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Nampo

Energy efficient tech can bring farmers substantial savings

By: Paige Müller     11th May 2018 With energy cost a major factor in farm viability and profitability, the South African farming sector will need to shift its thinking towards the implementation of energy efficient technology, says motor and controls manufacturer Zest WEG Group integrated solutions executive Johan van Niekerk.... 

Refurbishments a cheaper alternative

By: Paige Müller     11th May 2018 Industrial equipment supplier the Goscor Group will showcase its Doosan Pro-5 series forklift refurbishments – aimed at providing the farming industry with quality lifting solutions at affordable prices – at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day. Goscor Rental Company sales manager Tanya Brummer tells... 

Technology at forefront of Nampo 2018

By: Paige Müller     11th May 2018 This year’s Nampo Harvest Day has specifically been designed to help the South African agriculture industry increase its efficiency through technology amid global oversupply of agricultural produce, says autonomous and voluntary commodity organisation Grain SA grain economy and marketing manager... 

Technology at forefront of Nampo 2018
GO BIG OR GO HOME The Grain SA Nampo Harvest Day exhibition has grown steadily since its inception in 1967

Zest WEG Group

11th May 2018 Zest WEG Group, a subsidiary of leading Brazilian motor and controls manufacturer WEG, has a strong commitment to contributing to the development of Africa and has been servicing the mining sector on the continent for more than 35 years. An in-depth understanding of the harsh conditions found... 

Zest WEG Group

Reef Fuel Injection Services

11th May 2018 Leading diesel service centre Reef Fuel Injection Services (RFI) is one of only a handful of South African companies that is able to repair cutting-edge diesel fuel-injection systems. The company has an established reputation for its high-quality workmanship and is an authorised service agent for... 

Reef Fuel Injection Services

OLI South Africa

11th May 2018 As the world’s top-selling electric and pneumatic vibrator manufacturer, OLI guarantees a high level of customer service through its 19 OLI trading subsidiaries, 36 warehouses and five manufacturing plants worldwide. OLI vibrator motors are distributed in South Africa by the company’s local... 

OLI South Africa

Agriculture industry grows despite challenges 

By: Paige Müller     11th May 2018 Despite policy uncertainty and drought having impacted on the South African agriculture industry, Agricultural Business Chamber (Agbiz) agricultural economist Wandile Sihlobo says the industry outlook is fairly optimistic in the near term. Sihlobo met with Engineering News to discuss the state of... 

Agriculture industry grows despite challenges
Agricultural Business Chamber discusses the state of the agricultural economy in South Africa. Camerawork and editing: Darlene Creamer.

Fire suppression system to be showcased at Nampo

12th May 2017 Automatic lubrication system manufacturer Lincoln Lubrication South Africa is showcasing its automated lubrication and Muster II fire suppression systems as well as parts and service solutions at the Nampo Harvest Day show, in the Free State, from May 16 to 19. 

Fire suppression system to be showcased at Nampo
Photo by Bloomberg
SPREADER NIPPLE The grease distribution systems from Lincoln Lubrication uses one or more nipples to spread lubrication equally across a system

Robust pump delivers water on dry days

12th May 2017 Pump manufacturer Franklin Electric has developed a rugged, high-output solar-powered pumping system which solves the challenges presented by harsh and remote environments, providing pumping power on dry days when water is needed most. 

Robust pump delivers water  on dry days
Photo by Bloomberg
SOLAR POWER The SolarPAK uses solar power to transport water over long distances

Revamped stand to encourage positive customer experience

12th May 2017 Industrial gases company African Oxygen, well known as Afrox, will be featuring a revamped stand at the Nampo Harvest Day show, from May 16 to 19, in the Free State, to enable its agriculture customers to view and experience welding machines and equipment in a proper environment. 

Revamped stand to  encourage positive  customer experience
TIG WELDER Customers will be able to use some of the welding equipment from Afrox at the show

Nampo Harvest Day allows company to build relationships

By: Victor Moolman     12th May 2017 Owing to the agriculture market becoming more technologically advanced, bearings supplier Bearings International (BI) says attending the Nampo Harvest Day will allow the company to build the necessary relationships within the sector. 

Agriculture important for economic growth

By: Victor Moolman     12th May 2017 The continued growth of agricultural exhibition Nampo Harvest Day, in the Free State, reflects the importance of agriculture to the economic growth of South Africa, says equipment supplier Smith Power Equipment (SPE) Polaris and Linhai product range national sales manager Mark Chittenden. 

Agriculture important  for economic growth
Photo by Duane Daws
KUBOTA Kubota machines will be at the Smith Power Equipment stand

Nampo provides ideal platform to penetrate region

By: Victor Moolman     12th May 2017 With aspirations to start distribution of its agriculture products across sub-Saharan Africa, Industrial equipment supplier Vermeer believes the Nampo Harvest Day is an ideal platform to promote its products to the market. 

Nampo provides ideal platform to penetrate region
BALE MAKER Agricultural equipment from Vermeer has been used to create hay bales in the Free State

New block-making business trailer at Nampo Harvest Day show

By: Victor Moolman     12th May 2017 Block making machine manufacturer Hydraform will be launching the new M9 business on a trailer block making machine at Nampo Harvest Day show to be held from May 16 to 19, in the Free State. Hydraform marketing coordinator Ryno Saayman explains that while the M9 business on a trailer block making... 

Vesco Plastics

By: Zandile Mavuso     12th May 2017 South Africa-based self-lubricated bearings and manufacturer VescoPlastics will be able to machine custom components faster and easier owing to the introduction of a new 5-axis computer-numerically-controlled (CNC) machining centre at its factory in Virginia, Free State. 

Vesco Plastics

Manufacturer to focus on drought relief initiative

6th May 2016 At this year’s Nampo (or National Maize Producers Organisation) Harvest Day, components manufacturer Bearing Man Group (BMG) will be focusing on its  ‘Feed a Farmer/Voer ‘n Boer’ initiative, in addition to exhibiting its extensive range of agricultural components. BMG agricultural manager Carlo... 

Manufacturer to  focus on drought  relief initiative
A HELPING HAND The Feed a Farmer initiative by BMG helps sustain farmers that have been badly affected by the drought

Software company to showcase farm management system

6th May 2016 Specialised software developer DFM Software Solutions has developed a range of end-user applications (apps) for the agricultural market, and will be displaying these apps at Nampo 2016. DFM notes that with the burden of rising costs and the drop in market-related incomes, many farmers are seeking... 

Software company to showcase  farm management system
MB4000 FARM MANAGEMENT PACKAGE DFM Software Solutions most comprehensive application helps users compile reports on planting details, irrigation, production and more

First-time exhibitors look to impress at Nampo

6th May 2016 Industrial equipment supplier MultiOne SA is looking to impress agriculture stakeholders by showcasing and demonstrating its top of the line range of agricultural loaders and its agricultural specific attachments at Nampo Harvest Day 2016. The company notes that Nampo – one of the largest... 

First-time exhibitors look to impress at Nampo
CREAM OF THE CROP MultiOne SA believes its 10 Series mini loader offers performance and capabilities far beyond anything currently available

Equipment supplier flexes agricultural muscles at Nampo 2016

6th May 2016 Industrial equipment supplier Goscor Power Products (GPP) – which has been supplying equipment to the agricultural industry for several years –  will for the first time, showcase its comprehensive and affordable product range at the Nampo Harvest Day event, held from May 17 to 20. “As... 

Equipment supplier flexes agricultural muscles  at Nampo 2016
RATO FERTILISER PUMP One of the many products that Goscor Power Products will have on display

Clamp solution primary focus at Nampo 2016

By: Nadine James     6th May 2016 Southern Africa sole distributor of Jacob Modular Tubing products Roff Industries will showcase the Jacob Quick Connect (JQC) clamp solution for grain-handling and food- processing applications at the Nampo, or National Maize Producers Organisation, Harvest Day. Roff Industries bulk materials... 

Clamp solution primary focus at Nampo 2016
JACOB QUICK CONNECT CLAMP Roff Industries says the use of the JQC clamp halves installation time and reduces labour costs and downtime

Company to showcase equipment, processing technologies at Nampo

By: Nadine James     6th May 2016 Extrusion technology manufacturer CFAM Technologies will return to Nampo this year to exhibit its cost-saving food- and feed-processing technologies. CFAM director and North West University (NWU) Faculty of Engineering dean Professor LJ Grobler says the company will showcase its range of twin... 

Company to showcase equipment, processing technologies at Nampo
THE FUTURE OF FEED CFAM Technologies believes that their twin-screw extruders produce higher quality feed

Vermeer

By: Zandile Mavuso     6th May 2016 Industrial equipment supplier Vermeer has been making an impact by providing agricultural and industrial equipment that is built tough, built to perform, built for value and backed by caring customer service for more than 50 years. 

Vermeer

Supplier to unveil new brand identity at Nampo 2016

6th May 2016 Bearings supplier Bearings International (BI) will be unveiling its new brand identity to the agricultural sector at this year’s NAMPO (National Maize Producers’ Organisation) Harvest Day expo organised by Grain SA. 

Supplier to unveil  new brand identity  at Nampo 2016
NEW LOOK FOR NAMPO The new Bearings International brand includes a streamlined logo and new corporate livery

Glass half-full for agri sector, financier expects positive growth

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 From a production perspective, the future of the South African agriculture sector is brighter than expected, which is a good sign when it comes to food security, says South African financial services group Standard Bank. This outlook can be attributed to the country’s positive population growth,... 

Glass half-full for agri sector,  financier expects positive growth
Photo by Bloomberg
SUNNY PROSPECTS The local agriculture, forestry and fishing industry grew the fastest in 2014, expanding by 5.6%

Emerging farmers key to agri transformation

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 Given the technological revolution South Africa’s agriculture sector is currently experiencing, the country’s emerging farmers need to be well equipped if they want to become the commercial farmers of tomorrow, says local agricultural and diversified foods group Afgri. “Afgri believes that the... 

Emerging farmers key  to agri transformation
CULTIVATING EDUCATION The Harvest Time Investments programme focuses on enabling the emerging farmer to expand and contribute to the agriculture sector

VSD unit showcases energy efficiency

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 Southern Africa bearings and power transmission products distributor Bearings International will highlight a variable-speed drive (VSD) and motor demonstration unit at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day to showcase the company’s energy efficiency drive components for agricultural irrigation systems.... 

VSD unit showcases energy efficiency
CORE FOCUS Bearings International’s display at Nampo will include bearings for agriculture equipment that enhance energy efficiency and savings

In-demand excavators showcased at Nampo

1st May 2015 Since specialist machinery importer and distributor Smith Power Equipment’s launch of the Kubota u-30 and u-50 mini excavators to the local market in August 2014, demand from South African farmers for these excavators has increased rapidly, the company notes. Therefore, Smith Power Equipment will... 

In-demand excavators showcased at Nampo
TIGHT OPERATION The Kubota’s zero boom-swing enables the mini excavator to operate without having to move

Tracked excavator highlighted at Nampo

1st May 2015 Based on the success of its participation in the Nampo Harvest Day event in 2014, engineering support services company Babcock, the exclusive distributor of Volvo and SDLG construction equipment in Southern Africa, will be exhibiting a range of machinery at this year’s show, with the Volvo... 

Tracked excavator  highlighted at Nampo
MEETING THE STANDARDS The SDLG range incorporates world-class manufacturing quality and internationally accepted safety standards

Interactive exhibition highlights agriculture science, healthcare sectors

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 This year’s Nampo Harvest Day, which will take place in Bothaville, in the Free State, from May 12 to 15, will be the first stop for global health care, agriculture and high-tech polymer materials company Bayer’s Science for a Better Life interactive science exhibition and world tour this year.... 

Interactive exhibition  highlights agriculture  science, healthcare sectors
INTERCONNECTED APPROACH In addition to the Science for a Better Life exhibition, Bayer’s CropSciences and Animal Health divisions will drive awareness of its capabilities at Nampo

Company embarks on drive for semiauto welding and repair

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 Since many South African farmers still use some of the older welding and repair processes – which are dated, slow and costly – local gas and welding company Afrox aims to convert many of these processes into more advanced, semi-automated processes. The company will, therefore, showcase the many... 

Company embarks on  drive for semiauto  welding and repair
RELIABLE OFFERING Afrox’s theme – Quality You Can Trust – underlines its quality management system where products are supplied to international, national and company standards

Mechanisation drive to increase demand for application specific machinery

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 Amid South Africa’s increased focus on mechanisation, global construction equipment and compact machinery manufacturer Wacker Neuson will emphasise its compact range of machinery at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day. The machinery that Wacker Neuson will showcase at Nampo – which will take place in... 

Mechanisation drive to increase demand for application specific machinery
FIT FOR PURPOSE Dedicated machines can complete multiple actions, increase productivity as well as result in significant time and fuel savings

Schumann Tanks South Africa

1st May 2015 Biogas plant design, specification and implementation company BiogasSA recently secured the official agency to supply and construct Germany-based Schumann Tank-und-Stahlbau’s bolted steel panel tanks to the domestic and Southern African markets. Schumann, through BiogasSA, can provide tanks... 

Schumann Tanks South Africa

Junior ploughers also compete at Nampo

By: Dylan Slater     25th April 2014 A young generation of ploughers will take to the fields in a ploughing competition at this year’s Grain SA Nampo Harvest Day, which runs from May 13 to 16, in the Free State. 

Junior ploughers also compete at Nampo
Ploughing up a Storm Ploughing – using traditional ploughs and methods – is an art and a skill that is increasingly becoming obsolete, owing to improved machines and equipment

New cane slew loader on show

By: Dylan Slater     25th April 2014 Heavy equipment manufacturers Bell Equipment and Richards Bay-based Matriarch Equipment will exhibit their new cane slew loader (CSL) at this year’s agricultural and livestock expo Nampo Harvest Day next month in Bothaville, Free State. 

New cane slew  loader on show
CANE SLEW LOADING MADE SIMPLE Operators who have tested the machine are impressed with its visibility and comfort

Forklift rental suitable for agriculture sector

By: Dylan Slater     25th April 2014 Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), a division of Eqstra Holdings will display a range of forklifts suitable for agricultural applications at Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville, in the Free State, from May 13 to 16. 

Forklift rental suitable for agriculture sector
DIESEL POWER FOR FARM LIFTING Diesel-powered forklifts are ideal for agricultural purposes, owing to the oil-burning engine’s fuel efficiency

Versatility with compact machinery

25th April 2014 Versatile agricultural machinery from compact construction machinery manufacturer Wacker Neuson, aimed to ease farm workflows and increase productivity, and will be displayed at Nampo Harvest Day, in the Free State. 

Versatility with compact machinery
COMPACTNESS ON A FARM Wacker Neuson’s compact equipment offers a good balance between high performance and low-cost operation

Nampo – new generation of agri-partner

By: Dylan Slater     25th April 2014 South African grain producers association Grain SA tells Engineering News that the theme of this year’s Nampo Harvest Day event is The New Generation Agri-Partner. 

Nampo – new generation of agri-partner
Off-road Capabilities 4x4 demonstrations will showcase various vehicle manufacturers’ vehicle offerings that are suitable for agricultural applications

Bobcat

25th April 2014 Bobcat Equipment South Africa is a leading supplier of compact equipment on both a sales and rental platform, to diverse local and cross border market sectors including construction, landscaping, agriculture, grounds’ maintenance, government, utility, industry and mining. Bobcat incorporates... 

Bobcat
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