Providing Management Excellence and Unique Investor Tank Solutions
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Some Corporate Background
Premier Tank Solutions (PTS) - formerly named Paynter Trade Services - is a specialist tank container investment management company, based in South Africa. We operate with the specific approval of the South African Reserve Bank, which authorises us to sell tank containers to South African and international investor clients, to lease these tanks overseas for foreign trade and to manage the offshore investment in every respect on behalf of our clients. The Company has operated its investment business since 1993 and, through steady growth of its investor client base and overseas lessee base, has managed almost 800 tank containers.
The management team have ensured that we have the necessary skills and experience to handle the various and
complex aspects of this business, such as business management, tax planning, foreign exchange, exchange controls, asset financing, tank container industry know-how, technical knowledge, banking and systems integration.
Our Company motto is "To Provide Management Excellence and Unique Investor Tank Solutions" and is backed up by a long track record of and commitment to integrity, reliability, quality, safety and accuracy in every aspect of our operation, with the result that our clients receive a service unequalled in the South African tank container investment industry.
The Management Team
James, who has a mechanical engineering background, was
born in Johannesburg in 1967 and was schooled in
where he obtained Academic Honours for 2 years, matriculating in 1985
Following matric, James qualified
as a Press Toolmaker at Volkswagen SA in 1989 (being awarded Toolmaker of the Year in 1986), and then spent some
years in the
motor manufacturer's Product Engineering Design & Drawing
Office, where he
became one of the first VW employees to become proficient in the use of
automotive/aerospace CAD package CATIA and was responsible for the
various facelifts of the local VW/Audi ranges.
During this time he obtained his Mechanical Engineering National
through correspondence, with distinctions in all subjects. In
September 1988, he became a shareholder
and director of PTS.
In 1992, he left to join PTS where
he gained considerable experience in business management and financial
analysis. In 1993, he was jointly responsible in the development and
the tank container investment management operation, and assisted in
of the business plan and structuring, to planning and implementation of
accounting and operational systems. In
addition, James was responsible for the development of our complex
modelling programs, used for structuring, analysis and marketing of
container investment and leasing opportunities. His
artistic flair has also been a valued
element in his ability to oversee the preparation of the
As Technical Director, he is
responsible for all technical aspects of business involving liaison
overseas lessee clients and local manufacturers regarding tank
specification, production, quality control, inspection, delivery and
maintenance. In 1999, he attended the
New Alchemy Course for Transport of Dangerous Goods in Tank Containers
with representatives from all the South African tank container
In addition, he assumed responsibility for the exchange control and foreign currency exchange
the business, and this led to a fascination in market analysis, foreign
exchange and global economics. In 2005
he qualified as a Certified Elliottician market analyst, which led to
launching of the Group’s separate market forecasting
business, under the name
Dynamic Outcomes, in recognition of the importance of this aspect of
investment to investors and ourselves wherein he generates the data for
forecasts and analysis on various financial markets, especially the Rand.
participated in the
preparation of the detailed research into the Rand and its future,
by the Company, resulting in the formulated document “The
Rand Exposé – the
Fundamental Truth”, which is updated quarterly to maintain
the currency of the
economic analysis and the near and long-term forward rate forecasts of
James is married with two children – a son and daughter.
who has an electronics
and IT background, was born in Johannesburg in 1969 but was schooled in
Elizabeth, where he was as one of the few pupils to be offered Computer
as a seventh school subject for four years through to Matric. Subject
for the other four content subjects on Higher Grade and Academic
the last 3 years, culminated in a Matric ‘B’
aggregate with University Exemption
Post matric, David qualified as
an Electronics Mechanician at Volkswagen SA in 1990, which was followed
period in the highly-automated Paintshop and Final Assembly Hall
maintenance department. This involved training and experience on
Logic Devices (PLCs) including involvement with programming and
of new plant equipment projects. This practical experience was
largely self-taught academic training on the Technical College
which he took through to N5 with a distinction in Maths.
VW to join PTS in 1992, bringing his experience of
process-automation, programming and computers to the fledgling
onerous responsibility of setting up and maintaining all the
was his from inception of the tank container investment management
1993, with the initial overall goal of a permanent staff limited to the
family directors only.
he oversaw the outsourcing of the design and
implementation of a customized database on a completely new computer
using the latest available software. After a patchwork of
programming efforts allowed basic functionality for the business, he
enough experience to dispose of these consultants and re-develop the
highly sophisticated and integrated database management system.
As Systems Director, he assumes full responsibility for
the complete ITC systems, which includes full network design and
implementation, hardware specification, acquisition and commissioning,
specification, architecture, programming and commissioning, as well as
maintenance and user support for everything.
The overall goal has been the automating of processes to
the highest level possible, often using cutting edge technology in
maximize corporate efficiencies. In this respect, PTS was one of the
forerunners in South Africa
that assisted two major banks in developing batch-loading functionality
enable PTS to pay its investors electronically in both Rands
The customized database that has been developed by him
runs most core business processes based on a Access 2010 database with
Crystal Reports reportwriter producing billings, payment batches,
emails, imported bank statements, automated bank statement
generation of accounting batches for import to the multicurrency Accpac
The 2010 year has seen him rollout a complete new Dell
system with enterprise-class hardware running MS Windows Small Business
2008 Enterprise Edition, supporting new Dell laptops running Windows 7
Office 2010 Professional.
married with two children.
Priscilla was born in Johannesburg
in 1965 and was schooled in Port Elizabeth, where she matriculated in
1983 with a
University Exemption and distinction in Accountancy. During
her school career, she was chosen to
be a participant in UPE (local) and ICL (national) Business Game teams
(runners-up in both competitions).
In January 1984, she started
working for her father, Alan, in his Financial Management Consulting
AH Paynter Inc. From 1984 to 1985,
almost all consulting services were contracted to Ford Motor Co. where
gained foundational practical training in financial analysis and
in computer skills such as word processing, spreadsheets and basic
From 1985 to 1987, consulting
services were continued to be contracted to Samcor in Pretoria (who
took over Ford’s business), and
in addition to Executive Projects (a consultancy set up by three past
of Ford), to handle specific management projects for some of its
biggest being Industex and Welfit Oddy.
(It was during this period that Welfit Oddy commenced to manufacture
tank containers.) Her tasks during this
time included financial analysis, capturing and processing financial
processing and accounting. This contract
was terminated at end of 1987, but consulting services to Welfit Oddy
Industex continued, along with smaller clients.
Her tasks for some smaller clients included full accounting
responsibilities and preparation of annual Financial Statements and
data files for auditors. She became a
shareholder and director of PTS in March 1990.
At the start of 1992, her brothers, James and David, left their employment at VW to work fulltime at PTS.
During 1992 and 1993, she worked on various
non-financial projects for PTS alongside of completing some financial
management contracts still being handled by AHP Inc. In July
1993, PTS launched the Tank Container
Investment Management Operation and she started working fulltime for
As Administrative Director, her
major responsibilities are accounting and office management including
banking and secretarial tasks. Her accounting
responsibility includes generating data using Peresoft Cashbook and
preparation of schedules analyzing and reconciling Balance Sheet
preparation of draft Financial Statements, and preparation of corporate
files for auditors. Apart from
overseeing accounting and corporate documentation records, there is the
filing requirements of the Reserve Bank which require copious storage
original investor and tank documentation!
also responsible for daily
monitoring of bank accounts and handles all local electronic payments,
as other secretarial duties and administrative tasks, including
preparation of letters and spreadsheet data, handling post,
investors, preparing VAT Returns. She
also provides valuable customer support via phone and email and to
investors and others who visit.
is included in group
management discussions, planning and overall agreement with regard to
decisions and Company policies.
What Value Can We Provide You?
Unlike other investment managers, we have always offered a value-added and unique niche-market investment, one in which traditional variables and unknowns have been removed, where possible. The services we can offer can be summarised as follows:
Investment With the PTS structure - the ultimate Rand hedge - you are able to invest Rands and earn Dollars (which can be retained offshore), and have the comfort of a known income for a known period, minimal and known costs, and where possible, known options at the end of the investment period.
Leasing Through PTS lease structure, our lessee clients (users/operators or tank container leasing companies) are able to acquire tank container equipment, built to their specification, with flexible lease and lease purchase options.
Product Here you will find details about tank containers such as standard specification, tank types, products carried, comparisons between tank containers and alternative forms of liquid transport, useful for both investors and lessees.
Available now! We have initiated our own extensive research on the Rand, looking at various aspects in depth. As a start, get the latest update - free
Click here now to get your copy of "The Rand - a Fundamental View"
where you will also find real-time exchange rate graphs, currency converters,
economic calendars and access to Daily Rand Forecasts
Watch this space! Our limited client access area allows you, as an investor client, to view your investment documentation online, and additional useful information is planned for this area like tax tables, interest rates, etc
We also intend providing you with access to some other useful info for operating of tank containers, conversions, etc.