Boitumelong Holdings MD John Sithole tells Frances Ringwood about the company’s unprecedented rise, culminating in one of the biggest orders since its consolidation in 2013 – a delivery of 60 000 bins to the Vaal area.
After being awarded a tender to deliver 60 000 polyethylene ultraviolet stabilised plastic bins, each with a 240 ℓ capacity, to the Emfuleni Local Municipality, including Vereeniging and Vanderbijlpark, Boitumelong Holdings has solidified its position as a market leader.
It is also the only wholly black-owned wheeled-bin manufacturer on the African continent.
“ The Emfuleni order isn’t our largest ever order but it’s certainly the biggest we’ve had since the company took over Otto Industries South Africa and Otto Waste Systems in 2013. It’s also a national ‘first’ because Vaal-area residents have never had wheeled bins before – they previously used the 85 ℓ plastic variety without wheels,” explains Sithole.
The order for the new bins is already being delivered and will…