LOGAN MOODLEY – BRANCH MANAGER NDE EASTERN CAPE
ROS NORTJE – ADMIN MANAGER and DEPUTY BRANCH MANAGER
NDE Port Elizabeth offers an extremely comprehensive stockholding of hygienic stainless steel products to the region's food & beverage industries, including two chocolate factories!
NDE PE has been a stainless steel partner to Eastern Cape business since the 1970's. Logan Moodley, branch manager, joined NDE in the 1980's and his deputy Ros Nortje joined in the 1990's.
"We are a tight-knit team with extensive stainless steel experience and many long-standing customer relationships in the region," says Logan.
"Our key industry in the Eastern Cape is food and beverage which means that we have the most comprehensive stockholding of hygienic products and dairy fittings of all the NDE branches," he says.
This comprehensive hygienic stockholding - supported by a sales team with many decades of experience - is available to customers via deliveries, collections or fast-turnaround off-the-shelf sales.
In addition to being involved in supply for the processing of items such milk, cheese, butter and beverages, NDE PE is also involved in the manufacture of much of South Africa's chocolate.
"There are two major chocolate factories here where many of our stainless steel products are used," says Logan.
As a supplier of corrosion-resistant stainless steel in a coastal city, NDE PE also supplies the local architecture and construction industries, as well as general engineering and fabrication.
"One of the highlights of our 40 years in PE is our introduction into the region some years ago of the Duplex range of light duplex (LDX) into the market place – NDE can claim to be the first," says Logan.
The range of Duplex stainless steel alloys - which combine the best of austenitic alloys (no rust) with the best of ferritic alloys (strength) - are strong, durable and corrosion-resistant. The additional strength permits the use of thinner gauges with lighter mass, which reduces costs because down-gauging uses less material.
Over the years Logan has witnessed many changes in technology in his NDE PE branch, the latest being availability of NDE product and technical information online 24-hours a day on the website.
"The technology is important, but good relationships are still the key," says Logan.
"We are a happy team with long experience, a very good understanding of our products and their applications in the industries we serve, as well as great loyalty and a superb hygienic stockholding", he says.
"And we all love chocolate!" he adds.