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18 May 2010
urray & Roberts Building Products’ newly appointed managing director, Albert Weber, comes to the new company resolved to further strengthen its reputation for quality and consistency in the building and construction industry on the broad foundation of “very strong people-development and advancement”.
To achieve this, people must have the means to do the job, he says. “They need the tools to perform. They will get them through our strong focus on quality training, in setting values, and the inculcation of a strong belief in and loyalty to the brand names of the products they make.”
These are the benchmark Technicrete and Oconbrick brands: a wide range of concrete building products – bricks, roofing tiles, paving blocks, kerbing, masonry, drainage and erosion-protection systems and retaining wall blocks from Technicrete; and premium-quality clay stock-bricks and semi-face bricks from Oconbrick.
M&R Building Products emerged recently from the merger of Technicrete and Oconbrick. Before his appointment as head of the combined organisation, Weber was operations director at M&R’s concrete pipe-maker Rocla.
Enlarging on his management philosophy, Weber says: “Focusing on people-advancement and skills development inevitably goes hand-in-hand with loyalty and commitment to the interests of customers. This involves qualities such as ensuring that we always deliver on our promises, that sales processes are smooth and efficient, that we are innovative and always offer the best value proposition.”
Ongoing training and skills achievement programmes will continue to be daily top-of-the list priorities at Technicrete and Oconbrick, Weber says.
“We want to see employees arriving at the start of their working day with a sense of purpose, and leaving at the end of the day with a sense of achievement.”