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Invicta reports increase in operating profit despite challenges
24th June 2024 By: Sabrina Jardim

In its audited consolidated results for the financial year ended March 31, investment holding and management company Invicta Holdings reports that its operating profit grew by 8% to R702-million,... 


SEW-EURODRIVE at Nampo 2024
SEW-EURODRIVE at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

Gear motors, frequency inverters and drive automation specialist SEW-EURODRIVE electronics business development manager Willem Strydom highlights the company’s role in the agriculture industry’s... 


Uniclox at Nampo 2024
Uniclox at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

Biometric time and attendance and access control systems provider Uniclox senior sales executive Christo Wandrag talks to Engineering News about the role the company is playing in the... 


Dachser South Africa at Nampo 2024
Dachser South Africa at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

Engineering News discusses how family-owned logistics provider Dachser South Africa is innovating to address the challenges that agricultural logistics face in South Africa with MD Detlev Duve at... 


AUTO-X at Nampo 2024
AUTO-X at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

South African automotive lead-acid battery manufacturer AUTO-X solar 0 & M manager Jaco Weideman discusses the importance of digitalisation in ensuring sustainable farming operations, while AUTO-X... 


SOLARAFRICA at Nampo 2024
SOLARAFRICA at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

SOLARAFRICA commercial head Brandon Horn shares the energy struggles of farmers visiting the company’s stand at Nampo 2024, which was held from May 14 to 17, near Bothaville, in the Free State, and... 


Suzuki Auto South Africa at Nampo 2024
Suzuki Auto South Africa at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

Suzuki Auto South Africa PR & events manager Eileen Gengan discusses how the vehicle manufacturer is poised to support the needs of the country’s farmers at Nampo 2024, held from May 14 to 17, near... 


SAFEQUIP at Nampo 2024
SAFEQUIP at Nampo 2024
21st May 2024

Engineering News talks to fire safety solutions and products supplier SAFEQUIP MD Pierre Malherbe at Nampo 2024, held from May 14 to 17, near Bothaville, in the Free State, about how the company is... 


John Deere showcases continued technology, innovation focus
John Deere showcases continued technology, innovation focus
15th May 2024

Equipment manufacturer John Deere South Africa will continue to focus on pursuing innovation on its machines and technology as it looks to strengthen its footprint in Africa. Tasneem Bulbulia tells... 


An image of DJI product manager Ruan Botha
Data, drones can improve local agriculture
3rd May 2024

Smart technology, powered by artificial intelligence (AI) and unmanned vehicles, can counter various challenges in the agricultural sector, boosting productivity, reducing costs and assisting in... 


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Access to farming equipment boosts mechanisation
3rd May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Agricultural technology company Hello Tractor, celebrating its tenth anniversary this year, aims to improve small-scale farming practices through its app Hello Tractor, which facilitates increased... 


SUPAFLOR PU HD
Supaflor polyurethane heavy-duty offers superior resistance to the specific conditions in sugar mills
Firm offers durable flooring solution, corrosion protection
5th April 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The deterioration and corrosion of concrete infrastructure have presented significant challenges in harsh operational environments such as sugar mills. Corrosion protection, epoxy flooring and... 


An image of SkyBUG's drone system for dispersing beneficial insects
Drones deliver predator bugs for sustainable pest control
29th March 2024

Wine producer Vergelegen wine estate, in Somerset West, has partnered with collaborative venture SkyBugs to test the use of drone-delivered beneficial insects to control pests in its vineyards.... 


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. 


A farm and grain
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... 


solar powered irrigation
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... 


GAME-CHANGER
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... 


Image of hole plate tool for sausages
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,... 


A man in a Unitrans Visivest in front of a fleet of Unitrans Trucks
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... 


VITAL ROLE
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... 


EVENT SHOWCASE
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... 


An image at night of a greenhouse growing plants that is glowing pink owing to the red LED lights inside
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... 


Image of an African woman in a navy suit
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... 


Head shot of Specialised Exhibitions portfolio director Charlene Hefer
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)... 


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