29 February, 2016
sani2c - a world class event with a social conscience
KAP Industrial Holdings
Limited, a JSE listed company, is proud to announce a B-BBEE partnership with sani2c
mountain bike event, and hereby introduces the KAP sani2c.
sani2c was started 12
years ago in order to raise funds for a school in the KwaZulu-Natal midlands,
and is now rated as the largest staged mountain bike event in the world. The race is a premier event on the South
African sporting calendar drawing 4 500 competitors annually from around
the world and covers a route of 260km from the foothills of the Drakensberg to
KAP has had a longstanding
involvement with sani2c through its PG Bison timber operations in the
KwaZulu-Natal region. As sani2c has grown into a world class event, so too has KAP
grown into a leading South African industrial company, thereby enabling it to
increase its involvement in this event.
"A key consideration
in our decision to partner with sani2c, is the strong social upliftment
objectives of the event," explains Gary Chaplin, CEO of KAP. sani2c employs people from 12 communities
along the route to assist in the organisation of the event, and contributes to
various schools, charities and environmental groups in the region. This results
in more than R9m per annum being injected directly into the communities along
the route and a further R48m (SA Tourism)
estimated to be spent in the region as a result of the event. "It is fantastic to be involved in a world
class event of this nature with such a strong social conscience, it really
aligns with our culture," concludes Chaplin.
Farmer Glen is excited about the new partnership and had these comments. "We have
had a very long term indirect relationship with KAP, initially through the PG Bison
brand. Fittingly it was the PG Bison floating bridge, which initiated our
relationship. This innovative first of a kind structure has become a world
recognizable feature of sani2c. Now some 12 years later we are again innovatively
bridging the gap by further supporting the sani2c communities through our CSI
and B-BBEE partnership with KAP and its brands."
"Over the 12 years
our relationship with KAP through its brands has grown to where we see it today.
Unknowingly we purchased over 6000 mattresses for the event from KAP's Vitafoam
brand in the early years!"
"We at sani2c look
forward to this exciting new venture with KAP where all parties will benefit.
None more so than the KAP sani2c communities who have worked so hard to
position the event to where it stands today." Farmer Glen passionately
KAP sani2c takes
place from 10 to 14 May 2016.
KAP Industrial Holdings Limited is listed on the Johannesburg Stock
Exchange and incorporates the following brands; Unitrans, Greyhound, Citiliner,
Megabus, PG Bison, Formica, Corian, Hosaf, Feltex, Restonic, Vitafoam and DesleeMattex. The
company operates in 12 African countries, owning and operating 34 manufacturing
sites, 3500 specialist logistics vehicles and 1250 passenger transport
vehicles. KAP employs 18 400 people and has a level 4 B-BBEE rating.
information on KAPsani2c®: Info@KAPsani2c.co.za or www.sani2c.co.za
information on KAP Industrial Holdings Limited: Info@KAP.co.za