SUPPLIER DEVELOPMENT

Overview

Supplier development directly affects the Group’s overall profitability and improves the total added value from the supplier. We are therefore continuously interested in making significant investments in business development, market opportunities, equipment, manpower and/or other financing needs that directly benefit our supply chain.

PEM Finishing – 2017

Established in 2006, PEM Finishing is the brainchild of Patrick Avontuur and Ernest Maasdorp, who wanted to become financially independent and to provide employment for those from previously disadvantaged communities in South Africa. PEM Finishing’s core business includes the insertion and bagging of magazines, as well as the placement of specific paged inserts or samples. Their vision is to become the best mail house, within the domain in which they operate, through their continued insertion of value-added promotional printed products for Paarl Media Cape, Novus Holding’s flagship printing plant.
In 2017, Novus Holdings made significant financial contributions to PEM Finishing through the rental space they occupy at one of the Group’s plants and through short-payment terms.

Rodco Finishing – 2017

Established in June 2012, Rodco Finishing’s vision was and is still to become the preferred supplier of hand-finishing services to Novus Holdings, while simultaneously creating employment and empowering staff with development opportunities. Their scope of works includes the delivery of all handwork for magazines and commercial print jobs (from insertions to tip-ins) while providing a professional service that is managed by a dynamic team.
During 2017, Novus Holdings made significant financial contributions to Rodco Finishing through the rental space they occupy at one of the Group’s plants and through short-payment terms.

Van’s Bookbinders – 2017

Based in Epping Industria, Van’s Bookbinders is a 100% black-owned bookbinding and print-finishing company that was originally established in 2001. Owner Ivan van Oudtshoorn, who was a Nasionale Pers employee in 1975, was given the opportunity to start his own hand-binding division at Paarl Print in 2000. Van’s Bookbinders, which completes all its binding jobs by hand, started purchasing second-hand machinery from other factories.
In 2017, the company was able to invest in a Kolbus hard-case bookbinding machine due to an interest-free loan from Novus Holdings. As a result of the Group’s investment, Van’s Bookbinders has seen an increased volume of work. Their vision is to become one of South Africa’s largest independently owned black-empowered bookbinders and to develop long-standing mutually beneficial client relationships, through the provision of the following high-quality services: thread-sewn books with soft covers, perfect binding, hard-case binding, luxury leather-bound books, the repair and restoration of old books, slipcases and boxes.