Newsletter Vol.1 – Nov 2018
AKS celebrates 20 years in geosynthetics with new Cape Town production facilities
Increased demand for AKS Lining Systems’ innovative geosynthetic protection and containment solutions has necessitated the company’s relocation to bigger, better equipped and more conveniently located premises.
Thanks to the continued support of our valued and long-standing customers, we are pleased to announce that from the second quarter, 2019, we’ll be serving their needs from a purpose-designed
complex of 40 000m2.
The premises will comfortably accommodate all of our existing manufacturing equipment along with an additional European built 7m wide flat-die extrusion machine. Our state-of-the-art laboratory allows for the full range of internationally required MQA testing, which includes HP-OIT testing.
The property, which we’ve purchased, is situated at 18 London Circle, Brackengate Business Park in Brackenfell South, with easy access to all National roads, Cape Town harbour and the airport.
The new premises have ample warehousing, an extensive yard allowing for logistical improvements and modern offices. Generous warehousing space will enable us to improve our inventory levels thereby ensuring faster on-demand delivery to all our customers.
The move coincides with our 20 th successful year in business, and the new plant will bolster our capabilities to realise our continued expansion into the rest of Sub-Saharan Africa.
Our customers will continue to benefit from our ISO 9001:2015 certified Quality Management System and the new premises will also be ISO 45001 and ISO 14001 certified.
AKS Lining System’s MD, Timothy Claassen, says the relocation marks an exciting time in the company’s solid 20-year history. “Being in the fortunate position of needing to expand our offering is a testimony to our staff and their collective ability to remain responsive and proactive to the needs of our customers. It is also a fitting occasion and my pleasure to thank each of our customers for their loyalty. We will continue to provide the industry with our full range of advanced products, as well as our systems and technical support.
We’re on a roll
AKS Lining Systems is the only producer in Sub-Saharan Africa to manufacture thermoplastic geomembrane liners in 7-metre widths using the flat-die extrusion process.
The flat-die extrusion process enables the machine operator to control accurate and consistent sheet thickness with predictable, homogenous properties across the full width of the roll. AKS Geoliner is produced from HDPE or LLDPE resins and are available with smooth, textured or combination surfaces.
New-look brand identity
As if moving to a new premises isn’t exciting enough, we’re celebrating our 20 th anniversary with a brand-new logo! The new design symbolises the company’s dynamic approach to innovative solutions, growth and improvements, while emphasising steadfast dedication to its fundamental principles and an unwavering commitment to quality and service.