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Janice Healing

A century of service to South African mining

2nd November 2012 Longevity in the South African mining services arena requires agility and a deep understanding of the needs of customers, two attributes which Fraser Alexander has in abundance as it this year celebrates its centenary. A quote from the well-respected Arrie De Geus’s research, The Living Company,... 

SA manufacturer weathers global economic storm

4th May 2012 Continued turmoil in the global economy has led to the demise of many businesses, but a commitment to succeed, diversification and a strategic restructure have seen South African manufacturer Hi-Tech Elements emerge stronger to celebrate its twentieth anniversary this year. 

New RSR CEO to champion rail safety in SA

24th February 2012 More than three-million people make use of South Africa’s rail network each day. The man to whom these people’s safety is entrusted is Nkululeko Poya, the new CEO of the Railway Safety Regulator (RSR).  

Focus on African opportunities

16th September 2011 The acquisition of South African electric motor distributor Zest by Brazil-based group WEG, last year, has resulted in the African market being tackled with renewed impetus. 

Sustainability is the centre of CSI strategy

16th September 2011 The corporate social investment (CSI) strategy of electrical equipment supplier Zest Group has the concept of sustainability at its core. 

ISO certification underscores sustainable strategy

16th September 2011 The partnership between the Zest Group in South Africa and WEG of Brazil extends beyond the distribution of products to a common vision focused on quality and environmentally conscious behaviour. 

Small beginnings yield mighty partnership

16th September 2011 The humble beginnings of an electric motor manufacturer in a small Brazilian farming village 50 years ago, laid the foundations for a partnership with a South African entrepreneur that has spanned three decades. 

Group synergies yield complete market solution

16th September 2011 A steady stream of strategic acquisitions has seen the Zest Group transform itself, in recent years, from a South African electric motor distributor into a solutions provider on projects across Africa. 

Support and training take centre stage

16th September 2011 On-site technical support, services and training are an integral part of the Zest Group’s business strategy and have become a key element of the company’s culture. 

Second annual SA predictive maintenance conference still all about uptime

16th September 2011 Disruptions to plant operations through unforeseen shutdowns, as well as extensive, and sometimes unpredictable maintenance operations, are a costly exercise, especially in terms of lost production. Yet, using advanced technologies available to implement successful predictive maintenance systems... 

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