We care about the advancement of small, medium and micro-sized enterprises (SMMEs) and consider ourselves a catalyst of economic growth and development in South Africa. This is why we proactively support several local SMMEs and embody them as part of our value chain.

Stitching for empowerment

We’re dedicated to empowering black women entrepreneurs. In line with that commitment, we’re proud to support Silokotho, a black woman-owned SMME that is passionately improving lives in the Umlazi community in KZN.

Silokotho owner-operator Khanyisile Kunene heads up a team of energetic seamstresses who create the polypropylene bags in which Beier Envirotec filter bags are packed.

A firm believer in paying it forward, Khanyisile uses her profits to expand the business and employ more women and youth, allowing them to care for their families and contribute to the community. She also sponsors an orphan care programme.

Beier is also helping Silokotho gain access to new markets by introducing it to other suppliers and sponsoring it into local small business exhibitions.


Multiple other components of our day-to-day business are also outsourced to black, often woman-owned, SMMEs, including the manufacturing of components and uppers for our branded safety footwear.