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Capital Equipment in Construction

New articulated haulage tractor to be released soon

By: Ilan Solomons     4th April 2014 A new AH190B articulated haulage tractor is currently in the final stages of development and manufacture will start in May this year, reports local original- equipment manufacturer Desmond Equipment. “The upgraded articulated haulage tractor is aimed primarily at bulk material handling, in... 

Untrained workers still entrusted with costly equipment

By: Yolandi Booyens     5th April 2013 South Africa lacks the skilled labour required to operate capital equipment machines safely and efficiently and construction companies often do not take the time to provide the necessary training before entrusting costly equipment to unskilled and untrained labour, says capital equipment supplier... 

More companies opting for internal training to combat skills shortage 

By: Yolandi Booyens     5th April 2013 More than sixty per cent of all capital equipment-related accidents are the result of inadequate training, which companies can combat by introducing training strategies that allow the constant monitoring and upskilling of staff, states training provider Alusani Skills & Training Network... 

Company assists in developing rural areas 

By: Yolandi Booyens     5th April 2013 Concrete, brick, block and paving machinery manufacturer Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) states that it is adding value to government’s Comprehensive Rural Development Programme (CRDP) through its extensive range of capital equipment machinery and support services, which cater to rural areas in... 

Equipment combination caters to trending crushing equipment acquisition 

By: Yolandi Booyens     5th April 2013 A preference for buying crushing equipment to crush materials on site instead of renting or sourcing materials for projects from suppliers is an emerging trend among some construction companies, says capital equipment provider High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa. The company offers time and cost... 

New wheel loader range launched

By: Yolandi Booyens     5th April 2013 Earth moving equipment manufacturer Doosan South Africa, part of the Invicta Group, launched the third wheel loader in its DLA range, the DL250A, at Intermat International, an equipment and technologies exhibition for construction and materials industries in Paris, France. The company launched a... 

Demand not meeting supply capacity

By: Yolandi Booyens     5th April 2013 It is critical for the sustainability of South Africa’s capital equipment suppliers that demand for equipment from the construction industry, which decreased in the last quarter of 2012, recovers rapidly, states financial service provider WesBank corporate division GM Gerald Burton.  

Distributor to launch new wheel loader series

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     6th April 2012 Construction equipment and earthmoving distributor CSE Equipment says it will launch the new Case 821F wheel loader series, which offers substantial fuel savings, greater lifting capacity and more break-out force, to the local market.  

Company optimistic about equipment sales, infrastructure spend key

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     6th April 2012 Recent announcements by President Jacob Zuma and Finance Minister Pravin Gordhan on the government’s intention to accelerate infrastructure development spend, could result in increased sales of capital equipment for the construction industry, industrial screening provider Ludowici Meshcape... 

Demand for smaller excavators rising

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     6th April 2012 Construction equipment supplier High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa GM Neil Sauls says there is an increased demand from clients for its smaller excavators, as a large number of projects are undertaken on smaller construction sites.  

Equipment supplier offers products to mitigate road compaction challenges

By: Reggie Sikhakhane     6th April 2012 Following findings that poor compaction levels are being achieved at a significant number of road projects, the South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) has implemented a compaction management drive to tackle the problem, construction equipment manufacturer Dynapac business line... 

SA capital equipment industry recovering, local brand support key

6th April 2012 Heavy equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment reports that there has been a good upturn in direct construction-related business over the past six months, which is positively reflected in the company’s order book for heavy equipment and manufacturing levels, which are almost back to levels seen... 

Laser screed equipment range ensures flat industrial concrete floors

6th April 2012 Laser screed machine technology has contributed to flooring technology firm Concrete Laser Flooring’s (CLF’s) success in laying consistently flat flooring for distribution centres, high-rack warehouses and storage depots. 

Company tests CNG-driven forklifts

6th April 2012 Forklift and lift trucks distributor Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) says it has developed an energy efficient compressed natural gas- (CNG-) driven forklift. 

Firm serious about training, skills development

By: Sinette Goosen     25th November 2011 JSE-listed capital equipment and leasing firm Eqstra Holdings has invested heavily in training and skills development to overcome skills shortages and unemployment in the industry, and to further train its employees. 

Eqstra’s distributorships division makes a comeback

By: Sinette Goosen     25th November 2011 JSE-listed capital equipment and leasing firm Eqstra’s Construction and Mining Equipment Distributorships (CMED) division is recovering well. 

JSE-listed firm exploring opportunities for integration between divisions

25th November 2011 Diversified leasing, industrial, construction and mining equipment importer and distributor Eqstra Holdings reports it is continuously exploring opportunities for integration between its different divisions and, where possible, exploiting the opportunities to create additional value. 

Passenger and commercial vehicles division excels with value-added services

By: Sinette Goosen     25th November 2011 JSE-listed capital equipment and leasing firm Eqstra's passenger and commercial vehicles division reports that the number of vehicles under its management has increased by 35% during the 2011 financial year. 

Division reaps benefits after implementing steadfast business approach in recession

By: Sinette Goosen     25th November 2011 The pursuit of new opportunities during the 2008/9 recession, paired with constant product offering expansions, sophisticated distribution agreements and a business approach focused on employee development and involvement, have ensured that Eqstra’s Elandsfontein-based Industrial Equipment... 

Division offers new articulated truck range

25th November 2011 JSE-listed capital equipment and leasing firm Eqstra’s construction and mining equipment distributorships (CMED) division is now offering the newest range from mining and construction equipment producer Terex. 

Industrial equipment division committed to helping EC schools

25th November 2011 Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), a division of JSE-listed Eqstra Holdings, visited schools in the Eastern Cape, in October, as part of the group’s ongoing commitment to support the educational needs of technical and agricultural educational institutions, as well as the feeder schools from... 

Contract mining division has overcome challenges, expects to increase revenue

By: Sinette Goosen     25th November 2011 Eqstra’s contract mining and plant rental division, of which MCC is the major business unit, reports that business is going well, with a steady stream of projects. 

Leasing firm invests in technical schools to alleviate skills shortage

By: Sinette Goosen     25th November 2011 JSE-listed capital equipment and leasing firm Eqstra Holdings plans to spend R36-million in the next five years on a long-term project called Eqstralution, which will train, develop and educate young learners to take up positions in technical fields. 

Timeous refurbishment of engines could save money

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st April 2011 Diesel engine and component remanufacturer Metric Automotive Engineering believes that there is a need for a paradigm shift in the way that contractors are viewing the repair and remanufacture of their capital equipment. 

Distributor introduces pothole toolkit

1st April 2011 Generators, engines and pumps distributor Goscor Power Products (GPP) is marketing a pothole industrial toolkit to a number of teams that are repairing potholes in South Africa's roads, a two-year initiative for which government has allotted more than R150-million. 

Equipment distributor expands market share

1st April 2011 Sole distributor of Hyundai earthmoving equipment in Southern Africa High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa reports that it continues to expand its operations and is gaining significant market share across Southern Africa. 

Distribution agreements to supplement equipment range

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st April 2011 Hydraulic equipment supply company Smith Capital Equipment has concluded equipment distribution agreements with Italian-based truck-mount crane manufacturer PM Cranes, as well as with PM group subsidiary, Italian-based aerial platform manufacturer Oil & Steel. 

Self-loading mixers produce quality concrete

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st April 2011 Many European-manufactured Fiori self-loading concrete mixers have been entering the South African market over the past few months, offering a complete solution to self-made quality concrete needs in the construction industry. 

Capital equipment supplier expands its range 

By: Natasha Odendaal     1st April 2011 Capital equipment manufacturer Bell Equipment has started on phase two of its expansion of compaction and road building manufacturing company Bomag’s product range into the Bell group. 

Custom-designed trailer offers lower costs

2nd April 2010 Trailer manufacturer Martin Trailer Company has constructed a trailer designed to meet the specific requirements of mechanical maintenance company Concor Plant, and to transport a variety of equipment to sites throughout the country at substantially lower cost than conventional trailers.

New addition to light 
construction products

2nd April 2010 Construction equipment supplier Goscor Power Products has added a purpose-designed and built vibratory plate compactor (VPC) to its already wide range of light construction products. 

Construction down time reduced

2nd April 2010 The Case TX 140 telescopic handlers, available exclusively in Southern Africa from construction equipment distributor CSE Equipment, is offering the construction sector increased performance and safety, as well as reduced downtime. 

Heavy equipment supplier expands its footprint

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd April 2010 Heavy equipment supplier High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa is expanding its branch network to another five centres in South Africa this year. 

Crane company aggressively increases its presence

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd April 2010 Mobile crane hire-service provider Target Cranes is aggressively increasing its presence in Gauteng province in response to the strong market demand. 

Capital equipment sector prepares for a construction lull

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd April 2010 Capital equipment suppliers to the construction industry, particularly those specialising in roads and earthworks, are cautious about the outlook for the second half of the year following the completion of certain major projects. The concern is that there will be less private work available,... 

Earthmoving company 
takes on new excavator

By: Carla Thomaz     2nd April 2010 Earthmoving company SA Earthworks has bought an 80-t excavator from heavy equipment supplier HPE Africa. The excavator, which is one of the few of its size in the country, was launched in 2008. 

R130-million training centre becomes a reality 

By: Darren Parker     3rd April 2009 Following capital equipment supplier Barloworld Equipment's investment into its R130-million Technical Training Centre at its Isando operations, local government has expressed a desire to increasingly partner with the private sector in key infrastructure developments and programmes designed to... 

World's largest hydraulic excavator makes its mark on African soil

By: Darren Parker     3rd April 2009 Integrated leasing and capital equipment group Eqstra has marked a milestone in its relationship with the third-largest capital equipment manufacturer in the world, Terex, through the introduction of Terex's 1 000-t RH 400 hydraulic mining shovel into South Africa. 

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