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Quality Powermite/Conductix festoon systems – the lifeblood of electric bulk materials handling machinery

10th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Superior quality festoon systems from Powermite, a specialist supplier of electrical and mechanical equipment for moving machinery to local industry for close on 50 years, deliver a reliable, efficient and uninterrupted feed of energy, data, air and fluids to electric mobile bulk materials... 

Making mobile wallets ‘stick’ – the simplified future of money

10th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mobile wallets may offer some convenience, but until they offer a broad range of simple, seamless transaction capabilities, and give users more value than that of their cash alone, they will still lack consumer ‘stickiness’. This is according to Kobus du Plooy, CEO of transactional software... 

Glencore statement on Astron closing

10th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Glencore South Africa Oil Investments (Pty) Limited is pleased to announce the closing of its acquisition of 75% of Astron Energy in South Africa and 100% of Astron Botswana, the two businesses previously owned and operated by Chevron. Glencore is looking forward to working with the Astron... 

Third Annual Kenya Trade and Investment Summit

10th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Kenya High Commission, South Africa, hosted the 3rd Kenya Trade and Investment Summit in Johannesburg, South Africa on 4th - 6th April 2019. The event which took place at Dimensions Data Centre was officially opened by Kenya's Cabinet Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Amb. (Dr) Monica Juma. The... 

Engineering innovation to help relief cyclone-stricken Mozambique

10th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The catastrophic Cyclone Idai, was one of the worst tropical cyclones on record to affect Africa and the Southern Hemisphere as a whole. The long-lived storm caused catastrophic damage when it hit Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Malawi earlier in March, leaving more than 800 people dead and hundreds... 

Engineering innovation to help relief cyclone-stricken Mozambique

Fortinet expands its Security Fabric to advance the third generation of cybersecurity: Security-Driven Networking

10th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Fortinet®, a global leader in broad, integrated and automated cybersecurity solutions, today announced the release of the latest version of its flagship operating system, FortiOS 6.2, at its global customer and partner conference—Accelerate 19. This FortiOS 6.2 release continues the evolution of... 

TATA Invests in Tertiary Education of Future African Leaders

10th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For the 2018/19 academic year, TATA awarded 53 deserving postgraduate students with scholarships worth R2.3-million More than 250 postgraduate students at South African universities have benefitted from TATA scholarships since 2006 

TATA Invests in Tertiary Education of Future African Leaders

Fairview Microwave Launches New Line of Relay Controlled Programmable Attenuators that Cover Broadband Frequencies from DC to 2000 MHz

10th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / New Relay Controlled Programmable Attenuators Offer Precision Stepped Attenuation Levels up to 127 dB  Fairview Microwave Inc., an Infinite Electronics brand and a leading provider of on-demand RF and microwave components, has introduced a new line of relay controlled programmable attenuators... 

Fairview Microwave Launches New Line of Relay Controlled Programmable Attenuators that Cover Broadband Frequencies from DC to 2000 MHz

SKF’s smart OEM-quality remanufacturing solution saves Capex for mining customer

10th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When a long-standing customer in the platinum mining space required urgent assistance to salvage its spherical roller bearings, SKF readily came to the fore. Through its in-depth remanufacturing expertise and capabilities, SKF was able to successfully refurbish twelve pallets of bearings for the... 

Demag Cranes Celebrates 200th Anniversary

10th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / 2019 marks the double century of Demag, which started from humble beginnings in the town of Wetter in Germany in 1819 by Friedrich Harkort. He was an early prominent German industrialist and pioneer of industrial development in the Ruhr region. Under the name Mechanische Werkstatten Harkort & Co... 

Eaton wins international Industrial Energy Efficiency Award

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Eaton’s Microgrid system at Wadeville wins at HANNOVER MESSE Power management company Eaton has won the Hannover Messe Industrial Energy Efficiency Award for its microgrid system installed at its Wadeville headquarters and manufacturing facility in Johannesburg, South Africa. 

Zebra Introduces Flagship MC9300 Mobile Computer Ideal for On-Demand Economy

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Expanded portfolio takes productivity and efficiency to the next level in industrial environments Zebra Technologies Corporation (NASDAQ: ZBRA), an innovator at the edge of the enterprise with solutions and partners that enable businesses to gain a performance edge, today announced the... 

Zebra Introduces Flagship MC9300 Mobile Computer Ideal for On-Demand Economy

TOMRA Food consolidates its leading position in the South African market

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Following TOMRA Food’s successful participation in Propak Africa 2019, the leading exhibition for the packaging and processing exhibition, Norman Smith, TOMRA Food’s Area Sales Manager for South Africa shares the company’s plans for consolidating its position in the market. Johannesburg, [9th... 

TOMRA Food consolidates its leading position in the South African market

Chryso To The Rescue As Quality Sand Becomes Scarce

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It is no secret that the quality of sand significantly affects the performance of concrete and the increased scarcity of clean washed filler sand from traditional sources, such as river beds, is a growing concern to South African concrete manufacturers. The shortage of good quality sand has been... 

Chryso To The Rescue As Quality Sand Becomes Scarce

MB Crusher Introduces The New Generation Of Shafts Screeners: Excellent Multi-Purpose System To Manage Different Types Of Materials Efficiently

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / From the creators of the world's first patented multi-functional jaw crusher comes the innovative MB-HDS series, a true revolution beneficial to all users “With this new machine we pushed our boundaries: it is packed with innovative features and technology. After years of testing, we are thrilled... 

GET FiT Zambia awards two solar projects to Building Energy

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Italian Group has achieved preferred bidder status for the construction of two 20MWac solar PV plants, which are located in Central Province and, once completed, will produce around 100GWh per year Building Energy SpA, a multinational Italian company operating as a Global Integrated IPP... 

Brick & click concept to radically transform the car buying experience

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the number of online shoppers expected to approach 25 million by 2021 (up from 18 million in 2017), ecommerce is experiencing a boom time in South Africa.  The average online spend is anticipated to be approximately R2 700 in two years’ time, so clearly it is a good segment to be involved... 

Smart agriculture-as-a-service – securing tomorrow’s food supplies

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As the backbone of developing economies, agriculture not only serves to feed a nation but creates employment and, often, contributes significantly to the GDP. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), feeding a world population of 9.1 billion people in 2050... 

Smart agriculture-as-a-service – securing tomorrow’s food supplies

Deep Electrification Powered by Renewables Key for a Climate-Safe Future

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / New report by IRENA charts pathways to further accelerate energy transformation which meets climate objectives while creating jobs and fostering economic growth  As the urgency to take bold climate action grows, new analysis by the International Renewable Energy Agency (IRENA) finds that... 

Deep Electrification Powered by Renewables Key for a Climate-Safe Future

VSD and magnetic bearings drive HVAC advances in 2019

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Russell Hattingh, Engineering Manager, Johnson Controls South Africa HVAC solutions are getting smarter and more efficient every year. These advances are driven by both customer demands and new regulations. Two components that are helping HVAC manufacturers meet these demands and differentiate... 

VSD and magnetic bearings drive HVAC advances in 2019

PPC delivers practical help to local communities in Eastern Cape

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the state health system under huge pressure, corporates like PPC can play a role in plugging the gaps for local communities. Given the health challenges facing the country, and the consequent strains on budgets and staff, it’s no surprise that many smaller health-related projects can fall by... 

PPC delivers practical help to local communities in Eastern Cape

Delicate and quiet operation with Alfa Laval’s new robust Twin Screw Pump

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / /ins  Designed for handling fluids which are sensitive, abrasive, and either high or low viscosity, the Alfa Laval Twin Screw Pump is ideal for use in hygienic applications in the dairy, food and beverage, and personal care industries. "The Twin Screw Pump is the ideal choice for both high and... 

Van Dyck and Nouwens weave together a solution in troubled carpeting sector

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Durban–based Van Dyck Floors, South Africa’s eldest carpet manufacturer, and Harrismith based Nouwens Carpets will consolidate their operations in order to streamline and optimize their manufacturing and supply chains, the companies announced today (April 8).  Dr Mehran Zarrebini, CEO of PFE... 

Van Dyck and Nouwens weave together a solution in troubled carpeting sector

How new sensor technology opens up for smarter presence detection

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Anders Jansson CTO, JonDeTech New sensor technology can bring about new and more efficient presence detection in, for example, the construction and real estate sector. The solution is a small, inexpensive, battery-powered and IoT-caged sensor that will also be able to be connected very quickly... 

Rio Tinto approves $463million investment in Zulti South

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Rio Tinto has approved the next stage in the development of Richards Bay Minerals (RBM) in South Africa through the construction of the Zulti South project. The $463million (Rio Tinto share $343 million) investment will sustain RBM’s current capacity and extend mine life. RBM currently operates... 

RS Components launches pioneering AFGs from Tektronix with 9-inch touchscreen, waveform creation, sequencing and realtime monitoring

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Intuitive alternative to AWG at a fraction of the cost   RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE:ECM), a global multi-channel distributor, has launched a range of innovative high-performance arbitrary function generators (AFGs) from international test and measurement... 

RS Components launches pioneering AFGs from Tektronix with 9-inch touchscreen, waveform creation, sequencing and realtime monitoring

99,999% pure nitrogen onsite and 50% reduction in running costs with Atlas Copco NGP+ Nitrogen Generators

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / “Onsite industrial gas (nitrogen and oxygen) generation offers a much more sustainable and cost-efficient solution compared to cylinder or bulk liquid supply which require transport, handling, storage and administration,” notes Wayne Jacobs, Business Line Manager of Atlas Copco Compressor... 

Digital convergence’s impact on OT security

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / By Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Director – SADC at Fortinet There’s an old expression that says, “when it rains it pours.” This has never been more true than the current impact of digital transformation on security teams charged with protecting IT and OT networks. Today’s CSOs and CISOs find... 

This isn’t just any fuel. This is Glug-Glug®

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Through a brand new campaign, Sasol has brought Glug-Glug back to life through a new campaign to celebrate the South African heritage of one of the country’s most iconic brands. Although the Sasol brand enjoys a near seven decade history, the company entered the retail fuel market just over 15... 

MacLean Invests in Expansion of Owen Sound Manufacturing Facility

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MacLean Engineering is celebrating the recent completion of a 15,000 square foot (1,400 square metre) expansion of its Owen Sound, Ontario manufacturing facility with a ribbon cutting ceremony and media visit opportunity from 11 a.m. to noon on Monday, April 8, 2019. The expansion doubles... 

Huge losses as fraudsters intercept emails

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Fraudsters have once again swindled unsuspecting clients out of their life savings. They managed to intercept emails from a financial services provider to its clients, advising them on tax savings by bolstering their retirement policies or tax free savings. This is according to cyber security... 

Methanol Kills Hundreds But Still No Sign Of Local Banning, Sapma Laments

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The death toll from the consumption of methanol is mounting globally while South Africa still has not implemented long-promised legislation against the use of the deadly substance in paint thinners, says Deryck Spence, executive director of the SA Paint Manufacturers Association (SAPMA). Spence... 

Gemfields and National Geographic go behind the scenes in branded content partnership of vital projects supporting African communities and conservation

9th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Gemfields, the world’s leading supplier of responsibly sourced coloured gemstones, is partnering with National Geographic to lift the veil on vital projects supported by Gemfields in Africa, benefitting both communities and conservation. Gemfields’ gemstone mining operations in both Zambia and... 

TVET Learners Presented Employment Opportunities at Career Day

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Ekuruleni West College’s Boksburg Campus today played host to 40 Chinese companies operating in South Africa for the inaugural South Africa-China Enterprise and Trade Association (SACETA) career event organised in partnership with the Chinese Culture and International Education Exchange... 

TVET Learners Presented Employment Opportunities at Career Day

BI set to add ContiTech belts to its extensive range of premium brands

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is set to add to its extensive basket of premium brands and world-class products following a visit by the ContiTech Power Transmission Group to discuss a local distribution agreement for its belt products for industrial and heavy-duty applications. The... 

BI set to add ContiTech belts to its extensive range of premium brands

Tetra Pak has introduced the factory of the future

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tetra Pak has unveiled its “factory of the future” where digital technology revolutionises the way food manufacturing plants operate.  Machines will be able to communicate with each other as well as with the digital systems of the entire operation, automatically diagnosing problems, ordering and... 

Tetra Pak has introduced the factory of the future

Transnet gives King Zwelithini Primary School a facelift

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Transnet gives King Zwelithini Primary School a facelift As part of its school adoption programme, Transnet plans to give the King Zwelithini Primary School a facelift worth over R2 million. The facelift which will include major renovations will take place in collaboration with the Gauteng... 

The best mobile network in South Africa

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / MyBroadband Insights has released its Q1 2019 Mobile Network Quality Report, which shows that MTN has the best mobile network in South Africa. The report is based on 345,700 speed tests which were performed by thousands of MyBroadband Android Speed Test App users across South Africa between 1... 

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