Sizabantu Manufacturing Factory | Richards Bay
In 2014, Sizabantu Piping Systems, together with Molecor Canalizaciones decided to for a Joint Venture and together, build a TOM500 PVC-O manufacturing facility in South Africa. This was the birth of Molecor South Africa (M S A), and the introduction of TOM500 PVC-O to Southern Africa. Whilst the planning was being done to build this state of the art manufacturing facility, Sizabantu Piping Systems decided to also include the manufacture of Sizatuff mPVC, Sizaflo uPVC and Sizadrain, PVC pipes. Thus Sizabantu Piping Systems Manufacturing (S P S M) was founded, manufacturing PVC pipe from 50mm up to 500mm diameters, in South Africa.
The innovative R300-million TOM500 Orientated PVC pipe (PVC-O) factory, the only one of its kind in Africa, was purposefully built in the Richard’s Bay Industrial Development Zone which consciously attracts investment and focusses on driving socio-economic development as a catalyst for job creation and foreign direct investment in South Africa. This project has seen substantial investment from our partners in Europe, as well as the creation of an additional 110 permanent jobs, as well the introduction of world class technology, not yet available in South Africa.
Some background information
In 2013 Sizabantu was approached by Molecor Canalizaciones, a Spanish company and world-leader of Bi-axle PVC-O technology, to represent and market its products in Southern Africa. With the growing demand and potential for PVC-O, we entered into a joint venture with Molecor to establish the factory and all of our divisions consolidated their businesses into one entity – Sizabantu Piping Systems.
The Molecor South Africa factory attracted substantial foreign investment, both in monetary value and intellectual property, ensuring that South and Southern Africa now has access to a locally-manufactured, technologically-advanced product.
As the only factory of its kind on the African continent, we encourage site visits to witness the latest technology in thermo plastics.