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PPC supported by Africa growth, while local sales dwindle

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     2nd February 2018 Construction materials supplier PPC's revenue for the nine months ended December 31, 2017, improved on that of the prior comparable period, with interim CEO Johan Claassen noting on Friday that the company continued to make good progress in terms of its deliverables. However, PPC noted that the... 

Need for environmental awareness in growing industry

By: Simone Liedtke     16th June 2017 There is a growing need for the construction industry to become more environmentally aware, which includes considering solvent emissions, recycling and toxicity, and building materials supplier DenBraven national sales and marketing manager Michael Berg says the company has made higher... 

Concrete Footprint In Growth Nodes

3rd May 2016 South Africa’s leading concrete solutions provider, AfriSam has strengthened its readymix production and supply capacities in the northern areas of Durban, KwaZulu-Natal. Since September 2015, its new batching plant in Phoenix has been supplying concrete for the construction of the massive Dr... 

Disposal of lossmaking businesses sees 80% gain in Iliad FY HEPS

By: Natalie Greve     17th March 2015 Building materials supplier Iliad appears to be experiencing the upside of a 2013 decision to cull several lossmaking divisions, this week posting a dramatic 80% increase in headline earnings per share (HEPS) to 72.3c for the year ended December 31. The company’s operating profit increased to... 

Afrimat reports higher interim EPS, HEPS

By: Creamer Media Reporter      21st October 2014 JSE-listed materials supplier Afrimat expects to report basic earnings per share (EPS) of between 59c and 64c, when it releases its interim results for the six months ended August 31. This would be between 20% and 30% higher than the EPS of 49.1c recorded in the first half of the previous... 

Iliad’s new streamlined business well-positioned for 2014

By: Natasha Odendaal     28th August 2013 Building materials supplier Iliad has significantly advanced its “strategic repositioning” as improved growth emerged in the third quarter of 2013, CEO Eugene Beneke said on Wednesday. Over the past three years, the JSE-listed company had been realigning its business through a strategic roadmap... 

Afrimat raises Infrasors minority buyout offer

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     7th June 2013 JSE-listed materials supplier Afrimat on Thursday increased its offer to the minority shareholders of resources group Infrasors from 35c a share to 65c a share to acquire their stake in the company. This was a premium to the current trading price of Infrasors of about 60c and was the same price... 

Adoption of global standards can promote locally manufactured products

By: Zandile Mavuso     31st May 2013 The pressure is on local manufacturers to produce products in line with global standards that can compete with imported alternatives, states stainless steel casting manufacturer Steloy Castings. 

PED assures safety for petrochemicals equipment

By: Zandile Mavuso     22nd March 2013 Global supplier of high-alloy steel components Steloy Castings credits its share of the international and South African petrochemicals market to conforming with the stringent quality-assurance requirements necessitated by the petrochemicals industry, in addition to the standards of the European... 

Company offers flexible ceiling solutions

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     27th April 2012 Interior finishing products manufacturer Lafarge Gypsum, a subsidiary of building materials supplier Lafarge South Africa, says it offers a flexible range of standardised components that enable the quick and practical installation of its ceiling boards, whether for suspended or flush plaster... 


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