procurement

procurement

Africorp Solutions Procurement department specialises in providing procurement, supply and logistical services to the international mining, engineering, energy and construction industries via our operational facilities in South Africa, as well as the Democratic Republic of Congo.

ABOUT US

ABOUT US

Africorps primary activities are focused mainly within the supply of mining equipment and chemicals to the biggest mining houses throughout Africa. Our competitive advantage lies within the deep relationships we form with every supplier and customer alike allowing us to identify areas of customer concern, manage logistics holistically and source & procure effectively with our partners through our comprehension of the intricacies of commerce and trade in the countries in which we are active. Every organisation is different and no one-size-fits-all solution is always possible, whether you wish to replace your current buying division or supplement your current procurement department in strategic or non-strategic areas we can provide the necessary services to make procurement more efficient or simply as consultants for implementing best business practice.
Our physical presence in Africa has cemented our position as first responders to any and all client needs, allowing us to service some of the biggest mines in the world, whilst also being strategic supply partners to the multitude of smaller mines looking to take on the mining giants they compete with.
We have a committed partnership in the DRC through our Africorp DRC entity, which allows us the unique position to meet the local legislative requirements as we supply the demand from that region. This ensures we can source and console internationally and locally, whilst remaining fully compliant.

MEET THE MANAGEMENT TEAM

Jerry Botha

Managing
Director

Johnnie Kruger

Head - International Supply

Danielle Vermaak

Senior Supply Co-ordinator

Bryce Nel

Senior Project Manager

Lee Wallace

Procurement
Manager

AREAS OF PROCUREMENT

Mining Equipment

Mining Equipment

Our ability to move mining equipment, tools and essential supplies freely across the African continent allows us to add value and peace of mind to all mining and exploration operations our client’s endeavour to undertake.
Our willingness to embrace innovation has laid the foundation for the unique way in which we are able to provide not only the right equipment and tools to the right place at the right time, however, to also couple this with a wide range of services to complement our client’s internal processes and ensure quality across the board.
We have developed real relationships with our core supply group which has fostered a mutually beneficial engagement over the years, allowing us to pass these benefits directly on to our clients, to ensure all operations remain uninterrupted as well as cost-effective and an industry that is burdened by incredibly high operating costs.

MINING CHEMICALS

MINING CHEMICALS

By adding value at each stage of the supply chain, Africorp has differentiated itself from traditional chemical commodity providers through technological innovation as well as key intellectual capital. As first responders to our client’s specific needs, we pride ourselves in our comprehensive offering of acids, bases, alkalis, inorganic bulk powders such as sodium carbonate (soda ash) and sodium bicarbonate, as well as sodium hydroxide (caustic soda), organic solvents (diluent) and carriers, and other critical mining chemicals.
Our extensive experience and intimate knowledge of production processes employed in the mining industry, allows for an invaluable service and assistance to be offered to customers facilitating process troubleshooting and problem-solving. Integral to Protea mining Chemicals’ growth strategy, is a commitment to establishing preferred partnerships with key customers, thereby allowing opportunities to identify and optimise certain aspects of production processes and improve overall profitability.

We provide invaluable service and assistance to our customers through the extensive experience and intimate knowledge we have accrued through the countless procurement projects we have seen through to success, from the very stages of initial inception. We poses a full understanding of the requirements of our clients for each and every stage in the process, allowing our clients to focus on their various other business operations.

SERVICES

Consulting

Consulting

We consult with our customers to find the perfect solution for their needs as many organisations become overwhelmed with cross-border purchases and require the guidance and assistance of a Procurement Service to manage the complexities thereof. Acting as agents or consultants, we are brokers for our customers and we work using an extensive database of reliable international suppliers that have good performance records.

 

Our consultants work closely with your inhouse procurement departments to ensure that the goods required are the goods delivered, ultimately it is our priority to find the perfect solutions for you to optimize funds used and time spent. With a dedicated team of forward-thinking and collaborative experts, we will tailor make packages to include all your requirements and to ensure long-term transformation and good results are continually achieved.

PROCUREMENT

PROCUREMENT

We offer a Global Procurement service for the purchase of Commodities and services; our solutions are viable and transparent, and we have the necessary purchasing strategies that compliment your internal buying departments. Our buyer agreements ensure we have preferred pricing and are able to process payments to suppliers both Locally and Offshore. We include in our offering, direct payment to Suppliers for product cost, freight and transport with the necessary export and import documentation. We strive to deliver an optimal solution while remaining fully compliant with fiscal law and Reserve Bank Exchange control. We act as an Intermediary for freight and transportation services to ensure goods are delivered to any National or International destination without delay and with the necessary permits when required. Implementation of the correct Procurement function will improve your organisations profitability and streamline your purchase of goods and services, which helps reduce your bottom line. It is important for procurement departments to use the right business model that fits each buyer-seller situation, for this reason we will customize our procurement service to specifically meet with your individual needs.

SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

SUPPLIER RELATIONSHIP MANAGEMENT

We pride ourselves on the relationships we build with our global network of suppliers. Suppliers not only and provide us with goods and services, but also play a significant role in providing information and advice on the items we are procuring.This is especially important for clients in the mining sector as their procurement needs are very industry specific and maintaining good relationships are important for the upkeep and maintenance of the Mines and the equipment they utilize. We are in frequent contact with our suppliers and ensure all their payments are processed in a timeous manner to ensure on time delivery and services. Our supply chain enables us to source quality items at reduced cost. Reliability can be a deciding factor and could impact our clients production, therefore, we ensure our suppliers delivery times when purchasing items from them and ensure the necessary documents and contracts are in place to do so. We strategically plan and manage all interactions with third party organisations that supply goods and services to maximize the value of those interactions and ensure we receive the best service possible for our client, thus allowing our client peace of mind.

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

SUPPLY CHAIN MANAGEMENT

We manage a broad range of activities on behalf of our clients to ensure correct planning to execute product flow from sourcing and acquiring goods, payment, cross-border clearance and distribution to customer, in the most streamlined and cost-effective way possible. Our objective is to give our clients the maximum benefit with minimum effort thus affording our clients time to focus on their core business whilst we negotiate price, arrange shipping, ensure goods have necessary documentation for border clearance to arrive in a timeous and safe manner, thus optimizing your operation to maximize speed and efficiency. We understand that our customers value timeous delivery and ease of process when sourcing items required. Our Specialist Procurement team will ensure items are sourced from a reputable supplier and all the necessary documents are in place for safe delivery to the destination of choice. This improves our customers overall organizational performance and satisfaction. Our professional credentials ensure accountability and the highest standards of delivery.

TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS

TRANSPORT AND LOGISTICS

We make use of global leaders in the logistics and transport industry. Our partners are within the top 10 transport and logistics companies in the world and have the largest integrated logistics networks in Africa. They offer custom fit solutions for our clients as they have in-depth experience and understanding of different industries. Our clearing and forwarding agents, ensure the exporter and importer have covered all legalities in the movement of goods between countries and remain compliant at all times. We offer customs brokerage and full compliance solutions to ensure freight safety and security, keeping duties and taxes to a minimum. Customs operations are handled from point A to point B and we make use of licensed customs clearance agents to ensure various customs administrations are simplified with pre-paid clearance procedures to avoid delays and penalties at the border and on route to destinations. From consolidation loads to chartering, we offer our clients the most efficient solutions to meet their needs:

  • Road transportation
  • Pick-up and delivery
  • Air transportation for smaller, urgent goods
  • Ocean transportation for Full container and Consolidation solutions
  • Rail transportation in Africa
  • Express transportation, International door-to-door shipment of small packages with next day or five-day delivery

CLEARING AND FORWARDING

CLEARING AND FORWARDING

Our clearing and forwarding agents are accredited with the local customs authorities, border agencies and ports. The clearing agent arranges customs clearance, customs inspections and all necessary documentation for purchased goods to ensure timeous delivery across-border. The forwarding agent collects the goods from supplier, checking the items, packing list and certifications are in order and the shipment is compliant. In the event of hazardous cargo, permits may be required, and they have the expertise to arrange the necessary documentation to cross-border and ensure these items are shipped correctly and comply with the rules and regulations of the export and import country. Should insurance be required, this will be costed accordingly depending on the value of the shipment.

Taxes and duties are calculated prior to departure and pre-clearance is arranged before shipment to avoid unnecessary delays. Your shipment will be handled and monitored from the moment it is picked up to when it is delivered. Movement of cargo will be dispatched by waybills and daily reports are sent to clients to update them on the expected date of delivery.

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