In 1979 Libra began manufacturing bathroom products in Cape Town. The Libra factory then relocated to Gauteng in 2010 and has grown rapidly over the years to become the premier manufacturer of acrylic baths and spas in Africa. Libra’s range of high quality, branded, bathroom products are distributed from the Libra warehouses in all major South African centres and into various partners worldwide.
Libra’s in house research and development teams ensure continual innovation enabling its ranges to be at the cutting edge of the bathroom and Spa industry. Libra is an attuned industry player and prides itself on its ability to manufacture exclusive and unique products specific to the varied and differing needs of its numerous market and merchant associates. Libra’s comprehensive and stylish range of products is a South African household legacy that will continue to bring only the best baths to the South African market and beyond.
The sustainable capacity of a product is not a matter of chance but rather pre planned well before manufacture. As a result Libra has invested a considerable amount of time, money and energy in research and development to ensure Libra products benefit both the consumer and the environment.
As part of the process of ensuring Libra develops sustainable products, Libra has entered into a dialogue with key stakeholders and utilizes their input to focus their research and development on the most up to date and effective energy-efficient, environmentally-friendly solutions to manufacture. This ensures Libra products retain their timeless form with the added benefit of being environmentally friendly.
Sustainable factory initiatives include the capturing and recycling of excess heat generated by our neighbouring ceramic factory and redirecting it into the Libra curing process.
Also the selection and purchasing of raw materials for manufacture are subject to strict ecological and economical requirements. All materials have to be of the least environmentally impactful properties in order to be utilised in the manufacture of Libra products.
Libra has made it their goal to reconstitute all byproducts of manufacture back into the production cycle, wherever possible. The in-house Libra rule ensures all acrylic off cuts are collected and allocated to an acrylic recycling project in partnership with our acrylic suppliers. Surplus chemicals and resins from the manufacturing process are disposed of under strict environmentally friendly disposal criteria.
Wherever possible Libra has created a packaging solution that utilises a slotted assembly method that requires minimal glued areas. The cardboard die cut inserts that comprise the packaging are all made of recycled material without the addition of metal staples to hold the packaging together. Thanks to this kind of intelligence Libra avoids the usage and ultimate wastage of valuable packing space and unnecessary polystyrene packaging while still ensuring maximum protection for the product.
This is all part of Libra’s aim at reducing CO2 emissions and the drive of “LIBRA GREEN”.
Customers are welcome to visit Libra’s world class manufacturing facilities in Meyerton, situated in the Vaal Triangle and can contact any of their nationally based sales offices and distribution warehouses for any advice on Bathroom ware. We export worldwide and have offices throughout Africa and Europe.
Libra Bathrooms, along with Plexicor Baths and Vaal Sanitaryware make up the Sanitaryware Division of the Grohe Dawn Water Technology group of companies.