I, Jason Laidlaw, have always found designing and crafting with my hands far more enjoyable than working behind my desk but never in my wildest dreams thought my interests would eventually end up being my career in the metal casting world.
The company was first founded in a double garage and from there to a small factory in Ndabeni. Trading under Fast Cast and working for Rodney Goldberg, under the watchful eye of his dad, we grew the company and its capabilities. Rodney and his wife then decided to emigrate to Australia selling the company to Phillip Austin.
Phill and I hit it off from the start, him not knowing anything about the business but having a good understanding of the financial and finer intricate matters of running a business. We could teach each other and grow the business from many platforms.
We then moved to larger premises in the Sunrise circle area and with an increase in size and orders, more staff were required, along with our first production manager.
Due to the fact that many of the machines required in the business are manufactured in Italy and with exchange rates being a large factor in acquiring better machinery, we started designing and manufacturing our own machines, along with updating and improving on existing machinery.