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Manufacturing trends for Africa in the decade to come

By: Creamer Media Reporter      29th January 2020 As we enter the new decade, the only way African manufacturers can stay ahead of competitors and win the market in today’s quickly transforming environment is to embrace change. Those who wish to thrive and not just survive are leveraging the latest in growth-inducing Industry 4.0 technologies.... 

Formfunc Studio’s Office And Distribution Centre Achieves South Africa’s First Interior 6-Star Green Star Award

28th January 2020 The Green Building Council has awarded Formfunc Studio, a leading ergonomic furniture supplier, a 6-Star Green Star rating following the recent fit-out of their office, showroom and DC in Lanseria.  The project led by specialist sustainability and environmental consultants from the Terramanzi... 

Manufacturing in 2020: Connecting machines to networks and companies to end-consumers

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th January 2020 Author: Antony Bourne, IFS Industries Senior Vice President While change is buffeting the industrial manufacturing industry from a number of directions, the most disruptive changes will be those which manufacturers can and should make for themselves. Many of these manufacturers are already taking... 

Automotive sector AI to cross $12bn mark by 2026

By: Simone Liedtke     10th January 2020 Artificial intelligence (AI) in the automotive market is set to cross the $12-billion mark by 2026, reports market research and strategy consulting firm Global Market Insights (GMI). This growth will be driven by the steadily growing uptake of driver assistance technologies for increasing driving... 

New Oxford-Glenhove buildings aim for 4-star green ratings

By: Schalk Burger     13th December 2019 The two newest buildings to be built on the intersection of Oxford and Glenhove roads – OxGlen Block 3 and Block 4 – will aim to achieve 4-Star Green Star SA Office Design rating from the Green Building Council South Africa (GBCSA), engineering consultancy Solid Green Consulting senior... 

Datsun launches automatic Go; says it is here to stay

By: Irma Venter     25th November 2019 The Datsun brand is set to remain in South Africa, says Datsun South Africa (SA) head Hide Kuwayama. He describes current media reports around the future of the brand as “speculation”. 

RS Components adds self-adjusting double-acting air cylinders

11th November 2019 PPS end-of-stroke pneumatic cushioning technique reduces installation time and cost, increases reliability and service life RS Components, the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc, a global multi-channel provider of industrial and electronic products and solutions, has expanded its offering... 

RTS Africa Technologies principal H2Scan opens new Environmental Conditioning Laboratory to further 'refine' hydrogen detection in gas process streams

1st November 2019 Hydrocarbon fuels are essential for our daily existence. However, extracting usable fuels from crude oil is a complex process in which hydrogen plays a cardinal role, as the correct levels of hydrogen in a refinery process stream largely determine the quality of the final product. “At RTS Africa... 

Only birds in the sky: Kaspersky launches new solution to combat privacy and security risks from civilian drones

22nd October 2019 Kaspersky has launched a new solution designed to help organisations and property owners defend themselves from unauthorised trespassing by civilian drones. Through an exceptional combination of several sensors – including a new approach to drone detection founded by the company using laser... 

The revolutionary fighter changing air warfare

By: Rebecca Campbell     17th October 2019 Fifth generation (5th Gen) combat aircraft are totally transforming the nature of air combat, Lockheed Martin F-35 Lightning II test pilot Billie Flynn has told the 2019 Aeronautical Society of South Africa conference, in Pretoria. The F-35 multirole fighter is the second 5th Gen combat aircraft... 

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