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Continental Tyre SA Says YES to Creating Job Opportunities for the Youth

20th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Unemployment is one the biggest crises faced by South Africans today, and the youth are particularly hard hit due to a lack of suitable qualifications, skills or work experience which hamper their ability to secure employment. To address this issue, the Youth Employment Service (YES) programme... 

COVID-19 places IT sector in the spotlight at Babcock

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Before COVID-19 disrupted the traditional ways of working, buzzwords such as ‘digitisation’, digital transformation’ and ‘fourth industrial revolution’ were taking centre stage, predicting profound changes to the way we work and live, and the role that technology will play. The advent of COVID-19... 

National milk buyer in South Africa renews contract with MiX Telematics

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MiX Telematics (JSE: MIX, NYSE: MIXT) a leading global provider of fleet and mobile asset management solutions, has announced that the national milk buyer, Dairy Farmers of South Africa (DFSA), will be renewing their contract with MiX Telematics Africa for another 30 months. DFSA has been a MiX... 

EA-ELR 9000 HP Programmable Electronic DC Loads with Energy Recovery

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new series of electronic DC loads with energy recovery to mains, called EA-ELR 9000 HP, is an advancement of the series EA-ELR 9000. It offers a wider AC input range for the operation on industrial grids with 380 V, 400 V or 480 V three-phase supply.  Furthermore, all models offer a higher... 

Schneider Electric Wins Industrial Energy Efficiency Award at Hannover Messe for SF6-Free Medium Voltage Switchgear

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The company received the prize for its new SM AirSeT medium voltage switchgear, which uses pure air instead of the industry-standard SF6 greenhouse gas commonly used for grid and industrial electrical installations Schneider won the Industrial Energy Efficiency Award in the “Energy Economy”... 

STEINERT magnets protect mining equipment from damage. New: E-book about tramp removal

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Equipment used to recover bulk materials suffers serious damage from tramp iron, such as wires, nuts, bolts or excavator teeth. The new e-book explains how to select the right equipment for the right application. “All equipment used in the recovery of minerals needs to be protected from... 

Husqvarna group is further strengthening its position in surface preparation through a concrete power trowel acquisition

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Husqvarna Group’s Construction Division has acquired the Concrete Power Trowel business from Wacker Neuson Group.   “Power trowels complement our current range in a great way, connecting the entire process from ground compaction to polished concrete floors, and fits well into our divisional... 

Endress+Hauser Switzerland turns 60

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Swiss sales center of Endress+Hauser is celebrating its 60th anniversary. Active in Switzerland since 1960, today the global leader in measurement instrumentation, services and solutions for industrial process engineering helps customers in a wide range of industries to improve their products... 

Engen builds brand new bathrooms at Langalakhe High School

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In commemoration of Mandela Day and Madiba’s vision to help create a world that is equal and just, Engen has pledged R2.5 million to help government fight the eradication of pit latrines in schools across South Africa.  As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates,... 

BBE change in executive management

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BBE formally announces that, after more than three decades at the helm, Steven Bluhm will be stepping down from the executive management by handing over the reins to Wynand Marx.  Wynand will step into the role of CEO of the BBE Group with immediate effect. The hand-over has been intentionally... 

Opinion piece: Carbon Tax vs Carbon Trading: Two Sides of the Same Coin

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Eckart Zollner, Head of Business Development at EDS Systems In pursuit of reducing greenhouse gas emissions, various countries have adopted the practice of carbon trading while others like South Africa have implemented a carbon tax as a corrective means to make carbon-intensive industries more... 

Solar energy and storage company announces new name

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / IMPower Pty Ltd is proud to announce a name change as the company was formerly known as All Power Systems.  The name change is effectively from the 3rd February 2020. The name change came as a result of a name clash with a South African based firm that had a very similar name and offered similar... 

Health and safety, when using public transport

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When it comes to public transport, there is a responsibility both on operators and on commuters to make the required changes to their travel and commuting behaviour. This is the only way in which we can hope to keep coronavirus infection rates under control. The comment comes from a manufacturer... 

Logico Logistics – Leading the Way

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Clint Brook joined Logico Logistics as Managing Director in February this year. Brook brings a wealth of knowledge and experience with him from both national and international backgrounds. Brook grew up in KZN and joined the industry right after school and has never looked back. Brook’s career... 

Coega’s expertise in infrastructure project management will help South Africa fast-track economic recovery amid Covid-19 pandemic

17th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT /  

Coega’s expertise in infrastructure project management will help South Africa fast-track economic recovery amid Covid-19 pandemic

Engen builds brand new bathrooms at Langalakhe High School

17th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In commemoration of Mandela Day and Madiba’s vision to help create a world that is equal and just, Engen has pledged R2.5 million to help government fight the eradication of pit latrines in schools across South Africa.  As a company that cares deeply about the communities in which it operates,... 

Engen builds brand new bathrooms at Langalakhe High School
New bathroom facilities at Langalakhe High School

International SOS TeleConsultation Services Expanded to 24 Countries, including South Africa Following Four-Fold Increase in Utilisation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / International SOS, the leading medical and security risk services company, continues to rapidly expand its clinical TeleConsultation services. Having newly implemented additional much-needed such services in South Africa, UAE, Brazil and Saudi Arabia, it is now available in 24 countries and... 

Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa expands roll-out of 2L returnable PET bottles to reduce plastic waste after successful Eastern Cape pilot

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Following the successful roll-out of its Eastern Cape pilot project in November 2019, Coca-Cola Beverages South Africa (CCBSA) is expanding the roll-out of the 2L returnable PET bottles across Northern Gauteng, Limpopo and Mpumalanga, offering consumers value for money, while including them as an... 

Goscor Earthmoving Equipment makes inroads into Lephalale with sale of SANY SY750 excavator

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Goscor Earthmoving Equipment has made significant inroads into the coal-mining region of Lephalale in Limpopo with the sale of a SANY SY750 excavator to start-up customer Phaphanyi Trading. As an essential service provider, the deal was also concluded under the difficult conditions of the hard... 

How transport risk/cover is changing post lockdown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / We are conducting research into how South African companies are assessing changing risk conditions post the lockdown, and how they are managing the cost of insurance for their transport fleets. We are reaching out to all respondents who fit the following brief: CEO’s , Directors, Finance... 

This Washing Machine Filter From Xeros Helps Stop Microfibres Polluting the Ocean

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / XFiltra™ from Xeros has been identified as the most effective device at preventing microfibres being released from washing machines. Every time clothes are washed, microfibres are produced when tiny fragments break off, with many ending up polluting rivers and oceans. Synthetic fibres like nylon... 

Worley completes design assessment for Saitec Offshore’s floating wind turbine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Worley has successfully completed the accessibility design assessment for Saitec Offshore Technologies’ ‘DemoSATH’ floating wind turbine, which will be deployed off the Basque Coast in northern Spain. DemoSATH is a 2 MW turbine, mounted onto a concrete floating foundation. Once connected to the... 

Digital technologies at the forefront of better water management

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South African sustainable water solutions company Talbot has partnered with a leading European specialist in energy optimisation to help water intensive industries optimise their processes by adopting data-centric technologies and taking on board the lessons learned during the global energy... 

Micro-Grid Solutions in Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      16th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Microgrid and off grid home solar systems are being rapidly deployed in Africa where power utilities have failed to keep up with demand. Many Africans are still without electricity or still struggling to access electricity especially in rural communities. The only solution to this is by... 

Tradeshift and Raindew Trade launches USD1.5 billion Covid-19 liquidity support and digitisation drive for supply chains in Africa

16th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The outbreak of the COVID-19 virus pandemic has caused severe supply chain disruptions and constraints on economies around the world, including African economies. 

Tradeshift and Raindew Trade launches USD1.5 billion Covid-19 liquidity support and digitisation drive for supply chains in Africa

MyBroadband’s new online talk show – What’s Next with Aki Anastasiou

16th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MyBroadband has launched its new online tech talk show – What’s Next with Aki Anastasiou – featuring conversations with South Africa’s top executives. 

MyBroadband’s new online talk show – What’s Next with Aki Anastasiou

Efficiency a key driver in environmental stewardship

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Demanding economic conditions – aggravated by stoppages caused by the Covid-19 pandemic – have highlighted the value of environmental stewardship in the construction sector. Bruce Paul, environmental manager at Concor, says a key focus of good environmental stewardship is on project efficiency.... 

Opinion piece: Location intelligence – Improving efficiencies for the logistics sector as lockdown eases up

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Gary Allemann, MD at Master Data Management  As lockdown restrictions ease slightly in South Africa and some economic activities resume, the logistics and transport sector is likely to become a centre point of the “new normal” as consumers increasingly shift to remote shopping. As a result,... 

Trio® cone crushers boost plant capacity in Oman

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a demanding application involving hard, coarse-grained gabbro for use as construction aggregate, a Trio® TP350 cone crusher supplied by Weir Minerals Africa is being used, raising production by 30%. When one of the largest crushing operations in Oman needed to raise its production by 30%, Weir... 

A move towards online exams gathers pace in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Learning-software company signs partnership deal that enables remote, paperless examinations Johannesburg, 10 July – New Leaf Technologies, which provides best-of-breed learning software and services to corporations, training companies and educational institutions throughout Africa and the Middle... 

Scrutiny of new Carbon Tax regulations can save your company millions of Rands

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Almost all of the pieces of the jigsaw are now in place to enable some companies to make big savings on their Carbon Tax bills. However, detailed scrutiny and careful analysis is needed to apply for allowances, some of which were only laid out in detail last month. 

Combi-CS pedestrian stacker wins prestigious IFOY Award

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Combilift is a winner at this year’s IFOY Awards 2020– one of the most prestigious and hotly contested international awards in the materials handling industry which honours the best products and solutions of the year. The company won the Warehouse Truck Lowlifter Category with its innovative... 

Siemens South Africa joins forces with the National Ventilator project community in response to the COVID-19 pandemic

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Siemens Digital Industries Software provides support for the Product Lifecycle Management to facilitate rapid production scaling In collaboration with a number of local partners, production has begun of a local ventilator to be rolled out nationwide to patients showing respiratory distress in... 

UL Helps Advance Vaccination Storage Technologies with New World Health Organization Accreditation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With an anticipated surge in the need for vaccine storage in preparation for COVID-19 vaccination release, World Health Organization accredited testing will help refrigeration OEMs ensure refrigeration reliability and temperature consistency impacting overall vaccine efficacy. UL, a leading... 

An Emerging Trend: Office Subletting

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The current economic climate is giving rise to innovative ways of managing space - more specifically office space. Galetti Corporate Real Estate Associate Director, Justin Thom says that while flexible lease agreements and the restructuring of rentals are on the cards for many, little thought has... 

Hitachi ABB Power Grids commences operations

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In accordance with the agreement signed on 17 December 2018 [1], Hitachi Ltd. and ABB Ltd announced the completion of all required procedures as planned and the formation of Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd. on 1 July 2020. Hitachi has an 80.1% stake in this new joint venture entity, which has a... 

Babcock plays it safe

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a company that carries out the majority of its projects and services in high-risk environments, Babcock’s ongoing safety accolades prove that it does not pay lip service to safety, and that every employee in the organisation matters. In 2018 Babcock’s unwavering commitment to safety earned the... 

Largest Volvo Penta-powered synchronised power generator unit in South Africa installed by Babcock

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th July 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Babcock has been a significant player in the provision of standby and prime power generation solutions in southern Africa since 2006 and has installed the largest Volvo Penta powered synchronised standby power generator solution in South Africa at Zululand Anthracite Colliery’s (ZAC) mine near... 

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