SBS Tanks® Wins Top Honours at Productivity SA Awards

We are delighted to add another accolade to our list of honours and join the rank of companies that have been applauded by Productivity SA for their best use of resources and epitomising the highest qualities and attributes of productivity.

This has been an esteemed award nomination for us. After being approached by Productivity SA as a potential candidate for the Most Productive Company award and a visit by the auditing panel to our factory in September, we were thrilled to win the KZN regional segment and go through to the national final!

Once again, SBS ticked all the boxes to clinch the prestigious Gold prize and coveted title of Most Productive Company in the corporate sector at the Productivity SA 2017 national awards ceremony, which was held on the 20th of October in Johannesburg.

As an industry pioneer and world-class supplier of water storage tanks, SBS has made a huge contribution towards ensuring South Africans have access to clean, safe water as well as helping citizens save water – no matter where they are located. In the Western Cape, SBS’s footprint has yielded positive results in their efforts to alleviate the effects of the drought through the installation of water storage tanks across the province.

Severe water shortage is damaging to our economy as most industries depend on this resource to function. Furthermore, as a country we have a constitutional obligation to ensure that every citizen has access to potable water and sanitation services. We are proud to say that our products provide solutions to these challenges!

A key aspect of the Productivity Awards is that any improvement in aspect of the company must result in increased economic activity.

SBS meets this benchmark through its positive impact across multiple industry sectors. This includes helping mines find effective solutions to their process water containment problems, swift municipal reservoir installations, commercial water backup and rainwater harvesting solutions among many others.

Through its award-winning export programme, SBS has made a positive contribution towards the growth of the economy and increased the country’s competitiveness within the global market – which is another fundamental award criteria. Their long-term vision for local and international expansion covers most continents with an extensive foothold in Africa and more recently the USA with the opening of a distribution outlet in Texas.

The Productivity SA Awards is an honoured platform to be recognised as an industry pioneer. Our solid performance and product offering highlights SBS’s consistent delivery of excellence in building our economy and improving the lives of all South Africans by providing essential water solutions.

We would like to thank Productivity SA for recognising our commitment to making our country a better and more productive place for all!

Here is a video that was shot by the team from Productivity SA in preparation for the awards ceremony:

The East Coast Radio Grand Challenge Winner

It’s a privilege and a pleasure for our team to sponsor the East Coast Radio Grand Challenge. As a premier provider of liquid storage solutions across South Africa and beyond, SBS Tanks is proud of its heritage and strong focus on supporting Durban industries.

Choosing to collaborate with the province’s favourite radio station, and to support the East Coast Radio Breakfast Show’s Grand Challenge competition, is turning out to be one of our company highlights for 2017, and handing over Grand Challenge prizes to clued-up winners is a big, feel-good, bonus for our team.

How the Grand Challenge Works
As title sponsor to the biggest gameshow on East Coast Radio, SBS Tanks put their name to one of the Breakfast Show’s fast-paced and interactive elements. The Grand Challenge sees hopeful contestants sending an SMS to 33116, and waiting for the Breakfast Show team to call them the very next day. If their number was indeed dialled, contestants were put through their paces, answering somewhat difficult questions. If they got a question wrong, they’d be knocked out, but if they managed to get all questions right, they’d win the Grand Challenge jackpot for the day. Since mid-March, the Grand Challenge prize grew to R41000, the biggest amount of money ever won in the history of East Coast Breakfast’s Grand Challenge. Of course, the Grand Challenge continues, taking on various forms until December 2017. One lucky and clued-up contestant, however, scooped up this mega cash prize in May 2017.


The Winner
Andre Herbst, of Vryheid, was that lucky and clued-up contestant! Despite being extremely nervous when the call came through, Andre scored a perfect 10/10, taking home the Grand Challenge mega cash prize to do with as he saw fit.

Where the Winner Lives
As title sponsor of the East Coast Breakfast Grand Challenge, the SBS Tanks team took a keen interest in the winner, and handing over his prize. How fitting then, that the winner hails from one of KwaZulu-Natal’s most currently water-scarce regions: Vryheid. With a population of just under 50,000 people, this small town is well-known for its agricultural and mining history. SBS Tanks has installed a range of tanks and liquid storage systems across Northern KwaZulu-Natal, which have served to support drought-stricken communities and help them to take control of their water. Thanks to a strong national footprint, SBS proudly installs water storage tanks across the province, country, and continent.

To find out how it all went down when Andre Herbst won the East Coast Breakfast Grand Challenge, click play and enjoy: