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Local company rolls out internal social responsibility programme

By: Jonathan Faurie     30th May 2008 Catering equipment manufacturing company and member of the Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association, Mac Brothers Catering Equipment, has established a social responsibility programme that aims to provide housing for staff members working for the company. 

New Hercules alloy won't cost a golden fleece

By: Neal Goldwyer     1st June 2007 Minerals and mining technology science council Mintek has completed the development and prototyping of cheaper, and stronger, alternatives to 300-series stainless steel alloys. 

Chinese steel production drives global growth

By: Neal Goldwyer     1st June 2007 Increased stainless steel production for 2006 more than compensated for the small fall off in production in 2005, says the International Stainless Steel Forum (ISSF). All major steel producing regions contributed to the strong growth, it adds. 

Global markets receptive to beneficiated product

By: Neal Goldwyer     1st June 2007 The Department of Minerals and Energy (DME), together with the Department of Trade and Industry (DTI), is working to curb the export of raw and intermediate mineral products from South Africa, and thereby promote instead the export of beneficiated mineral commodities and finished products. 

Stainless steel group posts Q1 results, announces change in

By: Neal Goldwyer     1st June 2007 First quarter 2007 results for stainless steel manufacturer Acerinox SA are slightly down on fourth quarter 2006 results but still represent higher output than the same period last year and the second best quarterly results in the company�s history. 

New levy structure approved

1st June 2007 At a general meeting held on January 31, 2007, members of the South African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) voted to extend the development levy structure to include imported stainless steel primary products. The voting was audited by KPMG. 

Plant upgrade for local producer

1st June 2007 Stainless Steel producer Macsteel VRN Stainless has upgraded its Roodekop plant on the back of rising stainless steel prices. 

Local producer grows into Europe, US

1st June 2007 Stainless steel products producer Mexan Products of Pinetown, Durban, has expanded its client base to include Europe and America. 

Aluminium unbundling challenges stainless steel industry

1st June 2007 The unbundling of aluminium producer Hulamin could pose new challenges for the stainless steel industry. 

Plastic-rivalling stainless sheet wins award

By: Jonathan Faurie     1st June 2007 Two South African companies have received a merit award for producing an alternative to formica and laminated plastic in the form of stainless-steel sheet. 

Manufacturer turns its attention once again to local stainless

By: Neal Goldwyer     1st June 2007 Steel, tube and pipe manufacturer Robor is directing its attentions exclusively towards the South African market in order to recapture market share and promote itself as a consolidated and balanced business one year after a management-led buyout from parent company Barloworld. 

Association steels itself to capture a piece of the construction

By: Neal Goldwyer     1st June 2007 In 2006, the South African stainless steel industry recovered remarkably from a slump in domestic consumption and is now poised to take advantage of a bulging pipeline of construction projects, despite persistently buoyant input prices. 

Sassda appoints new Western Cape representative

1st June 2007 The Southern Africa stainless steel development association (Sassda) has appointed Michel Basson as its Western Cape representative effective from June 1, 2007. 

Stainless steel award runner up generates overseas interest

By: Jonathan Faurie     1st June 2007 A runner up at the Southern African Stainless Steel Association (Sassda) Stainless Steel Awards 2006 has generated international interest in their product. 

World Cup to generate business for local steel companies

By: Jonathan Faurie     1st June 2007 Stainless steel company Alnix Stainless is looking towards the business generated off the back of the 2010 Fifa World Cup, as a platform for company expansion. 

Local company produces life-saving submersible system

By: Jonathan Faurie     1st June 2007 Engineering company HG Molenaar has won an award for the construction of a submarine rescue system. 

Brand-new machine provides super metal smoothness

By: Martin Creamer     2nd June 2006 A Johannesburg company is offering a new service that provides the finest of superfinishes to stainless steel andaluminium sheeting and tubing. 

Automotive sector to grow stainless steel consumption

By: Matthew Hill     2nd June 2006 The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) is currently reviewing its Motor Industry Development Program (MIDP), and plans to have the review process completed by the end of the year. 

Bright future for local stainless steel

By: Matthew Hill     2nd June 2006 Attractive opportunities if problems are overcomee. The South African stainless steel industry is alive and well, boasting a promising future, South African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) MD Dr Oliver Damm tells Engineering News in an exclusive interview. However, he reports... 

Stainless steel vendor unveils empowerment deal

By: Matthew Hill     2nd June 2006 One of South Africa’s biggest stockists and distributors of stainless steel and metal products, Euro Steel, has sold a 25,1% stake of its business to the black economic-empowerment (BEE) group, Isitali consortium, for an undisclosed amount. 

Flexible-couplings industry needs foreign investment

By: Matthew Hill     2nd June 2006 The automotive industry is reportedly the biggest consumer of stainless steel in South Africa, mostly using the wear-resistant steel for catalytic converters. 

‘Empowerment is of utmost importance’

By: Matthew Hill     2nd June 2006 Broad-based black economic empowerment (BBBEE) is of utmost importance in addressing transformational challenges in the stainless steel industry, says Kulungile Metals group marketing executive director Shima Nokaneng in an exclusive interview with Engin-eering News. 

Call for entries for stainless steel awards

2nd June 2006 Both individuals and companies are urged to enter the 2006 Stainless Steel Awards, the industry association emphasises. 

Stainless steel advocated for infrastructure investments

2nd June 2006 With South Africa gearing up for the FIFA Soccer World Cup in 2010, and the government committed to major infrastructural capex, the Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) is advising specifiers and consultants on the benefits of using stainless steel in many visible... 

Adding value through experience

2nd June 2006 Reportedly one of South Africa’s leading suppliers of stainless steel and special alloys Multi-Alloys, established in 1997, has a strong focus adding value for customers. “As a supplier of niche products to a diverse range of industries, adding value can be best achieved through our... 

30% growth for consumerware sector

2nd June 2006 The stainless-steel consumerware sector has recorded a phenomenal growth of 30% for the 2005-2006 period, far exceeding the projected growth rate of 10%, says Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association’s (Sassda) Lesley Mortimer. “With the international trend towards... 

Stainless steel body targets property sector

2nd June 2006 The Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) exhibited for the first time at the South African Property Owners’ Association’s (Sapoa’s) 38th international convention and property exhibition held recently at the International Convention Centre in Durban. 

Local stainless industry forges East African ties

2nd June 2006 The Southern African Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) recently hosted an inward-bound mission from East Africa “to facilitate business deals with East African companies,” says spokesperson Lesley Mortimer. 

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