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Open day highlights new offerings from Upat

15th February 2019 Last month construction material and fastener distributor Upat hosted an open day at its head office in New Doornfontein, Gauteng, where customers were given a foretaste of the latest innovations which will be introduced locally in 2019. Upat provides solutions for construction, general industry,... 

Construction professionals test latest tools and consumables 

7th February 2019 Professionals in the construction industry interrogated and tested the latest building tools and consumables at local construction equipment distributor Upat’s open day, in January. Schalk Burger has the story. 

New pop rivet tool for construction sector

12th October 2018 Powertool manufacturer Milwaukee’s new M12 BPRT pop rivet system, is available locally through construction fastener distributor Upat South Africa. Considering the sheer number of rivets needed during prefabrication, assembly and field installation work, particularly in the construction sector,... 

Upat keeps Riggers Steeplejacks up high with total solution

6th September 2018 A specialist supplier of suspended access systems, Riggers Steeplejacks makes extensive use of fischer construction fasteners, Milwaukee power tools, and Stabila measuring tools, all distributed exclusively by leading local supplier Upat, to enable it to offer complete solutions to its clients.... 

Make any job-site shine with rugged lighting technology from Milwaukee

23rd July 2018 Milwaukee’s high-output LED lighting offers full-day run-times in portable packages, utilising advanced technology to deliver consistent beams, optimised colour temperature, and true colour representation, all integral to ensuring more productive work areas and job sites in the construction and... 

HellermannTyton Adds Flex to Adhesive Cable Tie Mounts

2nd July 2018 FlexTack cable tie mounts will conform to curved and angled surfaces. MILWAUKEE – HellermannTyton announces FlexTack, a new line of adhesive cable tie mounts designed to adhere to curved and moderately angled surfaces. Available immediately, the product enables installers to route wires, cables... 

Best-in-class impact wrench from Milwaukee makes a big impact

27th June 2018 The M18 FUEL™ high-torque impact wrench with friction ring has been engineered by Milwaukee for use by the most demanding tradesmen in the world. It is distributed locally by leading supplier Upat. The M18 ONE FHIWF34 FUEL™ impact wrench with ONE-KEY™ is the most powerful cordless impact wrench... 

New Milwaukee app, equipment tracker improve tool management

15th May 2018 (Date) 2018: Improved tool management, due to greater control, access, and traceability, is now available through a new app and equipment tracker from Milwaukee, distributed locally by leading supplier Upat. The ONE-KEY™ app is a digital platform for tools and equipment that allows users to... 

Power tool systems’ new line launched in Southern Africa 

By: Victor Moolman     6th April 2018 Hand-held power tool supplier Milwaukee has launched the patented Red Link Plus Intelligence electronics system for hand-held power tools. “The Red Link Plus system introduces new electrical controls throughout the hand-held power tools that the company supplies. It starts with the battery packs... 

New tools include applications, precise control 

22nd March 2018 Tools and fastener supplier Upat is tackling industry challenges by providing new solutions to the industry. The company is the supplier for fischer fasteners, Milwaukee power tools and Stabila measuring equipment for the southern Africa region, Victor Moolman tells us more. 

Africa’s leading industry trade fair prepares to open its doors

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th March 2018 The countdown has begun: bauma CONEXPO AFRICA opens its doors for the third time in one week. The largest trade fair for construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles in Africa continues to attract international participation, highlighted by four... 

Nearly a century of innovation and quality from Milwaukee power tools

1st March 2018 Milwaukee, an industry-leading manufacturer of heavy-duty, portable electric power tools and accessories for professional users worldwide, distributed locally by Upat of Johannesburg, celebrates its 94th year in operation this year. This is testament to the company’s commitment to innovation and... 

Milwaukee provides trade-specific tools to make construction a cinch

29th January 2018 Trade-specific tools from Milwaukee such as battery-powered drain cleaners for plumbing applications, and large hydraulic cable cutters, are available locally from distributor Upat.This focus on trade-specific tools is what sets Milwaukee apart as the premium tool brand for construction and... 

Upat supplies best professional power-tool brand in the world

20th November 2017 The most reliable and resilient professional power tools available on the market today are supplied locally by leading distributor Upat of Johannesburg. Established in 1924 in the US, Milwaukee is arguably the best power-tool brand in the world, according to Upat Product Specialist Werner Koch.... 

Ingeteam to exhibit at AWEA WINDPOWER 2017 after enjoying steady growth in U.S. market

17th May 2017 Ingeteam, an independent global supplier of electrical conversion equipment, announced today that it will present its full range of wind energy drive train products at AWEA WIND POWER. Ingeteam reported record performance last year, with deliveries reaching a peak volume of 5 GW of new capacity... 

Komatsu concludes $3.7bn Joy Global acquisition

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     7th April 2017 Komatsu America, a subsidiary of Komatsu, has completed its $3.7-billion acquisition of high-productivity mining solutions provider Joy Global. Retaining its headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, Joy Global will be renamed Komatsu Mining Corp and operate as a subsidiary of Komatsu, while... 

Cordless die grinder introduced onto market

7th April 2017 Tools and dies manufacturing company Milwaukee introduced its new M18 Fuel Die Grinder in January. “When faced with a situation that requires grinding in tight spaces or irregular surfaces, mechanical and metal fabrication professionals will most often turn to a die grinder to get the job done,... 

Mining machines maker Komatsu enters underground market with $3.7m Joy Global bid

By: Henry Lazenby     12th August 2016 The board of Japanese mining equipment manufacturer Komatsu has given the green light for the firm to make its biggest-ever acquisition by buying its rival, Milwaukee, Wisconsin-based Joy Global, in a bid valued at $3.7-billion, the company announced Friday. Komatsu has signed a $2.89-billion... 

Japan’s Komatsu to buy US Joy Global for $2.89bn

By: Bloomberg     21st July 2016 Komatsu, the world’s second-biggest mining and construction equipment maker, agreed to buy Joy Global for $2.89-billion, in a deal signaling the Japanese company is optimistic that a recent rebound in commodities prices will endure. Tokyo-based Komatsu will pay $28.30 a share in cash for the... 

Bauma Conexpo Africa 2018

8th July 2016 The dates for the next Bauma Conexpo Africa are confirmed: : The third International Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from March 13 to 16, 2018. According to Stefan Otto,... 

Rockwell Automation Announces Leadership Changes: Blake Moret Named CEO, Keith Nosbusch to Remain Chairman

20th April 2016 Rockwell Automation announced today that its board of directors has elected Blake D. Moret, a 30-year veteran of the Company, as president and chief executive officer, effective July 1, 2016. At that time Keith D. Nosbusch, 65, who has been president and chief executive officer since 2004, will... 

Johnson Controls, Tyco join forces in multibillion-dollar deal

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     1st February 2016 Global multi-industrial company Johnson Controls is merging with fire and security provider Tyco in a $3.9-billion deal. Johnson Controls shareholders would own 56% of the equity of the combined company, while Tyco shareholders would hold 44%. 

Rockwell Automation and Cisco release security design guidance ahead of Internet of Things World Forum (IoTWF 2015)

3rd December 2015 Rockwell Automation, the world’s largest company dedicated to industrial automation and information, has published new tested, validated resources with strategic alliance partner Cisco. These resources are aimed at helping the automation industry address the security concerns associated with... 

BAUMA moves to three-year cycle

4th September 2015 Following this year's exhibition, BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA will move to a three-year cycle, meaning the next fair will be held in 2018.  

Formwork and scaffolding move to modular

26th June 2015 Formwork has a direct impact on construction project timelines and cost efficiencies. This is according to Elaine Crewe, CEO of BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, the premier construction and mining event in Africa that will take place from 15-18 September 2015 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (NASREC). In... 

Zambia’s double-edged mining taxation sword

15th April 2015 Zambia, one of the major players in mining in the Southern African Development Community, faced a shake-up in views surrounding the implications of a rise in underground mining royalties. As of 1 January 2015, legislation stipulated a rise in underground mining royalties from six to eight per... 

Ingeteam supplies its PV inverters to Cornell University, NY

16th October 2014 Ingeteam Inc, a leading solar inverter manufacturer, recently supplied its latest Ingecon Sun Power Station U 1.76 MW to Cornell University’s Solar Farm in Ithaca, NY. This university benefited from the NY-Sun Initiative directed at encouraging companies to invest in renewable energy projects in... 

Bauma Conexpo Africa to move to a three-year cycle after 2015

28th August 2014 Market-oriented cycle for Africa Bauma Conexpo Africa's organizers respond to industry's wish Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next Bauma Conexpo Africa takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September... 

Ludman Industries Introduces Electro-Hydraulic Roll Gap

25th June 2014 Milwaukee, Ludman Industries, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is proud to introduce a new - smaller size - modern style flaking mill with 10-inch diameter rolls. This new design is based on best in class features from previous Ludman flaking mills and uses an all integrated approach, where drives,... 

Ludman Industries Enhances its Engineering & Sales Team

2nd April 2014 WI — Ludman Industries, based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin is proud to announce the addition of two key personnel to their engineering and sales teams, Eric Niemi and John Obligato. Eric Niemi will be working for Ludman Industries in their engineering department as a Senior Mechanical Engineer.  He... 

Company Announcement: Ludman Industries Hosts Team of Russian Engineers

9th January 2013 Uralelecromed is Russia’s largest copper smelting company 

Company Announcement: New CFO and Vice President of Sales hired at Ludman Industries

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