Robin Briggs has been appointed managing director of BMG - part of the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) business segment of Invicta Holdings Limited.
ESG, a distributor of engineering consumable products, technical services and solutions, encompasses BMG (Africa’s industrial leader in engineering consumables), the Man-Dirk Group (specialists in the tool and equipment sector), Screen Doctor (vibrating equipment and materials handling solutions), Autobax (ESG’s reach into the automotive after-market), OST Africa (vibrator motors, tensioners and suspension systems) and Hansen Transmission (industrial gearbox units).
Passion for strategy
Briggs has a passion for strategy and a commitment to driving successful business growth in South Africa’s industrial sector. He brings to BMG a wealth of product knowledge, a thorough understanding of global distribution networks, and a determination to achieve clearly defined goals.
Briggs, who was previously managing director of NSK in South Africa, has a proven track record for excellent personal performance and strong leadership skills. He believes that team growth is central to a successful company. He has an open and participative management style, with a clear vision outside the traditional constraints of business.
Briggs understands and appreciates the power of education. He started his career in the industrial sector after obtaining a national diploma in mechanical engineering. He then completed a Professional Management Programme (PMP), an Advanced Professional Management Programme (APMP) and a Master of Business Administration (MBA) through the University of South Africa (UNISA). Robin has obtained various certificates from organisations, including the Wits Business School and regularly attends internal training and development courses hosted by global leaders in the industry.
He plans to complete a Doctorate, utilising his experience and understanding of the industry, to add value to the business of BMG.