Calculus Capital is invested in a number of businesses in the industrial services sector, including electrical, corporate clothing, scaffolding, compressed natural gas and supply chain solutions.
A holding company focused on investment opportunities
In 2013 Calculus Capital partnered with Myron and Jared Berzack to create a holding company focused on investment opportunities identified by the Berzacks. Myron has a successful track record in business, having founded the Voltex group, the largest electrical wholesaler in South Africa, which was acquired by Bidvest.
Genstar Lighting is focused on the import and distribution of lighting products and solutions, and leverages off of Myron's well-developed network within the global electrical and lighting sector. The business has secured the exclusive agency for South Africa to Irish LED lighting supplier Robus.
Global Cables is a wholesaler of industrial cabling to the local industry. Since the business' inception in 2013, growth has been consistent.
OIH Instruments and Controls
Genstar partnered with the management team of a leading instrumentation company to form a new business focusing on importing and distributing specialised process control instrumentation. This instrumentation is used for the measurement of temperature, pressure and flow rates and is primarily used within heavy industry and the petrochemical sector. OIH secured multiple exclusive agencies for the South African market from leading original equipment manufacturers.
A Calculus Capital-led consortium acquired 30% of the equity of Palogix (Spain).
Palogix Group (incorporating Palogix USA and Palogix SA) is a rental and supply chain provider of returnable packaging, offering and managing rental products such as returnable pallets, tote boxes and bins, predominantly to the agri industry.
The Palogix products are utilised to harvest: citrus varietals (oranges, lemons, grapefruit, mandarins, tangerines), stone fruit (peaches, nectarines, plums), apples, pears, pomegranates, nuts, onions, potatoes, grapes, avocados, raisins, kiwifruit and olive.
Palogix was founded by Robert Liebesman, and is based out of Los Angeles, California with operations in the USA and South Africa. ,br>Palogix USA has grown rapidly since its formation in 2010, and continues to grow, with over 110,000 units in its fleet currently. The business model has therefore been established and proven.
Palogix now wishes to enter the European market, commencing in Spain and focusing initially on the very significant agricultural market and more specifically, the citrus market. The Spanish market alone has an agricultural potential estimated at 80% of that of the US market.