Mica Market – Mica Hardware’s prestigious annual conference!

Mica Hardware’s prestigious annual event – Mica Market – has come to an end and we are happy to announce that it was, as always, a success! Our members, stores and staff work so hard every day, month and year to reach targets and bring each of their individual communities exactly what they need. Each store is specific to their area and community and do their utmost best to keep their community’s interests at heart.

Kicking off the event – Grand Africa Cafe & Beach was the venue for the Mica Market Welcome “Dinner in White”, sponsored by Prodist. Steven Sollinger (Mica National Executive Committee Chairman) officially welcomed more than 90% of the Mica Member base, a record turnout for any Mica Market, and 100 plus suppliers to the Mother City.  Special guests at Mica Market 2019 included Dolly Alvarez and Mike Bershauer from Ace Hardware International.

A full day trade show was held at the International Cape Town Convention Centre.  The venue provided a highly professional backdrop for the 160 exhibitors and various exciting Flash Sales – were offered for a limited time, during the trade show.  Mica Members viewed the deals on the central LED screen and placed orders on-line using the MM-App, a website built especially for the convention.

GOLD, a popular Pan African restaurant that offers a set 14 dish African feast, together with unique live entertainment, was the venue for the Mica Market Tuesday night dinner.  Delegates enjoyed the showcase of food and culture from around Africa, as well as a captivating performance by Freshly Ground, courtesy of Plascon.

Mica’s Managing Director, Jaco Hattingh kicked off the Wednesday conference session with an update from Mica Support Centre.  Jaco also recognised the 11 new Mica stores who have joined the group since last Mica Market, presenting each with a commemorative plaque.

Delegates were then treated to two external guest speakers: Stef du Plessis & Gavin Sharples.

Mica Market ended off with the annual Gala Dinner & Awards where various individuals and businesses were acknowledged for their contribution, over the past year, to the Mica brands’ success.  Sponsored by Duram, the evening was hosted by the very entertaining Jo-ann Strauss.

Bringing this auspicious occasion to an end, we would like to congratulate the following suppliers and members:

SUPPLIER AWARDS:

SUPPLIER THROUGHPUT AWARDS – Top 10 suppliers nationally:

  • AfriSam                        
  • Akzonobel Dulux         
  • Dawn Group                
  • Duram                         
  • Eureka DIY Solutions    
  • Kansai Plascon 
  • Matus                          
  • PPC Cement                
  • Prodist
  • Stevens & Co   

SUPPLIER THROUGPUT GROWTH AWARDS Top 5 percentage growth suppliers nationally:

  • Flash Components                   
  • Kwikbuild Cement
  • Skillcraft Agencies       
  • Splashworks
  • Stingray           

 “MEMBERS CHOICE” SUPPLIER OF THE YEAR AWARDS – 4 Regional & 1 National Award

Regional winners:

KZN, Free State, Swaziland, Lesotho & Mozambique: Duram
Western Cape, Eastern Cape & Namibia:Duram
Mpumalanga, Limpopo & Botswana: Vermont Sales
Gauteng & North West: Vermont Sales
National winner: Duram

MEMBER AWARDS:

MEMBER THROUGHPUT AWARDS Top 5 members nationally

  • BBS Mica Ballito                                   
  • Kwa-Mnqandi Mica Build                     
  • Lenasia Mica Paint & Hardware
  • Mega Mica Eastgate                             
  • Riverside Mica                                     

MEMBER THROUGPUT GROWTH AWARDS 4 regional awards

KZN, Free State, Swaziland, Lesotho & Mozambique: Ace Mica Dundee
Western Cape, Eastern Cape & Namibia: Vredenburg Mica Paint & Hardware
Mpumalanga, Limpopo & Botswana: Barberton Mica Build
Gauteng & North West: Lenasia Mica Build

HOUSEBRAND MEMBER OF THE YEAR

  • Riverside Mica

PROMOTER OF THE YEAR

  • Bracken Mica

BRAND AMBASSADOR OF THE YEAR

  • Vryburg Mica

MICA ROOKIE OF THE YEAR:

  • The Square Mica

MICA MEMBER OF THE YEAR:

  • Amper Alles Mega Mica Silverlakes

LONG SERVICE AWARD – 30 years:

  • Sheila Pillay

SUPERSTAR AWARD:

  • Frank Marks, Creative Director, Lion Marketing. 

Congratulations to all of our winners! We are so proud to have you as part of our team! We look forward to the challenge and the year ahead.