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Jul 18, 2013
Jul 15, 2013
Steel and steel products manufacturer Scaw Metals is considering investments collectively valued at R3.4-billion over the coming three years, including a possible R1-billion investment into a cogeneration electricity plant at its Germiston facility, on Gauteng’s East...
Jul 15, 2013
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South Africa’s sole beverage can manufacturer Bevcan is set to start phasing in the first of the long-awaited all-aluminium beverage cans. Bevcan spent the better part of the past year converting and expanding its production lines at its factory in Springs, Gauteng,...
Jul 11, 2013
Operating from its magnificent 98,500 sq metre facilities in Boksburg, Macsteel Tube and Pipe has expanded its diverse manufacturing capabilities over the past 35 years to become one of the leading tube and pipe producers on the African continent. Additional value...
Jul 11, 2013
To remain competitive in the African market, South African structural steel fabricators must ensure they add more value to steel products and move away from the current commodity model, which is based on supplying ex-works fabricated products.
Jul 11, 2013
US-based laser-cutting and engraving systems manufacturer Kern Laser Systems’ new HSE 150 W and HSE 400 W laser systems can be equipped with technology that enables the laser systems to accurately cut sheet metals made from stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum and...
Jul 11, 2013
Heat transfer technology company TKEnergizer’s patented thermal kinetic energizer (TKEnergizer) technology – which delivers heat in a uniform stream of high kinetic energy – took some time to gain momentum, but currently has an increasing presence in the...
Jul 11, 2013
Sheet-metal component manufacturer Fabrinox will take receipt of the last of three newly acquired pieces of machinery no later than mid-August, as part of an equipment investment programme to increase its manufacturing capacity, MD Andre Visser tells Engineering News.
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Jul 11, 2013
Sheet-metal component manufacturer Fabrinox will take receipt of the last of three newly acquired pieces of machinery no later than mid-August, as part of an equipment investment programme to increase its manufacturing capacity, MD Andre Visser tells Engineering News.
Jul 11, 2013
Macsteel Fluid Control is a key niche focussed business which operates throughout various industry sectors. It supplies a comprehensive range of valves, actuators, liquid level gauges, filter systems, valve interlock systems and a full range of steam products...
Jul 11, 2013
With a proud history spanning more than 100 years and operating in 28 countries worldwide from more than 96 sites, the Macsteel Group has expanded and developed into one of the world’s leading independent steel service centres, incorporating extensive metals trading...
Jul 11, 2013
Situated in Wadeville Germiston, and operating from a modern 40,000 sqm factory, Macsteel Coil Processing is one of the leading coil and flat sheet processing facilities in Southern Africa. Equipped with ISO SABS 9001:2008 certification and VDA6 quality...
Jul 11, 2013
The South African mainstream building market has been cautious in accepting light-steel frame building (LSFB), unlike in the US, Australia and New Zealand where it is being used increasingly, yet the building method’s advantages – substantially faster construction...
Jul 11, 2013
Consulting engineering firm Aurecon’s R70-million project involving the construction of a study centre at the University of Pretoria’s Engineering 1 building, which comprises 158 t of structural steel, is scheduled for completion this month.
Jul 11, 2013
Macsteel Reinforcing primarily supplies reinforcing steel and provides allied value added services to the construction sector. A strong management team with vast experience and technical knowledge enhances all aspects of the business including the on-site management...
Jul 11, 2013
Operating from two large modern factories in Germiston and Brakpan and with additional processing facilities in Pinetown and Queenstown, Macsteel Roofing is Southern Africa’s leading supplier of metal roofing products and cold formed sections. Included in its...
Jul 11, 2013
Macsteel Trading’s market reach through its strategic network of 22 branches throughout South Africa extends to most steel consuming sectors and key industries, offering valued customers high-quality steel products combined with excellent service at competitive...
Jul 11, 2013
INCREASED CONSUMPTIONSome 45% of the steel produced in the world goes into construction, and increasingly more is used in developing countries, such as Brazil, India, Russia and South Africa
The global steel industry, including the steel industry in South Africa seems to be in a constant state of flux.This was one of the trends identified at the SteelFuture conference, hosted by the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc), in March,...
 
 
 
 
Jul 11, 2013
Manufacturer and supplier of steel windows, doors, doorframes and garage doors Duro Pressings says the advantages of using steel in the manufacture of its products, specifically its inner and outer South African Bureau of Standards- (SABS-) approved Cliscoe windows,...
Jul 11, 2013
Macsteel Service Centres SA’s wide range of products and value added manufactured products are sold and distributed to international markets via Macsteel Exports. Staffed with a very knowledgeable team with vast African market experience, each having the skills in...
Jul 11, 2013
The extension project at the existing University of South Africa (Unisa) Cape Town Campus, situated in Parow, displays the power of local ingenuity for an institution that ranks among the greatest of its kind in the world and is one of several good entries in this...
Jul 11, 2013
US-based laser-cutting and engraving systems manufacturer Kern Laser Systems’ new HSE 150 W and HSE 400 W laser systems can be equipped with technology that enables the laser systems to accurately cut sheet metals made from stainless steel, mild steel, aluminum and...
Jul 05, 2013
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SABS CEO Boni Mehlomakulu and Trade and Industry Minister Dr Rob Davies
A new technical instrument has been introduced to support South Africa’s strategy of increasing the level of local content in the goods and services procured by government and State-owned entities and to add impetus to the country’s re-industrialisation efforts. The...
Jun 27, 2013
Carlmac Steel, a company controlled by Malcolm McCulloch and Carlo di Nicola, together with members of the existing management team have acquired all the shares of Murray and Roberts’ reinforcing and steel bar business, Murray and Roberts Steel. The company will...
Jun 26, 2013
Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium and Arkien Industrial have entered a joint venture for the development of a reprocessing operation for the titanium dioxide-rich waste slag from Evraz’s eMalahleni steelworks operations, in Mpumalanga. The companies would jointly...
Jun 20, 2013
Science and Technology Minister Derek Hanekom has hailed the recent opening of the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research's (CSIR's) titanium pilot plant as "quite a great moment". He officially inaugurated the plant on June 7, at the CSIR campus in Pretoria....
Jun 11, 2013
The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research on Tuesday further advanced its project to develop a local titanium industry when it signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with giant US aerospace group Boeing. This MoU covers joint research into using titanium...
Jun 06, 2013
To explore potential areas of cooperation and new business prospects between the steel sectors of South Africa and Turkey, high-level delegates from the Turkish Steel Exporters’ Association (CIB), comprising 17 prominent steel exporters and manufacturers currently...
 
 
 
 
Jun 04, 2013
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Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) has again warned that the National Treasury’s proposed carbon tax will have a yearly negative financial impact on the company of between R600-million and R650-million. It has also confirmed that it is preparing a...
Jun 04, 2013
South Africa’s Bushveld Complex was the country’s largest but least-mined iron-ore resource, independent South African mineral policy analyst Paul Jourdan told the International Mining and Metals third African Iron Ore conference here on Tuesday. While the Bushveld...
Jun 03, 2013
Global stainless crude steel production in the first quarter of the year amounted to nearly 9.4-million metric tonnes, marking a 6% year-on-year increase, the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF) has found. However, besides China, all steel-producing regions...
May 30, 2013
The pressure is on local manufacturers to produce products in line with global standards that can compete with imported alternatives, states stainless steel casting manufacturer Steloy Castings.
May 30, 2013
Welding, cutting and gas products company Afrox will launch its new range of Vacuum packaging (DriPac) stainless steel welding consumables this year, which will be beneficial for operations in remote areas.
May 30, 2013
Abrasives manufacturer Klingspor says its advanced Germany-based research and development (R&D) department sets the company apart from its competitors, as it provides the stainless steel industry with technology that promotes efficiency in the manufacturing stage and...
May 30, 2013
Consulting and management services firm Deloitte has called for more action with regard to the implementation of South Africa’s Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP).
May 30, 2013
South Africa’s stainless steel apparent consumption hit a high of 228 258 t last year, despite economic difficulties in most countries, as a result of a global financial meltdown, states the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda).
May 30, 2013
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The decline in the value of copper theft seen in 2012 has continued into 2013, with R9.9-million worth of the element stolen in April, from R10-million in March and R11.2-million in February, the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) stated on...
May 28, 2013
JSE-listed packaging manufacturer Nampak, which on Tuesday reported a 3% year-on-year rise in headline earnings a share to 108.8c for the six months ended March 31, announced that its CEO Andrew Marshall would retire in March 2014. “The board wishes to thank [him]...
 
 
 
 
May 27, 2013
Following “strong worldwide interest", a select number of bidders have been chosen to participate in the due-diligence phase of the disposal of Macsteel Service Centres SA (MSCSA) – the formal sale process was initiated in early February. Investec Bank, which is...
May 21, 2013
The Turkish Steel Exporters’ Association (CIB) on Tuesday said it would bring a high-level delegation of prominent steel manufacturers and exporters to South Africa to explore areas of cooperation and new business prospects with local companies. The delegation, which...
May 20, 2013
JSE-listed Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium on Monday reported a return to profitability, as it delivered a first-quarter profit after suffering significant losses during the first and fourth quarters of 2012. The group reported an operating profit of R50-million...
May 17, 2013
The Competition Commission has conditionally approved the sale of Nedbank- and Capital Africa Steel- (CAS-) owned shares in struggling Alert Steel to Cannistraro Investments, the AltX-listed steel retailer said on Friday. The transaction, in which Cannistraro agreed...
May 14, 2013
Public Enterprises Minister Malusi Gigaba reported on Tuesday that initiatives would be announced in the coming months to add momentum to a “comprehensive industrialisation and transformation programme” linked to the multibillion-rand investment programmes of...
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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