Trellidor’s African distributor network visits Durban
28 March 2012
The first Trellidor International conference devoted exclusively to its African distributor network was held in Durban recently. It was a significant milestone in Trellidor’s 35 year history, and acknowledgement of the important contribution the company’s distributors throughout Africa make to its bottom line.
“The international division has grown exponentially over the last few years and the signs are very good that this trend will continue into the future as our continent is one of the few bright lights in terms of world economic growth,” said Trellidor International Executive Gregory Roux.
Trellidor distributors throughout Africa market and install Trellidor security and access control products to help prevent business crime as well as improving home security.
Attending countries included Ghana, Kenya, Namibia, Botswana, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Malawi, Swaziland, Mozambique, and Mauritius. Delegates were given the opportunity to tour the Trellidor production facility in Phoenix, where the full range of Trellidor business and home protection systems are manufactured.
The factory houses a high tech powder coating plant in addition to recently upgraded manufacturing machinery. The factory is one of the biggest employers in the Durban area, producing all Trellidors ranges including Trellidor Retractable sliding security gates, a number of burglar bar ranges, Trellidor Rollerstyle roller shutters and Trellidor Clear Guard screens for windows and doors.
“Our meetings focussed on the issues unique to trading in countries north of our border, something we don’t really have the chance to do during Trellidor national franchise network conferences, and gave the delegates an opportunity to network with each other,” said Roux.
The conference was held over three days, part of it at the beautiful Moses Mabhida Stadium, which proved to be a hit with the delegates, most of whom had only ever seen the stadium on television during the 2010 Soccer World Cup tournament.
Another highlight of the guests’ trip was the warm welcome given by the Trellidor Production Choir, led by Trellidor employee Cyril Ndu. They sang a rousing rendition of the South African national anthem and ‘Shosholoza’. “It really was a moment to remember, and gave our guests a true South African greeting,” said Roux.General ArticlesPress Releases