Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Longspan - Celebrating 30 Years of Success

Any family business that is harmoniously conducted with dedication and high professionalism has a recipe for success, but none more so than Longspan Gutters that has been providing the construction industry with worldclass products for the past three decades.

From its inception, the vision of the company was to be seen as the industry market leader, renowned for its commitment to uncompromising quality and world-class service, and thus the company motto of We lead, others follow has been earned by the high skills levels exhibited throughout the company, the service provided to its customers, and the esteem with which Longspan Gutters is held throughout the industry.

On-site precision roll-forming

Longspan Gutters provides a comprehensive service for most configurations in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors by providing standard roll-formed gutters on site.

Purpose made gutters, fascia and barge board replacements, purpose made cladding and flashings are an additional service which Longspan Gutters engages in, and are fitted on site to the correct dimensions and specifications.
This provides considerable savings in time, labour and materials because the purpose made gutters, fascia and barge board replacements, purpose made cladding and flashings are all formed and fitted on site to the correct dimensions and specifications.

The precision installation process is fast, efficient and hassle-free, and the seamless gutters are guaranteed not to fade, leak or rust. The aluminum coating formulation has been selected to provide optimum qualities of film hardness, flexibility for forming operations, light fastness and resistance to weathering and chalking.

Prestigious projects

Longspan Gutters has installed over 2 000 kilometers of guttering over the 30 years of its existence, which includes some of the landmark buildings in South Africa and its environs. Amongst the recent installations of note are Khayalitsha Hospital, where the main contractor was Group 5, Glengary Shopping Centre (WBHO), Telkom Exchange Pinelands, Groote Schuur Hospital (GVK), Parklands Private School (Granbuild),
and Caledon Prison (NMC).

Unique product offering

“We also do copper gutters and have recently completed an installation at a
customer’s home in the upmarket suburb of Constantia in Cape Town with
a contract valued at over R200 000,” says Longspan Gutters director and
general manager Paul Marais.

Both CEO Gus Behn and Paul Marais are in unison when asked what they consider to be the main ingredient of the company’s success, citing world-class service, uncompromising quality and expertise, and attention to detail in everything the company does. “We’re passionate people who love to do what we do!”

Longspan Gutters has gained an enviable reputation for its highly skilled staff in all aspects of its business. Company administration, sales, manufacturing and on-site forming and installation are all carried out by staff with a high level of skill and experience, and this in turn generates a feeling of pride in the company, endorsed by the extremely high rate of staff retention the company enjoys. Most employees have been with the company for over a decade and bring a high level of expertise and dedication to any project they undertake.

Also, Longspan Gutters has a strong sense of social responsibility, having been awarded the Best SMME of the Year as a Proudly South African Company, and its factories (in Cape Town and Durban) have attained verified BBBEE status under the terms of the Broad-Based Black Empowerment Act 53/2003.

Longspan Gutters
Cape Town: Tel: 021 556 8522; Fax: 021 556 8520
Durban: Tel: 031 569 6500; Fax: 031 569 6505
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