Meet the Cipla people at our Cape Town Distribution Centre

Meet the Cipla people at our Cape Town Distribution Centre

What do the people at Cipla’s Distribution Centre in Dunoon do, and what do they love about their jobs? We chatted to them recently.

Siano de Beer, warehouse controller, says, “I make sure that all inbound and outbound operations run smoothly.

Tell us something impressive about this facility?

“We have special FM2 flooring, which means that there’s never more than 2mm variance per square metre – that’s amazing.”

There’s a well-equipped gym on site, says Siano. What else does he love about working here Cipla?

“Cipla has helped us to progress by allowing us to further our studies. And we’re like a family here, which is great. I’ve been with the company for over 10 years.”

Vincent Nodangala works in the packing department, and is proud of his team’s excellent work.

“We shrink-wrap the product before dispatching it. If you see a Cipla product on the shelf, you’ll know it’s from these hands! Our standards are high; we’ve received awards from Clicks, which means they appreciate our work.”

Vincent says it was his dream to work at Cipla, “Because the people are always friendly and positive, and by working in health care, we’re help lots of families.
Also, we get free Wi Fi,” he says, “Which is very nice!”

Julian Swarts, operations supervisor, says: “I like the company’s policy of ‘Supplying affordable medicines to all’ because even the poorest of the poor should get proper health care.

“Our Dunoon facility was purpose-built, and this Distribution Centre is 16 000 square metres, with 26 km of pallets, he tells us. “If you stacked them end to end, they’d reach space!”

What does he love about working here?

“There’s a fun, joyous vibe,“ says Julian, “- with a good team spirit. I take pride in keeping my department clean and well run. Because this isn’t just Cipla’s company, it’s my company as well.”

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