Growing demand for quality bricks and pavers in eastern Gauteng prompted the opening of the Corobrik Springs Centre, the 25th Corobrik sales’ centre to be opened countrywide. Customers and their families were welcomed to the site at 2 Tonk Meter Road for the official opening on 26 and 27 October.
“This has been an extremely successful opening and we are really pleased with the warm reception the Springs community has afforded our new sales’ centre,” said Musa Shangase, Corobrik’s Commercial Director.
“Corobrik has a footprint in central and western Gauteng and we identified there was a real need for a physical sales’ presence in the eastern Gauteng region. Our customers in the East Rand were having to travel up to 40 kilometres to purchase our quality products. This distance meant greater travel costs and lost time for our customers, and we wanted to address this. The Springs Centre will vastly improve customer service levels in the East Rand, an ever-growing region with more than a million residents.”
Servicing all market segments – retail trade, contractors and developers among them – the Springs Centre has a stockholding capacity in excess of one million units. Although the location dictates there will be a strong paving focus, Springs Centre can also offer customers products sold at any of the national Corobrik factories.
Welcoming customers through the newly constructed doors will be Corobrik Centre Manager, Justice Nelukalo. While new to the Corobrik family, Nelukalo has extensive experience in the building materials’ environment as well as strong retail management and new store opening experience. He will be overseeing six highly-trained staff members, all of whom have intimate knowledge of the Corobrik brand and its extensive product range.
The Springs Centre itself reflects the incredible Corobrik product offerings. Constructed externally using the beautifully contrasting Black Brick and white-hued Agate Satin face brick, the internal aesthetics also incorporate a touch of the popular Roan Satin face brick range.
Commenting on the chosen style for the Corobrik Springs Centre, Shangase explained: “The design is very modern and total departure from the traditional Corobrik centre designs. It has been based on the 'arrow-head' concept which provides space and warmth for customers. This style also gives us the chance to showcase some interesting brickwork features throughout the structure.”
Corobrik continues to grow in market demand because of the quality products, technical expertise, logistic capability, follow-up service and overall customer support. The face brick and paver ranges boast a number of structural benefits that see them a priority material for the construction of medical facilities, schools, commercial and residential developments nationwide.