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Invicta delivers strong interim performance
27th November 2023 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Investment holding and management company Invicta Holdings achieved a robust performance for the six months ended September 30, with revenue having increased by 12% to R4.3-billion. The increase of... 

Wacker Neuson expanding in Southern Africa as it celebrates 175th years
Wacker Neuson expanding in Southern Africa as it celebrates 175 years
22nd November 2023

Construction, agriculture and forestry machinery and equipment manufacturer Wacker Neuson gave media and guests a tour of its Gauteng product centre, as part of its 175th anniversary celebrations. 

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TWK posts lower earnings amid global market pressures
15th November 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Diversified agriculture and forestry company TWK Agri has posted lower earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation (Ebitda) of R620-million from continuing operations, marking a... 

Solar pumps can increase crop yield
13th October 2023

A new study, led by the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA) under the research project Renewables for African Agriculture (RE4AFAGRI), published in Environmental Research... 

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Nithio invests in farming and irrigation technology
26th September 2023 By: Darren Parker

African energy finance platform Nithio has invested in solar irrigation and farming technology solutions company SunCulture. The investment was made through Nithio investment vehicle Nithio FI,... 

Fahari Aviation uses drones to assist the agriculture sector
Kenyan aviation specialist enhances precision agri offering with 14 new high-capacity drones
19th September 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Aviation technology subsidiary of Kenya Airways, Fahari Aviation, has expanded its agricultural services offering with 14 new high-capacity drones to meet to growing demand for precision... 

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Unresolved problems dog manufacturing
8th September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The machinery and capital equipment industry is “very quiet” and many businesses are reluctant to spend on marketing or new procurement, owing to challenges such as power failures, water cuts,... 

Rainbow’s R220-million investment was used to increase capacity at Hammarsdale
Second shift at Rainbow’s Hammarsdale facility to boost capacity, jobs
4th September 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Local poultry company Rainbow on August 28 “revived” a second operational shift at its Hammarsdale P2 processing plant in KwaZulu-Natal, while also commemorating the facility’s 60th year... 

Aerobotics supports farmers globally with “ground-breaking
AI-engineered solutions boost fruit and nut industry resilience
1st September 2023

The 2023 season has not been without its frustrations for fruit and nut farmers, says Aerobotics GM Ken Treloar. “A host of challenging conditions domestically and across markets have pressured... 

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Firm launches smart tools range
1st September 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Food safety hygiene, equipment efficiency, plant modernisation, sustainability and upgrades to reduce downtime are the key focus areas for the food and beverage industry, following increased local... 

With the Rainbow Hammarsdale expansion, Rainbow has re-instated roughly 750 jobs, with an additional 100 jobs to be initiated by June next year
Rainbow celebrates 60 years of processing excellence, embarks on new growth chapter
29th August 2023 By: Cameron Mackay

Poultry company Rainbow on August 28 marked the commemoration of its sixtieth anniversary with an event held in Hammarsdale, in KwaZulu-Natal. This occasion served as a tribute to Rainbow's six... 

Stellenbosch, German universities to develop electric tractor
Stellenbosch, German universities to develop electric tractor
25th August 2023 By: Irma Venter

Stellenbosch University’s (SU’s) Department of Industrial Engineering is partnering with the Technical University of Munich, in Germany, to develop an electric tractor (e-tractor). The SU team,... 

A group of men and women in the Bolt and Engineering factory in Welkom staring up at the camera
Principles help supplier maintain foothold
18th August 2023

Owing to its 100/0 principle, fastener specialist Bolt and Engineering Distributors (BED) Group’s Welkom branch, in the Free State, maintains a firm position as supplier of choice to the mining,... 

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Logistics giant training tomorrow’s truck drivers
18th August 2023

With the company’s core service being safely delivering customers’ goods, specialist transport company Unitrans’ drivers are one of the most critical links in the chain, CEO Terry Bantock... 

South Africa’s agricultural sector plays a vital role in the country’s economy, contributing significantly to employment, food security and export revenue
Company driving innovation in agricultural sector
11th August 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

South Africa’s agricultural sector plays a vital role in the country’s economy, contributing significantly to employment, food security and export revenue. The industry, therefore, stands to... 

BMG will also showcase new products, including Liqui Moly oil kits and additives
Company expands agri presence through Nampo Cape Show
11th August 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Following a successful Nampo 2023 show in Bothaville, in the Free State, in May, industrial machinery manufacturer Bearing Man Group (BMG) will exhibit at the Nampo Cape Show, in Cape Town, in... 

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Light manufacturer expands range
21st July 2023

Global lighting solutions manufacturer ams OSRAM bolstered its horticultural lighting offerings in June, announcing the addition of two new products. The company continues to provide important... 

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Firm completes KZN sugar mill project
7th July 2023

Industrial equipment supplier BMG is a pivotal player in the sugar sector, and its regional workshop in Riverhorse Valley, KwaZulu-Natal (KZN), recently completed a refurbishment, fabrication and... 

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Firm open to investing in the ‘right’ sectors in KZN
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Black-owned private equity investment firm Agile Capital focuses on investments that drive sustainable development and have a demonstrable track record of growth and investment returns, with Agile... 

Head shot of Bearings International GM Christian Chipamaunga.
Supplier on the pulse of market’s needs
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

  Industrial solutions supplier Bearings International (BI) has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for 65 years, with its chains selection for the sugar... 

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KITE 2023 promises to be ‘bigger and better’
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition, also known as KITE, will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre from July 18 to 20 for the fortieth consecutive year.  Attendance numbers are... 

Rwanda Minister of Agriculture and Animal Resources Dr Ildephonse Musafiri, Volkswagen Image of Group South Africa MD Martina Biene, and  Volkswagen Mobility Solutions Rwanda CEO Serge Kamuhinda
Volkswagen signs MoU with Rwandan government to start GenFarm project
26th June 2023 By: Irma Venter

Volkswagen has signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) with the government of Rwanda to establish “a modern farm with electric tractors”.  The MoU was signed by Minister of Agriculture and... 

UAV expo set for September
26th May 2023

The organisers of Commercial UAV Expo, the world’s leading commercial drone trade show and conference, have announced an impressive list of more than 135 top unmanned aircraft systems (UAS)... 

Pumps for iron ore mine flooding
12th May 2023

Pump and dredging specialist Integrated Pump Rental (IPR) was commissioned to assist with an incident of flooding at an iron-ore mine in the Northern Cape that resulted in the mining company no... 

Clinomix is part of a range of mineral products produced and marketed by Pratley
Local firm promotes natural solution
12th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The farming industry is constantly evolving, and new technologies are emerging to help farmers increase productivity while ensuring the health and care of animals and crops. One such technology is... 

Truck Trailer Bus and Bakkie Road Freight Association Convention
Yearly convention will address industry priorities
5th May 2023 By: Halima Frost

Industry body The Road Freight Association’s (RFA’s) yearly convention, which will be held later this month, seeks to attract top executives in the trucking, logistics and warehousing sectors to... 

The power take-off (PTO) gearboxes, planter bearings and agricultural chains help farmers to increase productivity and efficiency in the field
Company boosts productivity, lessens environmental impact
5th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Bearings and power transmission supplier Bearings International is staying up to date with emerging trends and technologies in the agriculture industry by incorporating this knowledge into its... 

Iritron’s solar trailers are designed to be mobile, so farmers can move them around as required
Solar trailers transform industry
5th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Equipped with solar panels that power various farming equipment, automation company Iritron’s off-grid solar trailers are especially useful for small-scale farmers who do not have access to grid... 

By working with reputable manufacturers and experienced suppliers, users of agricultural equipment can improve efficiency, reduce costs, and enhance their operations significantly
Use of soft starters, VSDs in irrigation beneficial
5th May 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Implementing modern electric motor control technology in the agriculture industry has become increasingly important to improve efficiency throughput, reduce downtime, reduce waste, and drive... 

A feed milling plant manufactured by Dalein Agriplan
Increased demand for automation in agri sector
5th May 2023 By: Tracy Hancock

The growing African population and consequent rising demand for food continues to drive the need for processing equipment that can increase food production in the most efficient manner possible,... 

Motsepe Foundation CEO and co-founder Dr Precious Moloi-Motsepe
Milken-Motsepe agritech award recognises excellence of African developers
2nd May 2023 By: Marleny Arnoldi

US-based think tank the Milken Institute, together with local nonprofit the Motsepe Foundation, has named a Tanzanian biotech company NovFeed as the winner of the inaugural Milken-Motsepe Prize for... 

An image of a cane field
Diversification opportunities set to crystallise industry
7th April 2023 By: Leah Shelene Asaram

Following the announcement that there will be no tax increase for the sugar industry in the 2023/24 and 2024/25 financial years, announced by Finance Minister Enoch Godongwana during his 2023... 

An aerial view of the sizable manufacturing facility at Columbus stainless in Middleburg South Africa, with buildings, storage facilities and waste water facility as well
Steel producer continues to grow manufacturing capacity
7th April 2023

Spain-based global stainless-steel producer Acerinox says its global footprint has transformed it into one of the most competitive producers of stainless steels and nickel alloys. The company... 

The Fuchs Lubricants warehouse in Durban
Substantial stock moved through largest branch
17th February 2023 By: Halima Frost

Lubricants manufacturer FUCHS Lubricants South Africa reports that almost 1 000 different products moved through its Durban, KwaZulu-Natal branch last year. The Durban branch, the largest in the... 

An image of Bell Equipment's UltECO 6
Sugar cane loader maximises capabilities
9th December 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) Bell Equipment’s UltECO 6 sugar cane slew loader was designed to be the lowest-cost, controlled-traffic loading tool globally and incorporates a slewing cab... 

Invicta achieves strong interim results
28th November 2022 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Investment holding and management company Invicta Holdings has reported a strong set of results for the six months ended September 30, with headline earnings a share up 43% year-on-year to 268c.... 

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