Mijona International was registered in 1986. The core business of Mijona is the manufacturing of cosmetics, namely perfumes and associated nail and beauty products for both men and women. Mijona also manufactures plastic moulded products for household use. The business is located in Botshabelo and the company has always focused on continuous improvement on product quality while maintaining affordability.
About four years ago, Mijona International re-branded their image to “Beauty is Affordable” and created a stricter quality system thereby attracting many new customers. Some of the customers provided contract manufacturing opportunities. Unfortunately, international brands in South Africa, like Revlon and Avon do not consider contract manufacturers who do not meet the basic ISO 9001 quality management requirement.
An assessment was conducted by Seda and the following challenges were identified:
Seda’s help included the inclusion of Mijona in a trade exhibition. Seda also helped with the implementation of ISO 9001: 2008 and ISO 9001: 2008 certification.