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The Department of Trade and Industry (the dti) promotes structural transformation creating a dynamic industrial and globally competitive economy. It broadens participation in the economy to strengthen economic development and continually aims to respond effectively to the needs of South Africa’s economic citizens. MORE>>


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Quick Press

Life is much easier at Quick Press Manufacturing since the company upgraded its machinery through the Department of Trade and Industry's Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP).

Success Stories


We are proud of our manufacturing partners who have used the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme to move to the next level.


wheels tb2The department of trade and industry’s tailored programme to make existing SA companies more competitive has been a great success, writes Dewald van Rensburg.

Richester’s recipe for success is simple; sugar, glucose – and an entrepreneurial driveMariam Cassim dances around the machines that turn sugar and glucose into sweet confections. Even the air tastes sweet as you pass a machine stretching out bubble gum that will find its way into the hollow centre of one of the lollipops that Richester Sweets manufactures.

All Glenart's products are handmade by women from the local communityEverybody loves Christmas crackers; they just bring that festive feeling to any Christmas table. It is a sentiment on which Glenart Trading has capitalised.

Shesha Engineering pours resources into training welders, boilermakers and fabricatorsFast is the perfect word to describe Kruban Pillay and Mickey Duleep, the founders, owners and chief executives of Shesha Engineering, a manufacturer and installer of steel products.

Coega dairy milks growth opportunitiesOne of the most progressive operations of its kind in South Africa, Coega Dairy has been milking every opportunity for growth since entering the market three years ago.

Innovative technology makes an impactWhen he got a resounding ‘No’ from the banks he had approached to invest in his ground-breaking machinery, a dejected businessman from Ga-Rankuwa, Tshwane, turned to MCEP for help.