NQF4 Process Manufacturing, Rickard Air, Sondor & Wispeco Aluminium with Gerald McKinnon

Rickard Air

Rickard Air Diffusion (Pty) Ltd was established in Cape Town, South Africa in 1979 with a staff of only two people. Today it is the leading producer of Variable Geometry VAV equipment and controls internationally. The company is privately owned, managed and directed by its shareholders.

In 1994 the company won the Safmarine Trophy for the best export performance in its class in the Western Cape region. Since then the company has seen consistent growth in this area. The company’s labour force, headed by fully-qualified engineering staff, is well trained, reliable and committed to produce the highest quality VAV diffuser equipment for which Rickard has become renowned.

Sondor Performance Foams

Servicing the industry for over 70 years, the Sondor manufacturing facility and Head Office, supply conveniently located branches in major centres with bulk materials for quick conversion to customer specifications.

Sondor is the leading manufacturer and converter of closed cell Performance Foams and related products to all industries needing technical solutions for sealing, thermal and acoustic insulation, protection, packaging and buoyancy applications in local and selected export markets.

Sondor continually improves their products and processes, and invest in technology and human capital. They provide safe working conditions whilst being mindful of the impact their operations have on the environment.

Wispeco Aluminium

Being the leading aluminium extrusion company in Southern Afica, Wispeco has a highly customer focused sales team servicing the market from factories based in Gauteng and the Western Cape. Wispeco supplies various industries including: Transport, Energy, Agricultural, General Engineering, Automotive and others. The company furthermore supplies to a dedicated Wispeco Appointed Stockist (WAS) network.

Three companies combined, are attending the NQF4 Process Manufacturing Programme, facilitated by Gerald McKinnon – Director at ODI.

To read more about ODI’s National Qualifications and Skills Programmes, click here.


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