Kainotomia Polymers a Top 20 Winner at 2021 South African Small Business Awards
WINNERS of the 2021 South African Small Business Awards were announced in November last year, and among the Top 20 was colour compounding and milling company, Kainotomia Polymers.
Kainotomia Polymers was judged and selected from hundreds of entries to rank among the top 20 small businesses in South Africa.
Kainotomia Polymers was thanked for “its relentless commitment to building a better tomorrow” and acknowledged for “blazing a new trail in the South African polymer industry”.
These prestigious awards have gathered a diverse range of entries all with one thing in common – a driving entrepreneurial force.
“We are astounded at the diversity of entrants again this year, but equally encouraged as it shows the depth and breadth of South Africa’s entrepreneurial spirit. Growing small and medium businesses is vital to the local economy and its ever-growing rate of unemployment. This type of innovation and entrepreneurial spirit will undoubtedly cultivate a much healthier business landscape for all involved,” says Mike Anderson, founder and CEO of the NSBC.
“We are honoured to have received this prestigious award within the first 18 months of our operations. At Kainotomia Polymers we are committed to growing the South African polymer industry and growing small businesses with our valuable team members and partners”, says Albert Gildenhuys, founder owner of Kainotomia Polymers.
Kainotomia Polymers opened its doors in September 2020 in Centurion, specialising in the colour compounding and milling of Linear Low-Density Polyethylene into powders for the roto-moulding industry. Owner and MD, Albert Gildenhuys has over 16 years’ technical expertise in different plastic sub-industries.
Gildenhuys says that he launched Kainotomia Polymers after he had emerged from a trade restriction, only to face an industry hire freeze because of the Covid-19 pandemic. This encouraged him to embark on a new journey and he entered an industry that has historically been dominated by one provider.
He identified an opportunity for a new entrant into this market, offering quality products, technical expertise, and exceptional customer service. Through his innovative ideas and the ability to pivot when needed, he has created a business that continues to grow.
Currently Kainotomia Polymers produces over 250 tons of material per month. In May 2021, the company received their ISO 9001:2015 certification from Alcumus ISOQAR.