Africa Maintenance Equipment (AME) was initially established under the auspices of INDUSTRI Tools & Equipment (formerly Mandirk), part of the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) of Invicta Holdings Limited.
During 2020/2021, selected ESG businesses in selected regions were sold to new owners including locally based, black industrialists.
At the forefront of each AME business, is a deep commitment to customers with a view to reducing operational costs while implementing Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) principles. AME’s are 51% local black-owned and include a 30% black female-owned enterprise development initiative that supports the Government’s objectives for the development of Previously Disadvantaged Individuals, through public and private sector collaboration. This venture strategically links enterprise and supplier development to skills development, successfully providing opportunities for black industrialists, increasing local job creation and enhancing sustainable business performance.
AME is now a well-established specialist supplier of engineering consumables to the maintenance, repair and operating (MRO) product segments of South Africa’s mining and industrial sectors. Our product portfolio includes tools and equipment, seals, power transmission and materials handling components, as well as electromechanical systems. Also in the range are fasteners, filtration, hydraulics and pneumatics, valves, instrumentation, agricultural components and personal protection equipment (PPE).
The structure of each AME is in full compliance with the requirements of Corporate Governance and the South African Broad-Based Black Economic Empowerment (B-BBEE) charter. Together we strive to continue to uplift the country and build and develop local communities. Our customers are in various sectors - including mining, power generation, municipalities, general industry and state-owned enterprises – and they have access to leading global brands through ESG’s extensive distribution network.
ESG group companies comprise BMG (Africa’s industrial leader in the engineering consumables space), INDUSTRI Tools & Equipment (specialists in the tool and equipment sector), Hyflo, OST (Oscillating Systems Technology), Hansen (industrial gearboxes), Rustenburg Engineering and Foundry and Belt Brokers.
Africa Maintenance Equipment (AME) Amajuba
Donavan Govender and Shalene Gulzar are shareholders of AME Amajuba, which was recently established in Newcastle, in KwaZulu-Natal.
Position Managing Director
Donavan has been part of the BMG team since he finished school 23 year ago! He has had an exciting career path at the company, starting off folding statements, time in the stores, in sales, branch management, running the belting field services division and valuable experience in various head office departments. “I am very proud to now be a shareholder at AME Amajuba and to face new challenges and develop the brand. AME is fully supported by the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) and all its resources. “Our customers benefit from a broad range of quality branded products, notably some of the best in the world. Coupled with exceptional technical solutions and ESG’s extensive distribution network, our customers are assured of a world-class service that is designed to optimise customer productivity. “I also believe our company has an important role to play in the area by providing employment opportunities to our local community. “We focus on many sectors in the area, including mining, steel manufacturing, cement and fabrication, as well as the textile sector and agriculture. AME is also well equipped to service the nearby power station Eskom and Arcelor Mittal, through our technical capabilities, quality products and a dedicated team that strives for service excellence and to be part of every customer’s process.” Donavan believes business leaders have an important role to play to develop and nurture our youth. This involves providing internship opportunities and teaching young people entrepreneurial skills. Donavan is about passionate about his town and his community. In his personal capacity, he is involved with various community projects, including feeding schemes at schools.
Shalene has all the attributes needed for efficient office administration and is a great asset to the Amajuba team. She is dedicated, has meticulous systems in place and is very hard working. “Exciting news for ESG is the new B-BBEE Level 2 status, which means customers are able to claim procurement recognition of 125% against all purchases,” Shalene explains. “The rising demand for export coal also forms an exciting part of our growth opportunities, as new mines are being established in the area.” Shalene is proud of the contribution the AME team will make to uplifting the lives of the local community through employment and skills development. What is also important, is that Shalene loves working with her team and has created a secure, happy and stimulating environment at AME Amajuba.