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Nov 21, 2014
PLEASING TO THE EYE South African architects and engineers have the ability to build aesthetic steel structures
That South African architects and engineers have the ability to build aesthetic steel structures becomes increasingly apparent at the yearly Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) Steel Awards, its 2014 convenor Spencer Erling says. The awards took...
Nov 18, 2014
JSE-listed cement producer PPC, which on Tuesday reported headline earnings a share (Heps) of 179c for the financial year ended September 30, said its African expansion strategy had gained “solid momentum” during the year, with construction on cement plants under way...
Nov 17, 2014
Former PPC CEO Ketso Gordhan has slammed the cement producer and an unnamed senior executive, claiming in a media statement issued on Monday, that the individual had undermined a lucrative funding deal that he believed would have bolstered the group’s balance sheet...
Nov 14, 2014
BREWERY FLOORING SOLUTION Supaflor polyurethane, high-density screeds are used to protect floors from high-volume traffic and constant cleaning
Jet Park-based corrosion protection, epoxy flooring, concrete repair and waterproofing company Verni secured a contract for its Supaflor polyurethane (PU), high-density (HD) screed flooring solution last month. The solution will be applied to the floors of the winery...
Nov 14, 2014
FAST TRACK REPAIR Epidermix 520 is the ideal high-strength mortar to fast-track repair and maintenance projects
It is essential that South African municipalities timeously maintain and repair faulty sewerage reticulation equipment to prevent sewer spills, which could cause environmental hazards and pollution of water resources, says construction chemical company a.b.e....
Nov 11, 2014
Andries van Heerden
Remember the good times when construction and construction-related companies listed on the JSE, one after the other, and their share prices immediately surged upwards? The 2010 Soccer World Cup was coming and the outlook for brick and mortar was rosy. The boom of the...
Nov 07, 2014
Former PPC CEO Ketso Gordhan
Cement producer PPC would has set December 8 for holding a general meeting to consider the proposed removal of the entire board of the company, as well as the proposed election to the board of certain other persons. The company had resolved to convene the meeting...
Nov 06, 2014
Andries van Heerden
JSE-listed openpit mining and materials company Afrimat on Thursday reported a 10.5% increase in revenue for the six months to August 31, to R1-billion, while profit after tax jumped 17.9%, to R88.8-million, compared with the same period last year. Full-year revenue...
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Oct 31, 2014
SECURING THE DOOR Bitcon’s security doors are supplied as a door and frame unit and installed by the building contractor
Security-door company Bitcon Industries completed a modernisation programme of its manufacturing plant last month, enabling it to meet the growing demand from businesses for its range of security, fire, radiation and transformer doors, says director Bob Vollmer....
Oct 30, 2014
Sephaku Holdings, which is in the process of finalising its interim results for the six months ended September 30, expects to swing to a basic loss a share of between 1.9c and 2c for the half-year, from basic earnings a share of 3.32c in the first half of the prior...
Oct 24, 2014
Swedish Ambassador to South Africa Christian Meuwly will next week inaugurate the final roll-out of the new vertical shaft brick kiln (VSBK) at clay brick manufacturer Langkloof Bricks’ facility in Jeffrey’s Bay. The VSBK formed a part of economic, social and...
Oct 24, 2014
A well-documented challenge facing the construction industry is the across the board skills shortage, which has the potential to seriously affect the sustainability of the sector. “Within construction people are our greatest assets and the Stefanutti Stocks group is...
Oct 24, 2014
Johannesburg-based warehousing products manufacturer Universal Storage Systems is focusing on providing the latest warehousing solutions; the company is the only South African company to have designed, engineered and installed a clad rack warehouse in the country....
Oct 24, 2014
Multidisciplinary consulting engineering service provider WSP Industrial has focused on designing and engineering technologically advanced warehousing solutions that enable clients to save costs. WSP Industrial warehousing department head Kobus de Villiers tells...
Oct 24, 2014
SECURE WITH EXPANDED METAL Expanded metal offers the same level of flexibility as conventional fencing
Steel products manufacturer Andrew Mentis says that expanded metal is fast becoming a popular material to ensure human and warehoused items’ safety inside facilities. The company says that when compared to conventional fencing, expanded metal offers increased...
Oct 24, 2014
Logistics company Bidvest Panalpina Logistics (BPL) provides integrated solutions for the movement and storage of goods, in a field it explains requires expertise and experience. BPL operations director Stephen Smith states that the company’s global clients require...
Oct 24, 2014
Africa-focused warehousing solutions provider APC Storage Solutions SA, says that the recent addition to its range of automated storage solutions, the Clasimat Vertical Lift Module (VLM), which is sourced from Spain-based storage systems manufacturer Meculax, is...
Oct 21, 2014
JSE-listed materials supplier Afrimat expects to report basic earnings per share (EPS) of between 59c and 64c, when it releases its interim results for the six months ended August 31. This would be between 20% and 30% higher than the EPS of 49.1c recorded in the...
Oct 17, 2014
Cement producer PPC has appointed Darryll Castle an independent nonexecutive director with immediate effect. Castle, who holds BSc, BCom and MBA degrees, as well as the Chartered Financial Analyst qualification, has extensive experience in the mining industry and...
Oct 17, 2014
MIGHTY SEVEN CORDLESS DRILL/SCREWDRIVER The tool enables the user to adjust its settings for specified applications, allowing for optimum results to be achieved
Industrial machinery supplier Dowson and Dobson (D&D) Industrial has introduced a cordless, battery-powered tool developed by Taiwan headquartered pneumatic tools manufacturer Mighty Seven, to the Southern African market. D&D Industrial sales manager Johan van...
Oct 17, 2014
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GLL 2-15 PROFESSIONAL CROSS LINE LASER Bosch Power Tools South Africa maintains that the cross line laser is ideal for levelling professionals with limited levelling experience
Power tools manufacturer Bosch Industrial Power Tools maintains that local industry professionals stand to benefit from the use of its newly launched GLL 2-15 Professional cross line laser. Bosch Power Tools South Africa senior brand manager Juergen Lauer tells...
Oct 17, 2014
TML TECHNIK MACHINERY The company offers machine tools that tackles its clients' challenges
German headquartered multinational machine tools manufacturer TML Technik in July stated that it is strengthening its presence on the African continent through growing its distributorships in South Africa. TML Technik South Africa (SA) first opened shop in Benoni,...
Oct 17, 2014
Taiwan-headquartered nonprofit trade promotion organisation Taiwan External Trade Development Council (Taitra) hosted the first conference and technology forum on machine tools in Midrand, Johannesburg, this week. Representative of Taipei Liaison Office-South Africa...
Oct 17, 2014
Deteriorating economic cycles in the manufacturing and construction industries has seen the Accéntuate group report an 8.4% drop in revenue for the year ended June 30 compared with the previous financial year, to R308-million. Profit for the year was 42% lower, at...
Oct 14, 2014
Cesa CEO Lefadi Makibinyane
Regulation issues, including the procurement of consulting engineering services, remain one of the biggest challenges faced by the consulting engineering industry, indicates Consulting Engineers South Africa’s (Cesa’s) latest Bi-Annual Economic and Capacity Survey...
Oct 10, 2014
BE Lite Technologies is involved in the manufacturing and distribution of light-emitting diode (LED) lights. It also employs a dynamic engineer who is able to develop lights to fit to customers’ demands. It currently provides a number of products to the mining...
Oct 10, 2014
The board of construction and engineering group Group Five has appointed Eric Vemer as the company’s new CEO. Vemer will start work on December 1, taking over from Mike Upton, who is approaching the JSE-listed group’s retirement age.
Oct 02, 2014
Domestic cement sales declined by 5.1% year-on-year to 3.04-million tons during the three months ended June 30, cement producer PPC announced on Thursday. The second-quarter sales were, however, higher than the 2.48-million tons sold during the first quarter, which...
Oct 02, 2014
Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene
The Public Investment Corporation (PIC) is to sink $1-billion into African investments and equities, according to Finance Minister Nhlanhla Nene. "The PIC will, in the new financial year, also focus on developmental investments in Africa, with a minimum commitment of...
Sep 29, 2014
JSE-listed Evraz Highveld Steel & Vanadium, which is undergoing an ownership change, confirmed on Monday that Johan Burger had been appointed as its new CEO with effect from October 1, 2014, following on the resignation of Jan Valenta. Valenta was appointed CEO in...
Sep 29, 2014
Accentuate CEO Fred Platt
Deteriorating economic cycles in the manufacturing and construction industries saw the Accéntuate group on Monday report an 8.4% drop in revenue for the year ended June 30 compared with the previous financial year, to R308-million. Profit for the year was 42% lower,...
Sep 26, 2014
SEGREN REDDY Otis South Africa was awarded the 2014 Diamond Arrow Award at the Professional Management Review Africa Awards
Vertical transportation systems manufacturer Otis introduced its Gen2 Switch range of lifts, which boasts ReGen technology, in May, making the Gen2 systems 75% more energy efficient than conventional systems, states the company. Otis Southern Africa MD Segren Reddy...
Sep 26, 2014
LIFTS INDUSTRY The local lifts industry has to deal with a lack of adequately skilled labour
South Africa’s lift-servicing industry faces the challenge of not being able to offer all the required service offerings, owing to a lack of highly skilled technicians and an influx of foreign-manufactured products, says lift inspection body Lift Auditor CC owner...
Sep 26, 2014
PEOPLE FLOW Kone Corporation provides industry-leading lifts, escalators, automatic building doors and integrated solutions to enhance the People Flow in and between buildings
Nasdaq-listed lift manufacturer Kone Corporation has been ranked the world’s 42nd most innovative company by global business magazine Forbes. The ranking is out of the magazine’s top 100 companies in the world. In the category of European companies that were listed...
Sep 23, 2014
Eric Vemer
The board of construction and engineering group Group Five announced on Tuesday that it had appointed Eric Vemer as the company’s new CEO. Vemer will start work on December 1, taking over from Mike Upton, who had approached the JSE-listed group’s retirement age.
Sep 22, 2014
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South African cement group PPC CEO and director Ketso Gordhan has resigned with immediate effect as a result of a “difference of opinion” with the board regarding board procedures for the approval of certain decisions.  Nonexecutive chairperson Bheki Sibiya would now...
Sep 19, 2014
Specialised construction products supplier a.b.e. Construction Chemicals Chryso Southern Africa Group has expanded its range of Germany-based industrial adhesive and coatings systems provider Voelkel Industrie Produkte (VIP) polyurea coatings to include systems for...
Sep 15, 2014
Slow economic growth and a lack of infrastructural investment, coupled with increased competitor activity and rising imports, have made the trading environment in South Africa “particularly tough”, JSE-listed cement producer PPC said in an operational update...
Sep 12, 2014
Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) delivered “a reasonable performance” for the financial year ended June 30, says CEO Louwtjie Nel. “We are getting through this tough period. It hasn’t really improved much over the past two, three years, even though it is slightly...
Sep 05, 2014
An underperforming Grinaker-LTA and problem projects in Australia in the past financial year continued to take their toll on construction and engineering group Aveng. The JSE-listed company in August reported its financial results for the year ended June 30, with...
Sep 01, 2014
Wilson Bayly Holmes-Ovcon (WBHO) had delivered “a reasonable performance” for the financial year ended June 30, said CEO Louwtjie Nel on Monday. “We are getting through this tough period. It hasn’t really improved much over the past two, three years, even though it...
Aug 29, 2014
There is little opportunity for JSE-listed infrastructure company Group Five to grow shareholder value in the domestic market, says CEO Mike Upton. He says value can still be found in the private sector, in the renewable and industrial power sector, as well as in...
Aug 28, 2014
Murray & Roberts (M&R) has closed the book on its three-year recovery and growth phase and has now turned its focus to a longer-term “new strategic future” of “engineering excellence”. The past three years have seen the international engineering-led contractor return...
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