Lalegno South Africa’s factory burnt down
The Lalegno South Africa factory in Blackheath, Cape Town burnt down completely on the evening of Tuesday 21 August due to an unknown cause.
Clark Appleby, CEO of Lalegno SA, received the call late evening but, unfortunately, he was away on business. He took the first available flight back to Cape Town the next morning and arrived at the site to find the factory completely destroyed.
“The entire factory was burnt down. I was completely overwhelmed with shock; I couldn’t believe my eyes,” he said.
Lalegno SA lost everything: their wooden products, their samples, their state-of-the-art machinery, their computers, even their Decorex stand. Everything.
Still open for business
The good news, however, is that Lalegno SA is still fully operational and continuing with all projects, including those in Gauteng.
They would like to assure all their clients that there is stock for their full range of products available. Containers from Lalegno Belgium continue to land weekly.
They have secured new temporary premises, too. Their current address is 6 Primrose Street, Gants Centre, Strand.
Lalegno SA still has the same reliable team working in their new factory. As always, they’re handling the products with care, from the manufacturing process to the delivery.
The lead-time is currently 10-15 working days.
In terms of the future, Lalegno SA will be moving to a brand new premises in Firgrove Industrial Park. They break ground in two weeks. There, they will have a much larger factory with cutting edge technology, with machinery that is not available in any other factory in South Africa.
Lalegno SA would like to thank the Lalegno Belgium team, their hardworking employees, and their loyal clients for their continual support.