Our company name was derived from the Zulu phrase “Insimbi Kayigobi”, meaning that we are trusted as “one that is made of metal and does not bend under the heat”.
The name was specifically chosen to reflect our pride in our South African roots and signifies our commitment to creating a company that is truly representative of the land that birthed us.
The Insimbi business is not one that we can describe in a sentence. In our early days, it would have been easy to define our company as a supplier of ferrous and non-ferrous alloys to the South African market. However, this has changed significantly.
We are now able to divide our offering into four distinct segments.
Our ferrous segment supplies ferrous alloys to the steel and stainless steel industry locally, regionally and globally. This segment also includes the recycling and resale of ferrous scrap metals.
Our non-ferrous segment supplies non-ferrous alloys to the steel and stainless steel industry locally, regionally and globally and includes the recycling and resale of non-ferrous scrap metals.
Our refractory segment specialises in the supply of high quality and highly specialised ceramic refractory linings to the cement, paper and pulp, steel and platinum industries.
Our plastics segment specialises in the blow-moulding and roto moulding of plastic containers for the chemical, agricultural and food industries.
In an oversimplified way, we can define what Insimbi does in a few short statements: