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Jan 29, 2013
A consortium led by South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) and black-economic empowered Commuter Transport Engineering (CTE) has acquired Union Carriage & Wagon (UCW) from Murray & Roberts (M&R) for an undisclosed amount. CTE founder and...
Jan 22, 2013
Global crude steel output reached a record 1.55-billion tons in 2012, up 1.2% compared with 2011, on the back of growth in Asia and North America, while crude steel production in the European Union (EU) and South America decreased. Yearly production out of Asia was...
Jan 21, 2013
The steel sector would continue to battle excess global steelmaking capacity in 2013, but should see an improved operating environment from 2014, according to a report released by Ernst & Young on Monday.
Jan 18, 2013
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Additive manufacturing, more commonly known as three-dimensional (3D) printing, is consumer and industry ready. It is gaining momentum as a viable tool for home use and the manufacturing of parts, from scissor handles to titanium aircraft spares.
Jan 15, 2013
Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) warned on Tuesday that some of its facilities had already closed as a result of the steep electricity price rises between 2007 and 2012, while others could reach a “tipping point” should Eskom’s application for five...
Jan 14, 2013
Steel and vanadium slag producer Evraz Highveld Steel and Vanadium announced on Monday that its 2012 fourth-quarter hot metal production volumes were 108% higher than in the third quarter.
Jan 10, 2013
ArcelorMittal SA, the world's largest steelmaker, raised $4-billion in a combined offering of shares and convertible notes, it said on Thursday, compared with $3.5-billion expected previously. It sold notes at a 6% yearly coupon, roughly in the centre of the 5.875%...
Jan 07, 2013
World crude steel production for November 2012 increased by 5.1% year-on-year to 122-million tons.
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Nov 26, 2012
South Africa’s State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC) says it is aware of the capital constraints that continue to hinder Scaw Metals from realising its growth ambitions and that are constraining it from playing a more meaningful reindustrialisation...
Nov 26, 2012
Resources group Anglo American reported on Monday that it had completed the R3.4-billion sale of South African steel group Scaw to a consortium led by the State-owned Industrial Development Corporation (IDC). The consortium also includes black economic-empowerment...
Nov 23, 2012
While it has always been common practice in the construction industry for a client to outsource contract responsibility to engineering, procurement and construction management (EPCM) companies or engineering, procurement and construction (EPC) companies, there has...
Nov 23, 2012
The performance of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) and the Southern African steel construction industry’s level of professionalism are, as a whole, on par with the best in the world, says Saisc executive director Dr Hennie de Clercq.
Nov 23, 2012
Steel, tube and pipe manufacturer Robor played a signicant role in three projects that took top honours at the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) Steel Awards 2012.
Nov 23, 2012
Although the rand has plummeted in recent months owing to decreased investor confidence in local industry, it is still too strong for the steel export market to flourish, says International Steel Fabricators of South Africa (ISF) director and industry stalwart Kobus...
Nov 23, 2012
The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) is investing time and money into finding new engineering techniques for the industry, based on the conviction that part of the success of an industry association is its ability to provide its members with...
Nov 23, 2012
The large quantities of fabricated structural steel coming into South Africa from China, Saudi Arabia, India, Turkey and Thailand, besides other countries, continue to significantly impact on the local economy, says Southern African Institute of Steel Construction...
Nov 23, 2012
The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) will, in March next year, host the SteelFuture Conference in Johannesburg – a gathering that will focus on the future of the global steel construction industry.
Nov 20, 2012
JSE-listed ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) on Tuesday said it would have a new CFO from January 2, as Rudolph Torlage shifts his focus to strategic projects. The steel company named Matthias Wellhausen, the VP of finance and controlling and CFO of ArcelorMittal...
Nov 09, 2012
The South African electricity transmission system will need to change materially over the next 30 years if the country is to have any realistic hope of moving ahead with its current plan to diversify its generation mix away from coal to the integration of more...
Nov 07, 2012
JSE-listed aluminium products producer Hulamin and Nampak division Bevcan have entered into an agreement for the supply of aluminium sheeting for the manufacture of aluminium-bodied beverage cans. Hulamin said on Wednesday that deliveries of aluminium sheeting to...
Oct 31, 2012
JSE-listed Arcelor Mittal South Africa (Mittal) was anticipating the long-awaited arbitration hearing between itself and the Sishen Iron Ore Company (SIOC), regarding the status of an iron-ore supply agreement, to take place during the second half of 2013. However,...
Oct 31, 2012
Instead of completing the R230-million dust-extraction system at its Vanderbijlpark plant to abate fugitive emissions that escaped from electric arc furnaces, steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) had taken the decision to close its furnaces...
Oct 31, 2012
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
Steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) has been ordered to cease operations at certain units at its Vanderbijlpark plant over air-emission concerns. The Gauteng Department of Agriculture and Rural Development on Monday instructed the company to cease...
Oct 22, 2012
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Oct 17, 2012
The Department of Trade and Industry- (DTI-) facilitated mediation process between ArcelorMittal South Africa (Mittal) and Kumba Iron Ore regarding an interim iron-ore pricing and supply agreement remains ongoing. Trade and Industry Minister Rob Davies appointed a...
Oct 12, 2012
It is not in the interest of South Africa’s embattled manufacturing industry to allow the trade unions in the sector to lose their “control and authority”, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of South Africa (Seifsa) Henk Duys said on Friday. Delivering the...
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.
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