Since the advent of the global coronavirus pandemic, there has been unprecedented disruption and continued global economic decline where businesses remain under pressure to maintain economic activity and participation. The international response to the pandemic has been to close borders and impose internal lockdown restrictions, which has harmed trade and other factors. South Africa took the same approach to curb the spread of COVID-19 with imposed lockdown restrictions and enhanced containment measures ever since the pandemic entered our shores.
The arrival of the novel coronavirus saw many businesses step-up and repurpose their strategies out of the necessity to either curb supply shortages of medical protective equipment or to curb the country’s reliance on poorly manufactured and unregulated protective products.
In response to the pandemic, the BT Industrial Group, a multi-award-winning, 100% black-owned and managed manufacturing solutions business, augmented its plastics-processing capacity to include polymer-based medical fabrics and components which emanated in the creation of BT Medical Devices.
PowerFM features BT Industrial Group’s Managing Director, Kgomotso Lekola, discussing how BT Industrial Group was selected as one of the winners of the CEO Circle Entrepreneurs Award for being deemed a high-potential enterprise “with the ability to grow into a significant company of R500m-plus in value”.