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voestalpine Böhler Welding and Afrox Ltd. form Joint Venture for the manufacture of welding consumables

24th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / voestalpine Böhler Welding and Afrox Ltd. are excited to announce the strengthening of their presence in the South African and Sub-Saharan African region by forming a joint venture to manufacture welding consumables. Afrox has contributed its current welding consumables factory located in Brits,... 

UL Explores Five Sustainability Trends Among Businesses in Asia

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In a new white paper, Five Sustainability Trends for Businesses in Asia, UL explores five sustainability trends that are impacting businesses across Asia as they pursue measures in accordance with the UN SDGs. UL, a global safety science company, has helped companies adopt more sustainable... 

How Safe is Investing in South Africa Right Now?

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 2020 Global Wealth Migration Review cited that an estimated 4000 of South Africa’s highest nett worth individuals – worth R17 million or more – have left the country over the past ten years. Wealth migration data such as this report is said to serve as a clear indicator of the health of the... 

Commercial Real Estate & the Endless Quest for Yield

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Returns (or yields) determine the value of a commercial property, with the general rule of thumb being the lower the price of purchase in relation to the rental, the higher the yield.  Explains John Jack, CEO of Galetti Corporate Real Estate: “Simply put, the yield is calculated by taking your... 

SA’s vehicle exports under threat

24th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa’s important built-up vehicle export programme is under threat from two major fronts. This is one of the strong messages that came out of Messe Frankfurt SA’s recent Hypermobility virtual conference and it was mentioned by several speakers at this annual conference. Hypermobility was... 

‘Vehicle dealerships will still play an important role in future mobility environment’

24th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A lively panel discussion at the recent Hypermobility 2020 virtual conference concluded that vehicle dealerships will still have important roles to play in the rapidly changing global mobility environment. “We are already changing the way we do business and I see a downsizing of showrooms but... 

Bleak outlook for SA economy predicted

24th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The outlook for the South African economy is bleak and a post COVID-19 recovery will take as long as five years and by that time the local economy will be 8% smaller than it was pre-pandemic. This according to Jeff Gable, the head of Fixed Income Currency (FIC) research at ABSA. He was one of the... 

News from the Big 5 Digital Festival- Day 1

23rd November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Big 5 Digital Festival, the leading online event for the global construction community, officially launched today. Running until November 26, the event gathers thousands of industry professionals from around the world, including representatives from over 500 construction brands, and more than... 

VWSA celebrates over 4 million vehicles manufactured in Uitenhage

23rd November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has celebrated a momentous milestone with over 4 million vehicles having been manufactured at its Uitenhage plant. The first of these vehicles was manufactured 72 years prior in November 1948, when the premises still belonged to South African Motor Assemblers... 

VWSA celebrates over 4 million vehicles manufactured in Uitenhage
VWSA has celebrated the milestone of more than 4 million vehicles manufactured at its plant in Uitenhage. Pictured here is VWSA’s Chairman and Managing Director Dr Robert Cisek (left, holding the Volkswagen logo) with production employees.

Local Energy Company wins 2 International Gold awards for 2020

23rd November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / LTM Energy has won the prestigious 2020 Association of Energy Engineers (AEE) Innovative Project of the Year Award, which was presented virtually at a ceremony held in the United States, earlier this week. This is the highest international accolade in the Energy industry as the AEE Awards has... 

Local Energy Company wins 2 International Gold awards for 2020

Automatic lubrication system boosts productivity and lowers costs for SANY equipment owners

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SANY’s state-of-the-art automatic lubrication system is playing an integral part in increasing production and reducing costs on high-performance sites by ensuring that all the points of the boom and bucket are frequently and correctly lubricated. Brendon Pretorius, Bobcat Earthmoving Equipment’s... 

Colloidal silica – one of the best sources of the pozzolanic reactions known to man

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Spray-Lock Concrete Protection’s SCP technology is classified as a colloidal silica, which is one of the best sources of the pozzolanic reaction known to man. “SCP colloidal silica is among the smallest post placement pozzolan that is currently being used in the global construction industry.... 

Consol’s TV commercial is ‘perfectly made’ for Loeries Awards

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Consol is proud to announce that their Perfectly Made For Each Other TV commercial has scooped a Craft Certificate for cinematography in the Film Craft Category of this year’s prestigious Loeries Awards. The highly acclaimed TV commercial was a finalist in five different Film Craft... 

Closing the High-tech Skills Gap Requires a New Alliance for Skills Development

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Yershen Pillay, CEO, Chemical Industries Education & Training Authority (CHIETA) Various approaches need to be considered in order to close the high-tech skills gap and ensure a steady supply of talent now and in the future 

Ford and Department of Basic Education hand over first donated engine to Port Elizabeth Technical High School

20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa (FMCSA) and the Department of Basic Education today handed over the first of 240 engines that are being donated to technical high schools across South Africa. Kicking off the donation programme, Otto du Plessis High School in Port Elizabeth received the first... 

Ford and Department of Basic Education hand over first donated engine to Port Elizabeth Technical High School

Is the supply chain profession ready to save the world?

20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The distribution of a Covid-19 vaccine from drug makers to billions of people around the world is likely to be the supply chain management profession’s greatest endeavour ever. Healthcare supply chains that were stretched and strained during the Covid-19 pandemic with the distribution of PPE... 

New car tech could be just what cyclists want – a warning that helps stop drivers ‘dooring’ them

20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Every year thousands of accidents are caused by drivers or passengers opening a door into the path of a cyclist. “Car dooring” results in 60 cyclists being seriously injured or killed each year in the U.K. alone, while in Germany it was the cause of around 3,500 accidents during 2018. Now Ford... 

New car tech could be just what cyclists want – a warning that helps stop drivers ‘dooring’ them

Engen brings drought and fire relief to farmers

20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen, South Africa’s favourite petrol station*, has stepped up to assist drought-stricken farming communities in Sutherland in the Eastern Cape as well as areas in the Free State that suffered damaging fire outbreaks in October.  As a company that cares, Engen has joined hands with longstanding... 

Engen brings drought and fire relief to farmers
Engen has joined hands with longstanding customer THT, NGOs, AfriForum and NPO Beginet to assist the farming community

BEKA Schréder is excited to announce the expansion of the LEDTEC Range. The cost-effective ECOTEC is the new addition to the range.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The LEDTEC is an LED lowbay range designed for energy-efficient lighting in industrial, commercial and petrochemical retail environments. The LEDTEC range is optimized to deliver the best overall performance for lowbay applications. It outperforms all other LED lowbay luminaires thanks to the... 

Mechanical Pipe Joints Perform Under Pressure

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Since their introduction nearly 100 years ago, mechanical grooved piping systems have provided a wide range of performance benefits for system designers, installers and end users.  The application of these components in pressure piping systems under PED jurisdiction is supported by a thorough... 

Fit and forget these bearings - for months or even years

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / There is one less thing for hydro engineers to worry about when designing dams. This is if they choose Vesconite Hilube speciality polymer bearings - which can be fitted and forgotten about for months and even years. 

More Efficient Pumps Easily Achieved with New Wear Rings

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Independent tests by a major pump manufacturer prove corrosion-free Vesconite Hilube wear rings safely allow reduced running clearances and improve pump efficiency. Bronze casing wear rings with a clearance of 0.3 mm were tested against no-swell Vesconite Hilube at 0.1 mm 

Better than the OEM forklift spares

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bearing and wear part manufacturer Vesconite Bearings has increased its efforts to develop better -than-the-original-equipment-manufacturer (OEM) forklift parts. The company has long known that its gantry support bearings, tilt cylinder bushings, side shift pads, mast pivot bushings, steer axle... 

WeBuyCars bounces back from lockdown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Even with the very real effects of the lockdown and the resulting impact on the economy, WeBuyCars has seen a significant increase in its warehouse and online trading figures in the last two months. The significant upswing in uncertainty brought about by the various levels of lockdown was... 

Dupleix Liquid Meters (Pty) Ltd

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As a proudly South African organization, DLM has embodied quality and service when it comes to providing our customers with the right products. DLM is renowned for having the right solutions for overpressure protection; flow, level and density measurement; automation and control requirements and... 

Comfortable and Safe Vision for demanding conditions

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Torga’s range of prescription safety lens solutions to meet the needs of demanding occupations and industry, is now locally manufactured for the South African market. Torga Optical has partnered with German company, Uvex, to manufacture and market EN166-compliant safety eyewear in Southern... 

Company achieves 90.93% score in customer satisfaction

19th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Specialist coatings manufacturer Dura Paints has achieved a 2020 Customer Satisfaction score of 90.93% as part of its yearly customer interactions conducted over its billing base and end user channels. “We are client-satisfaction driven, and this rating is a testimony to our ongoing commitment to... 

Company achieves 90.93% score in customer satisfaction

Tribute: Gianfranco Campetti

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African Bureau of Standards (SABS) extends its condolences to the Campetti family and the electrotechnical industry on the loss of one its technical experts, Mr Gianfranco Campetti. Gianfranco Campetti, with his 50 years of collective experience in electrical switchgear and tooling will... 

Renewable energy's role in rebuilding our economy

19th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The world has seen significant progress being made toward lowering the cost of solar and wind generation, with new low and zero-carbon generation solutions being deployed every day. While much has been said about how renewables will help to bolster our economy, it is not the silver bullet that... 

Supporting SMMEs’ recovery efforts

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Simone Cooper Many small- and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) are grappling with hefty reopening costs in the wake of the hard lockdown, and some entrepreneurs are resorting to using their personal savings to cover costs. To help small businesses get back on their feet, the banking sector has... 

Lathes, CNCs repaired with Vesconite Hilube wear pads

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Equipment from as far as the Congo, Namibia and Zambia is being sent to a South African CNC and lathe-repair company to have machines dismantled, cleaned, machining beds ground and scraped smooth, and the wear pads between the saddle and the machining bed replaced with a wear-resistant polymer... 

BMG’s agricultural services to Zambian farmers enhance efficiencies for increased productivity and greater profitability

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BMG’s service to Zambia’s agriculture sector focuses on the importance of the investment in quality equipment and components for high efficiencies and optimum productivity across all farming disciplines. “Through dedicated BMG branches in Lusaka and Kitwe and with distributors in Mkushi, Mazabuka... 

Restart Expo registration now open

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Online registration for the Restart Expo is now live and those wishing to attend are encouraged to register as soon as possible as entry is limited due to the capacity restrictions. Online registration can be accessed through the Restart Expo website, www.restartexpo.co.za The Restart Expo is... 

The Pyrotec experience

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As Pyrotec approaches it’s 55th anniversary next year, Rowan Beattie, the company’s managing director, reflects on the long history of this privately-owned and managed business. Pyrotec has always been an innovative, forward-thinking, and proudly South African organisation that has built a strong... 

Toyota is also SA’s #1 brand for parts’ affordability

19th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Toyota takes first place in the 2020 Kinsey Report Toyota has again emerged from the Automobile Association’s authoritative Kinsey Report as the automotive brand with South Africa’s most affordable parts pricing. 

Toyota is also SA’s #1 brand for parts’ affordability

SAICE honours the tastemakers within civil engineering

18th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ingenuity and technical excellence prevailed at the most anticipated evening in industry - the PPS-SAICE 2020 National Awards ceremony that took place on Thursday, 12 November 2020 in Johannesburg. The event brought together civil engineering practitioners from across the country in its first... 

Ikhwezi Lomso ECD Centre celebrates 10 years

18th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Amid the challenges of the Covid-19 pandemic, Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) celebrated 10 successful years of furthering Early Childhood Development (ECD) through the Ikhwezi Lomso ECD Centre in Uitenhage. Work on the Ikhwezi Lomso Centre began in 2010, when the Volkswagen Community Trust... 

Company’s philosophy the secret behind its success

18th November 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With more than 50 years of supplying and manufacturing storage and materials handling equipment globally, storage system engineering company Linvar believes its design and manufacturing philosophy has earned it the reputation of being the ‘rolls royce’ of the industry. “We believe we have the... 

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