FFS Refiners have signed a deal with a small enterprise trucking company, eAfrica Carriers, which has resulted in a win-win for both Durban companies.
Explains Don Hunter, managing director of FFS Refiners, “We have been associated with Kandy Naidoo, of eAfrica Carriers, for 12 years and found him to offer an efficient and reliable transport service. Essentially, we have given eAfrica a soft loan to enable them to buy two new rigs and to grow their business. For our part, we significantly boost the ‘enterprise development’ rating on our B-BBEE scorecard due to their Level 1 status as a Black-owned company. FFS is currently a Level Four, 100 percent compliant B-BBEE company; we are transforming our business and working toward a Level Three rating.”
The vehicles are new Mercedes-Benz Axor 3340 trucks, pulling 31-tonne tri-axle trailers. The tankers will be transporting heavy oil – manufactured at FFS’s five plants by refining blend-stocks into various products – mainly between Durban and Gauteng/Mpumalanga.
FFS are the largest suppliers of industrial heating fuels in South Africa. The company runs a fleet of hazardous product tankers, most of which have been designed and built by FFS, a registered SABS manufacturer of hazardous goods tankers. FFS are proud to be at the forefront of the industry, embracing the drive for improvement.