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BI optimises supply-chain management over its 42-branch network

Updated 1 hour 9 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading supplier Bearings International (BI), part of the Hudaco Group, has embarked on a process to engage more with the group companies so as to unlock synergies in terms of solutions for its diverse client base. With a 42-branch network across South Africa, BI’s complex supply chain commences... 

State-of-the-art waterproofing solution for landmark development

Updated 1 hour 34 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / One of South Africa’s foremost waterproofing specialists used Spraylock Concrete Protection (SCP) technology to successfully cure, increase the concrete durability and waterproof the ground and first floor, as well as roof of the new Deloitte head-office in Waterfall City in Midrand. Located... 

Dunlop says 'Don’t Take The Road' during national lockdown

Updated 1 hour 52 minutes ago / MEDIA STATEMENT / Dunlop is asking South Africa to play our part by staying home, as the world fights the COVID-19 pandemic. The company, owned by Sumitomo Rubber South Africa, has launched a ‘Don’t Take The Road’ message urging the public to leave our roads empty during the 21-day national lockdown. 

Ford to produce 50 000 ventilators in Michigan in next 100 days; partnering with GE Healthcare will help Coronavirus patients

31st March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ford Motor Company, in collaboration with GE Healthcare, announced today it will begin producing in Michigan a third-party ventilator with the goal to produce 50,000 of the vitally needed units within 100 days and up to 30,000 a month thereafter as needed. Ford will provide its manufacturing... 

South African Biotech company provides surface disinfection against Covid-19

31st March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Whilst many individuals, companies and manufacturers initially stocked up on disinfectants and sanitisers at the start of this worldwide pandemic, did they foresee just how long these stocks would last? We’re already seeing many countries stopping exports of raw materials and ingredients needed... 

Plug & play lubrication storage and dispensing 'pods' now available from lubrication engineers

31st March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa is now offering a first in South Africa – a portable “plug & play” lubrication storage and dispensing unit called the isoPOD. “This unit is ready for use and designed so that customers can simply attach their own air supply and install their lubrication... 

FRENCH PAVILION INTERVIEW: “France and South Africa have enjoyed strong and fruitful partnerships in the energy and water sectors”

31st March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Exclusive interview with Stéfane LENY, Senior Trade Adviser - Energy & Environment, Industry & Cleantech Department, BUSINESS FRANCE – French Embassy Trade Commission. Business France is the host of the official French country pavilion at the upcoming African Utility Week & POWERGEN Africa... 

FUTURE CITIES INTERVIEW: “The big take-outs from Covid 19 seem to be the imperative of data and the importance of interaction between national and local government”

31st March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Exclusive interview with Anton Cartwright, a researcher at the African Centre for Cities and a featured speaker in the Future Cities track at African Utility Week and POWERGEN Africa in Cape Town in November.    

Factory of the Year postponed due to Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic

31st March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As lockdown is enforced in an effort to curb the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19), event organisers nationwide have heeded the call and either postponed or cancelled their events to reduce the risk of further infections. As part of the annual calendar, the Factory of The Year (FoTY)... 

What has Grooved Pipe Technology got to do with clean hands?

31st March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The first quarter of 2020 has not only highlighted the importance of good hygiene, but it has also reinforced the message that societies are unable to maintain their health and safety without an uninterrupted supply of clean water. The simple instruction: wash your hands, reminds us how easy it... 

Local power transformer for Western Cape wind farm

31st March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zest WEG delivered a locally manufactured main power transformer to a renewable energy project in the Western Cape. Significantly, the company operates two of the few local transformer manufacturing operations in South Africa.  

Local power transformer for Western Cape wind farm

Why RFID is a ‘must-have’ technology, regardless of sector

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The benefits of Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) technology are far-reaching, pertinent to many industries and for a variety of applications. One such gain is quick and efficient data capturing for intelligent asset tracking and management, explains Marc van der Poll, network architect at... 

JCB joins national call to action over ventilator shortage

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / JCB is poised to re-start production at a factory closed as a result of the Coronavirus crisis in order to join the national effort to manufacture ventilators, the company announced today.  JCB received a direct appeal from Prime Minister Boris Johnson earlier this month to help plug the national... 

Choosing the correct water softener for your needs

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Water softeners are used to treat water for various industries and applications, from pharmaceuticals, cosmetics and healthcare to food and beverages, water bottling, hospitality (such as hotels and lodges), and domestic settings (to deal with hard water). All boilers need a softener, as well as... 

Culture of cleanliness can combat further loss of productivity in SA

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With South Africa in lockdown in an effort to curve the spread the coronavirus  management should be forward planning for when staff go back to the office. Part of this planning will need to include correct cleaning of the work space. With the country’s economics now on a spiral, South African... 

Mobile disinfection container powered with renewable energy offers protection against CoVid 19

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Corona virus crisis challenges companies, hospitals, retirement homes, social institutions and medics around the world. Hygiene and disinfection are vital. That’s why The meeco Group and Peter Kenkel GmbH have joined forces in providing fast, flexible and energy self-sufficient support. The... 

Beach clean-up retrieves almost 200kg of waste

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A clean-up activation by The Beach Co-op at Bonza Bay Beach, East London, partnered by Willard Batteries, retrieved almost 200 kgs of waste across just a kilometer of beach. Just over 100 people were involved in the cleanup, an environmental awareness initiative between The Beach Co-op and... 

FNB confirms measures to help customers impacted by COVID-19

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In recent weeks, the South African Government, business community, philanthropists and society at large have shown remarkable unity in a joint effort to protect our country against the impact of COVID-19. Working in unison with stakeholders, National Government made a prudent decision to invoke a... 

Absa launches extensive COVID-19 payment relief programme

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As South Africa and the world confront the public health, financial and economic implications of the COVID-19 pandemic, Absa Group is rolling out an extensive relief programme for eligible customers impacted by COVID-19.  “We realise that this is a difficult time for our customers and businesses... 

HSRC commences public survey to assess awareness of Covid 19 among South Africans

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Human Sciences Research Council (HSRC) today announced that it would launch its public survey to better understand what the South African public knows about Covid 19, state of readiness to deal with this global pandemic and how they feel about it. The survey comes within the context of a... 

Kaspersky supports healthcare institutions amid COVID-19 pandemic with free full featured product licenses for six months

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Kaspersky announces free availability of its core endpoint security products for medical organisations, in order to help them stay protected from cyberthreats during the pandemic. The full list of B2B products available for free for six months includes Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud Plus,... 

Hospitals and healthcare organisations like WHO face increased threats from cybercriminals; the cybersecurity community is here to help

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic continues across the world, malicious attackers are seeking to take advantage of the crisis situation by launching new coronavirus-related attacks. As Costin Raiu, Director of Kaspersky’s Global Research and Analysis Team (GReAT), notes, healthcare... 

Bosch developing COVID-19-(SARS-CoV-2) rapid testing kit for the vivalytic platform

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bosch Healthcare Solutions is currently working on the development of a COVID-19 rapid testing kit for the Vivalytic platform and will launch this in April 2020. The Vivalytic VRI test (Viral Respiratory Tract Infections) checks the patient's sample for the SARS CoV-2 virus, which can lead to... 

Bosch developing COVID-19-(SARS-CoV-2) rapid testing kit for the vivalytic platform

Bring Your Business Full Circle

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A circular economy works hand in hand with sustainable business. Discover how to embrace sustainable business practices and how UL helps empower a circular economy. When a business turns its focus toward creating a more sustainable future for our planet, innovation and improved performance often... 

SEIFSA to celebrate companies' training initiatives

30th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa remains a dual economy with one of the highest levels of inequality in the world. Unemployment, in particular youth unemployment, remains a key driver of the country’s social ills including poverty and inequality. “It, therefore, stands to reason that in order for South Africa to... 

Developing a complete and custom lubrication solution

27th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The right lubricant, consistently applied at the right interval, goes a long way in extending plant life, minimising downtime and maximising the usefulness of machinery. This is why Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa suggests businesses engage a specialist lubrication consultant to help put... 

Ultra-high capacity bulk bag filling system

27th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A new sanitary bulk bag filling system from Flexicon features dual SWING-DOWN™ fillers fed by high capacity weigh hoppers, achieving fill rates of up to 40 bulk bags per hour. The patented filler design simultaneously lowers and pivots each fill head into a vertically-oriented position that... 

Ultra-high capacity bulk bag filling system

Farmers urged to de-silt dams before dry season

27th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Farmers warned by Integrated Pump Rental to desilt dams and reservoirs before the dry season is upon them.  

South African innovation: COVID-19 contact tracing application

27th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engineering technology company racVert, on 17th March 2020 announced CORmap.org, a COVID-19 contact tracing application. CORmap is an anonymous interpersonal engagement tracking application. It offers people a simple method to keep track of who they have been in contact with over the last two... 

BMG's products and solutions for welding fume extraction

27th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BMG’s Tools & Equipment division has introduced a range of specialist products, systems and services to assist industry to create a healthy and safe work environment, by reducing the risks associated with welding and cutting fumes, grinding dust and oil mist. “Global industry has instituted new... 

BMG's products and solutions for welding fume extraction
Self-cleaning fume extractors are designed to remove welding fumes on-site in confined areas and spaces that are difficult to reach by fixed welding fume extraction systems.

Working remotely with seamless online access

27th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Given the current situation South Africans are experiencing, having to work remotely from our homes has become a necessity. At Sabinet, we understand the importance of being able to access vital information, irrespective of where you are. Therefore, we would like to remind our clients that online... 

Calgro M3 donates sanitisers to those in need at its Fleurhof development

27th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Turnkey residential property and Memorial Parks developer, Calgro M3, worked closely with key community leaders to donate over 3,000 bottles of much-needed hand sanitiser to the Fleurhof community yesterday, ahead of the country’s 21-day COVID-19 lockdown, which came into effect at midnight on 26... 

Supply chain management has key role to play in COVID-19 crisis

27th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As South Africa heads into the next phase of our fight against Covid-19 – a nationwide lockdown – efficient supply chain management is critical to ensure that South Africans continue to have access to food, basic commodities and medical supplies, according to SAPICS, The Professional Body for... 

Municipalities struggle with waste plans, raising disease risk

26th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The lack of Integrated Waste Management Plans (IWMPs) at municipalities means that communities are increasingly exposed to the risk of diseases. According to Andrew Caddick, principal environmental scientist at SRK Consulting’s Pretoria office, these plans are a legal requirement for district and... 

Grabbing the opportunities

26th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The nature of the world we live in is that we are surrounded by threats and opportunities. Today we are faced with multiple new threats - The threat of viral infection, weakened healthcare services, being left in the dark at home (thanks Eskom) and just general negativity at home and in business.... 

SAP offers a new digital learning initiative to Al

26th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / African Media Agency (AMA)/- SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) today announced a new digital learning initiative offering innovative, interactive educational content to support students, professionals and anyone wishing to continue to learn during this challenging time. "The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic are... 

Market diversification remains Master Drilling’s sweet spot in a challenging operating environment

26th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Master Drilling Group Limited (Master Drilling, JSE: MDI), a global leader in providing drilling services to various sectors, today reported its results for the year ended 31 December 2019, recording an increase in revenue of 6.9% to USD148.3 million and a slight decrease in operating profit of... 

Further increase in the PPI for intermediate manufactured goods is encouraging, says SEIFSA

26th March 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) welcomes the latest data for the Producers Price Index (PPI) for intermediate manufactured goods, indicating a further increase in selling price inflation in the metals and engineering (M&E) cluster of industries,... 

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