AFST’s main markets still remain in the Mining, Construction and Industrial sectors with a predominant focus on vehicles and fixed systems within sub Saharan and West Africa boasting Blue Chip Customers.
Our strengths lie in technical expertise and capability, committed staff, Industry knowledge, geographic presence which in turn enable us to select the best possible products and systems
AFST recently partnered with Advanced Capital which is a specialized Black Investment and Turnaround House operating in Southern Africa. Their competitive advantage is based on a unique blend of Entrepreneurial “flair”
We believe that a sound organizational culture will inspire our people to higher levels of accountability and encourage them to assume more responsibility for outcome rather than for mere activity. Given the importance of Safety and Protection this is a non-negotiable.
Initially AFST concentrated mainly on the Mining Industry and secured their first contracts with Scorpion Mining and Konkola Copper mine in Zambia and by September 2001, had reached a turnover of R13 million. Currently AFST employs 170 employees, 100 vehicles to service customers and a current annual turnover of R 280 million.
AFST boasts a customer base in excess of 350, operating across 13 branches and established distribution networks within South Africa as well as in Sub Saharan and West Africa. All our customers with maintenance contracts enjoy a 24/7 on site service offering. Our distribution network reaches clients in and around South Africa as well as far as Mauritania.
Where to Find Us?
Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies was founded on 01 March 2000 by Barries Barnard, with the vision of employing people who wanted to work rather than being necessity driven in line with the Companies nature of being entrepreneurial and has been inspired by the prospects of a new democratic South Africa and the emerging opportunities from the BEE policy. The company began dealing solely in the fire protection line of business and secured the official sole distributorship of TYCO International safety products in Southern Africa.
TYCO Group is the largest fire protection group in the world solving fire protection needs since 1939 which includes inter alia; ANSUL®, Grinnel, Total Walther, Macron and Wormald. With this alliance we have access to the most advanced fire fighting products in the world.