"When young brothers Miguel (19) and Sergio (21) de Abreu took on the mammoth task of running the family business soon after the passing of their father, the two were equipped with merely passion and dedication to make it work. Having been thrown in the deep end and still new to the industry, the brothers' skills were refined each day under the mentorship of their father's trusted technician and loyal business partner, Jerry Zulu. Both brothers then qualified as armature winders. Later the business welcomed mom Maria, who completed the team. On the passing of Zulu and later Sergio, long-time family friend Leonardo da Silva joined the management team. Now, over two decades later, Kuthula Rewind is the longest standing, third generation armature winding company in Richards Bay. "
A bona-fide SME and a Level 4 B-BBEE Contributor, Kuthula Rewind is contracted to provide professional rewinding services to several blue-chip industries in the area, including Richards Bay Minerals; BHP Billiton’s Aluminium Smelter; Tronox; and Mondi Richards Bay, MPact, to just name a few. The team philosophy at Kuthula Rewind is “Local commitment – global standards”. With a full-time complement of 18 dedicated staff including qualified and experienced technical experts, Kuthula Rewind has the largest trained, full-time motor-repair team in the district. All work is carried out in Richards Bay – ensuring that the full economic benefit of its services is invested in the local community.
The company has invested heavily in specialised testing-equipment, tools and best-practice training to offer customers a world-class service on their doorstep. As a local SME with low overhead costs, Kuthula Rewind is able to pass on significant cost-savings to its corporate customers. Begun as a family business, the entire team at Kuthula Rewind is committed to providing exceptional customer service.
Kuthula Rewind has been a listed company on their ISO 9001:2008 Quality Management System for the past six years.
Kuthula Rewind is registered with MERSETA (Manufacturing, Engineering and Related Services Education and Training Association) as a recognised Apprentice Training Centre. The Company has invested in an in-house apprenticeship training programme – both to ensure the sustainability of its operations and to contribute to the development of skills in the district.
The Company has the trade tested qualified staff, and great emphasis is placed on the continuous development if its specialists.