http://www.engineeringnews.co.za
  SEARCH
Login
R/€ = 13.57Change: -0.01
R/$ = 12.25Change: -0.09
Au 1170.68 $/ozChange: -3.83
Pt 1087.50 $/ozChange: 8.00
 
 
Note: Search is limited to the most recent 250 articles. Set date range to access earlier articles.
Where? With... When?








Start
 
End
 
 
And must exclude these words...
Close Main Search
Close Main Login
My Profile News Alerts Newsletters Logout Close Main Profile
 
Agriculture   Automotive   Chemicals   Competition Policy   Construction   Defence   Economy   Electricity   Energy   Environment   ICT   Metals   Mining   Science and Technology   Services   Trade   Transport & Logistics   Water  
What's On Press Office Tenders Suppliers Directory Research Jobs Announcements Letters Contact Us
 
 
 
RSS Feed
Article   Comments   Other News   Research   Magazine  
 
 
Aug 03, 2012

New company to empower women

Back
Harbour|B&W Mechanical Handling Equipment|BLT SA|Capacity|Conveyors|Industrial|Materials Handling|Mobicon|Rental|Rental Equipment|Systems|Training|Trucks|Durban Harbour|Equipment|Equipment Manufacturer|Harbour Equipment|Industrial Technology|Maintenance|Materials Handling|Products|Rental Equipment|Rental-Equipment|Service|Services|Systems|Tainer Handling Systems|Truck Manufacturer|Gumede|California
Harbour|Conveyors|Industrial|Materials Handling|Rental|Rental Equipment|Systems|Training|Trucks||Equipment|Maintenance|Materials Handling|Products|Rental Equipment|Rental-Equipment|Service|Services|Systems|||
harbour|bw-mechanical-handling-equipment|blt-sa|capacity-company|conveyors|industrial|materials-handling-company|mobicon|rental|rental-equipment-company|systems-company|training|trucks|durban-harbour|equipment|equipment-manufacturer|harbour-equipment|industrial-technology-industry-term|maintenance|materials-handling|products|rental-equipment|rental-equipment-industry-term|service|services|systems|tainer-handling-systems|truck-manufacturer|gumede|california
© Reuse this



Supplier of container handling equipment and provider of support services for the shipping sector BLT SA, which was established in January, is planning to expand its reach.

The predominantly women-owned company, based at the Durban harbour, is focused on servicing the South African shipping sector.

The company offers a range of container handling equipment, including the supply of new and refurbished variable-reach trucks, mobile container handlers and terminal tractors.

The company is a distributor for equipment manufacturer B&W Mechanical Handling Equipment, which supplies a range of harbour equipment, including link conveyors, grab hoppers, surface feeders, radial boom stackers and mobile ship loaders.

The company’s range also includes international equipment manufacturer Taylor’s container handlers, which efficiently handle empty and loaded containers, as well as Australian equipment manufacturer Mobicon’s con- tainer handling systems, which lift heavy loads on and off trucks, and carry containers around sites and into warehouses.

Also included in the company’s range are California-based truck manufacturer Capacity’s terminal tractors, which handle diverse tasks in container terminals and distribution centres.

BLT SA is also the sole South African distributor for Meclift variable-reach trucks, which are designed for fast, efficient and safe container handling.

Marketing director Charity Gumede says the company has been well received by the local industry so far, although competition in the market has been tough.

“We are working in a very demanding industry, but we are holding our heads high. We ensure that we provide the best service possible and keep up to date with the latest industrial technology. We are also committed to providing productive and dependable equipment for our customers.

“It is important to build good business relationships in this highly competitive sector and we have managed to secure supply, service and distribution agreements with some of the world’s most respected materials handling equipment manufacturers. This enables us to offer the local market the latest international products,” she says.

The company supports its range of materials handling equipment through a technical advisory, spare parts and support service.

“We have a technical manager, a workshop manager and an oper- ations manager, who collectively have 82 years of experience in the earthmoving and mate- rials handling sectors. We offer experienced technical advice.

“We have a variety of spares for all the machines we supply and a fleet of rental equipment. We strive to offer a professional and personal service in the country,” says Gumede.

She adds that BLT SA also implements ongoing in-house staff and management training programmes to ensure staff are informed about the latest technical knowledge for equipment selection, application and repair.

Going forward, the company plans to establish a training centre for women, which will teach them how to operate BLT SA’s equipment effectively.

“This will enable us to provide a full package for our customers, comprising a machine and a driver, as well as maintenance, support and spare-parts services,” says Gumede.

BLT SA is a Level 3 broad-based black economic-empowerment contributor, which focuses on empowering women in a predominantly male-driven industry.

Edited by: Chanel de Bruyn
Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online
© Reuse this Comment Guidelines (150 word limit)
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Other Ports and Shipping News
Port of Cape Town
Transnet National Ports Authority (TNPA) has selected the V&A Waterfront as the preferred bidder for the development of a cruise terminal at the Port of Cape Town. The V&A Waterfront would invest about R179-million to finance, design and develop the terminal, which...
The Competition Commission has reached a settlement agreement with Japanese shipping liner Nippon Yusen Kabushiki Kaisha (NYK) for contravening the Competition Act in the transportation of motor vehicles to and from South Africa by sea. This settlement followed the...
Only 32% of supply chain managers in South Africa have complete visibility of their supply chains, with the remainder claiming “zero” visibility beyond the second tier of their chain, a recent survey of 645 global supply-chain managers by the Chartered Institute of...
Article contains comments
Article contains comments
More
 
 
Latest News
Updated 2 hours 9 minutes ago Speciality chemicals group Lanxess on Wednesday appointed its South African CFO Ben Marais as country representative and MD. Marais, a qualified South African chartered accountant, completed his articles with international accounting firm Deloitte. Over the years, he...
Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel
Updated 2 hours 27 minutes ago Some four years after the signing of the Local Procurement Accord, which sketches government’s intention to achieve a 75% localisation spend in the procurement of goods and services, Economic Development Minister Ebrahim Patel has described government’s greatest...
Updated 2 hours 32 minutes ago National carrier South African Airways (SAA) and Air Mauritius have concluded an agreement that will see a broadening of their codeshare agreement to enhance greater connectivity between the continent, South Africa, Mauritius and other intercontinental routes. “The...
More
 
 
Recent Research Reports
Real Economy Year Book 2015 (PDF Report)
There are very few beacons of hope on South Africa’s economic horizon. Economic growth is weak, unemployment is rising, electricity supply is insufficient to meet demand and/or spur growth, with poor prospects for many of the commodities mined and exported. However,...
Real Economy Insight: Automotive 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book comprises separate reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Water 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Construction 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Electricity 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
Real Economy Insight: Road and Rail 2015 (PDF Report)
Creamer Media’s Real Economy Year Book has been divided into individual reports under the banner Real Economy Insight and investigates key developments in the automotive, construction, electricity, road and rail, steel, water, coal, gold, iron-ore and platinum sectors.
 
 
 
 
 
This Week's Magazine
JSE-listed Afrimat will make a cash offer to acquire the entire remaining issued share capital of subsidiary Infrasors that it does not already own.
TEAMWORK Aggreko Europe, Middle East & Africa MD David Taylor-Smith; Aggreko Zambia chairperson Dr. Sixtus Mulenga; Aggreko Africa MD James Shepherd
Temporary power generation services provider Aggreko announced earlier this month that it had appointed Dr Sixtus Mulenga as nonexecutive chairperson of Aggreko Zambia, a move it believed was integral to the ongoing expansion of its operations in Zambia and the rest...
Major global aircraft manufacturer Airbus Commercial Aircraft is maintaining a steady course. "I don't have any big news, good or bad," company President and CEO Fabrice Brégier told international aviation journalists in Toulouse, France, at the company’s recent...
MEASURING DEVICES Bosch has released a mobile app that enables the measurements made with measuring devices to be sent and used directly on the app for accuracy and on-site quoting
Industrial tool manufacturer Bosch has increased the compatibility of many batteries in its range of blue industrial power tools and has released mobile-device applications (apps) for users of the tools, says Bosch South Africa training manager Peter du Bruyn. Many...
The new Nissan Navara has been launched onto the global market, but Nissan South Africa (NSA) will only know in August whether the local Rosslyn plant will assemble the one-ton pickup. The NSA plant currently produces the old NP300 Hardbody one-ton bakkie, as well as...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Alert Close
Embed Code Close
content
Research Reports Close
Research Reports are a product of the
Research Channel Africa. Reports can be bought individually or you can gain full access to all reports as part of a Research Channel Africa subscription.
Find Out More Buy Report
 
 
Close
Engineering News
Completely Re-Engineered
Experience it now. Click here
*website to launch in a few weeks
Subscribe Now for $96 Close
Subscribe Now for $96