Ilanga Chem is a dynamic, vibrant, broad-appeal company founded in 2008 .We specialise in the manufacturing and distribution of personal care,hair care, home care, industrial care, car care and hospital care products to retailers and customers.
We love what we do and we take pride in our work and products. In our books failure is not an option.
We never forget how much we can learn from others. We ask for advice. We seize opportunities and we persevere and above all, we are flexible. We soak up the best practices around us like a sponge. Fear of failure makes it easy to grip onto our vision with an iron fist
We love challenges. But as exciting as it is to consider a new field, high-achieving entrepreneurs know the benefits of staying in the same industry for a while are immense. When you spend years in the same industry, you learn its history. Knowing what’s been done before can help you identify how it can and should move forward. In the meantime, you’ll build a network of relationships to support you in future endeavours, especially when times are lean. Those relationships are invaluable.
We think ahead, we think on our feet. We may stray from our roadmap, and that’s okay, but we have only success in mind. Having a clearly established set of goals will keep us from getting stuck. Our goals may be constantly evolving,and we are going one way and that’s to the top.
Having one project that’s doing well is great. But the successful entrepreneurs I know don’t rest on their laurels. Instead, they’re constantly asking themselves, “What’s next?” They understand that being a successful entrepreneur is a lifestyle choice, not a destination.
To be the leading quality and value manufacturer of Personal, Home, Industrial, Car and Hospital Care products through the creation of highly valued brands.
To provide quality and yet affordable cleaning
and personal care products.Our strength lies
in the price positioning of our product selection
and competing strategy.
We want to be highly valued by the customers
we serve, the communities in which we
operate, our loyal and committed staff and
shareholders; to be a company that is driven
by growth and innovation.
We believe in strong, fair, mutually-beneficial and long-term partnerships with suppliers The result is a sustainable and efficient supply chain. This means guaranteed supply for our customers every day. Reliable suppliers build our confidence to invest in new products. To be a creator of highly valued brands.
We strive to invest and to outperform in core markets as this proves more rewarding than chasing after exciting new ones. We need to conquer our core market before we move on to a new one. However Ilanga Chem is open to a solid focused Principal/ Distributor partnership to penetrate emerging markets.
At Ilanga we continously objectively assess our capabilities. Confidence and esprit de corps are essential, but they are no substitute for data.
We continously map our strategy to customer needs. Different segments of our customers will base their purchases on different criteria. we identify the customers that value their proposition, then set strategy to meet those customers’ needs.
We continously monitor evaluate and respond to changing markets. Chemical markets are dynamic, and operating overheads , profit pools shift as technologies and customer preferences change. For example, companies selling into consumer goods relied for years on customers’ interest in product or packaging innovation. Recently, customers of consumer packaged goods have focused more on cost and less on differentiated products, with large implications for their chemical packaging suppliers. Leading companies continuously monitor the market to test whether their strategic choices are still well-founded.
In this dynamic technologically fast changing digital environment Ilanga Chem takes an “adapt and keep up” stance. We are well aware that our customers are moving into cyber space and we have to follow them.
Bongi has extensive experience at Senior levels in the Financial domain both locally and internationally. She posseses solid Financial Acumen and has travelled extensively to Europe as the Head of Financial Project Implementation for the English Speaking Countries. She has held various senior position within the logistics industry. This stands her in good steed to be able to look at the business from both theFinancial and operational side through her knowledge of Supply Chain management.
QUALIFIED POLYMER SCIENTIST:
Harold is a perfectionist in Quality and Standard Operating Procedures. He prides himself in a series of successful ISO implementations. With over 20 years in Production and plant management, he possesses invaluable experience in running an efficient plant. He has a solid Operations and Sales background at Senior levels having worked in companies such as Dunlop and Bandag , servicing both local and international clients. Harold recently left his job to focus on growing the ‘Chemical Giant” Ilanga Chem.
His knowledge of Chemical Formulations is insurmountable. He is extremely passionate about chemistry and formulations. He possesses extensive experience in the home and personal care, industrial & institutional cleaning.He prides himself in his ability to design and develop complex chemical solutions for our clients. His expertise will ensure development of world class formulations for Ilanga Chem.