chrisHaving started off the year on a promising note with the successful conclusion of Q1, I take this opportunity to thank you all for ensuring that Forge Group remains the industry leader in commercial and industrial products.

It is truly inspiring to see the positive transition in the business despite the tough economic times and Eskom woes. TecsaReco continues to grow with yet another new branch opened; TecsaReco and Toolquip have both been successfully promoting our brands at various industry exhibitions; Genlogic continues to unlock value for clients through its innovative solar hybrid power cube; and Belt Brokers and F&H’s apprenticeship programmes are an effective tool in alleviating skills shortages and reflect that we’re as much about heart as numbers.

I look forward to continuing to work together to take the business to the next level, and group-wide to exceeding client satisfaction as the norm.

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Here’s to an exciting Q2, and to forging ahead.

Chris Riley

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