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Clever design of R-taso’s industrial walkway solutions significantly reduces their carbon footprint

17th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A specialist in design and manufacture of industrial walkway solutions, R-taso has calculated the carbon footprint of the company’s production. The majority of the Raahe-based, family-owned company’s production footprint results from the use of steel as the main raw material. Thanks to clever... 

Tongaat Hulett announces sale of Eswatini business

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tongaat Hulett today announced it had entered into an agreement with Eswatini’s Public Service Pensions Fund (the PSPF) to sell Tambankulu Estates, its Eswatini agri-business, for R375 million. Tongaat Hulett CEO Gavin Hudson said the sale of Tambankulu was fully aligned with the company’s... 

Concor paves the way for remote Botswana mine

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tackling the demanding conditions of Botswana’s Kalahari Desert, Concor Infrastructure is nearing completion of a 35 km access road for the Khoemacau Copper Silver Starter Project. Concor is also busy with constructing a parallel haul road , as well as conducting earthworks and concrete civils at... 

The power of supply chains and the circular economy

17th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With the Covid-19 crisis having highlighted the interdependence and fragility of global supply chains, the circular economy offers a far-reaching solution to improving supply chain resilience. Supply chain integration is also critical for the success of any organisation’s circular business model,... 

Your business’s sustainability depends on your fire protection system

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / If you count warehouses, storage facilities and distribution centres among your business assets, the installation of high-quality fire protection systems within these spaces is critical. In commercial and industrial properties, sprinklers are the number one means of preventing loss of life and... 

Grundfos proceeds to acquire Eurowater

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Grundfos has entered into an agreement to acquire Eurowater. This marks an important milestone in the company’s ongoing efforts to pioneer solutions to tackle global water challenges. Today it was announced that Grundfos has entered into an agreement to acquire Eurowater, and thereby... 

Cammington offers Hystax cloud migration and disaster recovery

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cyber Security South Africa (CSSA) – a distributor of Hystax cloud migration and disaster recovery technology in South Africa – has appointed Cammington as a reseller of the Hystax range of solutions. “The Hystax solution is ideal for the African market, where there is a tangible need for a... 

Massive 2400mm flow meter ready for installation as SA water projects gain momentum

15th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Endress+Hauser South Africa has delivered a ‘monster’ 2400mm magnetic flow meter to a large water utility to support its upgrade programme to better meet the future needs of consumers. Hennie Pretorius, Industry Manager Water and Wastewater at Endress+Hauser South Africa, 

Massive 2400mm flow meter ready for installation as SA water projects gain momentum

Paint retailers now need skills as well as products

15th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The online training South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) offers for retail sales personnel is now more important than ever, says Tara Benn, executive director of SAPMA. The training culminates in the paint and hardware store staff becoming Certified Paint and Coatings Advisors.... 

From plants to plastics: Bringing a next-generation sustainable plastic to the market

15th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Worley has been awarded a FEED (front-end engineering design) to develop Avantium’s flagship plant that will support the transition to a bio-based economy for plastics. The plant will produce 100% plant-based FDCA (furandicarboxylic acid) – a key building block for many chemicals and plastics.... 

Breaking the recycling barrier: Cortec® repulpable moisture barrier paper stands apart in VCI packaging industry

15th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / When it comes to rust preventative packaging for metal parts, most VCI (vapor corrosion inhibitor) moisture barrier papers are waxed or coated with polyethylene (PE). This creates an environmental problem because the papers cannot be recycled through normal channels.  Cortec® Corporation has... 

Breaking the recycling barrier: Cortec® repulpable moisture barrier paper stands apart in VCI packaging industry

Celebrating Youth Day - Engen’s Simone Leeuw says happiness and success are a choice

15th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Simone Leeuw, who matriculated from Fairvale Secondary School and grew up in Wentworth, South Durban, an area known for its many socio-economic challenges is an inspiration to many in her community. “My personal philosophy is happiness and success are your choice,” says Simone.  “You can’t go... 

Celebrating Youth Day - Engen’s Simone Leeuw says happiness and success are a choice
Simone Leeuw

Zest Weg partners with Panaco in Katanga

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Zest WEG has appointed established local firm Panaco as its value-added reseller (VAR) in the Katanga region of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). This forms part of its strategy to strengthen its African footprint according to Africa business development manager, Taylor Milan. As part of... 

Enterprise Solution for a Safe Return to Work

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Mitigating the risk of Covid-19 spread while complying with government regulations is the biggest challenge facing South African companies right now. The Coronavirus pandemic has come at a terrible cost for the South African economy as companies face bankruptcy and many are left jobless. As... 

Op-ed: We must speak up and act to end racial inequality

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Tom Linebarger, Chairman and Chief Executive Officer, Cummins Inc. The past few weeks have been difficult. We are horrified and angered by the killing of George Floyd in Minneapolis and the other acts of discrimination and violence against Black people that we have seen across the United States.... 

Enhance workplace safety with strip curtains

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Ensuring optimum visibility at internal entry and exit points in manufacturing and storage facilities will significantly reduce risks associated with vehicular traffic movement. Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains go a long way in mitigating risks and improving safety. A large percentage of... 

Digital service offering proves its worth in the coronavirus crisis

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Extraordinary times require extraordinary measures: For this reason, Endress+Hauser has released the Visual Support service application ahead of schedule during the coronavirus crisis. In the acute phase of the pandemic, customers were able to take advantage of the remote audiovisual support free... 

Global Peace Index: Global peacefulness falls with sustained rise in civil unrest in the last decade and is set to worsen as economic impact of COVID-19 takes hold

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Today marks the launch of the 14th edition of the Global Peace Index from the international think-tank the Institute for Economics & Peace (IEP). Key results 

Celebrating Youth Day - The future is bright for young Capetonian

12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Youth Month is a special month, as it provides the opportunity for Engen to reflect on its commitment to helping gifted South Africans explore new horizons. Dharfeur Hendricks, who despite having an incredibly challenging childhood, plagued with learning difficulties and bullying is one of many,... 

Post Office’s cashless ATM brings convenience, safety to users

12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Chairperson of the SA Post Office Board of Directors, Ms Colleen Makhubele, launched the rollout in Limpopo of a new cashless ATM provided by the SA Post Office today at an informal store in Ga Molepo outside Polokwane.. “The cashless ATM helps decongest current payment points (post office... 

Post Office’s cashless ATM brings convenience, safety to users

Rolls-Royce delivers 8 000th engine from Dahlewitz, Germany

12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Rolls-Royce has delivered the 8,000th engine made at our site in Dahlewitz, Germany. The engine, a BR725, will be shipped to Gulfstream Aerospace Corporation in Savannah, Georgia, USA, to power its current flagship business jet, the G650ER. The Dahlewitz site, located south of Berlin, started... 

Rolls-Royce delivers 8 000th engine from Dahlewitz, Germany

Rapid dewatering solution provided across border

12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Reacting promptly to customer calls for dewatering solutions is what has set Integrated Pump Rental apart, especially in the mining sector. The company recently responded to an urgent need for a dewatering pump at an East African mine. “If not dealt with promptly, flooding in a mine environment... 

Rapid dewatering solution provided across border

Enhance workplace safety with strip curtains

12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A large percentage of workplace accidents happen at internal entry and exit points as well as at points of transition between various sections in a manufacturing or storage facility. Ensuring optimum visibility will significantly reduce the risks associated with the movement of vehicular traffic... 

Enhance workplace safety with strip curtains

MTM Power DC/DC Converters for Forklift Trucks

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In many industries and applications the requirements of the used technology go far beyond the usual level. The limits of standard specifications are also often exceeded when used in mobile applications of forklift truck technology. 

Poor manufacturing production data bodes ill for the economy, says SEIFSA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The latest manufacturing production data released by Statistics South Africa this afternoon is consistent with the economy’s poor performance since the beginning of the year and does not bode well for the future, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) Economist... 

NOSA Testing: the only labs in SA offering COVID-19 surface and environmental testing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety Directive 29.5 states ‘The employer must ensure that surfaces that workers and members of the public come into contact with are routinely cleaned and disinfected.’ In line with COVID-19 Occupational Health and Safety directives, employers are obligated to... 

AfCFTA delay presents new opportunities for construction, manufacturing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The delay in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which was scheduled to launch in July this year, could provide much-needed breathing room for Africa’s manufacturing and construction sectors. This is according to Duncan Bonnett, Director Market Access &... 

AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Awards recognise sustainability in all its forms

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / With AfriSam-SAIA Sustainable Design Awards extending its submission deadline to 3 July 2020, we look at one of the previous award winners, Gauteng City Region Observatory, and its vision for a more sustainable Gauteng through a green infrastructure approach to planning. The promise of a brighter... 

Construction sector’s skills will now face severe scrutiny

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The construction industry, fighting for survival after pandemic lockdown losses, now cannot afford any costly site mishap caused by untrained staff, says John Roxburgh, senior lecturer at The Concrete Institute’s School of Concrete Technology. “In construction, it is now a question of survival of... 

University of Pretoria uses Blackboard Collaborate to support staff and students during the closure of campus

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The University of Pretoria use Blackboard Collaborate to support teaching and learning and administrative tasks during the closure of the University The shutdown of South Africa's institutions of higher learning is not a new phenomenon, with the country having experienced several severe... 

Join Manufacturing Indaba Gauteng as Provincial Manufacturing Indaba Events are postponed to 2021

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / After careful deliberation on the economic impacts of COVID-19 and to safeguard the health of all participants, the Manufacturing Indaba announces the decision to postpone the 2020 Provincial Manufacturing Indaba Conferences and Exhibitions which were due to take place in August (Durban), October... 

AfCFTA delay presents new opportunities for construction, manufacturing

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The delay in the implementation of the African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA), which was scheduled to launch in July this year, could provide much-needed breathing room for Africa’s manufacturing and construction sectors. This is according to Duncan Bonnett, Director Market Access &... 

The crucial role of electronic signatures in a smart, digital society

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / It is officially time to put electronic signatures on the agenda. Many organisations needed to embrace operating remotely overnight and they now recognise the importance of electronic signatures, even as lockdown measures are relaxed and lifted. As eSignatures have proven key to keeping... 

HMIs improve operations and maintenance collaboration

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Traditional manufacturing plants have control rooms staffed by operators, who monitor the status of systems and equipment, issue commands and address alerts. Most sites also have maintenance personnel to respond to issues on the plant floor, take appropriate actions and report results to... 

HMIs improve operations and maintenance collaboration

SAFI applauds local procurement amidst the need for hospital beds and temporary healthcare facilitie

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The South African Furniture Initiative (SAFI) commends the support from sponsors like Old Mutual and the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) by, respectively, establishing a quarantine and temporary hospital facilities in the Western Cape, thereby meeting the growing need for... 

Foldable plastic bins cut transport costs and reduce carbon footprint

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A simply designed foldable plastic bin has shown the importance of platform design and logistics in the supply chain space – slashing the transport costs of clients and boosting profitability in the highly competitive fresh produce sector. The innovation has seen two major produce companies... 

Foldable plastic bins cut transport costs and reduce carbon footprint

RS Components and BARTH Elektronik unveil People Counter maker project to help social distancing efforts during COVID-19 pandemic

11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / People-counting project uses non-contact sensors to help staff monitor areas and maintain a safe density of people in shops and other commercial areas. 

RS Components and BARTH Elektronik unveil People Counter maker project to help social distancing efforts during COVID-19 pandemic

Sun International customers make a difference

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th June 2020 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Sun International has paid over R2-million to the Solidarity Fund, after more than 15,000 members of its loyalty programme pledged their leisure points for this purpose. At the start of the national lockdown the company froze all leisure and casino points accumulated by its Most Value Guests... 

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