Candice McKriel

Pehon Holdings


What does your company do?

Established in 2022, Pechon Holdings (Pty) Ltd embarked on a journey to cater to a diverse range of industries including Mining, Personal Care, Water Treatment, Agriculture, Food & Beverage, and Mineral Processing. As a trusted supplier of chemical reagents and raw materials, we play a pivotal role in facilitating the growth and sustainability of these sectors. Pechon Holdings (Pty) Ltd proudly holds a Level 1 BBBEE certification, exemplifying our commitment to empowerment and economic transformation. Our company is entirely female and black-owned, managed by a team of dedicated professionals with deep roots in South Africa's business landscape. As a versatile chemical trader, we cater to the needs of all industries, providing essential chemical groups including but not limited to: 1. Acids and Bases 2. Solvents 3. Surfactants 4. Catalysts 5. Additives 6. Polymers 7. Minerals and Ores Our comprehensive range of chemical groups ensures that we can meet the diverse requirements of our clients across various sectors, empowering them to achieve their goals efficiently and effectively. At Pechon Holdings (Pty) Ltd, we understand the importance of reliability and timeliness in our delivery commitments. Therefore, our delivery strategy is centred on being predictable: on-time, every-time, all-the-time. Through meticulous planning, efficient logistics, and a customer-centric approach, we ensure that our clients receive their orders promptly and seamlessly, fostering trust and long-lasting partnerships. Choose Pechon Holdings (Pty) Ltd as your trusted partner for all your chemical needs. With our unwavering commitment to quality, diversity, and reliability, we stand ready to support your success and contribute to the growth of your business.

What is your biggest success?

As a startup business owner, I am proud to highlight several significant accomplishments that underscore the rapid growth and success of my venture: 1.Achieving Remarkable Revenue: Within the first six months of launching my business, I achieved an impressive revenue milestone of R1 million. This early financial success is a testament to my strategic planning, dedication, and the high demand for my products/services. 2.Defying Doubters-Despite facing skepticism and advice to quit from various quarters, I persevered and proved my critics wrong. My resilience and commitment to my vision played a crucial role in overcoming challenges and establishing my business as a formidable player in the industry. 3.Securing Prestigious Partnerships-I have become one of the best suppliers to one of the leading manufacturers in the personal care industry. This achievement highlights the quality and reliability of my offerings, as well as my ability to build and maintain strong business relationships with top-tier industry players. These accomplishments not only reflect my entrepreneurial spirit and hard work but also position my business for continued growth and success in the competitive market.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

We require funds to purchase stock in order to maintain our inventory levels, meet customer demand, and ensure the smooth operation of our business. Having adequate stock on hand allows us to fulfill orders promptly, avoid stockouts, and capitalize on sales opportunities. Additionally, purchasing stock in bulk can often lead to cost savings, improving our overall profitability