With the effects of climate change becoming more widespread, MasQ has joined other global companies in adopting a greener and more sustainable approach to our operations. In 2021, MasQ embarked on a program to substantially reduce the carbon footprint of our manufacturing company, primarily driven by a move away from utilisation of power generated by fossil fuels.
Our approach involved installing solar panels over the roofing structure of the factory and by October 2021, this volume of solar panels was able to produce enough power to ensure the production line is kept running at full capacity throughout the day.
In addition to the positive environmental impact, these changes have also enhanced MasQ’s ability to adapt to the constant strain and electricity shortages experienced with South Africa’s national power supply. The implementation of solar generated power has now enabled uninterrupted production 100% of the time, ensuring MasQ delivers on time, every time.
As the global economy shifts, MasQ broadens its focus and begins pushing product across the African Continent.
During this time, MasQ invests substantially in design and development of electro winning equipment and cell top furniture used in copper, cobalt and manganese plants.
It has also enabled the firm to extend its capabilities and reach through close relationships with a global network of strategic partners.
In 2008 MasQ developed and implemented a company policy to contribute to local social upliftment and awareness.
This focus on social upliftment involves only hiring previously disadvantaged and currently unemployed candidates.
In addition, MasQ shifts the bulk of product manufacturing back to South Africa, preferentially supporting local businesses.
In 2005 MasQ officially registers as a business. Darryl and Al Maskew visit factories in China looking for a supplier on rubber moldings.