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The impact of rising fuel prices on South African industry – and how the new CAT® 966 GC can make a difference

26th October 2021 The impact of rising fuel prices on South African industry – and how the new CAT® 966 GC can make a difference Fuel price increases are not a new phenomenon – South Africans have been facing them for years. But the rate at which they’re currently increasing is alarming, and it’s having a knock-on... 

Barloworld Equipment Mining launches the Cat MD6200 rotary drill

12th March 2021 Heavy-duty machines and services company Barloworld Equipment (BWE) Mining has extended its mining solutions offering with the introduction of the Caterpillar MD6200 rotary blasthole drill. “The MD6200 is a production rotary blasthole drill capable of drilling vertically as well as out to 30°... 

Caterpillar introduces the new 374 and 395 hydraulic excavators to SA mines

8th March 2021 Equipment manufacturer Caterpillar is launching its next generation of excavators, the 374 and 395 hydraulic excavators, into Southern Africa in 2021. “In 2018, Cat introduced its medium-sized excavators of between 20 t and 30 t and, in 2019/20, launched the 36 t to 49 t range of excavators. The... 

Online purchasing first for South Africa

6th March 2020 US construction machinery manufacturer Caterpillar’s mini excavators will be one of the first Cat product lines to be sold online through its Southern Africa dealer, Barloworld Equipment, this year. Following the launch last year, there is growing excitement around the Cat Next Generation mini... 
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Global supply chain disruptions, civil unrest take toll on Metair

Metair warns that the second half of its 2021 financial year will continue to be dominated by the impact of Covid-19, as well as the “severe effect” of global supply-chain disruptions and the global shortage of semi-conductors. Metair manufactures, assembles, distributes and retails energy... 

CEF mulls buying Sapref oil refinery

South Africa is considering buying the country’s biggest oil refinery, a joint venture between Royal Dutch Shell and BP, known as Sapref. The State-owned Central Energy Fund (CEF), which manages the country’s energy assets, is looking at acquiring the 180 000 bbl/d plant, which is located on the... 
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