As a supplier of dynamic skilled providers and merchandise to the vitality sector, Karebo Group’s core focus is delivering high-quality providers and merchandise to its purchasers.
“Our staff has a long-standing and confirmed monitor document throughout the vitality market,” says Ravi Govender, proprietor of Karebo Group. “Our in-depth information and expertise permits us to supply revolutionary and superior options to our purchasers. As a staff, we thrive on the mental challenges that vitality markets current.”
Karebo Group’s worth proposition is to all the time ship inside time and funds, 100% buyer dedication in accordance with contract; operations should ship persistently; and the whole staff should be dedicated and 100% skilled in supply.
As a result of Karebo Group offers a turnkey resolution to its purchasers, managing its personal fleet permits the staff to supply the perfect and most effective service attainable. “We’ve learnt the advantages of controlling the whole worth chain,” says Ravi.
“Up to now now we have outsourced our logistics, and it impacted each our prices and our service supply. By managing our personal fleet, we will cut back prices and have happier purchasers.”
Karebo’s prospects face vital challenges associated to vitality prices, which implies it’s important for the enterprise to supply its options as cost-effectively as attainable. Controlling transport and logistics prices is a technique to do that, however it’s only one issue that the enterprise considers. “We now have options for the entire price challenges that our prospects face,” says Ravi.
“The issue is that whereas these options have an amazing return on funding, the power to lift or channel capital to them is a problem. Basic market situations are additionally contributing to the indecision on allocating restricted capital to those tasks.”
In response, Karebo has overcome many of those challenges by aiding its prospects to lift their very own capital for tasks. “We now have moved the dialog from a CAPEX dialog to an OPEX dialog,” he explains.
The TomTom Telematics Distinction
As a way to maintain its personal working bills as lean as attainable, it’s important for Karebo to work with suppliers who perceive their enterprise and its wants. “We’ve been working with TomTom Telematics for 3 years and in that point we’ve reaped the total advantages of utilizing the system to its full potential.
“WEBFLEET’s options embody loading orders, geofencing, monitoring and reporting, all of which have assisted us in optimising routes and dealing effectively to see extra prospects, thereby growing productiveness.
“The order dispatch options by way of navigation system allow our groups to maintain to their schedules, whereas address-visit stories assist our groups to be extra environment friendly by eliminating pointless visits to the identical areas. The onboard navigation system additionally assists in speaking with our groups by way of a messaging service — groups can message our head workplace by way of the system in the event that they want instant help with correcting addresses or if any automobile upkeep required. As well as, head workplace has a full view of the placement of all of its groups throughout Africa, at any given time limit.”
Based on Ravi, TomTom Telematics has performed a big position within the total enterprise, not simply when it comes to monitoring autos, however on backside line prices as effectively.
“We selected TomTom Telematics primarily based on its providers, which met our particular necessities. Due to WEBFLEET, our firm has seen a discount in gas prices, elevated productiveness and automobile upkeep prices have been lowered as we place all driver behaviour stories on our firm chat to right driver behaviour.”
Ravi Govender was a part of the nationwide steering committee that put collectively the M&V framework that the unique Eskom DSM programme was measured in opposition to. He additionally led the UKZN M&V staff from January 2002 to December 2003 earlier than becoming a member of Karebo in 2004.
Since becoming a member of Karebo, Ravi has ensured that his ardour in creating options that rework and promote DSM has helped to put Karebo on the forefront of vitality effectivity in South Africa.
Beneath Ravi’s management, Karebo has been centered on growing the penetration of DSM within the South African atmosphere and past. Consequently, Karebo has been concerned in a number of notable tasks on this area, together with creating the framework and methodology to develop and implement large-scale mass rollout programmes.
Karebo pioneered the mass rollout of CFLs for Eskom and thru this basis a number of different programmes that been applied, from the mass rollout of photo voltaic water heaters and residential mass rollouts, to creating the primary large-scale LED programmes that had been funded by Eskom. At that time it was the primary and largest LED rollout authorized wherever on this planet.
Karebo was additionally concerned in each of Eskom’s Residential Mass Rollout phases; was contracted by the World Financial institution to help Malawi on an advisory foundation for the primary CFL programme rolled out in that nation; and was just lately appointed by the EU by way of the European Fee to implement Photo voltaic Energy Lighting to Communities and Faculties in Lesotho.