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Eaton develops 10 000 operation switchgear for Shoprite’s warehouses

2nd November 2018 Shoprite Holdings commissioned engineering professional services firms WSP Africa to design a medium voltage (MV) power distribution system for its new Cilmor Distribution Centre, to provide reliable, continuous power to three large warehouses despite regular utility load shedding issues which... 

Helios to enter South Africa within the next year, says CEO

By: Bloomberg     9th October 2018 Helios Towers wants to enter South Africa within the next year, helping the mobile phone tower operator build scale as it prepares for a stock market listing as early as 2019. Helios is in talks with potential partners to comply with South Africa’s black economic empowerment requirements and... 

African telecoms towers operator Helios plans London listing

By: Reuters     2nd March 2018 African mobile towers operator Helios Towers plans to list on the London Stock Exchange in early April, it said on Friday, with an expected valuation of about £2-billion ($2.75-billion). Helios is the third African mobile towers business scheduled to float in 2018, with IHS Towers and Eaton... 

Eaton Named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE

22nd February 2018 Johannesburg … Power management company Eaton, were recently named one of the World’s Most Admired Companies by FORTUNE magazine.   FORTUNE’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies is based on company surveys and peer ratings from top executives, directors and members of the financial... 

Biggest African phone-tower firms said to be mulling 2018 listings

By: Bloomberg     8th December 2017 Three of Africa’s largest telecommunication towers companies plan to pursue share sales in either London or New York early next year, taking advantage of high industry valuations to fund expansion, according to people familiar with the matter. Closely-held IHS Towers, targeting an enterprise... 

Positive growth for filtration industry leading to 2022

1st December 2017 The portable filtration systems market is expected to grow from an estimated $512.6-million in 2017 to $621.4-million by 2022, registering a compound yearly growth rate of 3.93 in this time. Market research company Markets and Markets explains that stringent government regulations, growth in... 

Integrated facility augments hydraulics and pneumatics services

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     20th October 2017 Engineering consumables and components distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG) officially opened its upgraded BMG World facility, in Droste Park, Johannesburg, to customers last month. BMG World is the consolidation of BMG’s various product divisions and workshops, into one central facility. This... 

Eaton Mobile Tech Day: Taking Eaton directly to the customer

6th September 2017 Leading Power Management Company Eaton has recently launched its 2017 Mobile Technology Tour, a month-long mobile exhibition showcasing Eaton’s latest innovative technologies and solutions for the commercial buildings and utilities industries. The tour commenced on Monday, 21 August 2017 at the... 

BMG to distribute Eaton’s conveyor solutions across sub-Saharan Africa

By: Mia Breytenbach     11th August 2017 Power management solutions provider Eaton has signed a distribution partnership agreement with technical solutions provider and engineering consumables and components distributor Bearing Man Group (BMG), whereby BMG will be responsible for the distribution of Eaton’s range of conveyor solutions... 

Hydraulic pumps market set to grow until 2021

5th May 2017 The global hydraulic pumps market is anticipated to grow at a steady rate and will post a compound annual growth rate of close to 5% during the forecast period 2017 to 2021, says market research company Technavio. 

Multibag filter housing system has multiple applications

25th November 2016 Diversified industrial products manufacturer Eaton’s new line of multi-bag filter housings offers effective solutions for a wide variety of filtration applications for industries such as automotive, pulp and paper, paints, coatings and chemicals, and industrial water where a code stamp is not... 

Low commodity prices negatively affecting the mining industry

By: Anine Kilian     12th September 2016 Many projects in Africa have stalled as a result of low commodity prices and companies’ reluctance to build new projects in a low-price environment Eaton – Global Mining, Metals and Minerals Industry Manager David Durocher said on Monday Speaking at a conference at Electra Mining Africa 2016, in... 

Eaton appoints new Africa MD

2nd June 2016 Power management company Eaton has appointed Seydou Kane as MD of its Africa region, effective June 1. Kane succeeds Shane Kilfoil who will move to the US to take up a global role within Eaton. 

Power management company unveils new products

By: Mia Breytenbach     27th May 2016 Power management company Eaton launched its first month-long exhibition, called South Africa Mobile Tech Day, to showcase solutions in commercial construction that combines expert analysis and demonstrative exhibitions to address customers’ power management needs. The Eaton Mobile Tech Day... 

Alternative energy systems boosting African industrial supply chains

By: Schalk Burger     8th April 2016 Alternative energy and storage systems are being used to make various portions of African industrial supply chains more effective and resilient, as well as control energy costs and production disruptions, says electrical equipment specialist firm Eaton alternative energy specialist Winfried... 

Variable-frequency drive keeps water flowing

18th March 2016 Power management company Eaton last month announced that the company’s custom variable frequency drive (VFD) solution was recently installed at Mooresville Water Treatment Plant in North Carolina, in the US. The VFD fits within the plant’s space constraints and has been keeping its 600 kW pumps... 

Backup power solution for small and medium enterprises unveiled

By: Anine Kilian     25th September 2015 Power management company Eaton launched an energy saving and back-up hybrid invertor system that allowed for continued power during load-shedding earlier this month. The system, which was launched alongside Eaton’s Experience Centre, in Wadeville, Gauteng, can provide sufficient power for small-... 

Eaton unveils back-up power solution for small, medium enterprises

By: Anine Kilian     9th September 2015 Power management company Eaton on Wednesday launched an energy saving and back-up hybrid invertor system that allows for continued power during load-shedding. The system, which was launched alongside Eaton’s Experience Centre, in Wadeville, could provide sufficient power for small- to... 

Eaton raises $350-million

By: Natasha Odendaal     4th May 2015 Telecommunications tower company Eaton Towers said it had attracted $350-million in funding from existing and new shareholders to support its expansion and acquisition plan in Africa. Eaton CEO Terry Rhodes said additional equity had been sourced from controlling shareholder Capital Group Private... 

Online hydraulics digital product catalogue now available

24th April 2015 Power management company Eaton announced in March that the company’s PowerSource website,, an end-to-end searchable product database that enables users to search, specify and sell hydraulics products, is now available to all users free of charge. 

Rooftop solar is the way forward – power management company

By: Dylan Slater     17th April 2015 The large-scale exploitation and rapid implementation of rooftop solar power for commercial buildings and households would bring drastic relief from South Africa’s current electricity woes, says power management solutions company Eaton.  

Variable frequency drives for demanding applications

23rd January 2015 A series of variable frequency drive (VFD) devices, for demanding industrial and building automation applications, was recently launched to customers in Africa, by power management company Eaton. 

Eaton to provide elec equipment for Africa’s largest solar microgrid

By: Natalie Greve     12th December 2014 Power management company Eaton announced on Friday that it would be providing electrical engineering services and power distribution equipment for the construction of a 5 MW solar microgrid system in Annobon province – an island off Equatorial Guinea, in central Africa. The microgrid had battery... 

Eaton Introduces Dura-Kote™ Plating Technology for Enhanced Corrosion Resistance on Carbon Steel Fluid Conveyance Products

12th December 2014 EDEN PRAIRIE, MINN. … Power management company Eaton today announced the launch of Dura-KoteTM plating technology, which delivers a significantly higher level of corrosion resistance for Eaton’s carbon steel fluid conveyance products. Eaton’s carbon steel fluid conveyance products have been rated... 

Eaton Towers inks deal to acquire 3 500 telecoms towers in Africa

By: Natalie Greve     8th September 2014 In line with an industry-wide strategy to drive cost efficiencies through the use of shared passive infrastructure, African telecoms tower company Eaton Towers has inked a deal to acquire over 3 500 towers in six countries from global telecommunications services provider Bharti Airtel. Eaton said... 

African Utility Week: a truly world class showcase of power and water solutions

16th August 2012 Event returns to Cape Town as new event director joins team The annual African Utility Week conference and exhibition has solidified its reputation as the continent’s largest exhibition for utilities and large industrial end users with record visitor and exhibitor numbers. Eskom CEO Brian Dames’... 

Low-priced SUV added to group’s SA offering

By: Irma Venter     4th May 2012 Mahindra South Africa has introduced a new lowest-price Scorpio to this range of sports-utility vehicles (SUVs) available in South Africa.  

Eaton buys 400 telecoms towers in Uganda

By: Natasha Odendaal     19th March 2012 African telecoms infrastructure firm Eaton Towers acquired 400 towers from Warid Telecom Uganda, the company announced on Monday. This followed Eaton’s acquisition of 300 towers from Orange Uganda last week. 

Mahindra adds new low-price petrol Scorpio to range

By: Irma Venter     12th March 2012 Mahindra South Africa has introduced a new lowest-price Scorpio to this range of sports utility vehicles (SUVs) available in South Africa. The rear-wheel drive, seven-seater derivative with a 2.2-litre turbocharged petrol engine is priced at R209 900 – R20 000 less than the lowest-priced... 


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