How to Find the Best Aluminium Suppliers in South Africa

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How to Find the Best Aluminium Suppliers in South Africa

Aluminium is one of the largest industries in South Africa, which is both wonderful and intimidating at the same time. Such a vast marketplace offers consumers the benefit of choice, but how do you know that you’re working with the leaders in the industry?

The top companies in the country are doing a few things well, and Origin Aluminium is one of them. Founded in 2005, they have grown from strength to strength to become a leading manufacturer and supplier of aluminium.

What differentiates Origin from its competitors? Here are just some of the initiatives and choices that these industry leaders make, and points to look for when choosing your aluminium supplier.

Association Membership

Choosing a company that is licensed and certified is a good starting point. While it does mean that they may be more expensive than companies that are not, you will have fewer issues in the long run if you work with a reputable company.

Companies (such as Origin Aluminium) are certified with the AAAMSA (The Association of Architectural Aluminium of South Africa). This means these companies are held to a high standard of quality in their products and services. Companies that are AAAMSA registers are also held to strict standards for design loads and site conditions.

SAFIERA Energy Rating

Over and above their AAAMSA membership, Origin Aluminium received their SAFIERA Energy Rating certification in 2013. This was given for their patio and 340 casement window and means that those who use them have all that is needed for optimal energy efficiency in their projects.

Experience and Reputation

While you can learn all there is to know about an industry, nothing beats hours and experience on the job. Many years of operation give a company unique insight into the nitty-gritty of the industry and allow them the ability to act – or react – to any situation.

This is something that will only come with time and building a positive business reputation; there are no shortcuts. Reputation plays a huge role in a company’s success, no matter the time spent in an industry. Therefore, the longevity of a business and a positive review from clients and partners is a check in the right box.

Best aluminium and glass company in SA. Great designs and business conducted with highest levels of customer service and integrity at all times in every deal  ~ Wendy Bloom

Location

Companies that have convenient locations to sites will often come out on top due to delivery costs and efficiency. If you as a contractor order material from a site with an out of the way location, you run the risk of your materials being delayed.

Many customers prefer to speak with a supplier beforehand, especially if a bulk order is being placed. Therefore, smart companies choose convenient operating locations to service their clients and forge a reputation for on-time deliveries – no matter where they are.

Self-Manufacture

Not all aluminium suppliers manufacture their metal. Those that do are almost guaranteed to give you a better service and a better product. There is no uncertainty about the quality that you receive, as there is no third party.

Self-manufacture takes skill and care and means that the company is putting their reputation at stake, so you can trust that they give you the best quality. Companies that offer this service are also a better option if you need customised work, as it means that you can work closely with them to get exactly what you need.

Portfolio Variety

A company that offers a large portfolio means that you can look at their level of expertise and experience based on previous jobs they have done. This will give you a much better idea of what they are capable of, and if they can do the work that you need.

It is a positive sign to have an extensive portfolio. If you want to evaluate the quality before placing an order, you have a better chance of seeing something similar to base your decision on.

Choose The Right Aluminium Supplier

When you are looking around for an aluminium supplier, these are the things that you should take into consideration before you make your choice. A company that can tick all these boxes will offer you the best service and products around, and you will not be disappointed.

If you have questions or would like to set up a meeting with us, request a call back today and we would be more than happy to assist you with all your aluminium needs.

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