n IMIESA - The first choice is Flowtite - pipes, pumps & valves

Volume 44 Number 1
  • ISSN : 0257-1978
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  • Source : IMIESA, Volume 44 Number 1, Jan 2019, p. 37 - 37
  • Accreditation : Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET)


Backed by funding from the Industrial Development Corporation, the official opening of Flowtite South Africa’s Germiston factory in December 2018 represents a major breakthrough for the revitalisation of the domestic and regional GRP pipe market. The Flowtite brand is owned by Flowtite Technology AS, a Norwegian company that forms part of the Amiantit Group. In 2018, Flowtite celebrated 50 years of GRP innovation and a growing global footprint. Flowtite South Africa joined as a manufacturing licensee in June 2018. “Flowtite has been the leader in GRP innovation since 1968 and its products are widely regarded as the benchmark for durability,” explains Bantu Mselana, managing director, Flowtite South Africa. “We’re excited about setting new standards for Flowtite GRP in the local construction sector, where typical applications include the water and sanitation segments. “Another aspect that we’re particularly proud of is our contribution to rebuilding South Africa’s manufacturing base, which is a vital catalyst for GDP growth, skills development and employment creation,” he continues. “Plus, around 80% of our content is sourced in South Africa, with the exception of the highly specialised glass fibre composites, which are imported.”

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