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Maintenance News

The Bearing Man Group - Offering a dynamic and professional technical engineering solution

By: sue charlton     7th November 2008 The Bearing Man Group (BMG) - previously known as Bearing Man - recently announced its rebranding and new look group logo at the Johannesburg-based Electra Mining Exhibition in September this year. Originally founded as a bearings supplier, BMG has grown substantially and today, bearings... 

PSV says infrastructure spend will help it withstand tougher times

By: Chanel de Bruyn     4th November 2008 Industrial products supplier PSV Holdings said on Tuesday that it continued to see solid demand for its products and services and that its leverage to the South African infrastructure market positioned it for continued growth despite the tougher economic climate. The company, led by CEO Abie da... 

Full order book drives company’s growth 

By: Jonathan Faurie     10th October 2008 Furnace equipment engineering and manufacturing company, Dango & Dienenthal South Africa (DDSA),a subsidiary of Dango & Dienenthal GmbH and Licensee to TMT Taphole Measuring Technology a joint company of Paul Wurth from Luxemburg and Dango and Dienenthal of Germany , reports that its... 

First R1,3bn spin-off investments likely to focus on boiler components

By: Terence Creamer     22nd August 2008 State power utility Eskom claims to have secured R1,3-billion worth of foreign direct investment in return for the awarding of contracts worth tens of billions of rand for boilers and turbines to be installed at the Medupi and Kusile coal-fired projects, which are being built at a combined cost... 

Waterproofer seals rescue tank

1st August 2008 Supplier of specialised construction products abe Construction Chemicals was recently approached by Seal Alert in Hout Bay for technical advice on an effective way to waterproof the holding tanks in which seal pups are housed before being released to the sea. 

Infrared imaging science could help reduce power bills

By: Brindaveni Naidoo     6th June 2008 Given South Africa’s energy crisis, thermography will play a role in saving energy, especially in the residential property market, explains national thermography company, Dynamic Surveys MD Clive Dignon.  

Tile company expects lower sales growth but steady supply for 2008

By: Desislava Tzoneva     4th April 2008 JSE-listed tile retailer Italtile expects lower real growth in sales in 2008 than last year, although the company is confident that the tile market will continue its supply of tiles in tough economic periods. 

New oil-analysis laboratory opens in Gauteng

By: Leandi Kolver     4th April 2008 JSE-listed scientific and industrial group Set Point Industrial Technology has opened its third WearCheck laboratory in Isando, east of Johannesburg.  

Rebuild don't restructure in finding youth-and-experience balance

By: Leandi Kolver     7th December 2007 Lawless explains in her newly released book, Numbers & Needs in Local Government, that South Africa’s economy and the quality of life of its citizens depend on the supply and efficient management of infrastructure, and that the bulk of the infrastructure identified in the Millennium... 

Opportunity for South African suppliers beyond R1-trillion SA market 

By: Terence Creamer     30th November 2007 The winner of the largest-ever single contract in South Africa’s history has promised and contracted to make serious efforts to integrate the local supplier community into its domestic and global supplier networks. 

Holistic approach diversifies maintenance offering

By: Jonathan Faurie     16th November 2007 Diversified automation company, Rockwell Automation, has diversified its maintenance offering through its holistic approach to plant maintenance. 

Safety harnesses improve maintenance safety standards

16th November 2007 Diversified engineering company, Becker Engineering, has developed a range of safety harnesses that improves maintenance safety standards at worksites. 

Engineering company broadens maintenance offering

16th November 2007 In conjunction with industrial company Timken South Africa, diversified engineering company Bearing Man's bearings division has recently expanded its product service base. 

Maintenance systems merge maintenance data with parts ordering

By: Jonathan Faurie     16th November 2007 Engineering maintenance company Metrand has developed two computerised systems that have merged the data that is gathered through performing maintenance with parts ordering. 

Maintenance excellence awards hope to raise maintenance awareness standards

By: Jonathan Faurie     16th November 2007 The Southern African Maintenance Association (SAMA) is hoping to raise the awareness of maintenance standards through its maintenance excellence awards program reports SAMA president Herman Coetzee. 

Adhesive company launches new product range

16th November 2007 Adhesive company Henkel Loctite Adhesives announces a complete range of national science foundation (NSF) registered maintenance products that are specially formulated for use in the food processing industry. The range includes threadlockers, retainers, instant adhesives, sealants, lubricants and... 

PSV buys geosynthetic liner firm for R40m

By: Christy van der Merwe     31st October 2007 AltX-listed industrial engineering company PSV Holdings (PSV) on Wednesday announced its acquisition of geosynthetic liner installation company, Engineered Linings, for R40-million. 

Concealed fixed clip system to be launched soon

By: Shannon de Ryhove     17th August 2007 Steel profiler SS Profiling is in the process of developing a patented concealed fixed clip system for an inverted box rib (IBR) roofing profile that eliminates the need for screws or nails. 

Slimmed down Barloworld sees big acquisition opportunity for

By: Terence Creamer     25th May 2007 A pro forma view of what will be a materially slimmed down Barloworld - whose far-reaching restructuring exercise will climax in mid-July when its concludes the unbundling of South Africa�s leading cement producer PPC - shows a company with revenues of R35-billion and operating profits of... 

Altron to invest R655m to further raise electrical capacity as SA infrastructure market boils over

By: Terence Creamer     8th May 2007 Electrical-engineering group Powertech, a wholly-owned subsidiary of JSE-listed Altron, has revised upwards the size of its planned capital expansion by some R100-million in anticipation of significant market growth, primarily on the back of State power utility Eskom's R150-billion,... 

New facility promises enhanced productivity

By: Olivia Soraya Spadavecchia     16th March 2007 Armature-winding specialist Temso, a wholly owned subsidiary of Savcio Holdings, recently opened a new facility in Zinniaville, Rustenburg. 

Aviation maintenance operation exploits new opportunities

By: Keith Campbell     8th September 2006 One of the country’s most important centres of aviation techncial expertise, and the largest and most advanced aircraft maintenance provider on the African continent, SAA Technical (Sat), is implementing a strategy of expansion and diversification of its activities. 

Nonstop African service

By: Keith Campbell     14th October 2005 South African aviation company Naturelink has become the official service centre for Africa for civil aircraft manufactured by the Brazilian company Embraer. 

Skills development part of engine giant's pledge to Air Force

By: Keith Campbell     9th September 2005 Rolls-Royce will be providing the SAAF with lifetime support for the Rolls-Royce Adour 951 engines that will power the SAAF’s new BAE Systems Hawks. 

Rough times for SA aviation

By: Keith Campbell     19th August 2005 THE SA commercial & general aviation sectors have been hard hit by the failure of key parastatals & government departments to grasp their contribution to the national economy. 

Making the most of our assets

By: Keith Campbell     17th June 2005 COMPANIES in all sectors of the economy need to optimise the management of their physical assets. 

Diving solutions for coastline and offshore industries

By: abdul cook     10th June 2005 Durban-based Dive Solutions – founded 20 years ago and formerly known as Propshine Diving – operates worldwide, specialising in the provision of accredited commercial diving solutions to many different industries based inland, along the coastline or offshore. 

Specialised services are in great demand

10th June 2005 An upturn of activity in the Southern African offshore oil and gas industry has increased demand for specialised offshore services that are essential to the overall safety and integrity of operations. 

JV specialises in ship-repair services

10th June 2005 The East London Shipyard (ELSY) is a joint venture between two of South Africa’s leading ship-repair firms, Elgin Brown & Hamer and Dorbyl Marine. 

Electric motor programme offers added value

By: Jade Davenport     27th May 2005 The increasing accessibility to the latest technology, combined with the ever-shrinking global market, is creating a serious challenge for the electrical motor repair industry, especially in the South African market. 

Full order book for Western Cape rope-access company

By: Jill Stanford     27th May 2005 A series of oil and gas rigs in need of repairs or maintenance is expected to dock in the port of Cape Town before the end of the year. 

Stadiums for Africa with a French flair

By: abdul cook     6th May 2005 Johannesburg-based Ing 

Company declared fit for 2010 World Cup infrastructure

6th May 2005 Although the soccer World Cup in 2010 seems like a long way away, there is much that needs to be done – and done quickly – in order to ensure that the country is ready to host a sporting event of this magnitude. 

Turbomachinery sector hits skills crisis

By: Keith Campbell     6th May 2005 THE biggest challenge facing the turbomachinery servicing and refurbishing industry in Southern Africa today is the lack of people who are both qualified and experienced. 

Upswing predicted for specialist-flooring market

By: Jade Davenport     15th April 2005 There is an upswing predicted for the specialist flooring market as companies are spending more capital on maintenance and upgrades and, more significantly, there are a number of projects planned this year requiring specialist systems. 

Rail-services firm hopes for a portion of Spoornet projects

By: elizabeth rebelo     15th April 2005 Formed to capture a broader footprint of the rail sector, black-economic empowerment company Lennings DEC Rail Services has invested several million rands in new equipment since its establishment in October last year, says chairperson Wouter De Gidts. 

Toolmaker courts African markets

By: Keith Campbell     1st April 2005 SA-based tool manufacturer Gedore South Africa is now actively developing export markets in Africa. 

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