For 25 years we have supplied ballistic products, uniforms, footwear and accessories to the most demanding purchasers, initially the focus on South African Protection & Emergency services (including law enforcement, traffic police and fire departments), and then over the past 5 years to Defense Force, Police and Security organizations throughout Africa.
Our first manufacturing operation was a rescued factory called Term Clothing in Shayandima, Thohoyandou, Venda, that was in the process of being liquidated and closed down - Graham made arrangements with the magistrate and creditors, re-employed the staff (of around 115 at the time) and set about continuing operations manufacturing uniforms and uniform accessories. Term Clothing was incorporated into Venda Clothing Manufacturers in 1995.
The key characteristics of Africor Holdings may be summarised as:
Business Activities: Africor Holdings and Venda Clothing specialize in the production and supply of a wide range of military and security equipment.
Product Range: The company offers a comprehensive portfolio of products designed for various operational requirements. They cater to the needs of law enforcement agencies, armed forces, peacekeeping missions, and private security companies. This includes uniforms, protective gear, ballistic products, footwear, headgear, tents and other specialized equipment for military, police, correctional and security forces.
Manufacturing Facilities: Africor Holdings and Venda Clothing have state-of-the-art manufacturing facilities at their disposal both in South Africa and outside, equipped with modern machinery and production techniques. This enables them to maintain high-quality standards and meet the demands of their customers.
International Reach: The company serves customers not only in South Africa but also across the African continent and elsewhere internationally. Africor Holdings and Venda Clothing have successfully established themselves as reliable suppliers of defence and security equipment in numerous countries.
Customization and Adaptability: Africor Holdings and Venda Clothing pride themselves on their ability to provide customized solutions tailored to the specific needs and requirements of their clients. They work closely with customers to understand their operational challenges and deliver products that meet their unique specifications.
Compliance and Quality Assurance: Africor Holdings and Venda Clothing adhere to international standards and regulations in the defence and security industry. They prioritize quality control, ensuring that their products meet rigorous standards for performance, durability, and safety.
Corporate Responsibility: The companies are committed to responsible business practices and actively contribute to the communities in which they operate. They prioritize ethical conduct, sustainability, and corporate social responsibility in their operations.
Our expertise is in producing or facilitating the production of, high-quality specialized uniforms & accessories, footwear and ballistic products, and delivering these standard-size products in a range of quantities. Products can be customized, and specially made for 'out-size' personnel or senior officers with specific requirements. Our products are manufactured to meet our client's particular specifications, and confidentiality is strictly adhered to. For customer's peace of mind, we offer to sign Non-Disclosure Agreements (NDA's).
Because we specialize in military products that are diverse in specification, we generally do not keep stocks. We are flexible and can meet urgent orders. Should our capacity be exceeded, we subcontract to associated South African and external manufacturers with on-site quality control supervision.
PRODUCTS FOR AFRICA AND THE MIDDLE EAST:
Our military and other spec products are designed for operational conditions. These are specifically designed for military, security, police, prisons and other Government departments; our emphasis is on comfort, generous cut and durability. Our range sizes are extensive and generous - each product has a set of sizing guidelines that meet universal needs. Our experienced staff ensure that manufacturing schedules are strictly adhered to. Our fabric and trimming suppliers are contractually bound to meet every aspect of every order and delivery. Deliveries, whether urgent or routine, are completed as undertaken.
We value ongoing associations with our clients, therefore quality is of utmost importance. We recognize the importance of understanding exactly what it is that is required so that we can provide solutions that match clients' needs and budgets.
We encourage relationships with companies in our client-countries and are prepared to enter into Joint Venture Agreements with them. In this way, we ensure close communication with the various Government Departments and other uniform users. This goes a long way towards increasing levels of trust, and promoting the possibility of establishing manufacturing facilities within those countries if the volumes of work justify this.
Our mission is to build a better Africa. To encourage Africa's manufacturing industries, and to develop the skills of it's people and employment levels.
We will provide our clients with ongoing solutions in a mutually beneficial way.
We will conduct ongoing research into products, packaging and transport methods to ensure the best solutions are offered.
We will adhere to sound business ethics, values and principles – to serve our clients with integrity.
We will treat all our business associates (including staff, agents, customers, suppliers and service providers) with respect and integrity, with the view of facilitating their personal development and establishing and maintaining long term relationships.