Kalideck has reported that while its employees in KwaZulu-Natal are safe following the unrest in that region, its facility suffered extensive damage and loss of inventory and assets at the hands of looters. However, due to the company’s national resources (seven branches throughout Southern Africa) and the passion of the Kalideck team, business will resume as per normal by Friday, 23 July.
The company’s contingency plans for the affected operations are already under way to restore operational capability, especially in the Pinetown branch, ably supported by Kalideck’s branches in Cape Town, Port Elizabeth (Gqeberha), Bloemfontein, Pretoria and Johannesburg, all of which are fully operational. Apart from the pursuit of normalcy of branch operations, and with the Covid-19 third wave in mind, the company’s executives, managers and salespeople are available to attend to every customer requirement at all times with safety and confidence.
‘Our well documented contingency plans (covering all possible identified risks) sprang into action, and we have drawn inventory and resources from other Kalideck branches, which means that we can provide our valued customers the same superior level of service they have been accustomed to,’ said CEO Raymond Waldeck in a statement issued by the company. ‘A special thank you to all our customers and our suppliers for their unwavering support. Sadly, many of our customers, and in turn their customers, also suffered serious loss in the ensuing mayhem and our thoughts are with them.’
‘We thank each Kalideck employee, especially those who went above and beyond the call of duty to protect and secure the Kalideck properties. It would also be remiss of us not to pause for a moment and remember all those who have lost their lives during this time, those that suffered irreparable harm to person and property and all those that are emotionally burdened,’ added Waldeck.
‘We are not oblivious to the after-effects, but we remain optimistic about the future possibilities for South Africa. As a new day dawns, we find ourselves focusing on the possibilities of what tomorrow may hold for each person and the unwavering purpose to get our country working again. There can be no doubt that South Africa faces many challenges over the next couple of months, but at Kalideck, our resolve remains unshaken for what lies ahead.’
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