Afri-Market Company Profile
"To be the pre-eminent supplier, designer and installer of renewable and energy related products and services to the entire African market."
What we do
We are a market aggregator for proven renewable products.
Afri-market was formed after a realisation that a vast majority of people desperately need to source renewable as well as energy related products. With this in mind we offer advice on the best and most cost effective energy saving solutions for your specific needs.
With many years' experience in the energy and renewable sectors the management team came together and formed this platform utilising each individuals strengths and knowledge.
Afri-market addresses a need of domestic and commercial customers to consider, select and implement renewable energy solutions. These considerations may be driven by a desire to live in a green and sustainable manner and to enjoy cost savings on energy consumption.
Our relationships with leading local as well as international firms allow us to offer high quality guaranteed products at market related prices. We have taken a decision to supply only good quality products and services with warranties in place from reputable and established manufacturers. Our installations, design and engineering services are also of the highest industry standard and all staff and partners have vast experience in their fields and are well recognised by the various governing bodies.
An approach to going green
Renewable or alternate energy means different things to different market groups and with this in mind we specifically cater to a wide and varied market. The individual might be in need of a few LED light bulbs and have the intention of replacing their geyser with that of an efficient solar water heater. Whereas a municipality, large corporation or even the government of one of our neighbouring countries might need the design, consulting , EPC and project management of a massive mega-watt solar farm for grid connection. The team at Afri-market products are comfortable in offering all these formats.
Meet the Team
Kiran Fakir (CEO)
Many years consulting experience in the energy industry. Main focus is electricity with key clients being Eskom, municipalites, government agencies and private clients. Renewable energy being a key substitute for traditional electricity is now forming a key component of the energy mix for domestic and commercial clients – given the cost and availability challenges faced by consumers in South Africa and SADC. In addition to this, sustainability of resource utilisation is another key driver in providing this offering to consumers.
Anissia Botha (Director)
Many years legal consulting experience to the energy industry with a key focus on the electricity sector. Participated in key strategic project within Eskom, EDI Holdings and municipalities. Recently involved in municipal turnarounds. Is a qualified ADR practitioner and has many years Board experience in a number public sector and private sector industries.
Mark Aspeling (Business Development Manager)
Many years experience in sales and marketing. Left the automotive industry 5 years ago to pursue a career in renewable energies. Has been involved in staff rollouts of renewable energies to various blue chip companies including Standard Bank (SIL), Investec Bank, Group Five Construction. Has consulted to various municipalities on renewable energy options and has sat on various review panels regarding the future of renewable energy in Sub Saharan Africa (while working at various companies).
Dr Pat Naidoo (Electrical Energy, HVAC and HVDC)
Professional Engineer ECSA RSA FSAIEE RSA, SMIEEE USA, MIET UK. Ph.D Management of Technology and Innovation (Da Vinci Institute Of Technology Management RSA) Specialist consultant, Electrical energy, HVAC, and HVDC Power systems and industrial plants. Dr Naidoo has his own consulting firm P.Naidoo Consulting.
James Shirley (Engineer, Solar PV and thermal heating)
B.Sc. Eng (Chem) from the Colorado school of mines. Before going into sales and marketing. Is the current chairman of SESSA. Holds certification in CMVP. Is currently head of Solar division at Schneider Electric South Africa.
Gideon Naude (Electrical engineer, heavy wire and Grid connection)
National higher diploma(Electrical Engineering –Heavy current) Certified Engineer (GCC Electrical engineers Certificate of Competency) Senior management program (Univeristy of Pretoria) Served years at Eskom on heavy current grid connection. Mr Naude has his own company specialising in heavy wire work. Outec Controls.
Willie Kruger (Solar qualified plumber)
Many years experience working in large scale plumbing including the reticulation and construction industry. Willie changed over to being a solar specialist 4 years ago and is also involved in the training aspect of this industry as well. Willie has been instrumental in large scale staff rollouts including Standard bank(SIL), ABSA bank , Group 5 Construction, Investec Bank and has recently been involved in the installation of a large PV project for a major telecommunication company.
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