BuildNat, one of the fastest emerging construction companies in South Africa, confirmed their association with a prestigious and dominant South African cricket-franchise, the Cape Cobras, on Thursday in a deal that will see them become their headline team sponsor in all three domestic formats for the next two years.
BuildNat is a true all-rounder that handles projects in all sectors of the construction industry from residential to industrial commercial, agricultural and turnkey projects.
The past three years has seen the company expand operations by 120 % and become one of the top emerging construction companies in the country. “Our goal is to be amongst the top-ten in South Africa by 2019,” said Mr Aiman Booley, founder of BuildNat.
“We develop sub-contractors whom we evolve through a learning process and then add them on to the list of contractors,” he added.
The expansion of the company the past three years has required skill, competency and capacity to manage the diversity and complexity of the infrastructure development. Buildnat has also partnered with other suppliers and service providers who have the same ethos.
I am immensely proud and privileged that an evolving construction power-house like BuildNat could come on board as team sponsor of the Cape Cobras,” said Nabeal Dien, chief executive officer of the Cobras.
“Like BuildNat, we pride ourselves in our ability to meet diverse needs while embracing excellence.
“The Cape Cobras and its pipeline-structures have been instrumental in generating more than 10 international players in the recent past.
The Cobras have produced or lured world-class stars the past 15 years, including Hashim Amla, Dale Steyn, Vernon Philander, JP Duminy, Jacques Kallis, Graeme Smith, Herschelle Gibbs, Charl Langeveldt and Gary Kirsten.
“Our proud record in all three formats are self-evident, as we won four four-day trophies the past four years, were crowned 50-over domestic champions five times since the turn of the century and also clinched the 20-over trophy three times. It underlines our status as a leading and dominant South African franchise.
“The Cape Cobras are firmly committed to develop the hotspots of cricket in the townships and on the Cape Flats and to realize its dream of producing players from previously disadvantaged areas as future South African stars.” said Dien.
Chairman of the Western Cape Cricket Board, Mr. Angelo Carollisen said, “We both subscribe to three golden rules: Cherish customers and fans at all times, treat customers, players and fans as you would your best friends, and listen to clients, customers and players and decipher their needs. Ultimately both companies are a perfect fit because of Buildnat’s turnover and the Cape Cobras’ trophy cabinet and ability to consistently produce players who can represent the country.”
Booley said he wants to lure diehard-fans of the Cape Cobras and South Africa back to PPC Newlands and give young lovers of the game who cannot afford an international or domestic experience, the opportunity to see and touch their heroes.
But he also believes that two brand names that embrace, exude and breed excellence, will naturally inspire one other to even loftier heights.
“We trust this newly formed bond will foster the growth of BuildNat and the Cobras and fill the trophy cabinet while richly benefitting the community that is the lifeblood of cricket and construction,” Booley added.