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Hydraulics scope for vessel project completed

     20th October 2017 In its biggest sea vessel project ever undertaken, hydraulic components and turnkey hydraulic systems supplier Hytec successfully designed, manufactured, installed and commissioned all hydraulics for three systems on board the most technologically advanced marine diamond sampling and exploration... 

Bosch launches new generation of 18 V rotary hammers

     10th July 2017 The latest additions to the Bosch range of rotary hammers with EC motors generate an impact energy of 2.6 joules, which is 50% more than the current strongest 18 V rotary hammer. The GBH 18V-26 Professional and GBH 18V-26 F Professional are the latest additions to the Bosch range of rotary... 

The Fastener Factory

By: Zandile Mavuso     23rd June 2017 Established in 2015, The Faster Factory is a Durban-based company with sales representation through distributors in Gauteng and the rest of the country. 

Africa’s first multidisciplinary design school opens in Cape Town

By: Kim Cloete     10th March 2017 Africa’s first multidisciplinary design school has been formally launched at the University of Cape Town (UCT). The Hasso Plattner Institute of Design Thinking, commonly known as the d-school, aims to foster innovation and encourage fresh ways of thinking. 

Forging market for automotive application to be valued at $56-billion by 2022

     10th March 2017 Market research company Zion Market Research has published a new report highlighting that the global steel forging market for automotive applications was valued at $41.77-billion in 2016 and is expected to reach $56-billion in 2022, growing at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 5.1% between... 

RS Components stocks power tools with lithium-ion batteries to replace nickel-cadmium types following lifting of EU exemption

     9th February 2017 EU exemption for NiCd batteries no longer in place, making Li-ion the ideal successor technology for leading power tools RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, the global distributor for engineers, has announced availability of a wide range of power tools that use... 

Correct Diagnostics Of Fuel Injection Systems Saves Costs

     3rd October 2016 Incorrect diagnosis of fuel injection systems is causing fleet operators substantial losses, and Reef Fuel Injection Services (RFI) is concerned that this not as apparent as it should be to industry. Modern fuel injection systems require that fuel be delivered at a specific volume and pressure.... 

Reef Fuel Injection Services Fuels Leadership Position In SA

     20th July 2016 There are only a few South African companies that are able to repair cutting edge diesel fuel injection systems that have entered the market over the years, and Reef Fuel Injection Services continues to grow its reputation as a leader in the field. RFI is an authorised service agent to all... 

Strong growth leads to blade technology introduction

By: Malusi Mkhize     1st April 2016 Engineering and electronics specialist company Bosch is set to introduce its NanoBlade technology in October this year to selected markets, with initial availability being targeted for Europe. This follows the company’s strong growth in power tools last year that resulted in a €4.5-billion... 

Thin-film solar module developer shrugs off IP right challenge, now focused on refining technology

By: Irma Venter     18th March 2016 Vivian Alberts had a tough 2015. The University of Johannesburg (UJ) physicist faced a fierce European challenge to the intellectual property (IP) on his life’s work – a brand of thin-film solar module (TFSM) technology – while also working to make his invention achieve the same efficiency on... 

SA-developed solar panels beat European intellectual property challenge 

By: Irma Venter     4th March 2016 Professor Vivian Alberts had a tough 2015. The University of Johannesburg (UJ) physicist faced a fierce European challenge to the intellectual property (IP) on his life’s work – a brand of thin-film solar module (TFSM) technology – while also working to make his invention achieve the same... 

Companies provide glimpse into bauma 2016 product launches

By: Natasha Odendaal     22nd January 2016 Expectations of innovative advancements in the construction and building materials machinery, mining machines, construction vehicles and construction equipment sectors are running high as the much anticipated bauma 2016 trade show nears. With rival companies preparing to descend on one of the... 

Power tools specialist launches new rotary hammer

By: Dylan Slater     9th October 2015 Power tools company Bosch launched the GBH 12-52 D Professional rotary hammer last month, claiming it to be the most powerful rotary hammer from Bosch to date. 

Indigenisation-style changes to private security Act to slash GDP by 10%, warns Sacci

By: Natalie Greve     6th October 2015 An economic-impact assessment undertaken by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (Sacci) has laid bare the alarming potential knock-on effects of proposed changes to legislation governing the foreign ownership of private security firms in South Africa, suggesting that the amendments... 

‘Homeless’ S African CEOs raise R25m on icy streets of Joburg 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th June 2015 Over 250 CEOs from South Africa’s largest corporates last week traded in boardroom suits for cardboard boxes, spending 12 hours on the streets of Johannesburg as part of an initiative to raise some R25-million for charity Girls and Boys Town and bring awareness to the plight of the homeless in... 

S Africa key to German tool manufacturer’s Africa growth

By: Pimani Baloyi     19th June 2015 South Africa remains an important market and source of revenue for Germany-headquartered machine tools manufacturer Robert Bosch Power Tools, says Southern Africa regional sales director Yugan Moodley. “South Africa contributed about 60% of Bosch’s Africa-based turnover in 2014 and we are... 

Private security Bill threat to foreign investment if passed – Sacci

By: Tracy Hancock     18th June 2014 Should President Jacob Zuma sign into law the Private Security Industry Regulation Amendment Bill, which includes a clause relating to the dilution of foreign ownership, there could be many unintended negative consequences for the South African economy, says the South African Chamber of Commerce... 

Diesel service centre invests in new technology

By: Carina Borralho     23rd August 2013 Over the last three years, a significant percentage of Reef Fuel Injection (RFI) Services’ budget allocated to investments has been spent on acquiring new technology to increase its competitiveness. The Germiston-based company, which is the accredited service and warranty centre to diesel fuel... 

New angle grinder reduces vibrations by 40%

     23rd August 2013 The new GWS 26-230 LVI Professional is the lightest large angle grinder in its class and reduces vibration by 40% owing to its decoupled main and side handles and vibration dampening, compared with angle grinders without vibration control, states technology and services supplier Bosch. 

Chery positive about outlook for brand in South Africa

By: Irma Venter     18th January 2013 Chery South Africa (SA) MD Brett Soso expects 2012 sales of the imported Chinese brand to be up 3% on 2011 numbers, with 2011 not a particularly successful year for Chery as it suffered quite a downturn compared with 2010 sales. However, Soso is positive the future of the brand is bright in South... 

Chery launches first new car in 3 years, three more planned for 2013

By: Irma Venter     30th November 2012 Chery South Africa (SA) MD Brett Soso expects 2012 sales of the imported Chinese brand to be up 3% on 2011 numbers, with 2011 not a particularly successful year for Chery as it suffered quite a downturn compared with 2010 sales. However, Soso is positive the future of the brand is bright in... 

Chinese car market forecast to grow to 23.3m units in 2013 but Foton warns saturation may not be far off

By: Irma Venter     9th November 2012 The 2012 forecast is for the Chinese new vehicle market to grow to 20.3-million units, rising to 23.3-million vehicles in 2013. However, warns Foton Motor Company VP Robin Wu, the Chinese market cannot continue to “take so many vehicles, so we need to think globally. Sooner or later we will reach... 

Foton looks to global markets as it launches new Tunland bakkie

By: Irma Venter     22nd October 2012 The 2012 forecast is for the Chinese new vehicle market to grow to 20.3-million units, rising to 23.3-million vehicles in 2013. However, warns Foton Motor Company VP Robin Wu, the Chinese market cannot continue to “take so many vehicles, so we need to think globally. Sooner or later we will... 

German firm leads the way in organic photovoltaic films

By: Karel Smrcka     27th April 2012 German company Heliatek, a global leasder in high-end solar technology, was spun off in 2006 from the Technical University of Dresden and the University of Ulm. As the global leader in the field of flexible organic photovoltaics (OPV) based on small molecules, Heliatek set a new world record in... 

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