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Engen gifts a 4-ton Hino to mining services SME empowerment partner

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Dimakatso Isaacs, CEO of Resegofetse Business Solutions behind the wheel of RBS's new Hino 300.
Dimakatso Isaacs, CEO of Resegofetse Business Solutions behind the wheel of RBS's new Hino 300.

The phrase ‘the power of partnership’ may be well-used in marketing spheres but it’s always encouraging to see empirical evidence of successful teamwork between corporate and private business. Recently, Engen celebrated its collaboration with Resegofetse Business Solutions (RBS), a 100% Black women-owned SME, with a gift in the form of a new Hino 4-ton truck.

RBS’s new workhorse will help deliver consumables, cleaning services and lubricants to mines in North West province.

Adnaan Emeran, head of Engen’s commercial and lubricants marketing says the company’s strategic partnership with RBS aligns with the objectives of the South African Mining Charter, particularly in promoting the involvement of Historically Disadvantaged South Africans (HDSAs) in the mining sector.

“While Engen continues to make strides in the transformation arena, our support extends beyond mere procurement, offering a holistic approach aimed at fostering sustainable growth for a company like RBS,” he says. 

“This collaborative approach has resulted in remarkable growth for RBS, with a 400% increase in business since partnering with Engen, including an annualised average growth rate of 74% in lubricant volumes sold between 2020 and 2022,” Emeran states.

Enhancing job creation and service delivery

RBS’s new Hino 300 will enhance its service capability along the Bafokeng mining belt, says Dimakatso Isaacs, RBS CEO, adding that Engen’s partnership has been instrumental in empowering her company’s growth and sustainability. 

“The handover of the Hino 300 marks a significant milestone for us, enabling us to create more jobs, serve our clients more efficiently and expand our reach,” she says.

Engen mining sales manager Simon Prevett with Dimakatso Isaacs, CEO of RBS. Partnership in action.
Engen mining sales manager Simon Prevett with Dimakatso Isaacs, CEO of RBS. Partnership in action.

The handover of the Hino 300 dropside truck took place at the Engen Waterkloof Convenience Centre in Rustenburg.

“The success of our partnership reflects the effectiveness of Engen’s support model. We are grateful for Engen’s commitment to our success and its dedication to fostering local enterprise development,” says Isaacs.

Engen’s and RBS’s social and economic development is not limited to their business partnership, extending to community upliftment efforts in the Bafokeng area where RBS is based.

“RBS is actively engaged in supplying feminine hygiene products to underprivileged schools and toiletries to learners in the Bafokeng area. These RBS initiatives are supported by Engen,” adds Isaacs.

Emeran emphasises the company’s commitment to fostering inclusive growth in compliance with the Mining Charter’s directives, while remaining dedicated to advancing local enterprise development and driving meaningful transformation in the mining sector.

As a certified B-BBEE Level 1 contributor, Engen ensures that its customers enjoy significant procurement benefits, contributing to their respective B-BBEE scorecards, adds Emeran.

“Engen is steadfast in its view that socio-economic development is not just an ethical imperative but also a strategic business imperative. We are proud to partner with RBS and support its journey towards sustainable growth and community upliftment.”

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