COMPANY BACKGROUND AND HISTORY OF THE BUSINESS

Mr. Gary Green, the Managing Director opened a company called Bulawayo Pattern Makers (Pvt) Ltd. in June 1988 with its core business being the manufacture of foundry patterns for Zimbabwean Foundries and other Businesses.

In 1994 a new company named Anolle Castings and Engineering (Pvt) Ltd was formed and it operated in conjunction with Bulawayo Pattern Makers (Pvt) Ltd. This new company expanded its operations to include the manufacture of Ferrous and Non-Ferrous Castings being all grades of Cast Irons, Bronze, Brass and Aluminum with a machine shop to complement operations.

At the beginning of 1997 an agreement was reached between Anolle Castings & Engineering (Pvt) Ltd and Bulawayo Pattern Makers (Pvt) Ltd. with a foreign investor for the purchase of premises owned by a company in liquidation named Bulawayo Metal Products (Pvt) Ltd. A new company was thus formed, named MD Nominees No 19 (Pvt) Ltd which later changed its name to GCRG Products (Pvt) Ltd trading as Anolle Castings & Engineering. This new company took over the business and assets of Anolle Castings & Engineering (Pvt) Ltd and Bulawayo Pattern Makers (Pvt) Ltd.

ORGANISATION AND MANAGEMENT STRUCTURE

The Company is headed by the Managing Director Mr. Gary Green who has over 30 years experience in the Foundry and Engineering industry.

He is complimented by two Directors, being the Works Director Mr. Cephas Taruwinga who has over 20 years experience in the Foundry Industry and oversees all the Sales and Production Departments of the Company, as well as the Administration Director Mr. Amos Mapfumo with over 30 years experience in this field and he oversees the entire Administration, Personnel and Security of the Company.

We have a clearly defined organization structure with fully functional departments which are Finance & Accounting, Administration Security & Personnel, Sales & Marketing and Production (Pattern-shop, Cast Iron Foundry, Non-Ferrous Foundry, Fettling-shop, Melting, Machine-shop, Boiler-shop and Maintenance). The Company has a staff compliment of 130 Employees comprising of fulltime and contract based workers. Our major strength lies in our staff that is highly motivated and skilled in their respective trades.