Zimbabwe Bearings Private Limited (Zimbabwe Bearings) commenced operating in Harare, Zimbabwe , on 5 May 1981, importing its requirements for roller bearings mainly from Germany. In 1982, Zimbabwe Bearings entered into an Authorised Distributorship Agreement with the world-renowned, FAG Kugelfischer Georg Schafer of Schweinfurt, Germany; for the distribution of FAG roller bearings in Zimbabwe, earning a listing on the ‘FAG Service on Five Continents’.
To be the roller bearing supplier of first choice, giving an excellent and friendly service to all customers within the whole COMESA and SADC region.
We are intent on operating a fully-fledged innovative company by adopting to a new transformative innovation and technology driven online shopping experience
We believe that success in any company can only be achieved if every employee understands and supports the objectives which the company and each individual in it is striving to attain. These objectives are not necessarily all of equal importance and at different times some may require more attention than others.
To increase profitability and earnings each year by improving our added value through increased efficiency.
To continue to sell products of high quality and give the utmost consideration to the needs and interest of our customers.
To pay the best wages and salaries we can afford and to ensure job satisfaction for all employees through enlightened management.
To give employees maximum freedom of action and to encourage them to make the fullest of it so that they personally influence profits.
To train and develop all employees and to promote from within whenever possible.
SHAREHOLDERS AND DIRECTORATE
GROUP CHIEF EXECUTIVE
PHILBERT ALEXANDER JUMBE
The Zimbearings business is carried out under the direct supervision of Philbert Alexander Jumbe whose experience in the distribution of roller bearings spans over a period of more than four decades.
Phil’s experience, involvement in civic matters and qualifications among others, include the following:
- Diploma of Competence in Bearing Technology
- Bachelor of Accounting Science(UNISA,S.A)
- Associate Member of Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK)
- Associate Member of Global Chartered Institute of Management Accountants (UK)
- MSc Strategic Business Management with Merit (Manchester Metropolitan University, UK)
- Past Chairperson, Education and Development Committee, Institute of Directors, Zimbabwe.
- Past President and Honorary Life Member of the Zimbabwe National Chamber of Commerce
- Honorary Life Member of the Zimbabwe Association for the Welfare of Children
- Honorary Life member of the Jairos Jiri Association (for the disabled).
- PhD student in International Trade.
Ms Muchenjekwa qualified with a Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) degree in Marketing Management from the Zimbabwe Open University, Zimbabwe , and serves as Marketing Assistant. Prior to joining the company, Ms Muchenjekwa was an automotive parts salesperson culminating in her rising to the position of Branch Manager.
Charles Muchemwa has over 30 years Accounting experience having served in the manufacturing, mining and media industries. He holds a Higher Diploma in Accounting with the Southern Africa Association of Accountants of which he has been a Member for 21 years. He is also a trained motor mechanic.
SUCCESSES AND RECOGNITION OF ZIMBABWE BEARINGS
Zimbabwe Bearings entered into an Authorised Distributorship Agreement with FAG Kugelfischer Georg Schafer of Schweinfurt, Germany, for the distribution of FAG roller bearings in Zimbabwe; earning a listing on its ‘ FAG Service on Five Continents’.
Recognised as a Barter Trading Partner in Zimbabwe.
Won a Gold Medal –Chinese Trading Partner.
Obtained a listing of the United Nations Industrial Development Organisation (UNIDO) as a potential Bearing Manufacturer in Zimbabwe.
Won a German Commodity Import Programme (CIP) Tender for the supply of roller bearings to Zimbabwe’s agricultural industry.
Won a Gold medal at the Zimbabwe International Trade Fair, Bulawayo (joint exhibitor in the German Pavilion).
In pursuit of Zimbabwe Bearings’ proposal, the EEC retained the services of a UK consulting engineering firm, Ewbank Preece to undertake a feasibility study into the local manufacture of bearings.