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The Cummins Power City To City Tour South Africa Bringing Energy Solutions to the Nation A Powerful brand on the Move

     Updated 4 hours ago Cummins Inc., a global energy leader providing electrical power generation systems and complementary business units that design, manufacture, distribute and service diesel and natural gas engines and related technologies, is embarking on a national City to City Tour of South Africa in a highly... 

RS Components showcased the new pi-top at the South African Electronics Industry Expo 2016

     24th June 2016 RS Components SA, the global distributor for engineers, is a member of the Association of Representatives for the Electronics Industry (arei)  showcased the new pi-top supported by the DesignSpark suite of free software tools, at the South African Electronics Industry Expo at the Kyalami... 

DPI Plastics racks up orders in large-bore water infrastructure projects

     24th June 2016 DPI Plastics has already racked up two major orders for its new 630 mm Class 16 mPVC pipe, which it is now capable of manufacturing at its Roodekop factory. Technical and product manager Renier Snyman explains that this represents the latest addition to the 630 mm diameter range from DPI... 

Industrial Equipment range brings cost and energy-saving benefits to the Namibian mining sector through Renttech SA’s branch SA Welding in Walvis Bay

     24th June 2016 Renttech South Africa’s pan-African expansion strategy is well on track with the company’s new branch in Namibia. Featuring a broad range of well-known names in welding machinery and consumables, lifting and rigging equipment, as well as diesel generators and compressors, Renttech - situated in... 

Zuma proud of megahousing project in KZN 

By: News24Wire      24th June 2016 President Jacob Zuma on Thursday gave a "mega" housing project in Pietermaritzburg his stamp of approval. Zuma visited the Vulindlela rural area to celebrate the project that has built 12 300 houses since 2012. The project aims to deliver a total of 25 000 homes by completion in 2018. 

Cape Town doctor aiming to rewrite the sports safety-gear script  

By: Irma Venter     24th June 2016 Fifteen years ago, Dr Chris Leatt witnessed the death of a fellow motorcycle rider a few weeks after his four-year-old son, Matthew, got on a bike and fell in love with the sport. “Alan Selby had fallen at the top of a hill and I travelled up with the paramedic to assist,” says Leatt from his... 

Unsustainable use of revenue from once booming phosphate sector haunting Nauru

By: Ilan Solomons     24th June 2016 The entire topside of the island of Nauru, in the Central Pacific, has largely been mined out and requires extensive rehabilitation, says Asian Development Bank (ADB) economist Roland Rajah. The tiny island nation, with a population of about 10 700 residents on an area of about 21 km2, has... 

Cape Town doctor aiming to rewrite the sports safety-gear script

By: Irma Venter     24th June 2016 Fifteen years ago Dr Chris Leatt witnessed the death of a fellow motorcycle rider a few weeks after his four-year-old son, Matthew, got on a bike and fell in love with the sport. “Alan Selby had fallen at the top of a hill and I travelled up with the paramedic to assist,” says Leatt from his home... 

Company’s new design opens more doors for pipe manufacturers

By: Sascha Solomons     24th June 2016 Amid government spend on big water projects and the ongoing, urgent need for water infrastructure development, pipes manufacturer DPI Plastics’ latest addition to its existing 630-mm-diameter range, the new 630 Class 16 modified polyvinyl chloride (mPVC) pipe, has enabled the company to make... 

Cost-effective car park monitoring system implemented

     24th June 2016 Machine vision is bringing a new dimension to parking – a cost-effective way of monitoring car park occupancy and on-street parking bays, without expensive infrastructure, product development engineering and technology consulting service provider Cambridge Consultants commercial director Dipak... 

Damage to tube and pipe weld purging systems eliminated

     24th June 2016 Welding metallurgy and gas physics specialists Huntingdon Fusion Techniques (HFT) have designed Argweld heat resistant covers to eliminate damaging or bursting inflatable dams on tube and pipe weld purging systems owing to exposure to high temperatures. HFT distributor support Luke Keane notes... 

Danish valves producer boosts local production with new factory

By: Simon Sonnekus     24th June 2016 Danish valves producer AVK Valves, which acquired local valves company Premier Valves in 2014, is nearing completion of a brand new valve manufacturing facility located in Alrode in Gauteng. The R100-million investment includes a 1 200 m2 training facility, 4 500 m2 office area and 2 000 m2... 

List of local suppliers for new passenger trains continues to grow

By: Irma Venter     24th June 2016 The number of local suppliers in the R51-billion contract to produce 600 new passenger trains for the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) has reached 32. Six trains have been completed and shipped to South Africa to date. These units form part of an order of 20 that are being imported... 

New nuclear programme localisation target likely to be 50%

By: Keith Campbell     24th June 2016 The South African government is looking at securing a local content level of 50% in the country’s proposed new nuclear power plant (NPP) programme. This was stated recently by South African Nuclear Energy Corporation (Necsa) Board Chairperson Dr Kelvin Kemm at a press briefing at the Necsa... 

Partnership to increase infrastructure growth

     24th June 2016 Three international firms consisting of the technology developer General Electric (GE) Africa, multi-industry company Mara Group and financial institution Atlas Merchant Capital have partnered to help address infrastructure challenges in Africa through investments in equity projects such as rail... 

Rail upgrade project largest in the world

By: Victor Moolman     24th June 2016 The new rolling stock procurement programme from the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) is the largest passenger rail and system upgrade in the world, says professional service firm KPMG. 

Stringent specs for plastic pipes in gas pipelines

     24th June 2016 South Africa’s gas industry is on the cusp of great growth and expansion in light of a potential global oversupply of shale gas. As a result, local plastic pipe manufacturers have to ensure that the pipes used in gas pipelines have been manufactured according to stringent specifications and... 

Summit brings governments, operators and investors together

     24th June 2016 Regional and international stakeholders for East and Central Africa's transport infrastructure sector will be gathering once again at the seventh East & Central Africa Roads & Rail Infrastructure Summit 2016 (Roads & Rail 2016) to be held on September 27 and 28 in Dar es Salaam, in Tanzania. 

Atlas Copco - Long-term Portable Energy Partner

     23rd June 2016 Portable energy is the lifeline on any job site that is dependent on the reliable supply of air, power or light to operate tools and equipment such as the construction, road making, mining, quarrying, oil & gas, power generation and agricultural industries. Atlas Copco’s Portable Energy division... 

Fastener Fair India 2016: New Delhi edition hits the heights, ending with positive results

     23rd June 2016 The fourth edition of Fastener Fair India took place in the country’s capital city, New Delhi, for the first time from 19-20 May 2016. The exhibition attracted 2,651 Indian and international visitors and 151 exhibiting companies were present at the two-day event. The majority of exhibitors were... 

EuroBLECH 2016 presents online competition “The New Generation of Sheet Metal Working”

     23rd June 2016 After the great success of the first online competition in 2014, EuroBLECH 2016 is presenting this year “The New Generation of Sheet Metal Working”. The online competition will reward six organisations or individuals in the sheet metal working industry for best practice, innovation, excellence... 

New Board Calls For Industrial Unity To Safeguard Skills Funds

     23rd June 2016 The newly-established Professional Board for the Master Built Environment intends playing a major role in boosting the skills level and professional status of 41 industries that have pledged allegiance to the PBMBE's goals, says Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO of ArkKonsult,  the consultancy spearheading... 

High Voltage coils – making quality cost effective

     22nd June 2016 For industries operating and maintaining high voltage motors and generators, a cost effective, timely and planned repair schedule is crucial to maintaining productivity. Central to this regime is the use of high quality, precision manufactured stator coils, available through a local and trusted... 

Gas turbine coupling developed for GE generators

     22nd June 2016 The constant increase in demand for electrical power around the world requires more generating capacity to be installed for both local and national use. One of the most efficient and controllable sources of energy is produced by aeroderivative gas turbine engines that are reconfigured by... 

Ekurhuleni metropolitan municipality hosts investment tour

By: David Oliveira     22nd June 2016 The Ekurhuleni municipality has given journalists insight into some of the key industrial and infrastructure developments being built in the metropolitan, including the Harambee bus-rapid transit (BRT) system and the Lords View Industrial Park. During the media tour, on Tuesday, Ekurhuleni senior... 

WRS continue Growth Trajectory, Launch 3 new Divisions

     22nd June 2016 Well-established global staffing solutions provider Worldwide Recruitment Solutions Ltd have launched 3 new divisions this month as part of their wider diversification and growth plan: Commodities & Trading, Manufacturing & Engineering and Chemicals. These new areas for WRS complement their... 

Why is Outsourcing Still a Dirty Word?

     22nd June 2016 Amongst South African business leaders, outsourcing is still something of a dirty word. For many, it denotes weakness and an inability to properly grow and manage all the traditional aspects of a successful company. Yet this is an outdated view – and one that does not take into account today’s... 

As wage talks continue, Mibco positive strike will be avoided

By: Irma Venter     21st June 2016 Motor Industry Bargaining Council (Mibco) general secretary Tom Mkhwanazi said on Tuesday that he “was positive” that the motor industry would “avoid a strike this year”. “I think parties will get to the point where they will say it is not to the benefit of employers or employees, looking at the... 

New ARALDITE® adhesives extend performance in automotive assembly applications

     21st June 2016 In 2015, the global automotive adhesive and sealant market was valued at $5 million. With factors including vehicle safety, light weighting and fuel economy continuing to prevail under ever stringent standards and regulations, it’s expected that this market will grow at a compound annual rate of... 

Hapman Partners With Eunori Limited As The Official Manufacturer’s Rep Agency For China

     21st June 2016 Hapman, a global manufacturer of conveyors and bulk material handling equipment serving industries ranging from chemical, and food, to nutraceutical, minerals processing, wastewater, and power generation has partnered with Eunori Limited located Beijing, China to exclusively handle and support... 

Coca-Cola opens new $130m bottling plant in Mozambique

By: African News Agency      21st June 2016 Coca-Cola Bottling Company on Tuesday announced the official opening of its world-class bottling facility in Matola Gare, near Maputo, Mozambique. The plant, built over three years at a cost of $130-million, is the largest green-field facility in Coca-Cola Sabco’s history across its seven-country... 

Naacam announces new component show for April 2017

By: Irma Venter     21st June 2016 The National Association of Automotive Components and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) has announced that it will host the inaugural Naacam Show at the Durban International Convention Centre, from April 5 to 7, 2017. The show will be hosted every two years as a platform from which to grow the... 

Presidency reports on progress with 9-point plan

By: News24Wire      21st June 2016 The South African Government is making steady progress in the implementation of its Nine Point Plan to reignite growth and create jobs, the Presidency said on Monday. The plan, which forms part of of the implementation of the National Development Plan (NDP), was announced by President Jacob Zuma... 

Global manufacturing survey points to ‘brutal’ market share tussle

By: Terence Creamer     20th June 2016 A newly released international survey of senior manufacturing executives highlights growth as being a key priority for most enterprises, which, in the context of weak underlying economic conditions, is suggestive of a “brutal competitive fight” for market share in the coming two years. In fact,... 

Acquisition of SABMiller by Anheuser-Busch InBev to come before the Tribunal

     20th June 2016 From 22 to 24 June the Competition Tribunal will hear the proposed large merger between beer and cider giants Anheuser-Busch InBev SA/NV (AB InBev) and SABMiller plc (SABMiller). The hearing follows the Competition Commission’s recommendations to the Tribunal that the merger be approved with... 

AHEC to collaborate with seven UAE-based designers for ‘Seed to Seat’ project at Downtown Design 2016

     20th June 2016 The American Hardwood Export Council (AHEC), the leading international trade association for the American hardwood industry, has announced the launch of ‘Seed to Seat’, a collaboration with seven of the most prominent and exciting designers in the UAE, who have been given an open brief and asked... 

Fighting for market share - manufacturing CEOs report aggressive growth strategies: KPMG International

     20th June 2016 More than half categorise growth strategies as ‘aggressive’; more than one-in-six say growth strategy is ‘very aggressive’. New markets beckon; Switch on who wants it most. India and China making moves  The 2016 KPMG International Global Manufacturing Outlook stated that seventy-four percent of... 

SA lacks FinTech skills

     20th June 2016 FinTech is a booming industry throughout the African continent but South Africa is reluctant to take advantage of this opportunity. This is largely due to a lack of skills and training, particularly in financial literacy. Future Talent Academy, a subsidiary of Khonology, believes the FinTech... 

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