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South Africa Germany Partnership

Compact geared motors receive upgrade

By: Amy Heydenrych     22nd September 2006 Nordbloc compact geared motors, available exclusively from Bearing Man’s geared motors division, Power Drives, have recently been upgraded by German precision engineers, Getriebebau Nord., for interchangeability, high efficiency, low noise levels, extended service life, fast assembly and... 

Specialised cargo-handling offering expands

22nd September 2006 Macs Line has announced an expansion of its offer of specialised cargo handlings on its owned vessels. 

Local company celebrates twentieth birthday

22nd September 2006 To be the Supplier of Choice with all of our Customers! This is the type of driven goal that has resulted in 20 years of continuous growth for Lukas South Africa (LSA). 

Tough demands expected for 2010 IT, communications networks

22nd September 2006 Deutsche Telekom has been responsible for some 75% of all the IT and telecommunications services required for the 2006 FIFA World Cup. Deutsche Telekom’s business customer unit, T-Systems, has served as general contractor for the services and has linked all the stadiums and FIFA offices via... 

Injection-moulding firm announces strategic repositioning

By: Amy Heydenrych     22nd September 2006 Technoplastics injection moulding company ExactoCraft has repositioned itself in the market in order to counter a number of macroeconomic threats. 

Industrial group maintains German links

22nd September 2006 Established in South Africa in 1973, today the Multotec Group’s largest shareholding resides with a German organisation that is also the original partner and supplier of the first product introduced to the country by the group. 

Expansive growth continues for German-owned group

22nd September 2006 GKD consists of two separately-registered companies. 

German group looking to expand dominant market position

By: Jade Davenport     23rd September 2005 Power, transport sectors identified as key growth areas 

Healthy trade boosts Euro-African partnership

By: Jade Davenport     23rd September 2005 The trade and economic relationship between South Africa and Germany is one of the most well-established Euro-African partnerships, with the total trade between these two countries amounting to E9,3-billion in 2004. 

Soccer, industrial development expected to spark increased German investment

By: Jade Davenport     23rd September 2005 The most characteristic benefit of German contribution to the South African economy can be evidenced in the fact that Germany is the largest trading partner for the country, with total trade amounting to R64-billion in 2004. 

Company fights to stay competitive in tough local market conditions

By: Jade Davenport     23rd September 2005 Manufacturer and supplier of German-engineered plastic bag-making machinery and plastics-processing equipment, Technimac, believes that South African German-based manufacturing companies are under mounting pressure to remain competitive in a market that is increasingly dominated by black economic... 

Company growth leads to buy-out

23rd September 2005 UK-based private equity firm Doughty Hanson & Co has signed an agreement to buy German-based Moeller Group for a price of €1,1-billion, including pension liabilities and financial debt. 

Local hoists beat Europeans, Chinese

23rd September 2005 An East Rand manufacturing company has become South Africa’s success story in the local development and production of cranes and hoists. 

New inverter system solves any drive challenge

23rd September 2005 The German-manufactured Nord drive systems, designed by Getriebebau Nord and assembled locally by Power Drives, Bearing Man’s geared and electric motors division, ensure the best performance of mechanical speed control in any application. 

German company contributes to student technology contest

23rd September 2005 For the first time in the history of the competition, German-based Festo will be contributing components, valued at over R250 000, to Cyber Junkyard, an inter-tertiary technology contest aimed at exposing tertiary institution students to a real-world project requirement and the products and... 

Machine tool retrofitter only uses German lube systems

23rd September 2005 East Rand machine tool retrofitter Autonumerics Machine Tools installs only German-manufactured Vogel lubrication equipment on the milling machines and lathes that it refurbishes. 

Hammer drills with muscle

23rd September 2005 German power tool manufacturer Metabo has rounded of its range of heavy-duty rotary-hammer drills with the launch of two combination hammers for drilling and demolition applications, and two dedicated demolition hammer drills. 

Firms anticipate future marine projects

By: andrea marais     24th September 2004 South African construction company Concor Holdings is building the new Port of Ngqura in joint venture with Hochtief, Germany’s largest construction contractor, and NEC, a local empowerment grouping. ? 

ERP solution launched this month

By: andrea marais     24th September 2004 German business solutions company SAP is launching a new tool targeting small businesses, called SAP Business One. 

Engineering placements increase by 30%

By: andrea marais     24th September 2004 There has been a 30% increase in engineering placements in 2004 compared to the same period in 2003 reports Deutsche Arbeits Vermittlung (DAV) Professional Placement Group. 

Fund promotes democratic aims

By: andrea marais     24th September 2004 To train municipal managers of medium-sized cities in South Africa as well as in neighbouring countries in Environmental Management Systems (EMS’s) is the main objective of a greener governance workshop series that is funded by the Konrad- Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). 

Women's golf gets support from automotive firm

24th September 2004 The million-dollar Women’s World Cup of Golf is coming to South Africa in February 2005. A total of 18 nations from across the globe will compete in this international event and Audi is the official vehicle supplier for this star-studded event. 

German metering and dosing pumps prominent in SA

24th September 2004 The internationally-renowned range of Bran+Luebbe metering pumps and systems that have been available to the South African market for more than 35 years continue to prove themselves with quality and performance across a broad section of local industries. 

Software assists car manufacturer's exports

24th September 2004 A Cape Town-based design and Cad modelling company, CAE, focusing on design solutions for the vehicle- and engine-manufacturing markets, recently used the latest in 3D design software from local Pro/Engineer, Automated Reasoning, to assist Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) to establish the necessary... 

Car manufacturer celebrates ten years of democracy

24th September 2004 In August German car manufacturing company BMW celebrated the ten years of South African democracy.? 

Cape Town scores first outbound German call centre

24th September 2004 Cape Town’s burgeoning contact centre industry has chalked up another high-profile international client, with local company Sales Engine winning a contract to provide telesales services to two State lotteries in Germany. 

Geared motors made to German standards

24th September 2004 The Nord range of geared motors, which is assembled locally by Bearing Man according to stringent international standards (including ISO 9001 specifications), has been designed by German manufacturer Getriebebau Nord to ensure optimum performance of mechanical speed control in any application.? 

Limpopo pupils benefit from German book aid

By: andrea marais     24th September 2004 A possible public-private partnership (PPP) project is being developed by the German Development Service (DED) and a leading book manufacturer.? 

Aggressive marketing drive planned

By: andrea marais     24th September 2004 German engineering conglomerate Siemens is planning to embark on a new business-growth initiative. 

German telecoms giant expands local presence

By: Helene Le Roux     24th September 2004 German telecoms firm T-Systems, a subsidiary of information and communication technology (ICT) giant Deutsche Telekom, is expanding its operations in South Africa. 

Absolute encoders launched at Hannover now in South Africa

By: renay de     31st October 2003 A typical example of a successful partnership between a proudly South African company and German partners can be seen in Countapulse Controls, which was established 20 years ago and is partnered with Hengstler, Leuze Electronic, Pulsotronic, EGE, Secatec, ABP and Deuta Werke. 

Billion-rand investment is paying off

By: renay de     31st October 2003 Over the past three decades, BMW South Africa has evolved from operating as a completely knocked-down vehicle production plant, assembling vehicles with limited customisation possibilities for the local market, to a world-class plant, capable of producing customised cars for customers across the... 

Local German subsidiary clinches licensing deal

By: renay de     31st October 2003 Underground equipment supplier to the mining industry, DBT Africa in October signed an agreement with US company JH Fletcher to manufacture roof bolters locally. 

Automotive industry the success story

By: renay de     31st October 2003 Last year, South Africa exported 108 000 cars, of which 100 000 were from the three German companies with manufacturing plants in South Africa, namely BMW, Daimler Chrysler and Volkswagen. 

IT company says it is a convergence leader

By: renay de     31st October 2003 Nonlisted information communication technology (ICT) solution provider T-Systems has become recognised as a source of innovation, not only in its own field of ICT convergence, but also in areas such as black empowerment, corporate values, skills development and sustainable business models, says... 

A R20-billion investment

By: renay de     31st October 2003 Germany’s investment and trade adds up to the country ranking among the top three investor countries in South Africa. 

This company has come a long way since 1972

By: renay de     31st October 2003 As one of the world’s top three exporting countries, Germany is renowned for being a strong force in the automobile and manufacturing sectors, and has a long tradition of engineering excellence. 

German bearings company celebrates 50 years in SA

31st October 2003 Having long since established itself as one of the leaders in its field, bearings manufacturer FAG is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in South Africa. 

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