Step ahead for a local manufacturer

2018-06-15 06:00
PHOTO: siphelele nketoUvuko Protective Wear owner Vuyo Lwana with the donated machine.

PHOTO: siphelele nketoUvuko Protective Wear owner Vuyo Lwana with the donated machine.

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AMANUFACTURING company — Uvuko Protective Wear from Kokstad — was given a machine valued at R9 000 by the Greater Kokstad Municipality (GKM) last week to help grow its business.

The company was founded by local businessperson Vuyani Lwana in January and he has created three job opportunities for local people through it.

During the handover, GKM mayor Bheki Mtolo said the municipality supports local companies as they help create job opportunities and grow the local economy.

Uvuko manufactures overalls, hard hats, protective vests, safety shoes, reflective clothing and uniform and branding, and supplies these to construction companies in the Harry Gwala District and Eastern Cape Province.

“I started the company after I noticed that many construction companies were struggling to get protective wear. Government departments and other businesses are also my clients and my aim is to reach clients across South Africa,” said Lwana.

Before opening Uvuko, Lwana owned a cleaning company based in Kokstad. He said the machine will help him make better quality goods.

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