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Manufacturing News

Company supplies tech for local brick factory

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     21st June 2019 German supplier and independent plant engineering and construction company Keller will supply technology for clay brick manufacturer and distributor Corobrik’s R800-million brick factory currently being constructed in Driefontein, Gauteng. Construction of the new facility began in July 2018 and... 

Nigeria to consider its industries in Africa free trade zone decision

By: Reuters     20th June 2019 Nigeria will consider the interests of its industries in deciding whether to sign up to a $3-trillion Africa free-trade agreement, President Muhammadu Buhari said in a meeting with local manufacturers on Wednesday. The African Continental Free Trade Agreement (AfCFTA) encompasses 1.2-billion... 

South Africa not the gateway to Africa, warns research house 

By: Irma Venter     18th June 2019 South Africa is not, as is so often punted, the gateway to Africa, says Africa House director Duncan Bonnett – this is a mere “influence illusion”. The country is more a gateway to Southern African, and not even all of that. 

South Africa not the gateway to Africa, warns research house

Airbus signs amended contract with launch customers for A400M airlifter

By: Rebecca Campbell     14th June 2019 The Airbus group announced in Amsterdam on Friday that it had signed an amendment to its contract with OCCAR (the French acronym for the Organisation for Joint Armament Cooperation) for the A400M military airlift aircraft. The OCCAR member states are Belgium, France, Germany, Italy, Spain and the... 

Airbus signs amended contract with launch customers for A400M airlifter
Photo by Airbus
An Airbus A400M

Indaba to foster African trade

By: Mamaili Mamaila     14th June 2019 The 2019 Manufacturing Indaba will host several trade and industry Ministers from Africa, with the focus leaning towards facilitating trade between African countries.  

Indaba to foster African trade
CROSSBORDER TRADE The Manufacturing Indaba will create a space for increased trade with neighbouring countries and facilitate deal-flow

Programme to revive local foundries

By: Mamaili Mamaila     14th June 2019 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) has mandated the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) to align its work stream with that of the National Foundries Technology Network (NFTN) to revive the local foundries sector. 

Programme to revive local foundries
Photo by Bloomberg
RELEVANCE The NFTN facilitates the relevant skills and training projects to transfer knowledge in line with its skills development programme

NCPC-SA to drive resource efficiency in manufacturing

By: Mamaili Mamaila     14th June 2019 If the South African manufacturing sector wishes to mitigate the effects of rising tariffs and the new Carbon Tax, then it needs to become more resource efficient, according to the National Cleaner Production Centre South Africa (NCPC-SA) 

NCPC-SA to drive resource efficiency  in manufacturing
GREEN ECONOMY The manufacturing sector has not been growing because of its mounting challenges

Companies collaborate for competition at Manufacturing Indaba

By: Mamaili Mamaila     14th June 2019 Industry association the Manufacturing Circle will again join forces with management consulting company A.T. Kearny for the international Factory of the Year competition at the 2019 Manufacturing Indaba. 

Companies collaborate  for competition at Manufacturing Indaba
PHILIPPA RODSETH The Manufacturing Circle will play a fundamental role in coordinating the agenda of the industry

DTI forges ahead with product standardisation task

By: Mamaili Mamaila     14th June 2019 Following Mining Charter III’s call to the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) to develop a “Standardised Coding and Product Identification System in the Mining Supply Chain” whereby products can be identified using a unique name and code, the department has established a multistakeholder... 

DTI forges ahead with product standardisation task
INDUSTRY GROWTH The DTI looks forward to exchanging lessons and experiences to unpack challenges and identify solutions for growth across the manufacturing sector

Industry 4.0 presents transformation for African manufacturing sector

14th June 2019 The Manufacturing Indaba 2019 is set to explore the impact on, and opportunities associated with disruptive and revolutionary technologies that are transforming the global manufacturing sector.  Despite its status as a developing continent, Africa’s manufacturing space stands the opportunity to... 

Industry 4.0 presents transformation for African manufacturing sector
CAPITAL IMPACT The ultimate concern is how African manufacturers can capitalise on Industry 4.0 while simultaneously mitigating the accompanying risks

Approach, not technology, key to success in advanced manufacturing

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2019 The only way for small and large companies to become and remain globally competitive in advanced manufacturing supply chains is to embrace the latest technologies and processes that are available, says machined components manufacturer Daliff Precision Engineering chairperson Rowland Chute.... 

Approach, not technology, key to success in advanced manufacturing
LOCAL YET GLOBAL Real-time analysis of operating data will provide information for where future improvements are required

Collaboration seen as key to unlocking South Africa’s industrial potential

By: Simone Liedtke     14th June 2019 The revival of South Africa’s flagging manufacturing sector is core to President Cyril Ramaphosa’s broader economic recovery plan. The importance attributed to manufacturing can be seen in the President’s decision to appoint the experienced Ebrahim Patel to lead the newly restructured Trade and... 

Collaboration seen as key to unlocking South Africa’s industrial potential

Jobs potential seen in aerospace manufacturing

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2019 Previously disadvantaged individuals can comprise up to 90% of the main beneficiaries and startup business owners as part of the private-public growth initiative (PPGI) which aims to stimulate the expansion and development of the aerospace manufacturing sector. Further, at least 30% of the... 

Jobs potential seen in aerospace manufacturing
JOHAN STEYN Adherence to international quality, safety, design and manufacturing standards will lead to qualification and certification as part of international supply chains

Aviation manufacturing can be showcase for industrial stimulation 

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2019 A proposed industrial growth initiative by the local aviation manufacturing industry can potentially serve as a showcase for how South Africa can stimulate its industrial sectors and how it should respond to their digital transformation, Commercial Aerospace Association of South Africa (Camasa)... 

Aviation manufacturing can be showcase for industrial stimulation
Camasa co-chair Johan Steyn discusses the proposed industrial stimulation plan. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Christo Greyling.

Industrial development funding mix can improve success 

By: Schalk Burger     14th June 2019 A diversified funding mixture to stimulate industrial activity and development will help to improve success and can lead to growth partnerships with investors and government, as well as more rapid growth if successful, states industry body Commercial Aerospace Manufacturing Association of South... 

Industrial development funding mix can improve success
Camasa co-chair Themba September discusses certification and regulation in the aerospace industry. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Christo Greyling.

Pioneering 1 MW wave-energy pilot project being built in Hermanus 

By: Terence Creamer     13th June 2019 A South African wave-energy start-up is building a pioneering 1 MW pilot project, based on its patented homegrown design, which will supply clean electricity to a large-scale Hermanus abalone farm, in the Western Cape. Mean Sea Level (MSL) is developing the first-of-its-kind project with equity... 

Pioneering 1 MW wave-energy pilot project being built in Hermanus
Photo by Mean Sea Level
Construction of 1 MW wave-energy pilot project under way in Hermanus

Manufacturing sector remains resilient, output up 4.6% y/y in April 

By: Marleny Arnoldi     11th June 2019 Despite the encouraging improvement in manufacturing output in April, Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa economist Marique Kruger says there are still concerns about constraints, including exchange rate volatility and rising costs, facing the sector. Statistics South... 

Manufacturing sector remains resilient, output up 4.6% y/y in April
Photo by Creamer Media
Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa economist Marique Kruger

Continental Tyre to halt underground mining, agricultural tyre production in South Africa 

By: Irma Venter     11th June 2019 Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA) will discontinue the production of underground mining and agricultural tyres. This decision affects about 170 employees within CTSA’s manufacturing and sales organisation. 

 Continental Tyre to halt underground mining, agricultural tyre production in South Africa

South Africa should go all out with platinum and manganese to be in best of two decarbonising worlds 

By: Martin Creamer     10th June 2019 South Africa, which has a wonderful platinum group metals (PGMs) endowment and an abundance of high-quality manganese ore, should go all out to be in the best of two new carbon-reducing technology worlds. On the one hand, it should do all it can to be in the world of hydrogen with the help of... 

South Africa should go all out with platinum and manganese to be in best of two decarbonising worlds
Photo by Toyota/Anglo American
A fuel cell electric vehicle requires platinum

SA SME Fund aims to set up South Africa’s first university technology fund by August 

By: Terence Creamer     10th June 2019 The SA SME Fund, created in 2016 by big business to support entrepreneurs and help established small firms expand, is planning to set up a R150-million university technology fund to support the commercialisation of intellectual property developed at South Africa’s tertiary institutions. The... 

SA SME Fund aims to set up South Africa’s first university technology fund by August
SA SME Fund CEO Ketso Gordhan

Sensible steam system management a priority

7th June 2019 Establishing repair priorities based on safety, steam/energy loss and possible impact on production and quality is a sensible approach to a steam system management programme, says test and measurement tool supplier Comtest. Water boils at 100 °C making steam, which is routinely transmitted at... 

Plasma ignition for burners now available to South African market

7th June 2019 Industrial equipment supplier O.E.N. Enterprises has introduced the new Hegwein Microwave Plasma Ignition System manufactured by combustion technology firm Durag Group as part of its portfolio of igniters available to the South African burner market. O.E.N highlights that firing up large... 

Plasma ignition for  burners now available  to South African market
LIGHT OF MY LIFE The new plasma ignition system is safer and more cost effective

Fast delivery of boilers averts shutdown

7th June 2019 Boiler manufacturer and distributor Nationwide Boiler Incorporated based in California, in the US announced the fast-track emergency delivery of two large package watertube boilers. The supply to a pulp and paper facility in the Pacific Northwest took seven days in which time the boilers – which... 

Fast delivery of boilers averts shutdown
TAKE AWAYS The mobile boilers took seven days to travel over 1 600 km to the customer’s site

Hydronic boiler named product of the year finalist

7th June 2019 Boiler room solution provider Cleaver-Brooks’ ClearFire-CE (CFC-E) fully condensing hydronic boiler has been named a finalist for the US Consulting-Specifying Engineer 2019 Product of the Year. The awards programme spotlights innovative new products that continue to raise the bar for the... 

Hydronic boiler named product of the year finalist
PICK ME The condensing hydronic boiler has been listed as a product of the year finalist in the boilers and chillers category

New acoustic steam leak system launched

7th June 2019 Last month, local process control instrumentation manufacturer and distributor Instrotech announced the launch of acoustic steam leak detection system Inspecta III. The current system Inspecta FFT, first released some 20 years ago, is reaching its end-of-life, and Instrotech’s design engineers... 

New acoustic steam  leak system launched
OUT WITH THE OLD The FFT has been replaced by the Inspecta III which boasts better technology and efficacy

Regular boiler maintenance key in stable power

7th June 2019 Multinational conglomerate GE is aware of the pressures faced by power producers, especially utilities, to improve efficiency and productivity within their steam plants. For South Africa, regular maintenance to major upgrades and retrofits of utility power plants and in particular the boilers, is... 

Regular boiler maintenance key in stable power
OHHH SO STEAMY GE offers a comprehensive range of steam power solutions to the continent

Boiler installations benefit from leak detection

By: Halima Frost     7th June 2019 The Procon boiler tube leak detection system can be instrumental in preventing unplanned boiler shutdowns, says technology and solutions provider RTS Africa Technologies, highlighting its benefits to industries that make use of boilers. As the local distributor of turnkey solution provider Procon... 

Boiler installations benefit from leak detection
WHATS HOT Because of the extreme temperatures needed to generate steam boiler failures can be very catastrophic if not detected early.

Turnaround strategy for production tech industry making headway

By: Tracy Hancock     7th June 2019 Intsimbi Future Production Technologies Initiative (IFPTI) is making headway with its turnaround strategy for South Africa’s distressed tooling industry and is receiving substantial recognition locally and internationally, but many small, lower technology companies are still struggling, says... 

Turnaround strategy for production tech industry making headway
CHANGE IS NECESSARY The South African manufacturing sector cannot survive without the support of a strong, vibrant and technologically sophisticated local tooling industry

‘Unintended consequences’ killing industry – MTMA

By: Tracy Hancock     7th June 2019 There is no improvement in demand from the South African manufacturing sector for machine tool imports, says Machine Tool Merchants’ Association (MTMA) chairperson Paul Savides, adding that government’s local content drive has been unsuccessful in increasing local manufacturing. He told... 

Machine tools sector preparing local manufacturing for 4IR

By: Tracy Hancock     7th June 2019 Technological advancements in the local machine tools industry will help grow South Africa’s struggling manufacturing sector, says corporate association of manufacturers Manufacturing Circle (MC) executive director Philippa Rodseth. The manufacturing sector’s contribution to South Africa’s gross... 

Machine tools sector preparing local manufacturing for 4IR
PHILIPPA RODSETH A skilled workforce that can benefit from innovation and investments in new technologies is key to driving manufacturing competitiveness

Nissan set to create more than 1 000 jobs

By: Simone Liedtke     6th June 2019 Local production of the next-generation Nissan Navara is expected to create an estimated 1 200 new jobs in the automotive sector. Manufacturing is expected to begin in 2020 at Nissan’s Rosslyn-based facility, where output is expected to grow by more than 50%. 

Nissan set to create more than 1 000 jobs
President Cyril Ramaphosa pictured in a Nissan Navara

Dickon Hall Foods underpins Libstar’s strategy to mitigate tough customer landscape 

6th June 2019 Food and Beverage company Libstar Group’s Dickon Hall Foods facility will allow the company to not just increase its customer relationship advantage but also allow it to develop additional channels. Simone Liedtke tells us more. 

Dickon Hall Foods underpins Libstar’s strategy to mitigate tough customer landscape
Dickon Hall Foods underpins Libstar’s strategy to mitigate tough customer landscape.

Southern Palace-led consortium named preferred bidder for R2.5bn Tambo Springs container terminal 

By: Terence Creamer     5th June 2019 State-owned freight logistics utility Transnet has named a consortium led by black-empowerment group Southern Palace as the preferred bidder for a 20-year concession to build and operate a new R2.5-billion inland container terminal in southern Gauteng. The public­–private partnership, dubbed the... 

Southern Palace-led consortium named preferred bidder for R2.5bn Tambo Springs container terminal

ANC says ten sectors to be prioritised under ‘re-imagined industrial strategy’  

By: Terence Creamer     4th June 2019 The African National Congress (ANC) has unveiled what it describes as a “re-imagined industrial strategy” as part of a broader five-year programme of action agreed at the party’s three-day lekgotla, which concluded in Gauteng on Tuesday. In a statement released following the gathering, the ANC... 

ANC says ten sectors to be prioritised under ‘re-imagined industrial strategy’

Global manufacturing shrinks amid Wall Street recession warning

By: Bloomberg     4th June 2019 Global manufacturing was the weakest since 2012 last month, a victim of mounting trade tensions and further reason to worry that the world economy is weakening. With softness in Germany, Japan, the UK – as well as the lowest US result in a decade – IHS Markit’s global Purchasing Managers Index... 

Commission refers settlement with Sonae Arauco to tribunal for confirmation

By: Marleny Arnoldi     3rd June 2019 The Competition Commission has referred a consent settlement agreement between itself and wood-based panel manufacturer Sonae Arauco to the Competition Tribunal for confirmation. The commission on Monday said Sonae had admitted to price fixing and collusive conduct in the wood-based commodity... 

Second Lake Charles facility reaches beneficial operation

By: Nadine James     3rd June 2019 Petrochemicals company Sasol on Monday said the new ethylene oxide/ ethylene glycol (EO/EG) production facility at its Lake Charles Chemicals Project (LCCP), in Louisiana, in the US, had reached beneficial operation. The EO/EG unit is the second of seven LCCP production facilities to come on stream. 

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