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Transnet to boost rail for VW, other automakers
Transnet to boost rail for VW, other automakers
14th June 2024 By: Bloomberg

Transnet said it’s in talks to run additional trains between a port in Gqeberha in the Eastern Cape province and the country’s commercial hub of Gauteng to better link the two automotive... 

An image of BMW Group executives, including BMW Group CEO Peter van Binsbergen, at the BMW Group Plant Rosslyn Training Academy onboarding event
Youth empowered through manufacturer’s YES commitment
14th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Automotive manufacturer BMW Group South Africa onboarded its 2024 cohort at BMW Group Plant Rosslyn Training Academy on May 7, marking its ongoing commitment to the Youth Employment Service (YES)... 

Manufacturing confidence at its highest in two years amid loadshedding relief
12th June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Confidence among local manufacturers has reached the best level in two years during the second quarter of the year, according to financial services firm Absa's Manufacturing Survey for the second... 

Stats SA Industry statistics director Nicolai Carson
Manufacturing production up 5.3% y/y in April
11th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

South Africa’s manufacturing production increased by 5.3% year-on-year in April, Statistics South Africa (Stats SA) has reported. Stats SA Industry statistics director Nicolai Carson said on June... 

Explosion at Quantum Foods feed mill kills one, injures two
11th June 2024 By: Darren Parker

An explosion at Quantum Food’s Malmesbury feed mill on June 10 resulted in the injury of three individuals, one of whom subsequently succumbed to his or her injuries. The two other injured... 

Jendamark CEO Quinton Uren
Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber launches think tank to drive job creation in ‘bay of opportunity’
10th June 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

One of the country’s most active business organisations the Nelson Mandela Bay Business Chamber (NMBBC) has launched a Local Economy Reinvention Think Tank, marking another step in its vision of... 

The above image depicts WCA director Emir Adiguzel
Challenges, opportunities abound for industry
7th June 2024

In an address at the World Cement Association (WCA) yearly conference, WCA director Emir Adiguzel outlined the significant challenges and transformative opportunities facing the global cement... 

Anchor bolts provide security in bolted construction elements
7th June 2024

In a continuous drive for product improvement, specialist designer, manufacturer and supplier of structural and precast concrete construction elements Peikko South Africa has introduced the HULCO... 

The above image depicts a worker, making use of the Afrisam Roadstab Cement
New cement enhances road durability
7th June 2024

Construction materials supplier AfriSam’s new AfriSam Roadstab Cement is a specialised, high-quality composite cement engineered specifically for road stabilisation tasks. This cement is designed... 

Additives protect gears in industrial transmissions
7th June 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG has introduced the Cera Tec high performance additives to its range of industrial lubricants. The additives offer significant resistance to high temperature and... 

An image of a bridge being built over a canyon
Cost-effective corrosion technology excels in harsh climates
7th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Corrosion control specialist Cortec’s migrating corrosion inhibitors (MCIs) technology offers a cost-effective solution to extend structural service life in high-temperature areas, such as those in... 

An image of rolled stainless steel
Enhanced steel grade meets demanding needs
7th June 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Stainless steel producer Columbus Stainless, based in Middelburg, Mpumalanga, has improved on the “workhorse” 3CR12 utility steel by adding the high-strength 3CR12HP400 version to meet the... 

The above image depicts Sephaku cement
Increased competition, challenges facing S African cement sector
7th June 2024

Cement producer Sephaku Cement notes that, over the last 20 years the cement industry has evolved and fragmented, which has, in part, resulted in challenges related to ineffective enforcement of... 

An image of ALCO-Safe MD Rhys Evans
Company highlights updated products
7th June 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

Alcohol testing equipment supplier ALCO-Safe has added two devices to its service offering.  The first product is a wall-mounted device that aids access controls at the entrances of any site. This... 

A farm in South Africa
GDP decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter
4th June 2024 By: Creamer Media Reporter

South Africa’s GDP decreased by 0.1% in the first quarter of this year, Statistics South Africa reports. The manufacturing industry decreased by 1.4% in the first quarter, contributing -0.2 of a... 

A container being moved
Absa PMI dips to 43.8 in May amid uncertainty
3rd June 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Absa Purchasing Managers’ Index (PMI) fell below 50 points to 43.8 points in May, from 54 points in April, despite the fact that there was no loadshedding that month. Absa states that the... 

Invest in IE3 motors before MEPS enforced
31st May 2024 By: Tracy Hancock

The time is right for South Africa and Africa, in general, to invest in IE3 motors, especially with minimum energy requirement standards (MEPS) expected to come into effect by the end of the year,... 

Wedge belts transmit 30% more power
31st May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG’s extensive range of industrial belting manufacturer Fenner’s power transmission components encompasses high-performance Fenner Quattro Plus Twin Wrapped (QPTW)... 

The range of Red Powertwist V belts that are manufactured by Fenner and distributed by BMG in South Africa
V-belt range improves HVAC system uptime
31st May 2024

Industrial equipment supplier BMG reports that the reduced life of V-belts operating in the heating, ventilation and air-conditioning (HVAC) sector is a major concern to the industry, despite users... 

An image of B2K’s managing director, Ross Trevelyan, and the CEO of IWIS Drive Systems Germany, Dr Frank Mitzschke, signing the IWIS distribution agreement in Germiston in February 2024
Specialist expands in sub-Saharan Africa
31st May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following its acquisition of chain solutions manufacturer IWIS Drive Systems South Africa in November last year, industrial supplies specialist Bearings 2000 (B2K) has become the exclusive... 

A Samsung Fridge, air-conditioner and washing machine which all are greener from manufacture to operation
Household appliances receive carbon footprint certification
31st May 2024

Ten models among three products of multinational major appliance and consumer electronics manufacturer Samsung Electronics’ Digital Appliance Business division have obtained Product Carbon... 

RMB Corvest executive Geoff Wilmot say on a stool in a grey suit
HVACR firm acquired to bolster portfolio
31st May 2024 By: Halima Frost

As a way of meeting the growing need for energy efficient heating and cooling solutions, South African corporate and investment bank Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) Corvest has partnered with UK... 

Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies senior economist Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Supply-side support will be required if South Africa aims to join green industrialisation race
30th May 2024 By: Terence Creamer

Stable demand remains a prerequisite if South Africa has any prospect of stimulating industrialisation in the renewable-energy and battery storage value chains, Trade & Industrial Policy Strategies... 

Italtile store
Italtile announces C-suite changes
30th May 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed tile retailer Italtile has announced it will move CFO Brandon Wood to the position of COO and appoint Lamar Booysen CFO. Both will remain executive directors on the board. Italtile... 

AMSA CEO Kobus Verster
Just Share unhappy that its question was not addressed at AMSA’s AGM
27th May 2024 By: Darren Parker

Nonprofit activist organisation Just Share has accused ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) of sub-par AGM governance because the chairperson closed the company’s AGM on May 24 before addressing a... 

A microscope view of a lichen spore which is a complex life form comprising a symbiotic partnership of two separate organisms; a fungus and an algae
Algae offers new carbon emissions solution
24th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

Based on the concept that algae are a carbon-capture powerhouse, Austin, Texas biotech company Reactive Surfaces has invested over $2-million in the research and development of an algae-infused... 

South Africa must diversify into high-value exports, connect to region to boost growth
22nd May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

For South Africa to achieve economic growth that leads to improved wellbeing for its citizens, it needs to convert the primary commodities it produces into high-value exports and develop a stronger... 

Haul trucks in operation at a West African mine
Use resources to diversify African economies, unlock sustainable growth
21st May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

A majority of African economies, or 83%, are highly commodity-dependent and are vulnerable to external shocks, experiencing good growth when commodity prices are high, but seeing growth reversal... 

BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition
Distributor to launch new products at Machine Tools expo
17th May 2024

Power transmission and motion control products distributor BMG will be participating at the Machine Tools Africa exhibition, which will be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre at Nasrec, from May... 

Industry organisation eagerly anticipates Machine Tools Africa event
17th May 2024

With a few days to go until the 2024 iteration of the Machine Tools Africa event, to be held from May 21 to 24 at the Nasrec showgrounds, in Johannesburg, industry organisation Machine Tools... 

AES Gauteng regional manager Jordan Smith standing in front of a company sign for AES
Rubber companies urged to go green
17th May 2024

There is a strong drive in and among rubber companies to exchange fossil fuels for renewable-energy sources, says steam and boiler service provider Associated Energy Services (AES). AES Gauteng... 

The Machine Tools Africa expo aims to be an indispensable gathering for all stakeholders in the engineering and manufacturing industries
Machine Tools Africa to play crucial role in education, skills development
17th May 2024 By: Simone Liedtke

The upcoming Machine Tools Africa 2024 exhibition will serve as a comprehensive platform for showcasing the latest innovations in machine tools and related technologies. It also plays a crucial... 

The new M20 MILLTURN has a turning machining unit with B-axis and automatic tool change on the lower system.
Company focuses on core competence in complete machining
17th May 2024

Austrian mechanical engineer WFL Millturn Technologies’ latest development has enabled the company to manufacture the complete machining of chuck parts with a diameter of 2 000 mm. The complete... 

The Steven’s Croft biomass power station in Lockerbie, Scotland in the UK
Boiler rebuild to be delivered to biomass power station
17th May 2024

Flow control solutions developer Valmet announced in April that it would deliver a major boiler rebuild to the Steven’s Croft biomass power station in Lockerbie, Scotland in the UK, which is... 

A man in a R&D workshop working on Boiler monitoring technologies
Solutions provider helps manage emissions reduction
17th May 2024 By: Halima Frost

As a company that delivers modern, efficient solutions for oil and gas burner and boiler installations, Combustion Technology prides itself on its continuous carbon reduction cognisance, both for... 

Seifsa president Elias Monage
Seifsa, unions commit to addressing access to housing for sector employees
15th May 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The Metal and Engineering Industries Bargaining Council (MEIBC) negotiations have concluded with a 7% wage increase over the next year for entry-level workers in the metals and engineering industry... 

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