About Makona

Makona Hardware & Industrial is a leading supplier of engineering equipment and tools to clients in the mining and power generation industries as well as local government and state owned enterprises. 

Makona is a proud Enterprise & Supplier Beneficiary of the Man-Dirk Group. We leverage the Group’s extensive subsidiary and branch network, product range, catalogues, IT infrastructure, distribution capabilities and skilled staff to deliver the tools and equipment our clients need at the right time and at the right price.

We are a Level 2 BBBEE company, with 51.5% Black Ownership and 39.25% Black-Women Ownership (BWO). Our customers will benefit from BEE procurement against BWO targets and 51% Black Ownership targets.

We have contracts with major mining houses and large industrial companies, capturing substantial market share in these industries.

Makona specialises in offering integrated supply chain solutions that are founded on "Total Cost Ownership" (TCO) principles that are customised to meet the needs of our valued clients.


As a beneficiary of the Man-Dirk group of companies the type of customers that we will seek to do business with are characterised by the following:

  • Large national and international businesses operating in the resources, industrial, energy, logistics and infrastructure/construction sectors.
  • Customers that have formal supply chain competence that prescribes to the concept and value of Total Cost of Ownership (TCO) principles.
    • Customers that understand the benefits of having partnership-based, contractual arrangements with their suppliers including e-commerce based requisitioning and trading.
    • The benefits of specified quality, based on fit-for-use and value-for-quality products.
    • The benefits of continuous improvement
    • Customers that require a broad range of Maintenance, Repair and Operating (MRO) products
    • Customers that use and/or train pools of engineering skilled artisan labour
    • Customers that use Project Engineers
    • Customers who are ethical in their dealings with suppliers

Areas of excellence

Supported by Man-Dirk’s supply chain expertise, business intelligence and IT network we are proud to provide a cost effective and efficient platform to service all our customers quickly, efficiently and consistently.

Makona is a customer service specialist. Our customers know us as a high performance empowerment company with a vast product selection, fast turnaround and competitive pricing.

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