Macsteel Usizo programme

Calling all 51% + black-owned SMMEs in the steel sector to join the Usizo Programme and take advantage of the opportunities it presents. The Usizo Programme provides discounted Macsteel products and services, trade credit terms and procurement opportunities within the supply chain.

Black Umbrellas and Macsteel Usizo enterprise and supplier development

Is your company looking for steel suppliers to procure from? The Black Umbrellas and Macsteel Usizo Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme promotes active participation with immediate benefit to customers to create shared, sustainable value. This programme capacitates SMMEs in the steel industry to be compliant with the requirements of the Usizo programme, be able to qualify for credit assistance as well as participate in opportunities within corporate supply chains.

Be a part of the change! Join us in developing, growing, and sustaining SMMEs by availing supply chain opportunities today!

Our partnership

With a proud history spanning 116 years, Macsteel is Africa’s leading manufacturer, merchandiser, and distributor of steel and value added steel products.

Macsteel has funded the development of SMMEs in the Black Umbrellas programme since 2015 and has partnered with Black Umbrellas to develop and capacitate SMMEs through the BU and Macsteel Usizo Enterprise and Supplier Development Programme.

Through the partnership, the BU and Macsteel Usizo programme provides the following benefits to SMMEs;

  • Delayed payment terms
  • Discounted products and services
  • Business development, technical support, and industry-related transfer for skills
  • Compliance with industry standards and customer requirements
  • Enhanced business sustainability

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