Property – New glass supplier hits market


Staff Writer

PROSPECTIVE and existing residential property owners are in for a major relief following the entrance of a new household glass supplier on to the market.


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Glass Build, an indigenous company aimed at taking glass to the people will be officially launched in Harare today.


A company official said what made the firm unique was the fact that it was not just a household glass supplier, but that it also contributes to government’s empowerment drive by going into partnership with informal traders in the high and medium density suburbs.


Glass Build’s owner and managing director Daniel Mataswa said his company, which began business in August, was set to overwhelm the market through its innovative strategies.


“We are a people’s people,” he said. “Established players will find it hard to match our prices. We have secured deals with reputable suppliers from across the globe, with the major one being our agent in South Africa. Our prices are cheaper than those of our competitors. What we can promise the market is that they should look out for more competitive prices because that is where we want to hit hard.”


The entry is bound to be welcome particularly by those embarking on construction projects in residential areas, as it reduces transport costs.

To date Glass Build has eight satellite stations in Harare and Chitungwiza, with the aim being to have 100 of these in the capital alone.


However operations will not be confined to Harare as plans are at an advanced stage to establish satellite centres across the country.

To ensure smooth delivery of service the company provides training assistance to its partners.


“Our strategy is to move away from the employer/employee relationship, to smart partnerships through joint ventures with our friends in the informal sector,” Mataswa said.