RedFab Engineering, a KwaZulu-Natal-based engineering fabrication business, was awarded Best SME Exhibitor Stand at Smart Procurement World's Enterprise Development (ED) Expo.

 Hosted by Transnet, RedFab was one of the ten SMEs showcased by the state-owned-enterprise at the Expo.

Smart Procurement World's ED Expo is a forum for established organisations with ED initiatives to introduce to market small-to-medium enterprises (SMEs) that have been nurtured under their initiatives.

"RedFab ispart of the cream of Transnet's enterprise-development-crop. RedFab is an SME that has flourished under Transnet's ED programme and is ready to contract other clients," said Transnet’s Harvey Marole, Senior Management BEE.

"The Enterprise Development Expo at Smart Procurement World is a great opportunity for SMEs to showcase themselves to the market. We are thrilled to have our efforts recognised by the prize givers," said Thivendran Reddy of RedFab Engineering.

Exhibitors were chosen based on three elements, said Smart Procurement World organiser Debbie Tagg: first, exhibitor stands were recognised for using space and visual elements in an innovative and effective way; second, how well the exhibitor interacted with exhibition delegates; and third, how easily delegates could access information about the exhibitor and its products.

RedFab was identified as the SME exhibitor that had gone the extra mile, said Tagg.
"The award is, in part, a recognition of the quality and service that RedFab offers to all those that have supported the company over the years," said Reddy.

The 2013 Enterprises Development Expo will take place from 11 to 13 September at Gallagher Convention Centre. Transnet has confirmed it will host a staggering 70 of the SMEs under it ED initiative.

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