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Fasteners

Company feeding tooling skills base

By: Yolandi Booyens     21st June 2013 A growing demand for tooling manufacturer Hilti’s on-site and in-office training courses is evident across the fastener and surrounding industries, as the courses facilitate safety practices and improved equipment life cycles. The company trains some 1000 people a year and specifies installation... 

New bolt-securing system prevents slackening

21st June 2013 Engineering solutions provider BMG has extended its range of Nord-Lock bolt-securing systems to include Nord-Lock’s X-series washers, which are designed to safely secure bolted joints exposed to severe vibration and dynamic loads. “Bolted joints normally fail owing to spontaneous bolt loosening... 

Imports continue to curb industry potential, despite antidumping duty

By: Yolandi Booyens     21st June 2013 Fastener imports continue to outweigh locally manufactured products, as South Arica produced 13 146 t of standard hexagon steel bolts, set screws and nuts in 2012 and imported 30 800 t of the same materials, states South African Fasteners Manufacturers Association (Safma) chairperson Rob... 

Imports continue to curb industry potential, despite antidumping duty

Manufacturer plans to double production by end 2013

By: Gia Costella     22nd June 2012 Industrial fasteners producer Tel-Screw Products MD Ronald Teleng tells Engineering News that the company plans to double its production by the end of next year, despite the challenges facing the industry.  

Company plans to expand in South Africa, Africa

By: Gia Costella     22nd June 2012 More installers are becoming aware of fastener manufacturer Easyhold Fastener Systems’ products, enabling the company to increase production by 100% over the past two years, owner Clynton de Fin tells Engineering News. 

Distributor has dim view of fastener industry future

By: Gia Costella     22nd June 2012 Loyalty and quality have been replaced with price and delivery as the criteria for choosing a product in the “cut throat” local fasteners industry, asserts specialised fastener distributor UPL Group MD Richard Simes. 

Manufacturer confident about the future

By: Gia Costella     22nd June 2012 Manufacturer CBC Fasteners is in a position to take advantage of opportunities that will arise, should the recent provisional antidumping duties placed on the import of fully threaded set screws with hexagonal heads, excluding steel screws, from China, be fully implemented come year end, says... 

Industry’s future dependent on full implementation of antidumping duties 

By: Gia Costella     22nd June 2012 The future of the fasteners industry depends heavily on the recent provisional antidumping duties being fully implemented, South African Fasteners Manufacturers Association (Safma) chairperson Rob Pietersma tells Engineering News. 

Supplier invests R2.5m in new facility

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     17th June 2011 KwaZulu-Natal-based services provider EiS Engineering & Industrial Supplies has relocated its Pinetown branch to a new and improved R2.5-million facility. 

New lockbolt introduced for local market

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     17th June 2011 Industrial consumables and engineering firm Bearing Man Group’s (BMG’s) fasteners division, has introduced the new Huck Bobtail lockbolt series to the South African market. 

Hot dip galvanising of fasteners to be reviewed

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     17th June 2011 The local practice of the hot dip galvanising of nuts and bolts is under review, as the industry aims to adhere more strictly to specifications set by the International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO), says Hot Dip Galvanisers Association of South Africa (HDGASA) executive director Bob... 

New clamp offers improved product life

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     17th June 2011 The new Shield-Lok Boiler Tube Shield Clamp enables increased efficiency and product life, says industrial equipment supplier Dowson & Dobson Industrial co-owner Terry O’Kelly. 

Rising steel price worries fastener industry

By: Idéle Esterhuizen     17th June 2011 Steel prices have risen steadily over the past years, compounding cost issues for manufacturers, suppliers and end-users, says South African Mining Supplies (SAMS) MD Gunther Rindfrey. 

Local industrial fasteners producer geared to design, manufacture to order 

By: Julian Kraft     22nd October 2010 A key player in the industrial fastners market, Tel-Screw Products, has been manufacturing and supplying industrial fasteners of all types in South Africa for the past 40 years. “We owe our success to three main factors. Firstly, we produce by far the most diverse range of fasteners on offer in... 

Proactive approach wins large share of electricity lines business

By: Julian Kraft     22nd October 2010 Industrial fastners producer Tel-Screw Products’ electrical transmission and distribution lines business has seen more rapid growth in the past five years than in any other equivalent period during the almost 30 years it has been producing special fasteners for this sector.  

Focused on customer 
service

By: Julian Kraft     22nd October 2010 Tel-Screw Products’ versatility in being willing and able to provide what its customers need has been, and remains, a key factor in its success.  

Competitively developing 
SA’s fasteners industry

By: Schalk Burger     18th June 2010 South Africa has the ability to develop a highly competitive fasteners industry, but this is being stymied by certain challenges, says fasteners supply company Bambalela Bolts owner Tania Williamson. 

Industrial supplier 
diversifies product range

By: Schalk Burger     18th June 2010 Industrial products supplier Bolt & Engineering Distributors (BED) is diversifying and expanding its product range and services to grow its client base. The company aims to be an industrial supplier to all industries, says BED director Mike Giltrow. 

Investing in SA’s fasteners 
industry for capital projects

By: Schalk Burger     18th June 2010 Many engineers working on capital projects in South Africa are bringing in entire assemblies and various kits to build high-tech equipment, but are not sourcing nuts and bolts locally and are paying too much as a result, says industrial fastener wholesaler National Socket Screws (NSS) owner... 

Change to import duties brings with it pros and cons

By: Schalk Burger     18th June 2010 A change in the duties charged on fasteners brought into South Africa can reduce prices, but will expose South African companies to serious competition from abroad, says industrial fastener wholesaler National Socket Screws (NSS) owner Trevor Daniel. 

Signs of recovery start to show

By: Schalk Burger     18th June 2010 Fastener manufacturer Impala Bolt & Nut reports an increase in activity in the fastener industry and aims to capitalise on the opportunities presented, says Impala Bolt & Nut director Anthony Diamond. 

Product life-cycle cost analysis key for capital projects

By: Schalk Burger     18th June 2010 Life-cycle cost analysis, in preference to initial costs, provides a complete picture of the long-term performance characteristics of products employed for capital projects, says Hot Dip Galvanising Association of South Africa (HDGASA) executive director Bob Wilmot. 

Local company seeks growth in SA’s infrastructure projects

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th June 2009 Specialist bolt, nut and tool supplier Bolt & Engineering Distributors (BED) group are currently supplying specialised fasteners for large infrastructure projects in South Africa such as the soccer stadiums that are being built for the FIFA World Cup in 2010. 

Velcro company launches new fastener

19th June 2009 Manufacturer of genuine Velcro Velcro Europe SA, which is based in Spain, has developed a new fastening product. 

New fasteners 
eCatalog reduces 
search time

19th June 2009 Global provider of technical information IHS’s fasteners eCatalog allows design engineers to dramatically reduce the search time needed to navigate through standards document references.

 

Local distributor well 
positioned for growth

19th June 2009 Specialist distributor of engineering components and fasteners Bearing Man Group (BMG) Fasteners reports that it is well positioned to increase its market share for 2009/10. 

Exhibition provides a platform for the fasteners industry

19th June 2009 South Africa’s international hardware and allied products exhibition Hardex 2009 is providing a platform for exhibitors, particularly companies in the fastners industry, to showcase their products and services.

 

Fasteners company expands local footprint

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     19th June 2009 Stockist of stainless steel fasteners in the Western Cape Boltfast is planning to expand its footprint to other regions in South Africa.  

Industrial supplies company launches new identity

3rd October 2008 Industrial supplies company, the Bearing Man Group (BMG), is currently launching its new corporate identity. 

Fastener group establishes new division

By: Loni Prinsloo     3rd October 2008 In the past year fastener distribution group Bolt and Engineering Distributors (BED) has established a successful new division, which operates under the banner of BED Health and Safety. 

New fasteners resist corrosion

By: Loni Prinsloo     3rd October 2008 Coating developer and fastener supplier Corrosion Resistant Fasteners is currently in negotiations with a telecommunications tower manufacturer to supply the company with CoastalCote fasteners for new towers being built on the South African coastline. 

Manufacturer distributes new range into Africa

By: Loni Prinsloo     3rd October 2008 Manufacturer and distributor of specialised fastening systems Avlock International has obtained the sole distributorship for the whole range of Sumake air tools in Africa. 

Company expands product offering

By: Loni Prinsloo     3rd October 2008 Assembly professionals-company Wurth South Africa reports that it has successfully launched its German parent company's Master power tool range on the South African market. 

New product improves passenger comfort

By: Loni Prinsloo     3rd October 2008 Hardware engineering company Southco has developed the Cema series of constant-torque position control hinges to increase passenger comfort of plane seats. 

New wheel-lock system curbs theft

3rd October 2008 New wheel-lock devices from vehicle security company Grip-Tech provide total wheel security for all vehicle applications, including cars, bakkies, trucks and trailers. 

Fastening snaps into place

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th October 2007 Local lock and hinge supplier Astra Fasteners has introduced the German produced Dirak D-Snap technology into the local market. The technology is a new mechanical approach to installing hardware on sheet metal surfaces without using screws or tools. Astra Fasteners sales manager Bradley Clarke... 

Training course aims to bolt down leaking joints

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th October 2007 The Institute of Fasteners and Joint Technology has developed a training course specifically aimed at the bolting industry, to improve and possibly eliminate the leaks caused by inaccurate bolt loading. The Institute's spokesperson Giles Chaplin says that the Pressure Vessel Research Council... 

Fastener retailer expands through acquisition

By: Esmarie Iannucci     5th October 2007 Fastener specialist Bearing Man has further expanded on its fastener operations with the recent acquisition of Obex Fasteners. Bearing Man financial director Wayne Taylor states that the acquisition took effect during May this year, following the negotiations. "This is a relatively small... 

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