Almex Aluminium was established in November 2006 as a small family business in East London with only two staff members.
Today, the company employs 23 staff members who have grown with the companies that have started during this journey.
The Almex and Amalgamated Team shared with the Rising Sun how they managed the pandemic, adapted and grown their business year on year.
What the covid pandemic has taught us, is to remain optimistic and that we as small businesses have to be flexible and be able to diversify and adapt.
We had to come up with new strategies to create clientele or keep our existing ones. When you want to see change in your business, you have to start moving differently. “Old keys don’t open new doors”.
ALMEX ALUMINIUM HISTORY
Our main focus was primarily domestic and engineering aluminium products.
We grow in strength year on year and started to diversify our product range on offer.
In 2007 we brought the finished product line into existence which consists mainly of doors, windows and showers.
In addition to that we decided to move into the dry-wall and ceiling supply to allow and equip our customers to grow their business as well.
In 2013, we expanded our business with a branch in Port Elizabeth, Amalgamated Drywall and Ceiling suppliers which is managed and co-owned by our son and his wife, Juan and Nikki Johnson.
In the 16 years that Almex Aluminium has been in the East London market, we established a very strong presence and are known for our service and quality of products.
Amalgamated presence in Port Elizabeth for the last nine years has also established an independent supplier to the market with excellent values and quality.
In 2021, we opened up another branch in Komani, Alex Komani. We supply our Komani and surrounding areas with both aluminium products, as well as dry-wall and ceiling material.
Almex East London, Almex Komani and Amalgamated are family owned and managed with a great working relationship with some of the top suppliers and brands in the South African market.
We strive to supply the market with the best brands and services available as we are all very passionate and committed towards our business and that of our customers.
Our staff’s experience and expertise within our fields have developed some of the most technically equipped personnel in the industry. Collectively we have over 50 years of experience in our respective fields of trade.
We are the most committed and experienced team in East London, Port Elizabeth and Komani. We would like to thank all our loyal customers as well as our suppliers for assisting with the growth of our branches.
This achievement was only possible with our dedicated staff at all our branches and we thank each and every one for the commitment shown.