Brink
Sales and Marketing Director:
Ms Neli Gumede
Commercial Director:
Mr Mahen Manilall
Technical Director:
Mr David Davies
New Business Development Director:
Mr Morgan Kristen

CONTACT INFORMATION
Physical address: 8-10 Avenue East Isipingo KwaZulu-Natal
Postal address: PO Box 26374 Isipingo Beach KwaZulu-Natal 4115
Contact details:
Telephone: 2731 9106900
Fax: 2731 9106935
Email: info@rheem.co.za
Website: www.rheem.co.za

 

 

 

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Posted on

April 17, 2014

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