The Solutions Team was formed by former directors of competitive corporate companies involved in the digital print market, early in 2000. A new millennium heralded a new force in the marketing industry. These two individuals had experienced the frustrations of being part of a large, impersonal, red tape world & they were frustrated by the fact that the clients’ needs were often secondary to those of the company.
The Solutions Team focuses on offering cost effective, lightweight, easy to use, high quality portable branding solutions. All the Solutions of The Solutions Team are 100% locally manufactured, by an outsourced company that predominantly employs members of previously disadvantaged communities. The Solutions Team has also empowered The Association for the Physically Disabled to assemble various components of the display units as well as the final assembly of certain units. This has assisted in The Association for the Physically Disabled becoming less charity dependant & more self sufficient.
The Solutions Team comprises of individuals that have backgrounds in advertising, marketing, digital print & media. Each individual has been chosen on the strength of their individual abilities to offer the best possible service to the local market. The Solutions Team believes in having the best individuals for the job, regardless of race, sex or religion.
The Solutions Team has grown from humble beginnings. Initially based in a small bachelor flat, the company has recently purchased a new 3,700 square metre commercial property to facilitate its phenomenal growth. In February of 2002, The Solutions Team exhibited at a show called ‘EuroShop’ which was held in Düsseldorf in Germany. This show is held every 3 (THREE) years & is aimed at the retail, exhibition & marketing industries. The show is the premier showcase for these industries internationally & is attended by tens of thousands of exhibitors & visitors from every corner of the globe. The Solutions Team was fortunate enough to gain recognition by a number of large international companies & that has opened the door to a large export market. This has enabled The Solutions Team to substantially reduce the price of their Solutions to the local market. The opportunity to take South African Solutions into the international market place has been one of the highlights of The Solutions Team existence to date.
Towards the end of 2002 The Solutions Team invested again in the country’s future by purchasing large format digital print equipment. This necessitated further investment in infrastructure as well as creating employment opportunities. The Solutions Team immediately set out to initiate a skills development programme. This has resulted in six previously disadvantaged individuals receiving training in the digital print market & becoming gainfully employed thereafter.
The Solutions Team has been involved in numerous high profile, extremely exciting branding solutions. Amongst the better known of these have included; branding for the Cricket World Cup in South Africa, branding for every national & international soccer & rugby match (in which S.A. teams have participated) over the past three years, branding for the Olympic team prior to departure, Soccer World Cup 2010 bid, FNB / 702 Walk the Talk, Kaizer Chiefs Vodacom Challenge, SABC corporate, SABC 2 & SABC 3, a number of the reality shows on TV such as Coca Cola Pop-Stars, Big Brother, Idols, Project Fame & now The Block, Branding for many of the Motor Car manufacturers & dealers, including Porsche, Daimler Chrysler, BMW, MG Rover, Jeep, Chrysler, Branding for Telkom, Eskom, all 3 cellular providers & many many more.
The Vision of The Solutions Team is to grow the company into a South African based world class branding organisation. With the ability to compete equally on a global level, by offering the highest levels of service & quality to our clients, suppliers, staff & stake-holders. We ultimately aim to ‘make a positive difference’ to all those that we come into contact with.
The market in which The Solutions Team operates is a highly competitive one, & in order for The Solutions Team to establish ourselves as market leaders, we have undertaken to stand for the following: ’Offering phenomenal quality in our Solutions linked with exceptional service, always having the customers’ best interests at heart & always acting ethically & morally.’