SPOTLIGHT NATIONAL SOLDER COMPANY
Running a family business
DIY and Industrial Trade News shines the spotlight on Jetin Daya, senior manager – operations and marketing and Amar Daya, senior manager – finance and logistics at National Solder Company (NASCO).
ational Solder Company (NASCO) is a leading South African manufacturer
of solder, lead and tin products. The company manufactures all its products from scratch and sources its raw materials both locally and internationally. Nasco serves a wide variety of industries such as the hardware, plumbing, electronic, electrical and engineering industries. The family run business has been in operation for over 17 years.
Q: As two young entrepreneurs, whose idea was it to start this business and how long ago did you make this decision?
The Nasco team.
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A: The business has been in our
Apart from ensuring the overall
family for over 17 years. As young
smooth running of the business, I
entrepreneurs (Jetin and Amar),
am responsible for the financial and
boasting backgrounds in engineering
logistics divisions of the business. With
and finance as well as economics
my background in economics and
entered into the family business with
finance, I am well equipped to guide
the goals of expanding the product
the strategic financial decisions of the
range as well as our footprint into Africa.
business. I also make sure that the inward and outward logistics of the
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Q: Which functions and responsibilities of the business are you each responsible for? A: Jetin Daya, senior manager – operations and marketing:
business is efficient in order to ensure
Apart from ensuring the overall
as quality audits.
customer satisfaction. I oversee the legal and compliance aspects of the business. This includes environmental compliance, health and safety as well
smooth running of the business,
2. Handles only
optimisation and planning of
Q: How did your career bring you to where you are today? A: National Solder Company is owned
production schedules as well
by our fathers who had the vision to
as streamlining, innovating and
plan for the future to make sure that
improving the efficiency of the
the business continued for years to
production line. My engineering
come by developing a succession plan,
background helps guide my
which was based around us.
I am responsible for the internal
3. Lock & handle sets
operations. This includes the
decisions in this part of the business.
I am also responsible for ensuring
Jetin Daya: I have an engineering
quality standards are met with
degree obtained from the University
the end goal of meeting customer
of Witwatersrand. Having always had
expectations. I am responsible
an interest in business, I completed
for the marketing of the business
a postgraduate diploma in business
through both digital and traditional
management and worked for three
years as a management consultant. I then joined the family business to
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Amar Daya, senior manager – finance and logistics:
help grow and take over the business together with Amar.