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Tyre manufacturer to invest $90-million in hydraulic hose production plant
23rd February 2024

German technology company Continental in January announced an investment of $90-million towards the construction of its new plant for hydraulic hose for industrial purposes in the west-central... 


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Firm emphasises valorisation
23rd February 2024 By: Lumkile Nkomfe

To advance circularity and sustainability in the rubber manufacturing industry, leading rubber crumb manufacturer Mathe Group emphasises a strong focus on valorising waste rubber as a means of... 


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Equity facility to facilitate innovation
23rd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The newly launched Defence Equity Facility (DEF) aims to bolster private equity and venture capital funds in European companies that are developing innovative technologies with dual-use components,... 


Industry faces expertise shortage amid international competition
23rd February 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

The South African defence industry continues to grapple with diminishing skills availability amid a competitive market dominated by international defence companies. However, increased government... 


Tsubame decentralised ammonia manufacturing
Heraeus gets behind sustainable Japanese ammonia developer
22nd February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

German technology group Heraeus has invested in a Japan-based startup called Tsubame BHB, which has been developing an efficient technology for decentralised ammonia production. Ammonia is an... 


Coleus Packaging MD Ian Victor; Nokusa Packaging MD Phillip Sathekge and Astir Vitogiannis MD Stelios Vitogiannis in front of Coleus' new PMC500 machine
Coleus Packaging notes production volume, cost benefits of new machine
21st February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Metal crown closures manufacturer Coleus Packaging has acquired a new machine, the PMC500, for its factory in Alrode, Alberton, in order to increase its production of closures for the beer and... 


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Metals, engineering output up 1.7% but still far below 2008/9 peak
20th February 2024 By: Darren Parker

While aggregate production in the South African metals and engineering sector increased by 1.7% last year, which is slightly higher than the 1.5% increase in 2022, it remains 18% below where it was... 


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Ancillary product reduces harmful emissions
16th February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Lubricant supplier FUCHS Lubricants South Africa introduced TITAN AdBlue – an ancillary product that helps reduce diesel exhaust emissions – for use in buses, trucks and agricultural vehicles.... 


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Silicone compounds benefit various operations
16th February 2024

The range of oils, additives and care products produced by industrial equipment supplier BMG contain silicone sealing compounds, which have been developed by Liqui Moly to seal various materials in... 


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Manufacturer introduces ‘evolved’ engine oil
16th February 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

As a successor to its TITAN CARGO MAXX 10W40 performance engine oil, lubricant manufacturer FUCHS Lubricants South Africa now offers the TITAN CARGO MAXX II performance engine oil, which also has a... 


Vulkan Afria MD Michael Lowin
Vulkan appoints Michael Lowin as Africa MD
15th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial and marine mechanical power transmission components manufacturer Vulkan has appointed Michael Lowin as Vulkan Africa MD, and this is part of its ongoing commitment to expand its... 


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Gas users call for urgent policy and infrastructure decisions to avert 2026 ‘day zero’
13th February 2024 By: Terence Creamer

The Industrial Gas Users Association – Southern Africa (IGUA-SA) is warning of a gas supply ‘day zero’ for several large and small manufacturing enterprises and says that urgent decisions will be... 


Bearings International forms partnerships with manufacturers to drive targeted marketing
13th February 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Bearings and power transmission supplier Bearings International (BI) has embarked on a new targeted marketing strategy that involves partnerships with major global manufacturers it distributes... 


Company aims to expand AI, IIoT development through acquisition
9th February 2024

Automation company ABB announced its agreement to acquire a majority of software service provider Meshmind last month with the aim of expanding its research and development (R&D) capabilities in... 


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Multi-core, multi-tasking solution for motion control
9th February 2024

Automation company Beckhoff’s next generation TwinCAT MC3 is equipped with the features of the previous TwinCAT NC2 motion control solutions, along with a modular design among other features. The... 


Analyser offers high performance at low cost
9th February 2024

Gas analysis company Servomex’s feature-rich Servotough Oxy 1900 digital oxygen analyser is specifically designed for hazardous area use and delivers high performance with a low cost of ownership.... 


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Partnership to facilitate process technology development, broaden product range
9th February 2024

Sensor company SICK and measurement and automation technology specialist Endress+Hauser are aiming to enter a strategic partnership to broaden Endress+Hauser's product range, enhance SICK's process... 


Manufacturing production increased by 0.7% y/y in December
8th February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Manufacturing production increased by 0.7% year-on-year in December, Statistics South Africa reports. The largest positive contributions were made by petroleum, chemical products, rubber and... 


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Hudaco grew turnover by 9%, operating profit by 5% in 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed industrial, automotive and electronics distributor Hudaco has increased turnover by 9.1% for the financial year ended November 30, 2023, to R8.9-billion, and its operating profit by 5.1%... 


SKF provides support for successful counterfeit bearings raid in Cape Town
31st January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Industrial components and systems company SKF has provided support to Cape Town authorities that conducted an effective raid against a bearing seller who had been selling counterfeit SKF bearings... 


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ArcelorMittal South Africa warns of losses on the back of long steel impairment charge
30th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

Primary steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa expects to report a 238% to 261% year-on-year decrease in earnings per share (EPS) for the year ended December 31, owing to a R2.1-billion... 


Integrity NDT Projects secures Sanas accredication
26th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

Nondestructive testing (NDT) services company Integrity NDT Projects has attained South African National Accreditation System (SANAS) accreditation, effective from October 26, 2023, which aligns... 


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Model Y most registered new vehicle
26th January 2024

Despite not topping the table at the end of October, the Tesla Model Y proved to be the most popular battery electric vehicle (BEV) in Europe, from January through to October 2023, and may continue... 


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Equipment boosts compressed air quality
26th January 2024

Compressed air quality is a frequently neglected topic, but contaminated compressed air (c/air) is almost as bad as no compressed air.   However, two products offer solutions to these air quality... 


An image of Brendan Londt and Alan Caugant standing in front of vehicles modified by RMAA SA
Modified fleets can benefit African sectors
26th January 2024 By: Trent Roebeck

Special vehicle modifications company RMA Automotive South Africa (RMAA SA) has deepened its promise to use “excellent” design expertise and capabilities, as well as “cutting-edge technology” to... 


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Heat pump saves manufacturer’s site 169 MWh/y
26th January 2024

According to a recent press release from firm specialising in developing, producing and marketing “forward-looking” machinery Ecoclean, premium car manufacturer BMW has replaced its electric water... 


PPC concludes sale of Rwandan cement business
25th January 2024 By: Marleny Arnoldi

JSE-listed cement manufacturer PPC’s subsidiary PPC International Holdings has successfully disposed of its 51% shareholding in Cimerwa, in Rwanda, for $42.5-million. PPC confirms that all... 


Trade and Industrial Policy Strategies senior economist and South African Renewable Energy Masterplan facilitator Gaylor Montmasson-Clair
Energy transition offers once-in-century potential for South Africa to reindustrialise
25th January 2024 By: Schalk Burger

The global and local renewable energy transition is presenting industries, and South Africa, with a once-in-a-century growth trajectory to provide products and components into the value chains of... 


Glasfit achieves Level 2 BBBEE certification
25th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

Glass repair and replacement company Glasfit has attained its broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) Level 2 certification, featuring a 55.9% black female ownership. “We believe diversity... 


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Downstream companies implore ArcelorMittal South Africa, govt to avoid long steel plant closures
24th January 2024 By: Darren Parker

The South African downstream steel industry has urgently appealed to both steel producer ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) and the government to find immediate solutions that will allow the... 


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Manufacturer poised to support Transmission Development Plan
19th January 2024

Electromechanical equipment manufacturer ACTOM High Voltage Equipment, a division of the ACTOM Group, is preparing to participate in State-owned electricity utility Eskom’s Transmission Development... 


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Hydrogen implementation remains limited
19th January 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Following global trends, discussions in South Africa on hydrogen, its production and use have gained momentum, although actual implementation remains limited, says power technology provider Cummins... 


Sunward South Africa unveils new facility in Boksburg
Sunward South Africa unveils new facility in Boksburg
17th January 2024

Drill, earth-moving and construction equipment supplier Sunward South Africa has unveiled a new dedicated office, warehouse and workshop facility in Jet Park, in Boksburg, to better serve the... 


Schneider Electric completes EcoAct acquisition
14th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electrical automation and equipment company Schneider Electric has finalised the acquisition of climate consulting and solutions company EcoAct, which is headquartered in Paris, France. The... 


Manufacturing output up 2.1% y/y in Oct
12th December 2023 By: Creamer Media Reporter

Manufacturing production increased by 2.1% year-on-year in October, Statistics South Africa has revealed. The largest positive contributions were made by the petroleum, chemical products, rubber... 


Christophe Begat
Schneider appoints Anglophone Africa Industry and Segment VP
12th December 2023 By: Schalk Burger

Electricity management and equipment company Schneider Electric has appointed Christophe Begat as Anglophone Africa Industry and Segment VP. Begat has been at the helm of the company’s operations... 


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