Booysen Airconditioning & Cooling Solutions cc

Trading As

Ben Booysen

1. EXECUTIVE SUMMARY

The Brand “Ben Booysen”, which is the major asset of the legal entity, has been an industry leader for the past sixty years in Pietermartizburg, KwaZulu Natal, supplying and installing quality air-conditioning for heating and cooling, ventilation, refrigeration and the dehumidification of indoor air for thermal comfort in:

  • Low-Rise Residential buildings, including family houses, duplexes, simplexes, granny flats, estate and retirement homes and small apartment buildings
  • High-Rise Residential buildings, such as tall dormitories and apartment blocks,
  • Retail shops, Those requiring refrigeration equipment for product purposes,
  • Recreational,  caravans, mobile homes and boats, night clubs and gyms, etc
  • Commercial buildings, which are built for commerce, including offices, malls, banking institutions, pharmacies, shopping centres, restaurants, hotels and B&B’s, data centres & server rooms, airports, etc.
  • Institutional buildings, which includes hospitals – operating theatres and neonatal wards, clinics, laboratories, governmental buildings, academic institutions – universities, training centres and schools, churches and places of worship etc.
  • Industrial spaces, such as warehouses and factories where thermal comfort of workers is desired and cooling of equipment is required,

Our headquarters in Pietermaritzburg includes, offices, workshop and warehouse space, and acts as the base from where we service clients throughout the province.

Our services

The Brand Ben Booysen is known for:

  • its highest level of commitment to service and quality,
  • building relationships with all stakeholders based on trust, integrity and delivery, through our fundamental business principles of quality and value for money,
  • The installation of small, medium and large air-conditioning, refrigeration and ventilation systems, including completely personalised turnkey solutions for the residential, commercial, agricultural, governmental and industrial sectors,
  • Customising contracts according to individual requirements and specific needs.

Our people

As a company, the management recognises the paramount importance of caring for our people. We have a permanent staff of more than sixty employees.

Our markets

Agricultural

Ben Booysen has been involved in numerous agricultural projects, and understands that the critical requirement of the maintenance of the cold-chain in achieving increased profitability, whether it’s for a dairy, pork, poultry, egg processing or fresh produce. We undertake the specific consultation, design and management of the entire project, offering a comprehensive and informed solution.

Retail

We have excellent relationships with some of the country’s major retailers as well as other independent groups. We undertake installations at new stores as well as repairs, and realise the necessity of working to tight deadlines. We do whatever the specific job requires, by calling on additional resources, changing schedules, re-planning or working overtime.

Residential

Ben Booysen has a dedicated team that specialises in residential installations, combining their technical expertise with an understanding of the need for punctuality, spotless work and keeping the customer informed of progress.

Manufacturing

Ben Booysen has extensive experience with various manufacturing sectors, including engineering, timber, aluminium, footwear, packaging, automotive components, and tools. We work closely and creatively with the client to ensure a focused answer for all cooling and heating requirements, and constantly embrace new technology to stay tuned to the industry’s developments.

Government

We are a ZNT contractor, approved to conduct work for the government with a level 4 CIDB registration, and have undertaken a number of projects for government departments and hospitals. Management of the air-conditioning plant at Natalia in Pietermaritzburg has been outsourced to Ben Booysen, with a dedicated team based there for installations, servicing and maintenance of equipment.

Property development

We have extensive relationships with those working on property development projects, such as architects, consulting engineers, building contractors and quantity surveyors. We work with the development team to ensure a shared vision that results in harmonious and effective solutions.

Our quality

Ben Booysen is committed to our promise: Leadership Through Service.

 

2 BACKGROUND

2.1 HISTORY

The Ben Booysen brand has been utilised by various legal entities since April 1951. The company was started by Mr Ben Booysen. This company has been a family business until 1July 2005. The company has been operationally based in the KZN area for the last 60 years but has worked outside the province on the larger projects.

3 THE COMPANY

3.1  Operational Structure

The business is separated into two specific divisions, namely Contracting and Retail. The contracting division focuses on the installation and revamping of large air-conditioning and refrigeration applications. The retail division focuses on the sale of air-conditioning and refrigeration units, mostly to the domestic market and small to medium sized commercial operations, and the Service and Repair (S&R) of both large and small air-conditioning and refrigeration applications. The company also has over 150 maintenance contracts in place with business and industry in KwaZulu-Natal, ensuring efficient and problem free operation of the equipment.

3.2 Locations

  • The company Head Office is based at 199 Boom Street, Pietermaritzburg.
  • The contact details as follows:

www.benbooysen.co.za

info@benbooysen.co.za

Tel : 0861 424 911 or 033 342 4911

  • The company trades out of Pietermaritzburg.
  • The Pietermaritzburg Branch has a sub branch at Hulamin.
  • The headquarters in Pietermaritzburg comprises over 1200m² of office, workshop and warehouse space.
  • The company undertakes contracts and provides ongoing maintenance and service to its customers throughout the province, from Newcastle and Manguzi in the North to Port Elizabeth in the South.

3.3 Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment (BBBEE)

  • The company is a LEVEL 4 contributor (100%)

4 HUMAN CAPITAL

The company has a large skilled staff base. It employs 60 people of which 80% are technically orientated. The company has a strong combination of management, both technical and financial skills.

Management of Ben Booysen:

  • Claude Nathoo – Operations & Technical Manager. Is a qualified technician and has 10 years experience.
  • Mike Vaughan – GM & Sales Manger. Mike has 20 years experience in the Industry.

The company employs an additional 8 qualified air-conditioning and refrigeration technicians. The company is highly committed to training and has a number of apprentices and learners in the employ.

 

5          PRODUCTS AND SERVICES

5.1 Nature of Business

The Ben Booysen brand is an extremely strong and a well-known in KZN. The company with its associated brand is one of the larger players in the Heating, Ventilation and Air-conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR) Industry in KZN and has exposure in the following major segments:

  • Airconditioning Contracting – the installation and revamping of large air-conditioning installations (i.e. central plant systems, ducted package systems) in industrial, commercial and retail buildings.
  • Refrigeration Contracting – the installation and revamping of large Ammonium and Freon refrigeration systems for industry and retail.
  • Ventilation Contracting – the installation of ventilation systems in industrial, commercial and retail buildings.
  • Maintenance – the scheduled Service and Maintenance of both air-conditioning and refrigeration equipment. This segment of the industry is growing rapidly with the Facility Management Industry
  • Retail – the sale of Room Air-conditioners and refrigeration equipment to the domestic and medium to small commercial operations, including the service and repairs of these units.

5.2 CONTRACTING DIVISION

The Air-conditioning contracting division offers turnkey solutions. Attached is Schedule A highlighting some of the recent projects.

5.3 RETAIL – SALES AND SERVICE DIVISIONS

Our product support

  • The company has a 24-hour back-up and support system for our products. We offer a comprehensive programme of support for air-conditioning and refrigeration plant to ensure the smooth operation of equipment. Our spares store and supply chain are well maintained to ensure that downtime is kept to a minimum,
  • The company has 19 bakkies in its fleet, 90% of these are the latest models on a 3-year lease with full service and maintenance plans.
  • The Service Division has more than 130 service contracts in place (with an annual value of greater than R 5 million) including Hulamin (Pty) Ltd.

Outsourcing

  • Certain clients, including blue-chips companies and the Provincial Government, choose to outsource non-core activities such as the maintenance of their air-conditioning and refrigeration plants.
  • In these instances, we are responsible for servicing, maintaining and repairing their equipment, often reducing the cost of repairs through systematic and comprehensive maintenance programmes.
  • Ben Booysen then assigns full time staff to this client, who work directly from the client’s premises.
  • Clients liaise directly with the Ben Booysen team, receiving regular progress reports.
  • Such clients include Hulamin Ltd.

 

Annexure A – List of Projects

CONTRACTING DIVISION PROJECT LIST

 

CLIENT PROJECT LOCATION DESCRIPTION

 CONTRACT VALUE

COMPLETED PROJECTS
SQUARE PEG PROPERTIES Old Joshua Doore centre Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to new office block   6,300,000.00
GRINAKER LTA Virgin Active Gateway Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to new gym   2,800,000.00
TBP BUILDING AND CIVILS PMB Mediclinic Aircon and Ventilation installation to hospital   2,300,000.00
G LIVERIO & SONS Quayside Apartments – Point Road Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to apartment block   2,200,000.00
KANTEY AND TEMPLER South African Petroleum Refinery Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to new office block   2,000,000.00
SUNSET BEACH TRADING Northcrest Spar Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to SPAR   1,200,000.00
VIRGIN ACTIVE Virgin Active Bluff Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to new gym   1,200,000.00
XDSL TRADING 97 (PTY) LTD Anglocoal Hospital Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to hospital   1,200,000.00
ARMSTRONG CONSTRUCTION SSI Offices – Victoria Country Estates Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to new office block   1,100,000.00
SPAR KWA-ZULU NATAL Pilani Spar Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to SPAR      900,000.00
EDILCON CONSTRUCTION BSI offices in Meyerton Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to new office block      900,000.00
GRINAKER LTA Stay Easy Hotel Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to hotel – chiller system   4,000,000.00
NETCARE MANAGEMENT St Augustines Hospital Aircon and Ventilation installation to hospital   2,000,000.00
GVK SIYA ZAMA Colonial Building Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to new office block   5,600,000.00
SIYAXHASANA CONSTRUCTION SARS offices – Golela Border Post Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to new office block   3,400,000.00
GEARWISE PROPERTIES Ballito Mall – Woolworths Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation to new retail shop 2’600’000.00
RAPID BUILDERS & CONTRACTORS CC King George Hospital Aircon and Ventilation installation to hospital   1,600,000.00
Gonal Construction Midlands Medical – wards and doctors rooms Aircon and Ventilation installation to hospital 1,500,000.00
CRYSTAL LAGOON Dept. of Agric – Cedera Complete Aircon and Ventilation installation   1,200,000.00

Annexure B – List of service contracts

AIRCONDITIONING SERVICE CONTRACTS

CUSTOMER’ NAME

CUSTOMER’ NAME

ABSA (local branches) PARKLANE SPAR
ABSA (Main office PMB) PERSONIFICATION INVESTMENT (ADVOCATE CHAMBERS)
ALUMINIUM FOIL CONVERTERS PRESSURE DIE CASTINGS
BARLOWORLD ARMSTRONG PRICEWATERHOUSE COOPERS
BSI (PTY) LTD PSG KONSULT FINANCIAL PLANNING (PTY) LTD
DICK WHITTINGTON SHOES RISK TRANS INSURANCE
DR.JACKPERSADH & PARTNERS S A RETAIL PROPERTIES (P’nP HAYFIELDS MALL)
DYSTAR BOEHME AFRICA SAPPI FOREST – CASCADES
GARDEN CITY MOTORS SAPPI FOREST – TWEEDIE
GOLDEN HORSE HOTEL SHUTER & SHOOTER
HAYFIELDS PHARMACY SMG PIETERMARITZBURG
HYUNDAI SOMTA TOOLS
HULAMIN (PTY) LTD SQUARE PEG / CAPITAL TOWERS BUILDING
INDIZA AIRPORT STANDARD BANK – HAYFIELDS
INTERPAK STANDARD BANK – HOWICK
JONATHAN SPAR STANDARD BANK – KRANSKOP
JUDGE RON MC CLAREN RENTALS CC STANDARD BANK – MANDINI
KPMG ACCOUNTANTS STANDARD BANK – MOOI RIVER
KWAZULU NATAL LAW SOCIETY STANDARD BANK – PARKLANE
LESLIE SMITH LAWYERS STANDARD BANK – WARTBURG
MILADYS STANDARD BANK (GREYTOWN)
M.R. WOOLLAM & ASSOCIATES STANDARD BANK (UMZIMKULU)
MANLINE STANDARD BANK (UNDERBERG)
MARWICK, GOULD & CO STANDARD BANK- HILTON
MC CARTHY TOYOTA STATE INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY AGENCY
MC DONALDS RESTAURANT STOWELL & CO
McCARTHY LANDROVER TALA GAME RESERVE
MOFFATT OPTICAL TIGER MILLING
MSUNDUZI MUNICIPALITY TIMPEN BUILDING
MUTUAL & FEDERAL UNIVERSITY OF KWAZULU NATAL
NABUILD t/a FEDERATED TIMBERS VENN NEMETH & HART
NATAL AGRICULTURAL UNION ZININGI PROPERTIES
NATAL MUSEUM
NUTEC