R/€ = 13.13
R/$ = 12.07
Au 1187.17 $/oz
Pt 1125.50 $/oz
Aug 04, 2000
© Reuse this Cadac, a division of MTM Trading, was founded in 1951 and started the manufacture of portable liquefied petroleum gas (LPG) cylinders, lamps, cookers, stoves, heaters and barbeque equipment in 1957.
Today, the company employs 300 people in a modern factory of 20 000 m2, and turns over R150-million a year.
Engineering News visited the company’s industrial LPG cylinder-manufacturing plant in Roodepoort, where it produces 9 kg, 14 kg, 19 kg and 48 kg cylinders for Southern African oil companies, specialised cylinders for Chubb Fire, in the UK, and small acetylene cylinders.
As a result of a R15-million expansion programme, which is still under way, the operation has increased production to 800 industrial cylinders a day in a single shift, and plans to increase this number to 1 000.
Among the latest manufacturing equipment to be installed are a barrel-rolling machine and barrel-welding machine, industrial gas-fired furnace, zinc spray booth, baked-enamel-paint plant, hydraulic pressure testing units and a shroud-welding machine, all fully automated.
A longitudinal welder is yet to be installed.
The operation is ISO 9001-approved, with all cylinders and appliances approved by the South African Bureau of Standards.
Edited by: System Author© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
Other Company Profiles News
Spearheaded by founder and current chairperson Alan Ronald Burke, ARB Electrical Wholesalers is one of Southern Africa’s largest black-empowered electrical wholesalers, playing a pivotal role in providing the essential materials required for the electrification of...
Established in 2006, Gauteng-based RamPiping Systems is a supplier, fabricator and installer of HDPE and fibreglass epoxy pipe, with customers in South Africa and beyond the country’s borders.
Level 1 black economic-empowerment contributor, Southern Pipeline Contractors (SPC) has been a precast concrete manufacturer of reinforced pipes since 1965. SPC manufactures pipe for drainage, stormwater sewer and jacking applications, ranging in diameter from 300...
Recent Research Reports
Steel 2015: A review of South Africa's steel sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Steel 2015 report provides an overview of the key developments in the global steel industry and particularly of South Africa’s steel sector over the past year, including details of production and consumption, as well as the country's primary carbon...
Projects in Progress 2015 - First Edition (PDF Report)
In fact, this edition of Creamer Media’s Projects in Progress 2015 supplement tracks developments taking place under the Renewable Energy Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme, which has had four bidding rounds. It appears to remain a shining light on the...
Electricity 2015: A review of South Africa's electricity sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Electricity 2015 report provides an overview of State-owned power utility Eskom and independent power producers, as well as electricity planning, transmission, distribution and the theft thereof, besides other issues.
Construction 2015: A review of South Africa’s construction sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Construction 2015 Report examines South Africa’s construction industry over the past 12 months. The report provides insight into the business environment; the key participants in the sector; local construction demand; geographic diversification;...
Liquid Fuels 2014 - A review of South Africa's Liquid Fuels sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Liquid Fuels 2014 Report examines these issues, focusing on the business environment, oil and gas exploration, the country’s feedstock supplies, the development of South Africa’s biofuels industry, fuel pricing, competition in the sector, the...
Water 2014: A review of South Africa's water sector (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Water 2014 report considers the aforementioned issues, not only in the South African context, but also in the African and global context, and examines the issues of water and sanitation, water quality and the demand for water, among others.
This Week's Magazine
While strongly welcoming the promulgation of the new Part 101 of South Africa’s civil aviation regulations, governing the commercial operation of civil remotely piloted aircraft (RPAs) in South Africa, the Commercial Unmanned Aircraft Association of Southern Africa...
LSM Distributors has contracted engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff Africa to undertake the R100-million restoration of the 54-year-old Kyalami racetrack, situated in Midrand. The restoration will assist in re-establishing it as a venue for...
South African Defence Minister Nosiviwe Mapisa-Nqakula has expressed the hope that the defence budget will be significantly increased over the next five years. She did so while addressing the media in her recent budget vote media briefing. The 2015/2016 defence...
The African Development Bank (AfDB) has been an implementing agency for the Global Environment Facility (GEF) since 2008. The relatively young portfolio has 28 projects over 30 countries on the continent according to the 2014 AfDB and GEF annual report released...
Investment in South African youth through apprenticeships and learnerships will not only create direct benefits for businesses but will also contribute significantly to job creation and socioeconomic transformation in the country.