Quality Manufacturing & Packaging
Pretoria Workshop for the Blind was established in 1929 to provide sheltered employment to the visually impaired people in the Pretoria area. During the 1990s, changes were made to become more business oriented and to be available to all disabilities and races.
The DreamHouse name was later adopted in order to establish a recognisable brand name for the Workshop. Our vision is that the name DreamHouse will become synonymous with quality products produced and manufactured by people with disabilities.
Today, the social enterprise has two companies:
DreamHouse Workshop: a section 21 company, focussing on packaging, vacuum forming and assembling. The Greener Fertilizer Option (trading as Fertistix): Manufacture, packing and international distribution of fertilizer sticks.
To create a financially stable organisation in order to viably employ and empower disabled and disadvantaged members of the community.
The employees at DreamHouse may be restricted by disability, but they put in every effort to satisfy our customers. They are proud to be breadwinners, able to do so much more with the opportunity they have been provided.
Businesses can earn BEE points by outsourcing their factory, manufacturing, packaging and assembly work to DreamHouse. We assist our customers by overcoming the restrictions associated with setting up production lines and help to ensure that all projects and jobs are completed well within deadline.
We offer the following services:
Contract packaging, light assembly work, vacuum-forming, blister-sealing, shrink-wrapping and manufacturing.
Packaging or repacking of products such as: light bulbs, neon tubes, calendars, promotional packaging, elastic bands, etc. Decanting of liquids, as well as packaging of product in outers. Counting of screws and nails, packing into bags and fixing header cards.
LIGHT ASSEMBLY WORK
Put up an assembly line for components of any product or tool. Assemble bolts and nuts, as well as packaging. Assemble machine or car parts.
There are three vacuum formers at your disposal. The making of heavy-duty articles as well as blisters. We can handle large volumes, but we also cater for smaller needs. Many companies do not undertake blister forming below certain quantities; we are willing to assist with smaller jobs.
Undertake the sealing of blisters on pre-prepared varnished blister cards. Individual requirements will be attended to.
Shrink-wrapping of products such as stationery, bottles, boxes, etc. we can handle product sizes up to 400mm x 500mm and we will accept regular or promotional orders.
Should a new product need the establishment of a facility for manufacturing, we could obtain the necessary tooling and equipment to execute its manufacturing – after determining whether it would be a feasible project.
Some of our clients include
Address: DreamHouse, Pretoria Workshop for the Blind. 325 Derdepoort Road, Silverton, Pretoria.
Tel: 012 804 1412