Merging of Multi Alloys operations with EMVAfrica gives rise to end-to-end specialised alloy and stainless steel solutions under one umbrella

Multi Alloys, the leading stockholder and supplier of special alloys in South Africa, is proud to announce that its business shall merge with EMVAfrica as from 1st May 2021. EMVAfrica has been a major shareholder in Multi Alloys and the two businesses have worked in close association since 1997.

As from May 2021 Multi Alloys shall become a specialised and focused division of EMVAfrica with the firm objective of continuing to develop and enhance the special alloy offering to Southern Africa. The emphasis shall remain focused on supplying solutions for our customers with quality corrosion and heat resistant metal alloys; this by providing locally available stock in addition to our strong worldwide supply links that are well established.

Our entire sales force shall remain unchanged lead by Terry Larney with the assistance of an experienced team. Ken Perel, the founding shareholder and director of Multi Alloys, shall remain and be part of the executive team to oversee the seamless transition to EMVAfrica.

Ken, a metallurgist by profession who started his career in the metals supply industry in 1981, has focused the business on providing solutions and on ensuring technical integrity and customer service. These good qualities shall be taken forward into the new Multi Alloys division of EMVAfrica.

The merged businesses now give EMVAfrica a widened and enhanced range of long products, from the ferritic and austenitic stainless now to include the Duplex range of stainless steels, nickel based alloys, titanium based alloys and some copper based alloys. Multi Alloys also provides a range of stock plate products with pre-cut sizes available and some which can be cut to specific sizes to meet customer requirements. They also supply castings in the alloys listed with centrifugal castings a further strength.

This wider range of products added to the already strong foothold that EMVAfrica has in the valve market gives the business an enhanced offering to our many customers. The aim is to offer comprehensive industrial supply solutions. The addition of Multi Alloys provides a further progressive step down this road.

The directors of EMVAfrica remain as they are: Hugh and Graham Whitty and Fiona Jacobs, with Graham in the position of CEO.

Our enhanced business shall provide opportunities for us to have a stronger presence in the South African market continuing with our 3S approach: Stock, Service and Solutions; this will ensure we are at the forefront of customer service.

EMVAfrica’s main operation is in Kyalami, Midrand, with a well-established branch in Belville, Cape Town. Our business attracts a very wide range of industrial customers throughout Southern Africa, from small business entrepreneurs to large corporates and project houses. Please visit our website at