For the second consecutive time, Saab Grintek Defence (SGD) has been awarded the Best Exporter Award by the SA Premier Business Awards. Hosted by President Jacob Zuma and the Department of Trade and Industry (DTi) in partnership with Proudly South Africa and Brand South Africa, the awards are now in their second year running. They aim to recognize South African enterprises and entrepreneurs that promote the spirit of success, innovation and good business ethics in the economy, while showcasing the best of South African business and products.
The award ceremony was held on 19 March at the Sandton ICC and attended by SGD CEO, Magnus Lewis-Olsson; Head of Marketing, Sales & Commercial, Chris Skinner; Executive Manager: Shipping and Export Control, Molly Mogotsi; and Head of Business Support, Evelyn Motsatsing. SGD was a finalist in three categories namely Best Export; Best Manufacturer; and Best Technology and ended up taking the Best Exporter award once more.
The Exporter award aims to recognize all export industry sectors (from services to manufacturing) and encourage other South African companies to participate in international business development and markets. The prize recognizes South African enterprises that invest in both human and technical resources in various projects or activities, produce quality products and services, and remain domestically and internationally competitive.
“We are very proud of this award as it shows the valuable contribution SGD continues to make to South Africa’s revenue. We continuously strive to market, sell and develop new products – this Award serves as renewed inspiration to continue on our successful path,” said Lewis-Olsson.