SBS Tanks® has added another accolade to their name and joined the rank of companies that have been applauded by Productivity SA for their best use of resources and epitomising the highest qualities and attributes of productivity.
“This has been an esteemed award nomination for us. After being approached by Productivity SA as a potential candidate for the Most Productive Company award and a visit by the auditing panel to our factory in September, we were thrilled to win the KZN regional segment and go through to the national final,” explains James Preston, Marketing Manager for SBS Tanks®.
Once again, SBS ticked all the boxes to clinch the prestigious Gold prize and coveted title of Most Productive Company in the corporate sector at the Productivity SA 2017 national awards ceremony, which was held on the 20th of October in Johannesburg.
As an industry pioneer and world-class supplier of water storage tanks, SBS has made a huge contribution towards ensuring South Africans have access to clean, safe water as well as helping citizens save water – no matter where they are located. In the Western Cape, SBS’s footprint has yielded positive results in their efforts to alleviate the effects of the drought through the installation of water storage tanks across the province.
“Severe water shortage is damaging to our economy as most industries depend on this resource to function. Furthermore, as a country we have a constitutional obligation to ensure that every citizen has access to potable water and sanitation services. We are proud to say that our products provide solutions to these challenges,” says Preston.
A key aspect of the Productivity Awards is that any improvement in aspect of the company must result in increased economic activity.
SBS meets this benchmark through its positive impact across multiple industry sectors. This includes helping mines find effective solutions to their process water containment problems, swift municipal reservoir installations, commercial water backup and rainwater harvesting solutions among many others.
Through its award-winning export programme, SBS has made a positive contribution towards the growth of the economy and increased the country’s competitiveness within the global market – which is another fundamental award criteria. Their long-term vision for local and international expansion covers most continents with an extensive foothold in Africa and more recently the USA with the opening of a distribution outlet in Texas.
And, with a R700 000 investment in 2016 into social responsibility projects that focussed on improving the lives of community members in the Free State towns of Lindley and Petrus Steyn through the installation of water tanks – it is safe to say that SBS is not only committed to social development, but also passionate about giving back to the community.
“The Productivity SA Awards is a honoured platform to be recognised as an industry pioneer. Our solid performance and product offering highlights SBS’s consistent delivery of excellence in building our economy and improving the lives of all South Africans by providing essential water solutions. We would like to thank Productivity SA for recognising our commitment to making our country a better and more productive place for all,” concludes Preston.