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MiX Telematics invests towards small, black–owned fitment centres

MiX Telematics brand, Beame, plans to roll out its first Enterprise Development based, mobile fitment centre, which will be exhibited at the South Africa Bike Festival, taking place at the Kyalami Grand Prix from the 25 – 27 May 2018.

 

“During the festival, motorbike enthusiasts will have the opportunity to have their motorbikes fitted with a Beame tracking device for free, through this mobile fitment centre.

“The fitments will be done by the brands’ internal technicians who have acquired training in this regard, and will be on hand to provide the fitment service on the day, compliant with Beame’s safety standards and protocols, to ensure ultimate asset protection.”

According to Mariette Myburgh, HR and Transformation, MiX Telematics, while the concept of vehicle tracking devices has traditionally been associated with motor vehicles, times have  changed and motorbike theft has become more prominent in South Africa.

In a report by the South African Police Services, it revealed that an average of 146 motorcycles or cars were stolen during the 2016/2017 period.

According to the company, the outreach is an extension of the “overarching MiX Telematics transformation strategy, where three black owned fitment centres were empowered with resources to help them develop their businesses into successful operations.”

“Driving transformation in our supply chain is imperative for us as a brand. Therefore, we are always looking for ways to help support and develop small black businesses, and this initiative is one such way that we were able to do this,” concluded Myburgh.

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