COVID-19 – Endless Summer Fight Back with Chillisource

Durban, South Africa – July 23, 2020 — They say necessity is the mother of invention and that was certainly the case with Endless Summer Technologies’ (EST).

EST, an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) to a well-known US scuba diving brand, made a quick and unforeseen entry into the South African market for personal protection equipment (PPE) in response to the Coronavirus pandemic.

EST went from scuba to medical in the wink of an eye. Amazing to witness and a real pleasure and inspiration to work with. Their reflex and drive was an acid-test for us and Genero.

Sean Hadnum

We have used Genero for many years now with great results. Endless Summer Technologies is one of our newest clients and has shown great resolve in dealing with the global pandemic. They adapted to the situation almost immediately to create Sola Medical. It is inspiring and a pleasure to work with such a dynamic team. They have implemented radical business changes in such a short time, said Hadnum.

As with many countries, the Coronavirus hit South African businesses and individuals hard. A contributing factor to this was the shortage of face masks. The goal was to help fill that void.

The process of bringing a new PPE brand to life was initiated on the second day of South Africa’s nationwide lockdown. Taking all of 2 months to design, prototype and manufacture, a range of mass-market and professional face masks officially entered volume production on May 15, 2020.

Chillisource’s Chilli Nova software – a web-based, material resource planning software developed in Genero, played an important role in streamlining the production process from procurement to invoicing.

These masks form the latest EST brand – Sola Medical. Sola Medical makes use of Chilli Source’s MRP software for its manufacturing process control.

About Endless Summer Technologies and SOLA Medical

Priding themselves on innovation and cutting-edge technology, EST’s design, development & manufacturing teams and processes have put them at the forefront of product design, winning several accolades including the Red Dot Design and SABS Design Awards.

Primarily an OEM manufacturer of high-end scuba diving equipment, EST has been distributing its products globally since 2009, growing to a team of over 70 people operating from a 2500sqm pristine production facility at Dube Trade Port, South Africa.

Fuelled by its commitment to excellence and customer satisfaction, they strive to go above and beyond their customers’ expectations.

About Chillisource

Chilli Source Development is a South African company that has been revolutionising the manufacturing software industry since 1994.
Its software has a proven track record both locally and internationally.
As a company, it is constantly evolving to meet technological needs at an affordable rate.
Based in Kloof, Durban, it works with companies across the globe and caters to manufacturers of all varieties and sizes.