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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.


Reba Chemicals is diversifying its products and expanding its client baseFreddy Motau’s idea of what success really means has evolved. As his company, Reba Chemicals, has grown ever more successful and he has reaped the material rewards of this accomplishment, he has come to realise that leaving a legacy matters more than a healthy bank balance.

grapesMalcolm Green is not your typical member of the Western Cape wine industry. He comes not from the old stock with roots deep in the industry, but from KwaZulu-Natal, with a background in sourcing and supplying bottles to bottling plants.

NutriTechThe market for food supplements is big - and growing bigger by the day as more and more people realise the benefits of an active, healthy lifestyle.

mcep-quickpress thumbinsideLife is much easier at Quick Press Manufacturing since the company upgraded its machinery. It has boosted business, bumped up staff numbers and “allowed a lot more time for quality living”.

mcep-kgk thumbinsideKGK Diamonds has bought high-end machinery to aid in the production of polished diamonds, boosting staff numbers and skills. But it is not sitting on its laurels, and the company still has big plans for the future.

mcep-karob thumbinsideThanks to a percentage capital injection through the Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme, Karob Plastics has been able to buy new machinery, create jobs and expand its business.