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NEWSLETTER www.sapcc.co.za

August 2018

Jeannie D joins the SAPCC to encourage mentorship of young women in business Opinion

Advantages of working within a Team?

PART 7 SAPCC Guide to Portuguese Franchises in SA

By Zeca Marques Entrevista

Insight

Silvério Silva, CEO

BRICS: Where does South Africa rank?

SINCE 1972

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Jeannie D joins the SAPCC to encourage mentorship of young women in business Jeannie D, the popular Luso-South African actress and television celebrity presenter in South Africa, best known for her work on Top Billing, has joined the board of directors of our Chamber. Born and bred in Johannesburg, Jeannie de Gouveia (her real name) has won numerous awards since joining Top Billing such as South Africa's Favorite Celebrity, Best Dressed Female Celebrity and South Africa's Hottest Female Celebrity. Q: What does it mean for you? A: It is an absolute honour for me to be invited to sit on the board and I will be encouraging mentorship, developing young woman in business and just encouraging young women in business and young people in business together, to get involved with their communities and building their brand together with this legacy that the SAPCC is building. Q: Why is it important to you? A: I am so proudly Portuguese. I go to Portugal all the time and am so proud of that heritage and if I can give any little bit that I can back to community and have some kind of hold on my heritage than I am really proud to keep that.

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Q: Can you elaborate a bit more about your cultural roots? A: My parents are Portuguese. My grand-parents on my Dad's side are from Ponta do Parque in Madeira and my mother's family is also Portuguese. So, they travel to Madeira and Portugal every year. It's my favorite destination. Lisbon is my favorite city in the World. We have an apartment in Cascais and it is just, honestly, the best place you can go. In fact, the Portuguese passport is now the 4th best passport in the world to hold, so I couldn’t be more proud. Q: And I am sure you love the food too. What is your favorite? A: Bacalhau (Cod fish), but I like it the old fashion way when it is boiled with boiled potato and just a lot of olive oil on it. Simple. Q: Tell us about the launch of your latest business venture? I am very passionate and excited about my latest business venture. It is a Gin brand called Finery. Finery is a sophisticated, elegant and wellcrafted Gin brand with the intention of becoming an aspirational brand worldwide. I have been in the entertainment industry for many years and thankfully had many successes which allowed me to represent different brands along the way. Finery, however, is different as I am not just the representative for the brand but an active owner meaning that I get involved in the day to day strategic, sales and marketing decisions. It's not just about looking glam but also about getting down to the nitty gritty of making sound financial


NEW BOARD MEMBER decisions about brand investments, marketing and sales strategies and the correct route to market partnerships. I am loving the new work space and challenges and opportunities that it brings and look forward to many successful years in this new space. Q: What advice would you give to young women considering becoming entrepreneurs?

Do something that you are passionate about because when you are starting out in a business you will eat, breath and sleep your business. Always remember there is no substitute for hard work – as the well-known saying goes 'no pain no gain'. You will need to work hard, and you will face challenges. But never give up because without failure, you cannot succeed.

The first advice I can give to young budding female entrepreneurs is find your passion.

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ENTREVISTA

As viajens do Comendador Silvério na companhia de Nossa Senhora Por Carlos Henriques

Com sete anos de idade, Silvério Silva foi o melhor da catequese em São Salvador, uma pequena freguesia portuguesa com pouco mais de 5 quilómetros quadrados, hoje extinta, no concelho de Viseu, a segunda maior cidade da região centro de Portugal, depois de Coimbra. O pároco católico da freguesia até o levou a passear de avioneta, juntamente com uma rapariga vizinha lá da aldeia, para comemorar o acontecimento. Naquela excursão de ida e volta aos ‘Céus’, em 1946, o Cessna de 6 lugares quase que chegou à ‘Lua’. Aquela primeira viajem de ‘avião‘ pareceu-lhe eterna mas viria a traçar o seu destino de vida, sem ainda o saber.

“Nós chegámos a ser cinco irmãos. Quando eu tinha 10 ou 12 anos, o meu irmão veio para África (Moçambique) e eu aí tive de ser o mais velho dos irmãos, que eram pequenos, a começar a trabalhar árduamente para poder ajudar a minha mãe e o meu pai nas dificuldades que tinham”, recorda. O Pai, sapateiro da freguesia, “tinha um trabalho mais ou menos certo que pouco ou nada dava”, e a mãe dedicavase ao comércio de peixe fresco. “Coitada, vendia peixe pela aldeia, ía buscá-lo à praça do peixe e corria as aldeias todas da freguesia”.

Era assim a infância em Viseu, conta o comendador. Enquanto Comendador Silvério Silva e filhos no 46º Aniversário da Novo Mundo, 15 Agosto 2018. estudava e crescia ao mesmo tempo, as necessidades da família teimavam em tirarlhe a oportunidade de ser criança “porque os “Já com sete anos a viajar, havia qualquer coisa meus irmãos começavam a ser mais velhos e a que não era só eu a mandar em mim”, recorda o precisarem de mais roupas, mais calçado e eu comendador Silvério Silva, 79 anos, fundador da era o único que estava a trabalhar para poder agência de viajens ‘Novo Mundo’, em Joanesburgo. sustentá-los”. A avioneta fretada pelo vigário de São Salvador Silvério, que esteve para não o ser à nascença, subiu ao alto e os miúdos puderam tocar nas nem teve tempo para ser menino mas haveria de nuvens; alcançar novos horizontes e, por momentos, vingar e chegar longe. Tão longe que o destino deixar ficar lá muito longe, em baixo, a vida árdua de traçado com a benção divina naquela tarde nos família que os ensinava a dedicarem-se aos livros da céus de Vizeu, até o enviou para o extremo mais a escola, às actividades da Igreja, e a sonhar com a sul do Mundo. A África do Sul. esperança de uma vida melhor, naquela altura já de si agravada pela Grande Guerra Mundial de 1944 no “Graças a Deus tive uma ajuda que hoje tenho, divina, que me ajudou bastante porque há etapas Portugal que se vivia na Segunda República.

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ENTREVISTA na vida, como esta que tive, com três ou quatro meses de idade, quando a minha mãe levoume ao hospital muito doente com uma doença que naquela altura se chamava o 'garrotilho'. Disseram-lhe que não tinha cura e perguntaram se queria que o filho, que era eu, morresse no hospital ou em casa”.

e era agora um jovem metalúrgico, cromador de profissão, teria ainda de aguardar mais dois anos e 3 meses e passar por uma outra ‘prova de fogo’ antes de se lançar também naquela aventura da emigração por uma vida melhor: A Guerra do Ultramar.

E a minha mãe disse: “não, então levo o meu filho para casa e ele morre lá na nossa casa”, mas quando vinha a caminho de casa, por meio de um pinheiral que se tinha de atravessar, parou e sentou-se, talvez cansada de me levar ao colo, e disse ela que deitou-me num pano de barriga para baixo e qual foi o seu espanto, passado um bocadinho, que eu dei dois saltos e começei a vomitar tudo o que tinha, que era aquele 'garrotilho', uma espécie de veneno que estava dentro do peito, e sobrevivi. Desde aí tenho sido realmente ajudado”. Depois da catequese e da 4ª Classe, em que “aprendíamos o que hoje aprendem no 12º ano (de escolaridade) e tínhamos uma disciplina melhor”, Silvério foi aprender metalúrgica durante oito anos seguidos especializando-se como cromador, profissão que nunca viria a exercer, até ser incorporado na tropa lá em Viseu. “Morava mesmo ali ao lado, ía a pé de casa para o regimento de Infantaria e estive ali até à altura dos vinte anos”. Em 1960, os emigrantes do concelho contavam relatos de experiências de sucesso no estrangeiro nas mercearias em Viseu, enquanto que nos quartéis, o regime preparava o envio de milhares de jovens mancebos para uma guerra desconhecida que os esperava do outro lado do azul ultramarino além-mar. “Era novo quando comecei a vêr aquela gente mais idosa a despedirem-se das pessoas da vila, da terra e a dizerem ‘olhe, vou para França, vou para a Alemanha, vou para o Brasil’ e outros para África, como foi o meu caso, e acompanhava aquela dôr das famílias a vê-los partir e eles também não muito certos do que íam encontrar porque foram sem conhecer nada como eu”, explica. Os relatos de quem já lá tinha estado, no estrangeiro, serviram de entusiasmo e o menino de São Salvador, o melhor da cataquese, que já tinha viajado de avião aos sete anos de idade

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Silvério Silva e esposa Graça Maria na primeira agência de viajens. Joanesburgo, 1964.

“Fui para Angola em 1961, onde estive até 1963, vinte e sete meses. E voltei a Portugal, fiz o meu espólio no quartel e vim procurar uma vida melhor em Moçambique, onde já tinha um emprego, nos caminhos de ferro em Moatize, perto de Tete”, recorda. Desta vez, as viajens não foram de avião mas de navio, o que lhe permitiu “vêr a costa”, contactar pessoas e conhecer “novos mundos”. Conta que ficou “deslumbrado” com a Cidade do Cabo, onde o navio atracou por duas horas e teve a oportunidade de visitar a cidade. “Vi uma cidade tão imponente, moderna, tão cheia de futuro que disse ‘não, afinal conheço bem Angola, conheço bem Moçambique’, onde tinha ido de férias em 1962, e vi que era um país diferente e moderno, que decidi vir aqui para a África do Sul”.


ENTREVISTA E veio, após dois meses em Moçambique, “sem ter ninguém, ninguém mesmo”, apenas um cartão de visita que um comerciante madeirense, proprietário de um ‘Shop’ na Cidade do Cabo, lhe deu durante aquela breve visita à cidade. “Ele disse-me: ‘olhe, quando chegar a Joanesburgo está lá um hotel (Hotel Imperial na Jeppe Street) onde o gerente é português’, ainda me lembro bem que era o Sr. Alexandre, e deu-me o cartão e eu com o cartão na mão, ele disse-me para assim que chegar à estação de Joanesburgo o entregar ao taxista que me levava logo lá ao hotel, e foi assim a minha a vida”.

E então, sempre que alguém do outro lado da linha falava em Inglês, eu desligava, mas quando era em Português, atendia. E assim foi. Fui indo e ficando por lá naquela agência”. Ao fim de três meses, à procura de emprego, Silvério Silva foi juntamente com o director da agência a uma empresa de cromagem responder a um anúncio de emprego. “O homem fez-me um teste, eu passei mas disse-me que tinha de falar mais Inglês e que me dava emprego três meses depois”.

Foi aprender Inglês com o professor Ramos. “Era um senhor da Madeira que dava aulas no liceu e à noite Ao chegar a lições de Inglês a nós”. Joanesburgo, não Aprendeu a língua de encontrou emprego Sua Magestade, para como antecipava. A se integrar na ex-colónia profissão de cromador britânica, também com Jornal O Século de Joanesburgo, 5 Fevereiro 1979 era “uma actividade a esposa, “uma rapariga rara” naquele tempo na África do Sul. Teve nova da minha idade dificuldade e o facto com quem tive a sorte de não falar Inglês de casar, da Madeira, dificultou-lhe mais ainda que tinha o 12º daqui a integração social. Mas e ensinou-me muito quiz a ‘mão divina’ que o o Inglês”, mas como destino fosse outro. “ía ficando” sempre naquela agência “todos “Havia uma agência, os dias, “e já não era a ‘Cosmopolitan atender os telefones, Agency’, que mais já saía para fazer tarde mudou de nome para ‘Von Brandis’, de recados, isto e aquilo”, um madeirense e que ao fim dos três meses arranjava emprego. Mas disse ao patrão: “Sr. andei ali muito tempo à Andrade, está na altura 'Rossio', baixa de Joanesburgo, 1980 espera que o dono me de ir para o emprego, arranjasse um emprego portanto vou começar e ía ficando por lá. Era tanta a vez que ficava por a organizar as minhas coisas para saír” e a lá que ele já me dizia: resposta foi imediata: “Voçê não vai para lá, vai ficar aqui. Voçê têm jeito para isto, não vai lá para - Ó Sr. Silva, fique aqui, se alguém telefonar voçê o emprego, voçê fica comigo porque preciso pode atender? de si, voçê já está entranhado nisto”. E por - Mas eu não sei falar Inglês. “estar entranhado naquilo”, acabou por ficar lá a - Vêja lá, Sr. Silva. Diga qualquer coisa. trabalhar de 1964 até 1972.

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ENTREVISTA No dia 15 de Agosto desse ano, vinte e seis anos depois da primeira viajem de avioneta, Silvério Silva, decide viver finalmente o grande sonho de infância e abre a sua própria agência de viajens, a que deu o nome de ‘Novo Mundo Travel’, isto porque “havia em Viseu, a minha terra, uma agência de viajens que era também Novo Mundo”, conta com um sorriso do tamanho do planeta. “Ás vezes o destino assim proporciona, sem querer abrir no dia 15 de Agosto, que é o dia de Nossa Senhora, e a Nossa Senhora que me têm ajudado tanto, também me deu a possibilidade de nesse dia abrir o meu negócio. Só depois é que dei conta que foi no dia de Nossa Senhora”, sublinha.

Prémio SAA 'Golden Wings', 1986

Silvério Silva abriu a sua agência de viajens a cerca de 150 metros do antigo patrão, juntamente com uma funcionária da antiga casa, que apostou sair com ele naquela aventura, “num bocadinho que só cabia lá uma secretária e um balcãozinho, e tínhamos um buraquinho para fazer o chá e o café, porque era muito usual aqui. Estive lá apenas um ano porque era tanto movimento, que tive ao fim de um ano de mudar para um espaço maior”. “Na Kerk Street, num lugar onde havia ali uma leitaria, ao lado de um restaurante que chamavam o Chave D’Ouro, muito famoso, abri ali num buraquinho, para começar, e depois passei para cima, na esquina da Kerk com a Delvas Street, onde também se fundou, logo a seguir a mim, a confeitaria Belém, depois houve um prédio grande que foi erguido onde estavam os escritórios do Horácio Roque e foi aí que abri desde 1972 até 1996”, de onde teve de saír anos depois porque havia “um desconforto na cidade”, indo para a zona do ‘Bruma Lake’, oeste de Joanesburgo, onde se encontra até à presente data no prédio do Consulado Geral de Portugal.

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Anúncio Novo Mundo, Jornal Século, Junho 1997

A Novo Mundo é considerada pelo sector como uma das 10 melhores agências de viajens na África do Sul, com vários prémios de destaque, nomeadamente um segundo lugar no 'ranking' nacional por 10 anos consecutivos e vários outros por ‘melhor desempenho’ atribuídos pelas companhias aéreas TAP Air Portugal (24 anos), Ibéria Ailines (7 anos), Lufthansa Swiss Air (Top 10) e Emirates Airlines (Top 20). Em Agosto, no dia de Nossa Senhora, a Novo Mundo celebrou este ano quarenta e seis anos de actividade. Mais de quatro décadas ao serviço da comunidade portuguesa na África do Sul, para quem Silvério Silva é tido como “um verdadeiro Pai”. Isto porque o comendador, para quem a emigração foi “uma novidade”, além de proprocionar viajens de sonho, está sempre disponível a ajudar de braços abertos quem mais necessita.

A equipa da Novo Mundo Travel, Bruma, 15 Agosto 2018

Enfim “são destinos”, recorda com a voz trémula e os olhos molhados de emoção, “mas fui puxado, fui levado” porque “a Nossa Senhora quiz assim, ‘Vais abrir, vais abrir e é neste dia’, e ainda hoje vivo muito beneficiado..., olhe do Céu”.


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OPINION

Advantages of working within a Team By Zeca Marques*

Teams are a group of people with complementary skills who are committed to a common goal. Successful teams are characterised by a great team spirit, trust, mutual respect, values, work ethics, responsibilities and communication. My experience as a Professional football coach has given me the insight on the importance of the above mentioned topics. The lesson that I learnt over the years is that a group of people doesn't necessarily mean that you have a team, or that they will function in harmony. Our function as leaders is to transform the group into a winning combination. To ensure positive group dynamics and long-term success the leader needs to share the vision so that members can commit to the goal. Leadership is without doubt a key component so that members understand the responsibilities of the group. Creating a climate of openness and trust will assist to cement a culture of integrity and define clarity so that members can feel a sense of togetherness and improve their performance. These elements inspire members to work together rather than as individuals, this powerful emotional connection helps everyone to understand the vision and objectives.This shift in the mind-set results in a more co-operative environment. A less formal way to address operational values is to develop a culture statement. Culture setting is about consciously deciding how you will work together. Once these parameters are discussed the group has a clear communication channel and begin to realize that they are dependent on each other for success. It becomes easier to pursue Excellence when all

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members commit 100% and maintain the end goal in site. This paradigm shift elevates the energy levels and alters limited beliefs, confidence is boosted and members become aware of the possibilities. Once the team members understand the concept they begin to implement collective strategies and embrace the challenges. A noticeable change in habits ensures accountability, and progressive steps in breaking the barriers that hold us back. Every step is a building block in pursuing our targets. I have realized that team values, vision and leadership are the cornerstones to a healthy working environment. Members are always prepared to share their ideas and participate more openly towards our success when they feel that they are being appreciated for their input. Some of the individual values that I look for when putting a team together, are what I call the warrior mind-set. This is important if we want to be competitive. The Warrior mind-set is about knowing what we want, and going for it. In my opinion it’s the mental strength, discipline and courage to pursue our goal. Unfortunately not every member possesses these qualities. Showing members that staying focused and determined will pay dividends in the long run. Success does not always happen overnight, and overcoming obstacles in the short term will lay the foundation for the future. This principle can be applied both in sport and business world. Victorious warriors win first and then go to war. Opportunities multiply as they are seized. My principle is know the enemy and know yourself. Perseverance in life is one of my favourite topics as it aligns everything we want with what we do. It’s about being patient, about knowing that sometimes we need to take a step back to see things from a


OPINION different angle. Perseverance is the hard work you do after you get tired of doing the hard work you already did. When it comes to perseverance you will always find everything you need from a good support system (team). The benefits of working in a team-system far outweigh the group. In a group, members are independent. In a Team members are interdependent. Groups are individuals; teams are based on Collective effort. The process in a group is that people discuss, decide and delegate. In a team we discuss, decide and do.

need to understand. Managing conflict is probably the biggest challenge that we as leaders need to get to grips with. Dealing with different characters in a pressure environment is not for everyone. Teams are the driving force behind any organization. Get it right and the results can be brilliant. Get it wrong and you're in for a rough time. Based on years of working with teams I realized what it takes to excel as a team player, what it takes to turn an average team into a champion team, mediocre players into winners and creating the right environment for members to fulfil their potential, respecting the industry and all stakeholders.

As a leader, I put a huge importance on team dynamics and chemistry amongst all role players. I believe that a team that learns together grows together. I like my team to be part of a culture where members are comfortable giving and receiving feedback.

Every industry has its challenges but if you follow certain human science principles the chances for success are Zeca Marques enhanced. Always treat people with respect and dignity. As a leader show you care more Teams that have good Emotional Intelligence within about the people you work with than you care about the group are generally speaking easier in creating yourself. If you have the key to unlock the person's good team spirit. I spend an enormous time heart you conquer the heart and mind. sharing my knowledge on this subject as it allows the members in having a better understanding of themselves and others. It’s about personal competence, social awareness and accommodating the opinions of others. Formulating first impression can blind you and create animosity between members. Emotional intelligence is, for me, the most valuable trait that team members

Everything rises and falls on leadership. That is why the focus should be on leadership development. If i had to name a single all-purpose instrument of leadership it would be communication. *Jose (“Zeca”) Marques is an entrepreneur, motivational speaker, Supersport football TV analyst and professional football coach. He also has experience in marketing and sales.

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INSIGHT

BRICS: Where does South Africa rank? By Stats SA*

Heads of State and representatives from the club’s five members – Brazil, Russia, India, China and South Africa – have met for a week of deliberations over common issues and shared interests during the 10th BRICS Summit recently held in Johannesburg. As the host, how does South Africa rank in terms of population and economy? The BRICS countries make up a sizeable portion of the world’s population. Figures from the United Nations show that the five BRICS countries are home to just over 3 billion people (42% of the global population).1 This is mainly due to the inclusion of China and India. China is the most populated country in the world, with 1,4 billion inhabitants, followed by India at 1,3 billion. South Africa is the most recent member of BRICS, having joined in December 2010. The country contributes only 1,8% to the total BRICS population.

the largest and smallest countries in the BRICS club, imagine if you duplicated every person living in South Africa 25 times over. You would end up with a population of equal standing to that of China’s.

China is the also the economic powerhouse in the BRICS bloc. The country was responsible for producing 67c of every dollar created by the five countries in 2016, according to Gross domestic product (GDP) data from the United Nations.3 South Africa is the smallest economy in the club, producing 2c for every dollar created. The economic influence of the BRICS bloc on the world stage should not be underestimated. The five countries had a combined GDP of US$16,8 trillion in 2016, comprising 22% of global economic activity. This is not surprising, as China is ranked as the second largest economy in the world after the United States, according to the United Nations.3 India is ranked at 7, Brazil at 9, Russia at 13, and South Africa at 38.

Stats SA’s latest estimate pegs South Africa’s population at 57,7 million as at 1 July 2018.2 To get an idea of the sheer difference in size between

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1 United Nations, World Population Prospects 2017, Total Population – Both Sexes, Medium variant tab 2 Stats SA, Mid-year population estimates, 2018 3 United Nations, All countries for all years – sorted alphabetically *Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) is the country’s national institution responsible for the collection, production and dissemination of official and other statistics, including the conducting of a census of the population. Data as of July 2018. www.statssa.gov.za


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After having been in the retail from 1988, Paint Trade was established in 2002 as a paint and hardware store. Nine years later Paint Trade changed to paint and associated only.

Extensive Range of paint solutions In 2011 the new paint trade concept was born over four times bigger and carrying a more extensive range of paint and coatings.

Competitive Prices & Service Delivery With paint being their core focus, the sales team can offer a huge variety of products and expertise at a personal level to the consumer and trade at very competitive prices.

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specialist products for areas from doors, furniture right up to decking to boats. So, if its quality coatings at an affordable price and specialist advise with a range to suit it is Paint Trade you should be looking at.

Our Products Coatings - Primers & Undercoats, Enamel Coatings, Roof Coatings, Waterproof Coatings Finishes - Interior Finishes, Interior & Exterior Low Sheen/Suede Finishes, Interior & Exterior Low Matte Finishes, Textured Finishes Paint Equipment - Solvents & Degreasers, Silicones, Glues & Sealers, Crack Fillers, Tapes

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Model A (1200 -1500m²) and Model B (800 -1200m²) Model A is usually a superstore that is between 1200 -1500 square metres in size. Model B is typically 800 – 1200 square metres in size. The size of the premises is the only significant difference in the offering. It is important to note that the store model/s product range and service offering are identical with only the stock value on hand being significantly different due to the size of the premises.

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PART 7 - PAINT TRADE

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PART 7 - PAINT TRADE

Q&A Q. Why are you a good brand to invest in?

Q. How did Paint Trade came about? Manny De Freitas who had been in retail since 1988 teamed up with his Brother in law Miguel De Freitas in 2002 to enter the paint industry. Q. What is your primary market? Although we have been Manny de Freitas, CEO, Paint Trade in the paint industry since 2002, the exciting concept and branding of Paint Trade was born and formally established in 2011, since then Paint Trade as specialist PAINT ONLY and Associated sales outlet has progressively opened four more mega stores in Gauteng. Q. And your key competitors? Being bulk decorative paint suppliers to the trade(applicators) as well as the public (D.I.Y) and Resellers (paint and hardware stores and industrial suppliers and exporters) and having the four branches allow us to offer great pricing without compromising on quality.

Miguel de Freitas, COO, Paint Trade

Paint Trade are proud suppliers and official agents of the Plushlux, Promac and Plascon range which is extensively used across our borders in Africa as well as locally as topquality options.

Paint Trade also stocks a massive range of industrial coatings boasting (amongst other) the latest Plushlux Industri-Qual range of QD's, Chlorinated rubber, 2K and direct to metal coatings. If wood is your thing, Paint Trade also supplies a Massive range of leading wood coating with specialist products for areas from doors, furniture right up to decking to boats. So, if its quality coatings at an affordable price and specialist advise with a range to suit, it's Paint Trade you should be looking at.

Q. Please describe how competitive is your business sector? The paint business sector is a competitive one and Paint Trade has always been aggressively active within this sector and category, Paint Trade are also members of the S.A.P.M.A (South African Paint Manufacturers Association) and are proud to also stock S.A.B.S , M.B.A and I.S.O approved products. Q. What are the strengths of your franchise model? We hold close to 10 000 square meters of combined space through our stores, packed with a massive variety of paint and coatings to choose from for your needs. Q. What does make you so unique in the market? As we are category specialists, we are able to provide our clients with expert advice with over 100 years of combined experience in the paint industry.

QUICK FACTS Company Name: Paint Trade Year Established: 2011 No of Staff: 100 No of Stores: 4 Franchise Network: Gauteng Franchise Investment: R4 514 400 (800 -1200m²) or R7 445 340 (1200 -1500m²) including VAT. Website: www.painttrade.co.za Contact Details: Manny de Freitas Cell: 082-459-7376 Office: 011-453-1067 Direct E-mail: manny@painttrade.co.za Office E-mail: paintinfo@painttrade.co.za For franchise applications please call 011 450 1300 or e-mail info@franchiseassist.co.za

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