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When it comes to thermal spray coatings quality is everything

     26th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Thermaspray leads the South African market in the supply of thermal spray coatings that contribute to the extension of critical industrial component life cycles through protection against corrosion, erosion and other adverse conditions.  The use of thermal spray coatings to address an... 

Drones Now Regulated Heat-Seeking Troubleshooters

     26th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / New rules regulating the use of remotely-piloted aircraft systems, colloquially known as drones, are now firmly in effect after having been signed by the Minister of Transport. "The regulations governing the use of drones in South Africa are welcome because they bring clarity," says Philip... 

Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers an Engineering News Online app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps... 

Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

Resolve Immix wins Microsoft ERP Partner of the Year Award

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Resolve Immix, leading software solutions provider, is proud to announce that they have won Microsoft’s FY16 ERP (Enterprise Resource Planning) Partner of the Year Award for South Africa. Microsoft’s Partner Network Awards takes place on an annual basis and recognises South African partners who... 

One of the most modern facilities worldwide for high productivity, cost efficiency and product quality

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / PT Krakatau Steel in Indonesia places order for high-performance hot strip mill with SMS group PT Krakatau Steel, Indonesia, has placed a turnkey order with SMS group (www.sms-group.com) for the supply of a high-performance hot strip mill. The order comprises the entire process equipment, ranging... 

KEY360 Showcase & User Breakfast

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Please join us for the Strategy, Innovation & Execution Showcase & User Breakfast on 20 September from 07:00 – 10:30 at the Johannesburg Country Club in Woodmead. We welcome all Project Managers, Project Controllers, HSE Managers, Planners, QS’s, Risk Manager, Cost Controller, QA/QC, Project... 

KEY360 Showcase & User Breakfast

Open source software changing the connected world

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / On 25 August 1991, a certain Finnish student publicly shared the Linux kernel. Fast forward 25 years and there is little arguing the fact that it has irrevocably changed how businesses have come to view open source, says Matthew Lee, regional manager for SUSE Africa.   “Of course, the student was... 

PPC Joins The Concrete Institute

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Concrete Institute is pleased to announce that PPC has joined the founding members, AfriSam, Lafarge and Sephaku, as a fully-fledged producer member of the Institute. Says TCI Managing Director, Bryan Perrie: “PPC joining The Concrete Institute puts TCI in a better position to meet our... 

PPC Joins The Concrete Institute

Meteocontrol provides the monitoring system for a Japanese solar park

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With a major project, meteocontrol GmbH expands its presence in Japan's growing photovolatic market. meteocontrol supplies a tailored monitoring system as a turnkey solution for the planned 18 MWp solar park by Advantec Co. Ltd: project management, monitoring design and commissioning included.... 

Bayer opens first SeedGrowth Centre in Africa

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The SeedGrowth Centre has the potential to help farmers in the region to not only secure, but significantly increase their yields in key crops   Bayer South Africa has opened its first multi-million rand SeedGrowth Centre, the first of its kind for the company in Africa, at its Production... 

The negative implications of using replicator spare parts on slurry pumps

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Replicating spare parts for slurry pumps is a serious issue in the mining industry, for both solution providers and the mine operators who utilise them.  As commodity prices continue to drop, mining operators are under intense pressure to minimise operational costs. As a result, initial costs are... 

The negative implications of using replicator spare parts on slurry pumps

The country’s common interest, should always be what is best, JCCI

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In recent weeks, following the local elections, we have been reminded of the importance of democracy – and our commitment to this as a country, has encouraged all stakeholders; citizens, business, investors and politicians alike - all while the world continues to keep a watchful eye on us.... 

Small Business Friday encourages a focus on customer service

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As South Africa continues to grow and develop its entrepreneurial spirit and build businesses that last, Mike Anderson, Founder & CEO of the National Small Business Chamber, says that SMEs need to be cognisant of the important role customer service plays in the overall longevity of their... 

Small Business Friday encourages a focus on customer service

The new Kubria® cone crusher from thyssenkrupp

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Kubria® cone crusher from thyssenkrupp (see Fig. 1) has proved effective for many years under the toughest application conditions in the field for hard-rock crushing. It is used mainly in the aggregates industry for the secondary and tertiary crushing of granite, basalt, gneiss and other hard... 

Quick Curing Flooring System From A.B.E. Eliminates Costly Downtimme

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A.B.E Construction Chemicals’ range of flooring products has been expanded with the local distribution rights for the VIP QuickFloor system that can cure in less than an hour to enable flooring contractors to provide new flooring overnight or even faster. The rapid curing eliminates costly... 

Quick Curing Flooring System From A.B.E. Eliminates Costly Downtimme

Woolworths Holdings Ltd Annual Results

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Woolworths Holdings Ltd today announced results for the year ended 28 June 2016, including David Jones full year results for the first time. Group sales (including concession sales) increased 16.4% to R72.1bn despite challenging trading conditions in both South Africa and Australasia. Adjusted... 

Woolworths Holdings Ltd Annual Results

Caltex Australia to Distribute Chevron Premium Base Oils in Australia

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Chevron Corporation announced today that its affiliate, Chevron Singapore Pty Ltd, has signed an agreement with Caltex Australia Petroleum Pty Ltd. to become an authorized distributor of Chevron premium Group II base oils in Australia. With limited in-country production of premium base oils, this... 

3Q Mahuma Concrete Builds Its Legacy With Chryso Admixtures

     25th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Admixtures have become an essential component of modern readymix concrete designs. And for many enterprising concrete producers access to a supply of these important sophisticated construction chemicals has been a cornerstone of their success. This has certainly been the case for 3Q Mahuma... 

3Q Mahuma Concrete Builds Its Legacy With Chryso Admixtures

Collusion, Cartel, Price Fixing, who will be next?

     24th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / This isn’t the first time collusion has been a theme on the SA business agenda. In the last few years, we have seen multiple companies settling with the Competition Commission, from listed to multi- listed companies across all sectors. The construction sector is the most prevalent of the sectors,... 

Thyssenkrupp Rothe Erde relies on saw technology from framag

     24th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The requirements of thyssenkrupp Rothe Erde GmbH for the saw manufacturer from Frankenburg were clear: An old sawing system had to be replaced and the new saw needed to be integrated in the existing production line. The goal was to achieve a high level of process reliability and a good cutting... 

Thyssenkrupp Rothe Erde relies on saw technology from framag

Engen retains Sunday Times Top Brands award

     24th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen has once again scooped the Sunday Times Top Brands* award marking this as the sixth consecutive year that consumers have backed Engen as their favourite petrol station. This accolade once again reaffirms the company’s uncontested brand leadership and market strength.   As a leading producer... 

Engen boosts Supply Chain development

     24th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As part of Engen’s transformation agenda and in pursuit of contributing to socioeconomic development, Engen implemented a Supplier Development pilot programme at their Engen Prosperator facility in Durban. The programme has experienced some exciting results. Engen is serious about transformation... 

Engen boosts Supply Chain development

Local is Lekker

     24th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The grass is not always greener on the other side … the grass will be greener on your side when you are installing one of our new Easigrass grass ranges!   Easigrass South Africa, a division of Van Dyck Carpets, has taken the lead to redesign its entire range of 9 artificial grasses to better... 

Local is Lekker

FNB voted Top Business Bank for the fourth year running

     24th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / First National Bank has once again been voted as South Africa’s top business bank in the 2016 Sunday Times Top Brand Survey for the fourth year running.   The winning brands are voted for by consumers and business decision-makers who rank them as being the best in their category in a nationwide... 

FNB voted Top Business Bank for the fourth year running

Sandton’s ‘Manhatten’ Skyline Bricked By Ocon Brick

     24th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The suburb of Sandton, often referred to as one of the ‘richest square miles in Africa’, continues to attract commercial and residential developments such as Central Square, a multi-billion rand mixed-use development, which commenced construction in December 2015, and is due for completion... 

Sandton’s ‘Manhatten’ Skyline Bricked By Ocon Brick

Linear Position Sensor Pg Series Designed For Steam Turbine Valve Control Systems

     24th August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Alliance Sensors Group PG Series LVDT linear position sensors are designed and engineered specifically for valve position sensing applications for steam turbine control systems in electric power generation plants. Previously, the LVDTs used in the power generation industry were either... 

Bright solutions from Atlas Copco Portable Energy’s efficient safe-site light tower range

     23rd August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Atlas Copco Portable Energy’s HiLight light tower range features cutting-edge lighting technology to deliver efficient and reliable lighting for improved safety and increased productivity on job sites. With an impressively wide set of flexible and dynamic lighting options, the LED light towers... 

Bright solutions from Atlas Copco Portable Energy’s efficient safe-site light tower range

Africa Dubai Precious Metals Forum Returns to Ghana in September 2016

     23rd August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / DMCC to outline Dubai’s unique value proposition to miners highlighting a supply chain solution free of conflict minerals in collaboration with Ghana Chamber of Mines and Dubai Chamber of Commerce & Industry DMCC, the Dubai government authority dedicated to enhancing Dubai’s position as a global... 

Africa Dubai Precious Metals Forum Returns to Ghana in September 2016

A new member is joining the eT-Hover product family

     23rd August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The vacuum cleaner specialist euroTECH will be presenting its new lifting device, eT-Hover-loop, and other innovations at EuroBLECH in Hanover. Between 25 and 29 October, visitors of stall C03 in hall 15 will have an opportunity to put the 180° turning device to the test. Two other lifting... 

A new member is joining the eT-Hover product family

‘Sleep cities’ no longer an option for urban development

     23rd August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The creation of ‘sleep cities’, far away from work opportunities, is no longer sustainable in terms of urban development. New cities have to integrate all facets of life (live, work, play) in close proximity so as to enhance quality of life for inhabitants. Urban development in general has... 

‘Sleep cities’ no longer an option for urban development

New technology puts customers in control of express deliveries

     23rd August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading express parcels company DPD Laser has rolled out the most advanced mobile technology platform of any SA express service in its Dawn Wing and Time Freight businesses. The platform offers customers unprecedented real-time visibility and control of their deliveries.  The rollout is a key... 

Besam door system facilitates passage of luxury vehicles through showroom

     23rd August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The seamless operation of Besam bi-parting sliding door system from ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems allows for the easy passage of vehicles in and out of a luxury vehicle show room in Fourways, Johannesburg. Managing Director of ASSA ABLOY Entrance Systems South Africa, André Aiton, explains that the... 

Besam door system facilitates passage of luxury vehicles through showroom

MB star of the world's most important trade fairs this autumn

     23rd August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As usual 2016 is confirmed to be very busy for MB Crusher that, after the great success of Bauma last April, will be involved until the very end of the year in the most important international trade fairs. Fairs always represent an important opportunity to meet new clients, make tangible and... 

MB star of the world's most important trade fairs this autumn

Goscor Lift Truck ISO 9001:2008 Certified

     23rd August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Goscor Lift Truck Company has been ISO 9001:2008 certified and according to GLTC MD, Darryl Shafto, this is an important confirmation of the company’s high levels of service, efficiency and product quality. “It’s all very well believing that the way you run your business is excellent, but the... 

Goscor Lift Truck ISO 9001:2008 Certified

SACSC annual congress to lead the way for retail

     23rd August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bringing South African shopping centre industry the best in leadership, a number of highly regarded speakers are set to dominate the stage at the 20th Congress of the South African Council of Shopping Centre’s (SACSC) to be held at the Sandton Convention Centre from 7 to 9 September 2016. Hosted... 

SACSC annual congress to lead the way for retail

Harnessing Change: Why Future Success Belongs to the First Movers…

     23rd August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As market commentators continuously point out, South African businesses of all sizes and across sectors are having a torrid time. Faced with global uncertainty, political flux, and ongoing technology-driven disruption, merely staying afloat as become a Herculean task. However, as the results of... 

Harnessing Change: Why Future Success Belongs to the First Movers…

DCD focus on saving lives in route clearance

     23rd August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa-based route clearance specialist DCD Protected Mobility (DCD PM) will showcase its market-leading range of landmine detection vehicles and mine-resistant personnel carriers at the African Aerospace and Defence Show near Pretoria from 14 to 18 September. Part of the DCD Group, a major... 

DCD focus on saving lives in route clearance

MICROMINE to showcase new versions of Geobank and Micromine at the 35th International Geological Congress

     23rd August 2016 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MICROMINE will be exhibiting at this year’s 35th International Geological Congress 27 August - 4 September in Cape Town, South Africa. The team will showcase our entire suite of solutions at booth C20, including a preview to Geobank 2017, the latest versions of our leading data management... 

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