About the Manufacturing Fund

The South African manufacturing sector contributed 15.2% to South Africa’s GDP in 2013, making it the third-largest contributor to the nation’s economy.

The Business Partners Manufacturing Fund aims to deliver finance in a commercially sustainable manner, to Small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the manufacturing sector, which must continue to be supported for the country’s long-term growth and economic well-being.

Who qualifies for this fund?

Finance is offered to manufacturers in the following sectors:

  • Agro-processing
  • Engineering
  • Textiles and Clothing production
  • Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Electronics
  • Automotive and chemical
  • Green industries
  • New innovation and technologies
  • Other manufacturing businesses

Projects that are financed under the fund should not reduce their base-year employment levels at the application date and these employment levels should at least be maintained for the duration of the agreement.

Applying for finance

To apply for finance, you will need to submit your business plan to one of our Fund advisors. Alternatively you can send your business plan to enquiries@businesspartners.co.za or deliver it to any of our offices country-wide . You are also welcome to submit a finance enquiry online  and one of our investment personnel will contact you.