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 John Capes (52)
Chief Executive Officer
Kenneth was re-appointed Métier Chief Executive Officer and director of SepHold on 23 March 2020. He first joined the board as an executive director on 29 July 2013 as part of the founding owners of Métier following its acquisition in the first quarter of 2013 and resigned on 30 November 2018. Kenneth’s extensive knowledge and passion for concrete manufacture led him to be a co-founder of Métier in 2007, expanding the operations from Kwa-Zulu Natal to Gauteng province. Kenneth’s experience spans 30 years in the ready-mixed concrete and quarrying industry, holding various management positions. He was Métier’s Managing Director for eight years until March 2016 before being appointed as the SepHold Group Business Development Executive Director.
Stacey Venter (38)
BAcc (Rhodes University), CA(SA)
Stacey is a qualified Chartered Accountant with six years of commercial management experience. She has accounting, tax and financial experience from eight years with KPMG. Stacey is responsible for all administrative and financial aspects of the business. She was appointed on 1 October 2015.
Gregg Hollins (49)
Regional manager, eastern region
NDip (Civil Engineering) (Technikon Natal)
Gregg has extensive experience in the ready-mix concrete and aggregates industry. He held various management positions in the technical, production and commercial departments of Lafarge South Africa over 11 years. Gregg is a civil technician and concrete technologist. He joined Métier on 1 June 2007.
Glen Talmage (49)
Regional manager, northern region
NHDip (Civil Engineering) (Technikon Witwatersrand)
Glen has extensive experience in the ready-mix concrete and aggregates industry. He held various senior positions in the technical, production and commercial sectors at a building and construction materials entity over 16 years. He joined Métier on 1 June 2011 to establish and expand Métier’s footprint in Gauteng.
Ceri Rayne (39)
Human Resource Manager
BSocSci (Hons) (University of KwaZulu-Natal), Cert: Retail Management (University of South Africa), Cert: Practical Labour Law (University of Cape Town), Cert: Advanced Human Resource Management (University of Cape Town)
Ceri has extensive experience in human resources gained from eight years with The Foschini Group. She joined Métier with a focus on training, human development, employee performance and talent management. Ceri was appointed on 1 July 2013.
Doug Thring (52)
National maintenance manager
BSc (Hons) (Environmental Management) (University of KwaZulu-Natal), NHDip (Civil Engineering) (Technikon Natal)
Doug has extensive experience in construction and project management gained from over 27 years with Bosch & Associates Consulting Engineers, Murray & Roberts, and his own construction business. Doug joined Métier on 1 November 2015.
To read more of the operational performance you can read our annual online review by clicking here.