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Thursday, 18 May 2017 14:32

Brick supplier Corobrik wins Diamond Arrow public acknowledgement award

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South African brickmaker Corobrik has once again been awarded the PMR Diamond Arrow Award. Corobrik has received this prestigious award for seven consecutive years. Corobrik clients rank their perceptions of the company over a range of eleven attributed, each measuring excellence in service offered by Corobrik.

Dirk Meyer, Corobrik managing director says, “We are proud to receive this award. It means a great deal to us that the research conducted tell us that our clients value our service, something we constantly strive to improve. This year Corobrik has received a mean score of 4.30 out of a possible 5.0.

The evaluation process is conducted over the period December 2016 to the end of February 2017. Relevant respondents in the construction, manufacturing and architectural industries as well as suppliers rate their concept of Corobrik’s capacity and ability.

Topics ranked include: ability to meet orders, Black Economic Empowerment, competitive pricing, deliveries meeting promises, environmentally friendly solutions, flexibility, range and quality of products, response to queries, reputation and sustainable development practises.

“We would like to thank our clients, building materials retailers and members of the construction industry for their honest evaluation. The result confirms the consistency in our performance,” continues Meyer.

“Our staff are essential to use receiving this award. We would like to pay tribute to all employees. Without their dedication, most whom are shareholders in Corobrik, this award would not have been achieved,” he said.

Corobrik continually strives to improve all elements of the business, including ensuring manufacturing processes are to meet world class standards and so are continually working towards improving ISO accreditations.

Fourteen of our fifteen Corobrik factories have an ISO 9001 rating. Of these, eight achieved the ISO 14001 and OSHAS 18001 environmental accreditation. Ten factories have received SANS 227 mark. Product testing is done through ISO-IES 17025 SANAS accredited testing laboratory number T.0158 in accordance with the accredited schedule.

“Constant investment in research has allowed us to reduce the environmental impact of our products from manufacture to use and reduce energy consumption in buildings constructed from our bricks,” concludes Corobrik MD, Dirk Meyer.

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Clay bricks and paving bricks have been produced by Corobrik in South Africa for more than 100 years, making it the sub-continent’s foremost masonry and paving design company.

Corobrik supplies local and international clientele, bringing brick designs to life all over the world. An extensive range of face bricks,  pavers and landscaping products in a variety of shades and textures, enables architects to create a myriad of stylish brick and paving designs.

Product development, coordinated through Corobrik’s ISO-IEC 17025 accredited central laboratory, aims for continuous enhancement of quality and performance in line with changing design trends and innovative new applications.

Corobrik has regional offices across South Africa and a national network of accredited dealers.

Production facilities operate in accordance with international best practice and quality assurance, ensuring that all products comply with industry standards and the classification against which they are manufactured and sold.

Five Corobrik factories have ISO 9001:2000 accreditation; another 10 are working towards this goal. All adhere to the Minerals and Mine, Health and Safety Acts and manufacturing processes are based on sound environmental practices.

Corobrik is committed to BEE and the upliftment and economic empowerment of previously disadvantaged communities.

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