Métier Mixed Concrete (VIDEO 3min09)
To be a highly trusted brand and industry leader building a lasting concrete legacy in South Africa.
Partnering with customers to enable success on their concrete projects through innovative solutions.
Based on the Métier Way ethos and the customer’s experience of the company’s products and services:
- Integrity: honesty, fairness, ethics, equality and respect
- Service excellence: efficiency, speed, dependability, motivation, drive, results-orientated, professional approach and brand pride
- People: partnerships, development, passion, engagement, commitment, loyalty, empathy, respect, transparency, humility and collaboration
- Accountability: reward, recognition and sustainability
Métier Mixed Concrete has been in operation since March 2007 and was acquired by SepHold in February 2013. Métier’s core business is the manufacture and supply of quality ready-mixed concrete products for the residential, commercial and industrial markets in South Africa. Métier supplies a variety of standard and specialised high-value concrete products to the construction industry.
Métier has grown significantly by positioning its business in markets that offer strong and growing demand for its products. Métier’s initial geographic focus was in Durban and Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal, where it secured a fair market share. The company has extended its footprint into the Gauteng market.
Métier continues to explore expansion opportunities in all markets to grow market share and earnings. Its short-term strategy is to ensure that the existing operations continue to operate successfully to generate earnings, reduce gearing and increase operating cash flows.
The subsidiary continues to reinforce the Métier Way ethos in its daily operational activities. This is a high-performance culture that promotes the components of Métier’s brand of service, quality and reliability. This culture is characterised by:
- uncompromising service to all customers;
- a safe working environment for all Métier stakeholders;
- employees that are sensitive and responsive to the needs of customers; and
- meeting stakeholder commitments in an ethical and honest manner.
To read more of the operational performance you can read our integrated report by clicking here.
MÉTIER MANAGEMENT TEAM
Métier’s managing director and key employees have more than 80 years’ combined experience within the ready-mixed concrete market.
Kenneth Capes (54)
Chief executive officer
Kenneth has 36 years of experience in the construction and mining materials industries. He has extensive knowledge of ready-mixed concrete, mining aggregates and calcium carbonate for the construction and allied industries. He held various senior management positions within these industries and founded Métier in 2007. Kenneth has been a director of Métier and SepHold since the acquisition of Métier in 2013. Kenneth was re-appointed as Métier CEO and SepHold executive director following a three-year hiatus in April 2020.
Minnie De Wit (37)
BCom (UNISA); Advanced Certificate in Credit Management (Institute of Credit Management of South Africa)
Minnie is a finance professional with 16 years of experience in various roles. She has extensive experience in compiling financial statements and management accounts. Minnie joined Métier on 20 June 2022.
Gregg Hollins (51)
Eastern region manager
National Diploma in Civil Engineering (Technikon Natal)
Gregg is a civil technician and concrete technologist with extensive experience spanning 25 years in the ready-mix concrete and aggregates sectors. Gregg held various management positions in technical, production and commercial departments at a building and construction materials entity for over 11 years. He joined Métier on 1 June 2007 to manage the KZN operations.
Glen Talmage (51)
Northern region manager
National Diploma in Civil Engineering (Technikon Witwatersrand)
Glen is a civil technician and concrete technologist with extensive experience in the ready-mix concrete and aggregates sectors. Glen previously held various senior positions in the technical, production and commercial sectors at a building and construction materials entity for over 24 years. He joined Métier on 1 June 2011 to establish and expand Métier’s footprint in Gauteng.
Brian Peter (64)
Southern region manager
National Diploma in Civil Engineering (Cape Technikon); Management Advancement Programme (Wits University); ACT (City and Guilds of London)
Brian began his career in ready mixed concrete in 1982 subsequently developing into senior national positions in the concrete, aggregate technical and production functions within a large multi-national entity. In 2002 he started his own ready mixed concrete business that he later sold to a listed construction company. He joined Métier on 1 April 2021 to establish and expand Métier’s footprint in the Western Cape.
Brian Hlamapi (34)
Human resources manager
National Diploma in Human Resource Management (Durban University of Technology), Btech in Human Resource Management (Durban University of Technology)
Brian is a human resources professional with over 13 years of experience. He is skilled in the development and implementation of human resources strategies, talent acquisition and employee relations. Brian joined Métier on 25 April 2022.
Doug Thring (54)
National maintenance, health, and safety manager
Bachelor of Science Honours in Environmental Management (University of KZN), National Diploma in Civil Engineering (Technikon Natal)
Doug has extensive construction and project management experience spanning 33 years. His experience has been from working for several engineering and construction entities and managing his own construction business. Doug joined Métier on 1 November 2015.