BFG Africa names new MD

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Composites manufacturer BFG Africa has appointed Bongani Khoza as its new managing director.

The company says that Khoza will lead BFG’s expansion plans into automotive, rail and renewable energy sectors in Southern Africa. Currently, the company has been contracted to clad the interiors of a fleet of 600 commuter trains.

Before joining BFG, Khoza was an operational improvement specialist at Gibela Rail, responsible for improving production and helping suppliers improve operational performance and comply with train production standards and requirements. Other previous roles were in Unilever SA, Nampak, and Saint-Gobain Webber.

“The appointment of Bongani comes at a critical phase in our growth trajectory since we first made the transaction in 2018,” said BFG Africa chairman, Masimo-A-Badimo Magerman. “He has vast experience in managing large manufacturing plants; we believe he is an ideal industry leader to take our business forward as we scale up production and diversify into other sectors of the SA economy.”