COMPANY PROFILE 


GENERAL INFORMATION 

Our company is called “ARKADBUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD”. We are a Procurement/Sourcing Consultancy in Pretoria. Our main business is to help non South African companies, individuals and organisations of all sizes do business in South Africa affordably and with no stress. We realise that many people and companies procure goods or do business, or would love to procure or do business in South Africa but because of a lot of factors find it hard to, or even impossible to do so, or do so with a lot of hustles along the way. Our business exists to facilitate the process so that the experience of doing business or sourcing and procuring goods in South Africa is a pleasant one. We source, procure and ship any cargo and help source any type of service for those in the services industries. 

Many companies want to venture out into Africa. Africa being the next economic power house of the world. It is every forward thinking CEO or business person to venture out into its unchartered business waters. As Arkad, we help South African companies and Companies from other parts of the world find opportunities and do business in Africa with ease. We help them by connecting them with companies of similar interest for those interested in joint ventures. We provide consultancy services to enable those who just want to venture out do so with a clear understanding of the African business landscape. 


THE BUSINESS 


Company History 

ARKAD BUSINESS SOLUTIONS (PTY) LTD was formed to provide tailor made business solutions to businesses outside South Africa that procure goods and services here in South Africa. We have over the years helped many procure goods and services from small house hold appliances for individuals to huge consignments of goods for organisations in different industries 

The Company was established in response to the need that is there for people who would prefer a reliable company to help them procure goods or services in South Africa. We also exist for those who do not want to have a full time procurement department for various reasons. We do all the running around while they concentrate on other segments of their business. This saves them resources in terms of air or bus fares, accommodation as well as time. It helps solve the time consuming logistical problems of procuring and transporting or couriering things to their country as we do all these for them. We help organisations of all sizes procure goods and services with minimum stress and at the quickest possible time at a low cost. 

We also cater for South African Companies and those elsewhere who desire to do business in Africa. We facilitate the process of them entering into the African market which can be tricky to navigate for those who are not aware of the challenges African business faces. We do this through a variety of ways. 


Main areas of Interest 

There is no client too small or two big to be serviced by Arkad. We serve clients in a variety of industries. We do what our client tells us to do, as long as it is legal. There is no service too complicated for us. Our aim is to make sure that our clients save money, get their goods on time, with less hustles. 


Main services 

We offer three main services: 


I. Procurement and Logistics

 A lot of Individuals, Companies both large and small and NGOs, some Government agencies and different types of organisations from SADC region procure their goods in South Africa. Be it electronics, car and trucks spare parts, Mining and agricultural equipment and parts thereof, hardware even clothing are all procured here in South Africa. 

 As Arkad Business Solutions (PTY) LTD, we offer a business solution to help you procure these goods, courier or transport them by road or air and all our client does is to collect them at a designated clearing agency, most preferably, an agency of their choice. We can also arrange for large consignments for transport to haul the goods right to their door step as long as they sort out the border clearance.

 Sometimes, clients prefer to use skills or services that are only available in South Africa. All they do is tell us what they require and we find on their behalf the right company offering those services and facilitate the process of getting the service to their country. We consult with the South African service provider on travel requirements and other important issues they have to be aware of as they go to do work in a foreign environment. 

 
 

 II. Representation

 There are people or companies that have clients or suppliers for their businesses here in South Africa. Sometimes, it is difficult for them to travel to attend meetings or expedite an issue. As Arkad we offer a solution to do this on their behalf by attending meetings or to negotiate the best price for them. 

 The unfortunate situation is that most manufacturers and companies have agents that sale their goods and services in most African countries. These agents sometimes inflate the prices making it unprofitable for others to make a profit. As Arkad, we have strategic alliances with companies that want to avoid this unfortunate situation by being their representative here in South Africa. By representing them, it is as if they have an office here. This helps them through us to procure goods here in South Africa that their agents are selling in these African Countries, while if they try on their own they would be referred back to the agent in their country because of contractual obligations these companies go into with their agents. Being in a strategic alliance with us is like being here. 

 

III. Business Facilitation

 At times, it is required that someone must come to South Africa to do business. Although the internet provides the possibility of getting accommodation, car hire and maps to your meeting destination, there is no substitute for a PERSONAL TOUCH. 

 On behalf of our clients, we will plan and facilitate their stay here in South Africa during their business trip. Get them accommodation as specified. All they do is tell us what they are coming to do and we will advise the best place to stay for easiest convenience for what they are coming to do. We can provide a car and a driver if they so wish, instead of driving themselves in a place that is strange. Before they come to South Africa, accommodation and their itinerary for the trip will have to be ready. 

 There are people who may even want to come and explore new possibilities and would love to meet people in the industry they are interested in. We will facilitate that by contacting the right people for them and arranging meetings on their behalf. 

 

IV. New Ventures 

Many companies want to venture outside into Africa to do business. Africa being the next economic power house of the world. It is every forward thinking CEO or business person to venture out in unchartered business waters of Africa. As Arkad, we help South African companies and Companies from other parts of the world find opportunities and do business in Africa with ease. We help them by connecting them with companies of similar interest for those interested in joint ventures. We provide consultancy services to enable those who just want to venture out do so with a clear understanding of the African business landscape. 

  

Our Track Record 

We have helped both Individuals and companies procure cars 

We have procured Electronic equipment for individuals. (From Purchase to shipping) 

We have facilitated a Mining Joint Venture between a South African company and a Zambian Company. (From negotiations, to signing of Joint Venture documents to mining licence application) 

We have facilitated countless people’s business trips. (from picking up from the airport, getting them accommodation and transporting them to their meetings) 

We have helped Churches and NGOs procure Musical Instruments and Church furniture and even buying cows from South African Farmers. (From point of purchase to transportation to Zambia and everything in between)