Quinton Uren flies Bay flag high

2018-09-26 06:01
Jendamark Automation managing director, Quinton Uren, has been named as a finalist in the Industrialist of the Year category for the All African Business Leaders Awards. He will represent Southern Africa at the overall continental awards ceremony on November 29. Photo: DONNA WATSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Jendamark Automation managing director, Quinton Uren, has been named as a finalist in the Industrialist of the Year category for the All African Business Leaders Awards. He will represent Southern Africa at the overall continental awards ceremony on November 29. Photo: DONNA WATSON PHOTOGRAPHY

Multimedia   ·   User Galleries   ·   News in Pictures Send us your pictures  ·  Send us your stories

QUINTON Uren, managing director of Port Elizabeth-based global technology company, Jendamark Automation, was named a finalist in the prestigious All Africa Business Leaders Awards at an event in Johannesburg last Thursday, September 20.

Uren will now represent Nelson Mandela Bay – and the Southern African region – in the Industrialist of the Year category at the eighth annual continental awards on November 29.

His fellow category finalists from South Africa include Nampak CEO André de Ruyter, Likoebe Innovation Consultants founder Nneile Nkholise, and Nana Sebelo, CEO of Thata uBeke Manufacturing.

Speaking at the awards ceremony, Uren said he was very proud to have received recognition on behalf of Jendamark.

The PE-based group has grown from a small automotive engineering firm, which Uren co-founded in 1992, into a global automation technology leader with offices in Pune in India, Penzing in Germany and a sales office in Detroit in the USA.

“I see our company as a beacon of what is possible in Africa and in the Eastern Cape specifically.

“We have an amazing talent pool and supplier base, which makes us more than a business. We are an industry,” Uren explained.

The AABLA Industrialist of the Year award serves to recognise individuals who have made efforts to develop a specific industry in Africa and transformed a market, company, product or service through innovation, special advancements in technology, management production and operations.

Jendamark’s export orientation, which seemed a risky move after the global economic crash of 2008, has paid dividends and today accounts for 90 to 95% of the company’s business. Jendamark is also a two-time winner of the Eastern Cape Exporter of the Year.

Its powertrain and catalytic converter assembly systems, which incorporate Industry 4.0 elements such as augmented reality and predictive maintenance software, can be found in 18 countries across Asia, Europe and Africa, as well as in North and South America.

Join the conversation!

24.com encourages commentary submitted via MyNews24. Contributions of 200 words or more will be considered for publication.

We reserve editorial discretion to decide what will be published.
Read our comments policy for guidelines on contributions.
NEXT ON NEWS24X

Inside News24

 
/News
Traffic Alerts
There are new stories on the homepage. Click here to see them.
 
English
Afrikaans
isiZulu

Hello 

Create Profile

Creating your profile will enable you to submit photos and stories to get published on News24.


Please provide a username for your profile page:

This username must be unique, cannot be edited and will be used in the URL to your profile page across the entire 24.com network.

Settings

Location Settings

News24 allows you to edit the display of certain components based on a location. If you wish to personalise the page based on your preferences, please select a location for each component and click "Submit" in order for the changes to take affect.




Facebook Sign-In

Hi News addict,

Join the News24 Community to be involved in breaking the news.

Log in with Facebook to comment and personalise news, weather and listings.