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Thursday
Feb142013

Stirling Accessories maintains AAA Level 2 B-BBEE rating

Empowerdex B-BBEEClick above to download Stirling Accessories’ AAA Level 2 Empowerdex Certificate.

EMPOWERDEX - B-BBEE AAA Level 2

Durban-based Stirling Accessories, specialists in the manufacture and supply of a wide range of quality automotive components, has maintained its rating as a AAA Level 2 contributor to broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) according to the DTI’s ‘qualifying small enterprises (QSE) scorecard’.

What this means for Stirling Accessories is that customers can recognise 125% of their spend with the company towards their own preferential procurement spend in their B-BBEE scorecards.

“Stirling Accessories has been formally assessed by a SANAS accredited agency, Empowerdex. This broad-based BEE verification agency bases ratings on the Codes of Good Practice and gazetted Sector Charters,” says Keith Russon, CEO, Stirling Accessories. “This evaluation involves the company’s level of compliance to four of the seven empowerment factors identified by the DTI, which include ownership, management, employment equity, skills development, preferential procurement, enterprise development and corporate social investment.”

“Our B-BBEE strategy has had a powerful impact on the expansion and improvement of business operations and we believe this status augurs well for continued growth of the company.”

The company, which was established in Durban in the late 1940’s, makes a substantial investment in the latest machinery and technology to ensure its entire range of automotive accessories meets stringent quality and safety specifications. All Stirling components that require legal specifications, have been awarded SABS certification.

The full range of replacement parts includes mirrors and mirror arms, lamps and beacons, as well as electrical and general components. Reflectors, chevrons and warning triangles, as well as roofs carriers and fishing rod racks are also available throughout Africa.

Stirling Accessories’ Empowerdex certificate can be downloaded left.

Tuesday
Jul172012

Stirling marks over 60 Years of Business

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“Specialists in the manufacture and supply of quality automotive components”

Stirling Accessories, specialists in the manufacture and supply throughout Africa of a wide range of quality automotive components, marks over 60 years of business this year.

The company, which was established in Durban in the late 1940’s, continues to make a substantial investment to ensure its entire range of automotive accessories meets stringent quality and safety specifications. All Stirling components that require legal specifications, have been awarded SABS certification.

“One of the biggest challenges facing the automotive sector in South Africa today is the need to combat low quality imported components which are being readily accepted as ‘safe’ by the local market,” says Keith Russon, CEO, Stirling Accessories. “The reality is that these inferior replacement parts, which include low quality mirrors, lamps and reflectors, do not meet SABS quality and safety specifications.”

“It’s simple, the local market - including original equipment manufacturers, the specialist replacement sector and general commercial users - needs to be educated about which automotive components are safe to use and why it is worth spending a little bit extra to ensure optimum safety on our roads.”

SABS certification provides a basis on which the market is assured that control programmes at Stirling Accessories are maintained at the highest standards to meet stringent requirements laid down by the listing scheme. The company’s team of tool designers and internal research and development specialists continually improves efficiencies to keep abreast with world-class standards and trends.”

“Quality branding gives users the assurance that all Stirling products meet stringent standards in terms of materials, specifications and quality controls during manufacture. The promise of reliable back-up from a reputable supplier is also critical to market demand. Stirling Accessories has earned a reputation in the automotive industry as products to trust.”

The company, which relocated to new premises in Westmead, Durban, two years ago, has modernised its manufacturing facilities, with the introduction of eco-friendly processes and the latest technological advancements.

The full range of replacement parts includes mirrors and mirror arms, lamps and beacons, as well as electrical and general components. Reflectors, chevrons and warning triangles, as well as roof carriers and fishing rod racks are also available.

Stirling Accessories aligns itself with the broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) of the country and sees this commitment as an opportunity to work alongside some of the emerging dynamic leaders who are making a positive impact on the economy.

The company has been rated as a Level 2 contributor to B-BBEE according to the DTI’s ‘qualifying small enterprises (QSE) scorecard. What this means for Stirling, is customers can recognise 125% of their spend with the company towards their own preferential procurement spend in their B-BBEE scorecards.

AAA Level 2 Empowerdex Rating

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