Just in time delivery (keeping your stock levels at a minimum)
Ensuring stock availability for your scheduled production runs
Global sourcing and importing of products from our carefully selected and reliable supplier base
Supplying quality alternative brands
Welcome to Aus Africa
AUS AFRICA imports and supplies a wide range of quality bearings, o’rings, seals and circlips. Since 2008, we have become known for our outstanding client support and service, which has resulted in AUS AFRICA receiving gold and platinum supplier awards. We specialize in selling a complementary range of bearings and associated products, such as oil seals, hydraulic seals, transmission, gaskets and industrial adhesives. We also provide various value-added services such as; full technical back-up on all items on our product offering. We provide ongoing communication and detailed review of your product usage to determine your unique requirements and to create strategies to assist you in meeting the demands of your industry.
AUS AFRICA is dedicated to delivering your products to you timeously and efficiently and providing excellent client service. Therefore, we have expanded our services to include value added areas such as:
- Just in time delivery (keeping your stock levels to a minimum)
- Ensuring stock availability for your scheduled production and/or maintenance runs
- Quality alternative brand options
- Global sourcing and importing of products from our carefully selected and reliable supplier base
- Technical Sales
It is with the above as well as a detailed planning process and open communication between ourselves and our clientele that we have exceeded expectations of service to the benefit of our clients, our suppliers and our company, thus confirming our Dedication to Service.
AUS AFRICA was co-founded in September 2008 by Chris Landman and Robert Hoare. From the company’s inception individuals were carefully selected with their own unique qualities and skill sets, it is with these attributes that structured the formidable team we have today, offering over 140 years of combined experience in the bearing industry.
CO-FOUNDER AND CHIEF EXECUTIVE OFFICER
Chris started out in the bearing industry in her twenties and dared to form her own company in her early thirties, challenging then a traditionally male orientated and dominant industry. She surpassed her own successes to become winner of the “Lady Entrepreneur of the Year 2001” award and “Business Achiever of the Year 2OO2” award (in the R20 Million category). For a period of 21 years, Chris owned and successfully managed her own company in the bearing industry, which she sold in 2006. ln 2008, Chris co-founded AUS AFRICA. ln total, Chris has over 48 years of invaluable experience and knowledge.
CO-FOUNDER AND MANAGING DIRECTOR
Prior to immigrating to South Africa, Robert served in the Australian Defence Force (ADF) for a period of 17 years. Upon leaving the ADF in 2004, Robert was accredited in Level 3 Business Management, Level 2 Resource Management and Level 4 Operational Planning. Before co-founding AUS AFRICA in 2008, he acquired his knowledge in the bearing industry as an Administration and Logistics Manager for a period of 5 years.
AILEEN GUEST – General Manager, Prior to joining AUS AFRICA, Aileen successfully managed her own company for a period of 10 years. Aileen reports to the Board of Directors of the Company and works closely with the Directors and supporting staff. Aileen takes responsibility for the administration and financial management as well as supervising sales and service. The Directors have recognized Aileen’s high standards, accountability, self-motivation, integrity and excellence in executing her duties and entrusted her decision making capabilities. Aileen is an asset to the Company on all levels.
NERENE STAPELBERG – lnternal Sales, has been involved in the bearing industry for the past 35 years and is experienced in lmporting and Exporting. Nerene’s excellent verbal communication skills and telephone manner have resulted in her proven track record of successful sales.
CINDY BENZINGER – External and Freelance Sales, has understudied Chris Landman and has been involved in the bearing industry for the past 35 years. Cindy’s skills in evaluating client needs and building productive long lasting relationships are invaluable in building the company’s loyal client base.
HERCULES WEYERS – Engineering Consultant, Hercules has 35 years of Engineering experience over a broad spectrum of industries which include Manufacturing, Engineering, Automotive, Saw Milling and Steel Production. His technical knowledge is invaluable when it comes to assisting and advising clients on design and application. Hercules is totally committed to delivering excellence in customer satisfaction.
Employees of AUS AFRICA pride themselves on their unparalleled commitment to service excellence and business ethics; therefore, this has resulted in the company’s reputation for reliability, efficiency and acute concern and awareness for our clients’ and their needs. Ongoing skills development forms an integral and complementary part of our service based culture. By ensuring that our staff are trained in the latest technical knowledge pertaining to our products, we are most qualified to assist our clients in determining their product needs.
AUS AFRICA is a level 2 B-BBEE verified and qualified enterprise that is 51% Black Women owned.
The majority enterprise shareholders are:
Lorato has sat as an advisor to The United Nations, The South African Presidency, The Sudanese Referendum, and is an active member of SAWID, an inclusive, non-partisan, not for profit women’s organisation that aims to represent the voices of South African women on all platforms where decisions are made that impact their lives, and amongst others, advising them on community development and upliftment.
As an Entrepreneur, Community Leader and Healer, Lorato brings a wealth of knowledge when it comes to mentoring and coaching people to reach their full potential. Lorato is known as a thought leader and an inspirer of action.
Lorato has a rich background and history in South Africa focusing on and for community development, her passion has always been and remains the upliftment of disadvantaged rural communities. She is the Founder and Chairperson of Ingizweni Initiative Program, an NPO dedicated to assisting disadvantaged rural communities to reach their full potential. Lorato has always understood that the key to success of any community is through the emotional healing of that community. Lorato has been doing Social Impact work for over 35 years.
Lorato has associated herself with the World-Renowned O & O Academy in India. The O & O Academy mentor and train business, political and social leaders across the globe. Lorato has been attending various leadership and training courses for over 13 years at this prestigious Academy in India. Lorato is currently pursuing a variety of entrepreneurial initiatives and interests.
PHUTI MARGARET MABOKELA
Having been an integral player in AUS AFRICA since the company’s inception, Phuti has found her niche position in the company as Inventory Manager. Her business ethics, enthusiasm and ambition have been great contributors to her advancement in the organisation. No challenge is too daunting for Phuti. Her handling of product management and distribution as well as liaising with the other departments, has resulted in close to zero stock losses and highly satisfied clients. Phuti is a valuable asset to AUS AFRICA.
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