How have businesses pivoted during COVID-19 in South Africa?
Established in 2011 out of a factory in Diep River, Cape Town, Cape Customs grew into a well-known exhibition company in the region. Working with multi-national corporates, architects to small businesses they design world-class, eye-catching exhibitions stands and custom furniture.
Like many businesses in the Western Cape, Cape Customs core source of revenue, the building of exhibition stands ended abruptly due to COVID-19 and the lockdown regulations, which stopped all business events from taking place.
The business quickly saw an opportunity to provide a product that could assist enterprises to, and homes disinfect a wide range of items.
By utilising the skill sets of the team, they created a new company, BluBox. Blubox were able to combine existing and easily accessible technology with existing skills at design and manufacture to create three UV-C sterilisation units, in three different sizes with more options in the pipeline.
These proudly South African produced products use UV-C germicidal lamp technology which kills/disables the growth of micro-organism, like bacteria, viruses and other pathogens. The units provide a chemical-free alternative to other disinfection methods such as Chlorine.