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Materials-Handling and Logistics

Six forklifts delivered to chemicals firm

6th February 2004 Part of the Goscor group, Goscor Lift Truck Company has supplied six Daewoo G1,8 gas forklifts with container entry masts at 3 300 mm to Huntsman-Umbogintwini. 

Nissan introduces new forklift to South Africa

6th February 2004 A new 1,8 t to 3,5 t range of forklift has been has introduced to South Africa by Nissan Forklift. 

Pallets launched internationally

6th February 2004 A new multi-purpose, interlocking pallet system designed by UK company PalletLegs has been launched in the international market due to the advice services of Innovation-Direct. 

Electric forklifts swapped for diesel

6th February 2004 The Hyster forklift fleet of Sasko Milling has been convertedto diesel, due to a long-term partnership with Barloworld Equipment Handling. 

Logistics helps consumers drink cola

By: zeena isaacs     6th February 2004 Logistic software system supplier Opsi Systems reports the success of its demand prediction and distribution system for full-service beverage vending, called optimisation of vending and logistics (Oval). 

Logistics company focuses on exports

By: zeena isaacs     6th February 2004 International logistics provider Hellmann Worldwide Logistics reports that the business has changed from being export-driven to being import-driven due to the strong rand. 

Rand hurts exports

By: zeena isaacs     6th February 2004 One of South Africa’s leading clearing and forwarding agents, R 

Multinationals boost local logistics industry

By: zeena isaacs     6th February 2004 The South African logistics industry is experiencing tremendous growth and change due to several external and internal driving forces. 

Road and rail should complement each other

6th February 2004 The Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (Ciltsa) expresses concern about the imbalance between road and rail freight, coupled with overloading of trucks on national roads and congestion at harbours. 

Software upgrade assists daily automotive parts deliveries

6th February 2004 The parts division of Delta Motor Corporation reports that it has improved customer satisfaction and moved stock-order deliveries from weekly to daily since upgrading its RangeGate Inter-Gate software. 

Cement deal wins logistics award

6th February 2004 Integrated logistics company Barloworld Logistics recently announced a strategic development to its well-established relationship with PPC Cement in which Barloworld Logistics will perform scenario-planning and optimisation of the full PPC Cement supply-chain. 

R1m software deal concluded

6th February 2004 Namibian pharmaceutical wholesaler Geka-Pharma has implemented Associated Computer Solutions’ (ACSs) locally-developed eneterprise resource planning software, called acs-Embrace, in a deal worth a million rand. 

Work starts on new bulk terminal for Richards Bay

By: Keith Campbell     30th January 2004 Construction of a new R250-million bulk handling facility at Richards Bay was started last week. 

Choppy waters

By: Deborah Spicer     16th January 2004 Momentum is building for the concessioning of the Durban container terminal, but even those close to discussions are unsure about how the country’s busiest port will be restructured. 

Govt reports record number of land claims processed

By: laurian clemence     25th November 2003 The Department of Land Affairs yesterday announced that this year has seen a remarkable increase in the number of land redistribution projects and claims that have been settled and processed since 1994. 

Pallet-runner system installed at Germiston warehouse

By: candice haase     7th November 2003 To enable high-density storage and reduce the size of the African Products warehouse in Germiston, Gauteng, the UPS Logistics Group South Africa incorporated a pallet system into the design of the new facility, commissioned in March. 

9 300 tons of paper

By: candice haase     7th November 2003 To accommodate the increase in demand for storage space by businesses in Pretoria, document management and storage company Metrofile completed the construction of a 3 200 m2 storage facility in May this year. 

New hub forms core of sub-Saharan distribution infrastructure

By: candice haase     7th November 2003 A state-of-the-art fast-moving consumer-goods distribution facility was commissioned for logistics group Tibbett & Britten Africa (TBA) in May this year. 

A forklift designed to operate in narrow aisles

By: candice haase     7th November 2003 To facilitate materials-handling in very narrow aisles, Midrand company Criterion Equipment introduced the Flexi Generation 3 forklift truck to the South African market about a year ago. 

Bus body manufacturer booms in SA

By: Keith Campbell     7th November 2003 Since it started manufacturing in this country some two years ago, Brazilian bus and coach body multinational Marcopolo has produced about 500 buses, of which around 100 have been exported to Botswana, Mozambique, Namibia, Zambia and Zimbabwe. 

SA hosts Unicef’s first non-European disaster-relief hub

By: laurian clemence     31st October 2003 The United Nations Children’s Fund (Unicef) has officially opened an emergency supply facility in Johannesburg, the first such facility to be opened outside of Europe. 

Gauteng's advanced distribution hub attracts global brands

By: Zonika Botha     10th October 2003 What is reportedly the most advanced automated fast-moving consumer-goods (FMCG) distribution facility in Africa is currently operating on the East Rand, in Gauteng. 

New R153m mega-warehouse opens

3rd October 2003 South Africa’s second-biggest warehouse has opened in Gauteng. 

Distribution problem should not be overlooked in Aids treatment drive

By: Kelvin Kemm     19th September 2003 Imagine if the government announced that it was giving away a free set of bicycle tyres once a year to each bicycle owner as a gesture of goodwill in encouraging people to travel, and to be healthy and reduce combustion engine emissions. 

Stainless crane contract awarded

By: nkolola halwindi     29th August 2003 In a multimillion-rand contract, local crane manufacturer Demag Cranes and Components will supply ten cranes to Columbus Stainless, in Middelburg, as part of its expansion programme. 

Local company moves Boeing equipment into SA

22nd August 2003 Global aerospace giant Boeing awarded Denel Aviation, a division of the Denel Group, a contract to manufacture airplane parts for the Boeing 747 and its other commercial airplanes. 

New skid-steer introduced to the local market

22nd August 2003 Johannesburg company Consolidated Rock Machinery (CRM) has introduced the latest Bobcat skid steer to the market. 

Equipment company opens a new Midrand branch

22nd August 2003 August heralds a number of changes for Criterion Equipment, and according to MD Graham Callanan, all will have a positive impact on customers. 

Geared motors on offer

22nd August 2003 The Nord range of geared motors, which is assembled locally by Power Drives, Bearing Man’s industrial gear box division, is designed for the best performance of mechanical speed control in any materials-handling application. 

Solution offered to conveyor belt slippage

22nd August 2003 Conveyor belt slippage contributes to significant losses in productivity, with resultant negative financial implications. 

Free State clinic installs an air-tube system

22nd August 2003 An air-tube materials-handling system has been installed at the Welkom MediClinic, in the Free State. 

Container-handling company secures a smart partnership

22nd August 2003 The company South African Container Depots (SACD) is a specialist in the storage, handling and repair of all types of empty and full containers, as well as the handling of containerised cargo. 

New forklift able to work indoors and outdoors

22nd August 2003 A narrow-aisle forklift truck, capable of running inside and outside warehouses, has been launched. 

Access and lifting solutions company launched

22nd August 2003 A new company that will focus on providing cost-effective access and lifting solutions has been established by Omni Struct.? 

New forklift for Port Elizabeth handling agent

22nd August 2003 Handling agent for several international airlines, Airline Cargo Resources (ACR), has taken delivery of the company’s first TCM forklift at its Port Elizabeth office. 

Company argues in favour of forklift rental rather than ownership

22nd August 2003 Affordability, minimum downtime and peace of mind are strong arguments in favour of forklift rental as a financially-viable option compared to forklift ownership. 

East Rand plant-hire company receives its newest addition

22nd August 2003 Plant hire company, H & B Plant Hire, has taken delivery of a Hyundai Robex 210LC-7 excavator from High Power Equipment Africa. 

IT solutions provider reports triple-digit growth

By: candice haase     22nd August 2003 Software solutions developer for the supply-chain management field, Interdyne Technologies, grew by a hundred per cent last year. 

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