De Beers’ distribution company The Diamond Trading Company (DTC), has finally released the 79 names of its new Sightholders for the 2008 – 2011 Supplier of Choice contract period. The sights have been awarded supply until March 2011, employing the distribution channels of wholly-owned and joint-venture DTC operations, worldwide.
“The DTC has undergone a major transformation over the past few years. We have strengthened our distribution network through the creation of DTC joint-venture operations in Botswana and Namibia; we have realigned the functions of our company to concentrate the DTC’s resources 100% on diamond distribution and client services”, said Varda Shine, Managing Director of the DTC.
The Sightholder announcements have been post completion of the first phase of the DTC’s initial third party verification of contract proposals and the creation of account plans for all Sightholders in London (including Canada), South Africa, Namibia and Botswana. All applicants for the new Sightholder contract have been assessed for relative performance against clear and objective criteria, considering the availability of rough diamonds within the particular categories, as requested by applicants. The criteria sifted those applicants excelling in technical, distribution and marketing ability, and the core strengths of their diamond business. Financial transparency and ethical accountability were mandatory requirements for all.
Shine said “Our goal is to strengthen the DTC’s position as the most effective distributor of rough diamonds in the world by driving value though transformation. The new list represents a collection of the best diamond companies in the world”. She added “More than ever before, we are determined to continue to be the partner of choice for Sightholders and for our producer partners. For Sightholders, we are delivering unprecedented benefits. In addition to the new three-year contract, we are providing 12 month ITO’s* that are of unparalleled consistency. We also promise to build an even closer partnership with every Sightholder to help secure the long-term competitive advantage of diamonds over other luxury goods categories.” The new list of Sightholders can be viewed on www.dtcsightholderdirectory.com.
Below is a listing of the DTC Sightholders:
DTC UK Sightholders:
A. Dalumi Diamonds LTD.
Arjav Diamonds NV
Asian Star Co. LTD.
C. Mahendra Exports Limited
Chow Sang Sang Jewellery Company Limited
Chow Tai Fook Jewellery Co.LTD.
Dali Diamond Company NV
DD Manufacturing NV
De Toledo Diamonds LTD.
Dharmanandan Diamonds PVT. LTD.
Diacor International LTD.
Diamanthandel A. Spira BVBA
Digico Holdings LTD.
Dilipkumar V. Lakhi
Dimexon International Holding B.V.
Eurostar Diamonds International SA
Festdiam Cutting Works (PTY.) LTD.
Fruchter Gad Diamonds LTD.
Gold Star Diamond PVT. LTD.
J. B. Diamonds LTD.
Jewelex India PVT. LTD.
Julius Klein Diamonds LLC
K Girdharlal International PVT. LTD.
K.P. Sanghvi & Sons
KARP Impex LTD.
Kiran Gems PVT. LTD.
Kristall Production Corporation OAO
Laxmi Diamond PVT. LTD.
Lazare Kaplan International INC.
Leo Schachter International LTD.
Louis Glick Diamond Corporation
M. Suresh Company PVT. LTD.
Mahendra Brothers Exports Private Limited
Michael Werdiger INC.
Mohit Diamonds PVT. LTD.
Overseas Diamonds NV
Pluczenik Diamond Company NV
Premier Gem (GROUP)
Rand Precision Cut Diamonds (PTY.) LTD.
Ratilal Becharlal & Sons
Rosy Blue (India) PVT. LTD.
Rosy Blue NV
Sahar Atid Diamonds LTD.
Salant Group LTD.
Sanghavi Exports International PVT. LTD.
Sheetal Manufacturing CO.
Shrenuj & Company LTD.
Star Diamond Group (SDG) BV
Suashish Diamonds LTD.
Taché Company NV
Tara Jewels Exports PVT. LTD.
Tasaki Shinju CO. LTD.
Trau Bros NV
Yahalomei Espeka International LTD.
Yerushalmi Brothers Diamond LTD.
Yossi Glick Diamonds (2003) LTD.
DTC Botswana Sightholders:
Dalumi Botswana (PTY) LTD
DDA of Botswana (PTY) LTD
Dia Holdings (PTY) LTD.
Eurostar Botswana (PTY) LTD.
Hearts & Arrows Cutting Works Botswana (PTY) LTD.
Lazare Kaplan Botswana (PTY.) LTD.
Leo Schachter Botswana (PTY) LTD.
Motiganz Botswana (PTY.) LTD.
Pluczenik Botswana (PTY.) LTD.
Rand Diamonds Botswana (PTY) LTD.
Safdico Botswana (PTY.) LTD.
Steinmetz Diamonds Botswana (PTY) LTD.
Suashish Diamonds Botswana (PTY.) LTD.
Teemane Manufacturing Co (PTY) LTD.
Yerushalmi Bros Botswana (PROPRIETARY) LIMITED
Zebra Diamonds (PTY.) LTD.
Namibia DTC Sightholders:
Almod Diamonds Namibia T/A Duiker Investment 142 (PTY) LTD.
AMC/Gemxel Diamonds (PTY) LTD.
Finesse Diamonds Corporation
ardstone Processing (PTY) LTD.
KD Namibia (PTY) LTD.
Laurelton-Reign Diamonds (PTY) LTD.
LLD Namibia (PTY) LTD.
Namcot Diamonds (PTY) LTD.
Namgem Trading NU Diamond Manufacturing (PTY) LTD.
TRAU Bros Diamonds Namibia (PTY) LTD.
DTC South Africa Sightholders:
AMC Daneel Diamond Ventures (PTY) LTD.
Ascot Diamonds (PTY) LTD.
Festdiam Cutting Works (PTY) LTD.
Geffens DCW (PTY) LTD.
Glick Diamonds SA (PTY) LIMITED.
Julius Klein Diamonds (South Africa) (PTY) LTD.
Life Diamond Cutting Works PTY LTD.
Lustre Diamonds Cutting Works (PTY) LTD.
Mahendra Brothers South Africa (PTY) LTD.
Nozala Diamonds (PTY) LIMITED
Rand Precision Cut Diamonds (PTY) LTD.
Rosy Blue Manufacturing (PTY) LTD.
Salant Masingita Diamond Manufacturers (PTY) LTD.
Schachter & Namdar (PTY.) LTD.
Vancut Diamond Works (PTY) LTD.
Zlotowski's Diamond Cutting Works (PTY) LTD.
Arslanian Cutting Works NWT LTD.
Laurelton Diamonds INC.