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Oct 26, 2012
Sheet metal component manufacturer Fabrinox is undertaking a capacity expansion programme at its operations in Paarl, says MD Andre Visser.
Oct 26, 2012
Despite the numerous short-term challenges facing the South African stainless steel industry, the long-term outlook is positive, says Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) executive director Bill Scurr.
Oct 26, 2012
Water and wastewater treatment equipment supplier Circuit Water Engineering Equipment is providing mechanical equipment, of which about 80% is made from stainless steel, for the eThekwini municipality’s Northern Wastewater Treatment Works (WWTW), in KwaZulu-Natal.
Oct 26, 2012
Stainless steel flat products producer Columbus Stainless has implemented a new information technology (IT) software system, which has enabled it to develop a new operations planning system to improve the facilitation of the planning and execution of its...
Oct 26, 2012
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Architectural metalwork, structural steelwork and sheet metal contractor Rebcon Engineering took top honours at the South African Stainless Steel Development Association’s (Sassda’s) 2012 Stainless Steel Awards, walking away as the overall winner for the stainless...
Oct 26, 2012
Metals finishing provider Rimex Metals South Africa will supply stainless steel for Phase 2 of Cape Town’s bus rapid transit (BRT) system, the construction of which is planned to start in early 2013.
Oct 26, 2012
Structural steel specialist Portal Frame Structures, a subsidiary of the Pro Roof Steel Merchants group of companies, has supplied steel beams for the construction of a production and storage facility for steel fabricator Euro Steel, another subsidiary of Pro Roof...
Oct 26, 2012
Project management and contracting company Vinquip Projects has successfully completed the design and supply of equipment, as well as the project management, for the expansion and upgrade of a Paarl winery’s cellar.
Oct 24, 2012
Oct 22, 2012
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Oct 17, 2012
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Sep 28, 2012
Growth in South Africa’s aluminium industry has recovered slowly since the 2008/9 economic crisis, but volumes have not yet returned to pre-2008 levels, highlights Aluminium Federation of South Africa (Afsa) executive director Mark Krieg. He states that certain...
Sep 28, 2012
Aluminium, tilt casting and aluminium light-fixture manufacturer Wahl Industries is supplying thousands of aluminium overhead bulk fittings to various schools in the country. The company states that government has started to reinvest money in schools. Wahl has...
Sep 28, 2012
Aluminium products designer, Metal Graphics, has supplied aluminium-based products to various advertising, architectural, interior and product design companies. Products have been diverse and interesting, from an aluminium case housing a water bottle and the water...
Sep 28, 2012
The constant threat of cheaper finished product imports and rising input costs continue to place pressure on the local aluminium sector, asserts credit soloutions provider Coface South Africa risk analyst George Marais. “South Africa’s reliance on locally produced...
Sep 28, 2012
The construction of a new R4.5-million baghouse for secondary aluminium producer Zimalco has been completed. Air pollution control company, ‘About Air Pollution’, built the baghouse which will to enable the producer to maintain a continuous improvement of its air...
Sep 27, 2012
Copper theft losses during August fell to the lowest level since September last year, indicating a downward trend in copper theft despite the high levels recorded this year, the South African Chamber of Commerce (Sacci) said on Thursday. The organisation’s Copper...
Sep 25, 2012
Stainless steel production remained stable in the first half of 2012 at 17.22-million tons – a slight year-on-year decrease of 0.2%, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) reported on Monday. China increased its stainless steel production by 1.1% to...
Sep 21, 2012
Alert Steel Tshwane, of which Alert Holdings holds a 50% stake in, was awarded a three-year tender for the supply of carbon steel to the Koedoespoort and Germiston outlets of Transnet SOC.
Aug 31, 2012
The number of medium- and heavy-steel projects in South Africa and globally should ensure medium growth for industrial holding company VBV Holdings, but the company must remain globally competitive to grow, says VBV Holdings chairperson Gary van den Berg.
Aug 31, 2012
Local steel fabricator Carbon Steel Fabricators (CSF) has trained 45 welders in its newly opened welding training facility, in Vanderbijlpark, and aims to train welders from all its sister companies under industrial holding company VBV Holdings, says CSF GM Duncan...
 
 
 
 
Aug 30, 2012
Construction and engineering group Murray & Roberts (M&R) has confirmed that it has disposed of the Cape Town Iron and Steel Works (Cisco), in Kuilsrivier, in the Western Cape, for an undisclosed fee. But the JSE-listed group says it is restricted, through a...
Aug 23, 2012
JSE-listed Kumba Iron Ore has agreed to extend the interim pricing arrangement it has with ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal), which sees it supplying the steelmaker with iron-ore from its Sishen mine, to the end of December.Subsidiary Sishen Iron Ore would sell a...
Aug 17, 2012
Marking and identification company Traceability Solutions will soon release a lower-cost identification system for the galvanising industry, reveals sales manager Kyle Parker. He explains that the traceability of steel becomes a problem after a product has been...
Aug 17, 2012
While building confidence among contractors, materials manufacturers and quantity surveyors has increased marginally over the last two years, the immediate outlook for the South African construction industry remains challenging, says credit solutions provider Coface...
Aug 17, 2012
Public interest in light steel frame building (LSFB) continues to grow, despite the slowdown in the building industry in South Africa, which is operating at about half of its prerecession capacity, says Southern African Light Steel Frame Building Association (Sasfa)...
Aug 17, 2012
This year’s Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) Steel Awards will focus on sustainability and green living, hence the decision to make the theme for 2012 ‘Steel Leaves a Legacy’. The institute feels it is important to recognise steel structures...
Jul 30, 2012
JSE-listed aluminium products producer Hulamin regained momentum as it worked to recover from a 25 000 t production backlog created by the failure of a motor on its Camps Drift hot mill, in Pietermaritzburg, during April. The group’s record achievement of 219 000 t...
Jul 25, 2012
JSE-listed steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal), which is currently exploring an as-yet-unnamed iron-ore resource in the Northern Cape, hopes to begin mining on the property by 2015, partly in a bid to close an anticipated supply gap that would arise...
Jul 25, 2012
ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) and Kumba Iron Ore will announce the outcome of negotiations on an interim supply agreement, which is due to expire on July 31, by next Wednesday. Mittal CE Nonkululeko Nzembezi-Heita would not be drawn on whether the supply...
Jul 25, 2012
Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) reported weaker headline earnings of R106-million for the six months to June 30, 2012, a sharp decline from the R668-million reported for the corresponding period of 2011. But the performance did represent a...
 
 
 
 
Jul 17, 2012
JSE-listed aluminium products producer Hulamin on Tuesday reported that its headline earnings were expected to be between R54-million and R59-million for the six months ended June 30, compared with R71-million in the corresponding period of 2011. “Operational...
Jul 16, 2012
Workers belonging to the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa) on Monday embarked on industrial action at steel and vanadium producer Evraz Highveld’s plant in eMalahleni over possible retrenchments. The JSE-listed company warned in May that it...
Jul 16, 2012
State-owned freight logistics group Transnet has issued two large tenders for the procurement of 1 064 locomotives for its general freight business (GFB) – the acquisition programmes, which will be implemented between 2013 and 2019, could involve an investment of...
Jul 13, 2012
The Competition Commission has approved a merger application filed jointly by Sasol Oil and BP Southern Africa (BPSA), in which the approval of a proposed joint venture (JV) between the two companies was requested.
Jul 13, 2012
South Africa’s small-scale steel sector, also known as the cottage steel industry, has the potential to develop into a more pertinent sector, which, if developed, could create downstream benefits for the rest of the steel industry, says International Steel...
Jul 13, 2012
Local industrial equipment, electronic and mechanical components supplier Elquip Solutions has supplied and successfully commissioned two Behringer high-performance bandsaws, valued at more than R5-million, for a heavy-duty engineering company in the steel industry.
Jul 13, 2012
The outlook for the local steel industry, which is valued at about R20-billion a year, is cloudy at present, says Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) education director Spencer Erling.
Jul 13, 2012
The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) plans to move the Structures for Mining and related Materials Handling (SMMH) conference abroad at some point, education director Spencer Erling tells Engineering News.
Jul 13, 2012
Cape Town-based Air Compressor Engineering (ACE) was awarded a compressed air supply contract in March by diversified resources group BHP Billiton for its Mozal aluminium smelter, in Mozambique.
Jul 13, 2012
AltX-listed steel merchant BSi Steel’s processing division, Shearcut, is now ISO 9001 accredited; an accreditation that Shearcut director and BSi COO Jerry Govender believes will eventually extend to other divisions in the company.
 
 
 
 
Jul 13, 2012
Steel and vanadium supplier Evraz Highveld Steel has identified 2015 as the target year for commissioning its cogeneration plant, which will produce between 75 MW and 150 MW of power, depending on the final process design and capacity converted, says COO Franz Holy.
Jun 29, 2012
Construction group Murray & Roberts (M&R) reported on Friday that it has reached an agreement in principle with a prospective buyer of its Cape Town Iron & Steel Works (Cisco) steel mill, in the Western Cape. The identity of the buyer was not disclosed, nor was the...
Jun 28, 2012
The outlook for reducing copper theft in South Africa “remained positive”, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) said on Thursday, as it reported a drop in the May copper theft barometer. The barometer fell to R23-million in May, from...
Jun 26, 2012
The South Gauteng High Court on Tuesday ordered ArcelorMittal International to meet its R241.3-million shareholders’ agreement with Kalagadi Manganese within ten days, Kalagadi chairperson Daphne Mashile-Nkosi reported on Tuesday. High Court Judge P Coppin also...
Jun 20, 2012
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South Africa’s steel production declined by 21.5% year-on-year in May, statistics released by the World Steel Association (worldsteel) showed on Wednesday. South African output fell to 580 000 t, from 739 000 t in May 2011.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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