Math Engineering is an electrical consulting engineering company, which is currently on a Raizcorp business growth programme that is sponsored by Babcock and owned by Kobe Mathibe. It offers a wide variety of services, such as electrical systems designs for infrastructure that generates, distributes and utilises electrical power.

YN: How did your business start?

As a professional electrical engineer, a scarce skill in our country, I decided to take advantage of this gap in the market by providing services to multiple employers at a time. The urge of being my own boss prompted me to open this company. At the beginning it was a challenge for me to leave my job, work on this idea of mine and contribute to our growing economy. I pushed myself hard, and “negative” odds turned into my favour when I found myself unemployed and I needed to fully commit my time to the company.

YN: Why did you choose this area to set up shop?

Our offices are based in Centurion – close to Centurion Mall, two major highways (N1 and N14) and the Gautrain Station as well as my home.

YN: How did you find your premises?

We found the premises with the help of an estate agent who showed us a couple of places. This one caught my eye as the best premises to locate the business.
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YN: Why are the premises ideally suited to your business?

Our work involves lots of travelling in and out of town going to project sites and meeting clients. Being close to highways and the Gautrain Station makes travelling very convenient.

YN: Who are your neighbours?

We are located within a diverse business area. Our neighbours are beauty specialists, retail offices, the Council for Educators, and brand specialists.

YN: What are the shop rental/sales prices like in this area?

The rental space around this area is about R100/m2.

YN: What is your shop footprint?

We are not necessarily a walk-in service company. However, we do bid for projects and sometimes get referrals where we are requested to offer our services.

YN: Do you have any expansion plans?

With our country and the world’s energy challenges, our immediate expansion plans are focused on exploiting opportunities in the renewable energy sector. We want to offer alternative energy solutions to individuals and companies alike to reduce their dependency on the national grid or completely take them off the grid.

YN: Do you operate online as well?

We are still busy with our branding project this year and putting up a proper website is part of the package.

YN: What’s your most popular item/service?

Electrification projects, public lighting and emergency power generators.

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See for yourself:

Math Engineering

083 229 5385

 

Words: Zena le Roux
Images: Supplied

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