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a.b.e. products widely used for waterproofing in KZN

29th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Products supplied by a.b.e. Construction Chemicals – part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group - were used for the waterproofing of several new projects in KZN. Rafique Hoosen, Technical Sales Consultant for a.b.e. in KZN, says the company’s products were selected for the following projects: 

Namdock’s fabrication expertise helps Walvis Bay hospital get ‘ship-shape’ and ready to combat COVID-19

29th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Established Namibian ship repair company Namdock, situated in Walvis Bay on the west coast of Africa, has the health and well-being of its valued staff, community, clients and suppliers at heart during this extraordinarily challenging and uncertain time. "While national infection rates and... 

More Isuzu bakkies deployed in the fight against COVID-19

29th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Isuzu Motors South Africa has made more bakkies available to assist in containing the spread of COVID-19 infections in the country.  The Faculty of Health Sciences at the University of Pretoria has accepted delivery of 15 Isuzu D-MAX bakkies which will be used to assist with the transportation of... 

ISP collaboration ensures high internet speeds

By: Darren Parker     28th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Internet service provider (ISP) BitCo Telecoms together with many other South African Internet Service Providers (ISPs) and Fibre network operators are working together to upgrade Internet speeds during the national lockdown in South Africa. BitCo Telecoms manages an independent national... 

COVID-19 brings food safety and services for the elderly into sharp focus

28th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The spread of COVID-19 across the globe has left no community untouched. It’s disproportionate effects on the elderly, however, have drawn much-needed attention to the special consideration these most vulnerable individuals require; not only in times of crisis, but on a permanent basis. With... 

Tea manufacturers report significant savings and efficiencies thanks to Optidrive Eco VFD

28th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Nearly 50 per cent of energy consumption in Sri Lanka’s tea manufacturing is through the withering process – the method used for drying tea leaves. The costs of this process have been almost halved in many cases, along with the industry’s impact on the environment, thanks to the use of Invertek... 

Local entrepreneurs support unemployment and small businesses with free digital advertising

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In preparation for lifting of the lockdown, a free website listing service is being offered to job seekers, employers and small business such as electricians, plumbers, web developers, consultants, mechanics, carpet cleaners and pest control businesses, amongst many others, without any... 

Werner Pumps helping to ensure essential wastewater services continue during lockdown

28th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / During South Africa’s extended national lockdown, aimed at helping to prevent the spread of COVID-19, Werner Pumps SA is open and able to assist municipalities and contractors to ensure essential services such as sewerage, wastewater treatment and infrastructure maintenance continues. “At Werner... 

Lubrication key for wastewater treatment plants to operate effectively

28th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In South Africa, awareness about the value and scarcity of water has increased in the face of significant droughts in many regions of the country. This has brought with it a greater understanding of the need to manage existing water resources and infrastructure well, including wastewater... 

Extra-long Belgian vinyl planks for SA floors

28th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Europe’s acclaimed new Floorify range of exceptionally long and wide vinyl planks and tiles, developed and designed in Belgium, is now available in South Africa. Floorify has attracted strong interest at major trade exhibitions in Europe since its recent launch and is suitable for both commercial... 

Lite.IT Offers Financial and IT Relief for SMEs and Consumers

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The newly launched Lite.IT service, an online support tool, was developed to provide IT assistance to consumers and small businesses. Essentially, it proactively maintains the well-being of a computer through automation, with experts on-hand to assist via instant messaging and remote access... 

Don’t Neglect Employee Engagement During COVID-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / During the COVID-19 pandemic, brands worldwide are doing their best to assure customers that they’re there for them. Brand communications teams are working hard to reaffirm that their brand is “here to help,” “take care of people,” and my personal favourite, “we’re in this together.” That’s a... 

Craft brewers and distillers to focus on innovation and collaboration to help re-boot the industry

28th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South Africa’s liquor industry, particularly craft distillers and brewers, have been hard hit by the protracted lockdown and ban on the sale of alcohol, with fears that many may not be able to survive.  Expecting to take years to recover, the sector hopes that it may survive by collaborating and... 

Post Covid-19 Lockdown Business Recovery Planning

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / President Cyril Ramaphosa’s COVID-19 address to the nation on Thursday, 23 April 2020, explaining the “gradual and phased recovery of economic activity,” should have companies across industry sectors thinking about frameworks and protocols for business recovery. While the current lockdown period... 

New Safety Requirements for Low GWP Refrigerants

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In support of the Kigali Amendment to the Montreal Protocol and the Paris Climate Agreement and to promote efforts to reduce global warming, a coalition of US state governors has formed the US Climate Alliance. The Alliance’s goal is to demonstrate leadership by advancing responsible climate... 

Specialist firms boasts 90% success rate against SA competitors

By: Darren Parker     24th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Specialist labour and construction law firm Allardyce & Partners prides itself of a success rate exceeding 90% in matters, many of which are against some of the largest competitors in the South African legal fraternity. The law firm was established by Allardyce & Partners founding partner Leigh... 

Solutions provider supports essential services, stresses local manufacturing’s value

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the Covid-19 pandemic having adverse impacts on many sectors, industrial stainless steel and valve solutions provider EMVAfrica has been able to remain operational to supply essential services. “As with all business, the company has had to close operations to general trade. However, being a... 

Weir Minerals sand wash plant offers robust and reliable sand wash solution

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / This complete sand washing solution uses best-in-class Weir Minerals equipment to set the standard in wear life and recovery of saleable sand.   Weir Minerals is proud to announce the Weir Minerals Sand Wash Plant, a complete sand wash solution drawing on Weir Minerals’ long experience in the... 

Proudly SA covid-19 non-medical masks marketplace portal goes live

24th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In an initiative designed to assist South Africans to source locally made fabric face masks and to enable the country’s clothing and textile sector to retain jobs, a dedicated marketplace portal goes live today on the Proudly South African website. Proudly SA has been working on the site over the... 

Will the COVID-19 crisis close the wage gap?

24th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Internationally, there is a growing trend to reduce executive pay in response to the current COVID-19 crisis. South Africa is following the trend, with several private sector companies voluntarily announcing reductions and donations in executive pay, among them Woolworths, EOH, FirstRand, Vodacom... 

Grinding Techniques, Your Coated Partner for Brilliant Metal Surfaces

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Industrial applications require a high degree of specialization. Grinding Techniques offers you Pearl grinding abrasive products from Starcke - the exact tool for your grinding needs. With these products a perfect surface and optimal product life can be assured. You can rely on Starcke Coated... 

Bearings producer develops prototypes face shields

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     24th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Polymer bushing and wear material producer Vesconite Bearings has prototyped a face shield in response to the global call to produce personal protective equipment for medical personnel. Some 30 prototype shields, including five with holes, have been sent to a health facility for testing and to... 

BI supplies Koyo bearings to leading automotive OEMs

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has been a distributor of the Koyo range for more than 50 years, a key product that it supplies specifically to major Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEM) plant manufacturers, according to Automotive Business Development Leader Keith du Preez. Here... 

Standard Chartered donates US$10m to UNICEF and the Red Cross from US$50m Covid-19 global charitable fund towards immediate relief efforts

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Update on Standard Chartered’s Covid-19 global charitable fund – providing immediate relief and long-term support Standard Chartered PLC “the Group” is today announcing further details on how the Group will provide both short-term relief, and longer-term assistance, for communities across its 59... 

Newly launched tamtron timber scale

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / We wish to introduce you to the new TAMTRON ONE TIMBER SCALE specifically developed for the forestry, saw milling industry and timber truckers to increase productivity by weighing loads accurately and reliably during the lift. The One Timber scale combines the innovative features of the Tamtron... 

Ford South Africa partners with Gift of the Givers to coordinate funds raised for COVID-19 face shields

24th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa's initiative to produce protective face shields for front-line medical and essential services personnel in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic has been given a boost with local non-governmental organisation, Gift of the Givers Foundation, coming on board to... 

Specialist strategic advisory and legal services

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The essence of INMISO CONSULTING is providing Integrated Industry Solutions. Experience has shown that successful delivery of large mining, construction and energy projects, requires an acute understanding and timeous incorporation of all applicable regulatory requirements during the project... 

Post-Lockdown: Tenants Will Have the Upper Hand

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The past month will forever be documented in our country’s history. Beyond Covid-19, we’ve seen various other unprecedented local events taking place such as the country’s lowest repo rate to date, payment holidays by lenders, rental holidays by retailers and significant salary cuts across every... 

Boilers and burners company keeps running during lockdown

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With more than 30 years of experience in gas burner and boiler installation, combustion and heating solutions provider Combustion Technology is registered as an essential services provider during the national lockdown period. The Combustion Technology team is working around the clock to provide... 

Quench launches same-day Woolworths grocery deliveries

23rd April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the extension of lockdown and uncertainty about freedom of movement post 1 May, app-based on-demand delivery service QUENCH has adapted and amended their business strategy to now include same-day delivery of groceries from Woolworths to customers in major centres across South Africa.... 

LE South Africa ready to meet all lockdown plant lubrication needs

23rd April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As South Africa is under national lockdown to help prevent the spread of COVID-19, Lubrication Engineers (LE) South Africa is able to assist companies in protecting their equipment with proper lubrication and accessories. “We have been issued our essential services permit as a critical repair... 

Verder launches expansion of the Verderflex range with Rapide 5000

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Verder Liquids, part of The Verder Group, a global leader in advanced industrial and niche market pump solutions, is pleased to announce the latest addition in the Group’s Verderflex range of peristaltic tube pumps, the Rapide 5000. The Rapide 5000 has been developed to offer simple, reliable and... 

Online conference to address mitigating risks in the procurement process

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As Smart Procurement gears up to host its Western Cape Smart Procurement World online conference in May 2020, the benefits of aligning themselves with the event led Oracle to sign up as one of the event’s preferred sponsors. The online event will include presentations, international and local... 

The innovation hub’s entrepreneurs playing their part in creating innovative solutions to help prevent the spread of COVID-19

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Around the world, countries are being increasingly affected by the spread of Covid-19. Aside from the prominent health and safety concerns presented by the pandemic, there are many social and economic implications to consider as the world’s behaviour modifies to contain the spread of the virus.... 

Rolling roads with advanced bearing technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter      23rd April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Bearings, although buried deep within the vehicle, are on the front line in contributing to drivetrain efficiencies and delivering reliability for automotive manufacturers. Thomas M. Wolf, Application Engineering Master, power train and electrical, explains how EV drivetrains are placing new... 

World's first synthetic wire rope hoist launched with Konecranes new S-series

23rd April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Konecranes has launched their new S-series overhead crane which after years of research, development and testing, includes Konecrane’s unique synthetic wire rope hoist. The synthetic wire rope hoist gives a barb free operation, reduced maintenance costs as well as safer handling and easier load... 

Industry learns the complexity of chute design – the hard way

23rd April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Chute design is one of the most complex, and under-rated, aspects of materials handling – as a number of large equipment suppliers have discovered to their cost. “As a company with 30 years of experience designing bespoke transfer chutes, it has been interesting to watch who enters – and exits –... 

Kaspersky delivers tool for protecting remote workforces and highlighting shadow IT

23rd April 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new edition of Kaspersky Endpoint Security Cloud gives businesses more visibility over shadow IT. With the new cloud discovery feature, an IT administrator can safeguard compliance to corporate security policies by controlling the unauthorised use of potentially unsecure applications and... 

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