Michele du Plessis
On Friday, September 27th, BUCO launched a brand new store in Sabie, Mpumalanga, under the management of Marius van der Merwe. Main Street was blocked to facilitate the stalls of the exhibitors whose products are available in the BUCO store.
With gazebos and stallholders’ tents neatly set out, people casually strolled between them, viewing everything on offer. A VIP function was held later that day and clients, suppliers and stakeholders were warmly welcomed into the store with a BUCO gift bag. BUCO staff were on hand to ensure that all the guests had something to drink and eat, with a bar close by and staff with large platters serving the guests.
BUCO stores are found countrywide, of which BUCO Sabie is store number 104. “BUCO was established in 1996 by Illiad Africa, the building materials group that has since been incorporated into The Building Company. Their stores and BUCO catalogues are designed to cater to both contractors and DIY customers. The company has specific contractor counters and convenient payment and pick-up facilities, in addition to well-stocked shelves for shopping.
“BUCO embraces a ‘Let’s Build Together’ philosophy, aimed at creating partnerships with customers, whether they be large-scale contractors or DIY enthusiasts. Customers can browse the regular BUCO specials on offer either in their catalogues or at one of their stores. BUCO is also the biggest roof truss manufacturer in South Africa,” Marius said.
Their product offering includes a wide range of well-known quality hand tool brands, an extensive variety of hardware products, watertight materials essential for any plumbing project as well as a sufficient selection of electrical products. Stylish and inventive décor products for your home, as well as a varied range of outdoor accessories, to suit any taste. Paint does not only offer additional protection for your home’s walls but augments the look and feel that you want to achieve.
Marius said that “No matter how big or small your project may be, our expert staff will be able to provide advice, assist with design planning and calculations. For premium products from world-class suppliers and expert assistance when you need it, choose to shop at BUCO.”
“Firstly, I would like to thank all my personnel for their dedication, hard work and endurance with the opening of BUCO Sabie. Long hours were worked, but we made it as a team. To all our colleagues and other branches that assisted with the training of the staff, a huge thank you. Christo Bester, Callie Olivier and ShiraajMallum for their vision and assistance in opening Buco Sabie. Dawn and KoosBarenhoorn for sharing our vision and hard work in creating our premises. Thaba Chweu Municipality, thank you for allowing us to close the street for our opening. The community of Sabie and surrounding areas, we appreciate your great support and encouragement. A big hug and thank you to my wife Christelle for all her support. Lastly, thank you to our Heavenly Father for making this opportunity possible. I and my team will give our best to make BUCO Sabie a huge success,” Marius concluded.