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Industry Bids Farewell To Gunter Vogel, A Legend In Vibrating Equipment

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engineer and self-made industrialist Gunter Vogel, founder and chairman of South African vibrating equipment manufacturer Kwatani, has passed away in Johannesburg after a long illness. He was 75 years old. Vogel was a well-known personality in the mining and manufacturing sectors, having acquired... 

Recovery Of 72 Carat Yellow Diamond

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Firestone Diamonds plc is pleased to announce the recovery of a 72 carat yellow, makeable diamond from its Liqhobong Mine in Lesotho, during the past weekend. The 72 carat diamond was recovered together with a 22 carat makeable white stone, followed by an 11 carat fancy light-pink stone. These... 

Analytics application software powered by machine learning to accelerate digital transformation

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Emerson has announced it has acquired KnowledgeNet™ (KNet) software from Tunisia-based Integration Objects. KNet’s unique analytics application software accelerates digital transformation initiatives for process and hybrid industries.  KNet is used to extract, clean, transform and analyse... 

Attracting skilled Immigrants to South Africa is key to growth

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Authored by: Marisa Jacobs, Director at Xpatweb, Tax Consulting SA In his budget speech, the Minister of Finance, Tito Mboweni, touched on the importance of attracting skilled people to South Africa in order to support growth. 

Italian OEM Mantella introduces groundbreaking tipper trailer, guaranteeing maximum payload, fuel efficiency and extreme durability

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mantella revolutionized the design of its innovative Stratosphere tipper trailer by implementing major design advances in the use of high-strength steel. The company has taken full advantage of the latest high-tech materials developed and produced by the Nordic steel manufacturer SSAB: Hardox®... 

Applications For Mentis Expanded Metal Growing

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With almost 70 years of experience in the manufacture of expanded metal products, Andrew Mentis has been supplying a growing range of applications using this high quality and versatile material. From screens, grates, scaffolding and truck bodies to walkways, tunnel linings and garden furniture,... 

Applications For Mentis Expanded Metal Growing

Metso launches a hybrid truck body with unmatched payload and wear life

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / At Bauma 2019, Metso is showcasing the expansion of its product portfolio into new territory. The Metso Truck Body is a groundbreaking innovation that combines the benefits of rubber and high structural strength steel, enabling mines and quarries to haul more with less.  "Hauling is one of the... 

Metso expands its industry-changing MX cone crusher series

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Metso is introducing the latest addition to the versatile MX(TM) Multi-Action cone crusher series at Bauma 2019. The MX3 enables improved crusher productivity and lower operating costs with a design optimized especially for mid-sized quarrying.  An exclusive preview of the new MX3 is on display... 

Metso to launch a new, compact mobile screen for entry-level businesses

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Metso is introducing a completely new mobile screen unit enabling new business opportunities in screening. The world premiere of the Lokotrack® ST2.3 mobile multi-use screen is taking place in Bauma 2019. 

Globeleq and SOLA partnership awarded 40 MWAC solar projects in Zambia

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Globeleq, and SOLA Group’s Aurora Power Solutions, have been awarded two 20 MWAC solar PV IPP power projects in Zambia. The projects are part of Zambia’s GET FiT Programme, designed to assist the government to provide increased access to low cost, reliable and clean power, and diversifying the... 

Globeleq and SOLA partnership awarded 40 MWAC solar projects in Zambia

Plant Efficiency At Risk Without Careful Chute Design

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The efficiency of crushers, screens, mills and other large equipment in a minerals processing plant can be severely undermined if the chutes at transfer points are not doing a proper job. Mark Baller, managing director of Weba Chute Systems, highlights that chutes play a vital role in plant... 

Plant Efficiency At Risk Without Careful Chute Design

Building confidence in STEAM subjects requires a hands-on approach in the classroom

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / According to The Future of Jobs and Skills report, conducted by the World Economic Forum, the most in-demand occupations found today did not exist 10 or even five years ago. Furthermore, the pace of change is set to accelerate. The report goes on to estimate that 65% of children entering primary... 

Solar solution in the Serengeti enhances Singita’s lodge sustainability

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / GridX Africa Development, in association with Solar Africa, has completed a state-of-the-art solar-battery system at Singita Faru Faru Lodge, in the western corridor of the Serengeti, Tanzania. The new energy system replaces existing diesel generation, with 90% of power to the lodge now sourced... 

Imperial Logistics supplies medical kits to Mozambique and Venezuela.

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / International aid organisations, amongst others, once again placed their trust in Imperial Logistics’ sourcing and procurement business, Imres, to get critically needed medical kits to areas affected by Cyclone Idai in southern Africa and to crisis torn Venezuela. Between 11 and 18 March 2019,... 

SA INC: spreading South Africa’s good news

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Spreading the good news is at the heart of SA INC., a new 20-part series set to air on local TV channels with the objective of changing the narrative in South Africa to highlight and celebrate the country’s successes and achievements. Running intermittently from this month for most of 2019 on... 

SA INC: spreading South Africa’s good news

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8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bosch Ulwazi marks its 10th anniversary this year, with a track record in the advancement of engineering skills across South Africa. The company was established in 2009 as a subsidiary of Bosch Holdings, to mentor engineers and project managers to achieve professional registration with regulatory... 

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Propak Africa was once again a successful event for BMG.

8th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / BMG’s stand at this year’s Propak Africa exhibition showcased a wide range of products, suitable for bottling, food processing and packaging sectors. On display were Rexnord slat-top chain, Uni Modular belting, Ammeraal flat food processing synthetic belts and Rapplon flat processing transmission... 

Demag Cranes celebrates 200th anniversary

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th 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... 

Rebloc road barriers enhance road safety

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Concrete barriers in the median or along the verge of a roadway or bridge are never really noticed or considered until an unexpected collision brings one to the reality of what’s expected of these Vehicle Restraint Systems (VRS).  Rocla, part of the IS group of companies partnered with REBLOC,... 

Seeq, its Customers and its Partners to Present at OSIsoft PI World User Conference in San Francisco

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Seeq®, a leading provider of advanced analytics solutions for process manufacturing companies, announced today that Merck & Company and other Seeq customers will discuss their use of Seeq to improve business and production outcomes at OSIsoft PI World, held from April 8-12, 2019 in San Francisco.... 

Driving inclusive and sustainable growth through professional procurement practises

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In early June, representatives from KwaZulu-Natal’s public and private sectors will gather at the Durban ICC to discover how the procurement sector can offer aid in the transformation of the province. Hosted by eThekwini Municipality, the 4th Annual Smart Procurement World KZN conference will... 

South African Airways increases non-stop charter flights to the Maldives

5th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South African Airways (SAA) has launched additional 24 non-stop charter flights to the Maldives from April until October 2019. This decision forms part of the airline’s turnaround strategy – a pillar of which is to increase the utilisation of its aircraft.  SAA was the first long haul... 

Here’s What Is Happening Inside Your Crane

4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Visual inspections are essential to the health of your crane, but what you don’t see can hurt. For the longevity of your crane and minimum downtime, it is important that crane specialists take an in-depth look at your crane, whatever make it is.  Konecranes’ Critical Components Assessment and... 

Here’s What Is Happening Inside Your Crane

Fire safety in buildings must integrate sprinklers with smoke control

4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Automatic sprinklers and smoke-control ventilation systems are not incongruous. However, they must be designed explicitly with each other in mind when approaching a fire-safety system design for a building. The primary, and most important, fire-safety objective, as stated in T1.1(a), A1 of SANS... 

Fire safety in buildings must integrate sprinklers with smoke control

The Last Major North American City Without Ride-hailing Just Found its Solution with Kater

4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Vancouver-based technology company, Kater, launched the beta phase for the city's first ride-hailing app on March 30 Kater Technologies Inc. launched the beta phase for Vancouver's first ride-hailing app on March 30. The app connects users with safe, predictable and reliable rides-on-demand using... 

Metso launches a new model to the Lokotrack Urban series crushing and screening plants in Bauma 2019

4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Metso Corporation press release on April 3, 2019, at 10.00 a.m. EEST Metso has expanded its community-friendly Lokotrack® Urban(TM) series mobile crushing and screening plant range. With its advanced protection features, the Metso Urban solution significantly restricts noise and dust emissions... 

Nampak disposes of Cartons business in Nigeria

4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Nampak Limited has entered into a definitive agreement with AR Packaging Group AB for the disposal of its wholly owned subsidiary Nampak Cartons Nigeria - a producer of high quality folding carton products for the tobacco, food and consumer goods segments. Nampak Cartons Nigeria is one of the... 

ABB and Rolls-Royce announce global microgrids cooperation

4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Partnership on microgrid solutions that integrates digital technology and efficient hybrid power systems  ABB and Rolls-Royce have announced a global partnership on microgrid technology and advanced automation. Together the two companies will offer an innovative, energy-efficient microgrid... 

Industry standard to usher in fee transparency

4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A new industry standard will drive transparency around hidden fees in the financial services sector, and there is optimism that consumers will benefit in the long run. Big financial services companies may soon need to find new ways to pad their earnings, as a new industry standard is threatening... 

Audio versions of Creamer Media's daily newsletters

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Recipients of Creamer Media's popular daily Engineering News and Mining Weekly email newsletters can now listen to audio versions of the newsletters on their computers or mobile devices.   "Our 100 000-plus daily email newsletter recipients simply need to click on the 'Listen to this newsletter'... 

Siemens and Ethiopia collaborate to address urgent energy and infrastructure challenges.

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Siemens today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the Federal Democratic Republic of Ethiopia to support the government’s objective of becoming a low middle-income country by 2025. The Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) addresses the country’s energy and infrastructure... 

IEC Holden (Pty) Ltd appoints new Chairperson, MD

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / IEC Holden (Pty) Ltd., headquartered in Kempton Park, Gauteng, is proud to announce the appointment of Mr. Amos Hadebe as Non-Executive Chairman of the Board of Directors, and Mr. Pedro Adams as Managing Director. These appointments complete the transition of business management to South... 

Babcock bears the load

4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Defying the laws of gravity is all in a day’s work for Babcock’s plant hire business as their heavy lift mobile cranes continue turning challenges into triumphs. Most recently, Babcock put a 600-tonne Liebherr LG 1550 lattice boom crane to the test in a project involving the precise placement of... 

Babcock bears the load

Altron humanises technology in a new creative marketing campaign

4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / JSE-listed Altron is bringing its brand promise ‘there when it matters’ to life with a television commercial which details the intricate relationship between human beings and technology. The film takes the viewer through the life stages of a young girl called Lerato, showcasing how technology is... 

A breath of fresh air - customised compressed air solutions for pole hole drill rigs from Integrated Air Solutions

4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Integrated Air Solutions’ customised ELGi high-pressure diesel compressors provide the ideal air solution for key customer, Smith Capital’s locally manufactured pole hole drill rigs. Founded in the 1970’s, and offering market leading post and pole-hole, reverse circulation and water well drilling... 

Fluor Supports Relief Efforts in Mozambique Following Devastating Cyclone Idai

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / IRVING, Texas (April 3, 2019)– The Fluor Foundation has donated $50,000 to the American Red Cross in support of its continued humanitarian relief efforts in Mozambique following the devastating effects of Cyclone Idai in March. “The unprecedented devastation resulting from Cyclone Idai will be... 

SECaaS provides a cloud-based game changer for SA companies of all sizes

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Security-a-a-Service (SECaaS) is not an entirely new concept; people have been talking about it since as far back as 2014. On paper, the benefits seem to be extensive, but what are they and do they translate for local businesses? SECaaS can be defined as outsourcing your security measures to a... 

Agile: beyond the buzz word for Pyrotec

By: Creamer Media Reporter      4th April 2019 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Agile – one of business’s trending buzz words. But what does it mean? In sport, agility is the ability of athletes to be in control of their bodies while moving or changing direction or position quickly and effectively. To do this, fast reflexes, coordination, balance and speed are matched with... 

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