Pam du Plessis, managing director of Invincible Valves, The Passionate and Loyal Leader creating Positive Impact in the Valve Industry. Recently named as one of the 30 Most Daring CEO’s in Business by Insights Success. According to their website the magazine refers to itself as: “Insights Success is The Best Business Magazine in the world for enterprises.”
When someone says Africa, the first picture that comes to mind is immense natural beauty, exotic wildlife and an ideal place for a travel enthusiast. Similarly, when we talk about business in Africa, the thing that we visualise first is mining. It is what forms the backbone of the economy of many African countries. In Africa, it is not only the biggest greatest catalyst of development in multiple nations of the continent, but also an extraordinary source of employment and global trade exchange.
Even in today’s times of change, the mining industry of South Africa is still male dominant and unstable. The expert of the industry states the reasons behind this as being the release of the new mining charter, industry unrest and monopolizing and unethical business practices. In this industrial paradigm, the passionate, loyal woman entrepreneur, who is beating the odds to bring positive change to society, is Pam du Plessis, managing director of Invincible Valves, a well-established Valve company that distributes valves of its own as well as on behalf of the biggest manufacturer in South Africa.
Pam’s extraordinary contribution to the industry has helped her earn numerous awards and recognitions including the prestigious 2017 Enterprising Women of the Year Award, Moving Mountains 2017, among many other recognitions which brings this promising entrepreneur into the fame.
About the Innovative Valve Company
Established in 1982, located in Germiston, South Africa, Invincible Valves is a promising valve company with almost 4 decades of rich experience in distributing, manufacturing, reconditioning and rubber lining valves. Over the years the company has introduced its own registered brand of INVAL valves which has led to a comprehensive range of valves and covers a broad spectrum of low pressure valves. Built on the foundation of commitment, honesty and loyalty the company is known for its exceptional customer service.
Invincible Valves is a trading company that offers many ancillary services as in rubber lining of pipes, fittings and valves along with Reconditioning of valves. The company offers “one stop shop” to its esteemed customers and therefore supplies the valves with any additional requirements necessary for their application. As an approved BBBEE Level 4 supplier to all major industries within South Africa, the company maintains expertise and experience across a broad spectrum of industries and applications with a wide range of products.
We are passionate about the mining industry and the servicing thereof, hence the reason for our on-going creation and innovation of industry solutions. Our sales office is equipped to quote on any valve and service requirements as well as offer technical support with regards to the operation and installation thereof. We are able to offer manual and automated valves in a variety of packages. We offer a fully operational workshop on site for valve repairs and or reconditioning, along with a fully operational rubber lining division which rubber lines according to your specification on valves, pipes, fittings and tanks.
What drives this Innovative Women Entrepreneur
For Pam, her dad is her role model. He is the person who introduced Pam to the world of business at a very young age and supported her in every moment of her life. She gives huge credit to her father for what she is today. Today what drives her motivation are her three beautiful children who make the most of her memorable moments. Apart from her supportive family and friends, her extraordinary achievements and recognitions from the global organizations and her passion drives Pam to make an impact in the world and in people’s lives. She is passionate about people, the human race. With the clear goal to uplift as many people as she can in their areas, she has played an active role in establishing a fully equipped Education & Training Centre on the company premises to offer courses through SAVAMA along with ABET training, Basic Business Skills, Life Skills etc for its staff, interns and local community.
Pam’s advice to the budding entrepreneur
“Simply be yourself, embrace change and be consistent. Be bold, don’t be afraid. It may be daunting, but don’t allow that to deter you in any way. Instead educate yourself, learn from anyone and everyone. Create your own opportunity’s. Follow your heart and do what you believe to be best, if you are passionate about something you need to action it”
Finally, armed with a five -year plan, with a new age management system with family values, under the guidance of Corporate Governance with a full board of directors, one non-executive director and two independent directors, Invincible Valves are now implementing systems and controls which will be able to cope with the current business growth and expansion. They are striving for diversification within the business, expanding their markets, adding additional ancillary services and products range, directed to the mining, petro chemical, power generation, water, sewerage, gas works and general industries which will enhance customer experience and business expansion throughout Africa and beyond.