Engen’s Partnership With RBS Boosts Local Enterprise Development

Engen recently handed over the keys to a new truck to Resegofetse Business Solutions (RBS) that will enhance the 100% Black women-owned enterprise’s service capability along the Bafokeng mining belt.
RBS, who are based in Phokeng in the North West province, supply consumables, cleaning services, and lubricants to mines in the area.

Handover of the 4-tonne vehicle took place at the Engen Waterkloof Convenience Centre in Rustenburg.

Adnaan Emeran, head of Engen’s commercial and lubricants marketing, says the company’s strategic partnership with RBS aligns with the objectives of the South African Mining Charter, particularly in promoting the involvement of Historically Disadvantaged South Africans (HDSAs) in the mining sector.

“While Engen continues to make strides in the transformation arena, our support extends beyond mere procurement, offering a holistic approach aimed at fostering sustainable growth for a company like RBS.”
This collaborative approach has resulted in remarkable growth for RBS, with a 400% increase in business since partnering with Engen, including an annualised average growth rate of 74% in lubricant volumes sold between 2020 and 2022.

Dimakatso Isaacs, RBS CEO, says this reflects the effectiveness of Engen’s support model.

“Engen’s partnership has been instrumental in our growth and sustainability. The handover of this truck marks a significant milestone for us, enabling us to create more jobs, serve our clients more efficiently and expand our reach,” she says.

“We are grateful for Engen’s commitment to our success and their dedication to fostering local enterprise development.”

Engen’s commitment to social and economic development is not limited to its business partnerships and extends to community upliftment efforts as well.

“RBS is actively engaged in supplying feminine hygiene products to underprivileged schools and toiletries to learners in the Bafokeng area, supported by Engen,” adds Isaacs.

Emeran further emphasises the company’s commitment to fostering inclusive growth in compliance with the Mining Charter’s directives, while remaining firmly dedicated to advancing local enterprise development and driving meaningful transformation in the mining sector.

Comments Emeran: “Engen is steadfast in its view that socio-economic development is not just an ethical imperative but also a strategic business imperative. We are proud to partner with RBS and support their journey towards sustainable growth and community upliftment.

“As a certified B-BBEE Level 1 contributor, Engen ensures that its customers enjoy significant procurement benefits, contributing to their respective B-BBEE scorecards.”

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