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South Africa Germany Partnership

German-partnered company reports 24% growth for 2002

By: renay de     31st October 2003 The Multotec group, which has served the Southern African and international mining industry for the past 30 years, is made up of six separate business entities and offers quality products catering for a variety of minerals processing applications. 

Transport raises its IQ

By: Helene Le Roux     31st October 2003 Intelligent transportation systems (ITS), which make the movement of people or goods more efficient and economical by providing users with active decision-making tools, are the wave of the future. 

Bilateral trade showing steady growth

By: nkolola halwindi     1st November 2002 Germany is South Africa’s most important partner in Africa, says German embassy economic and commercial department head Joachim Fitza, adding that more than a third of the European country’s exports into Africa are destined for South Africa. 

Renewable energy key to rural electricity supply difficulties

By: nkolola halwindi     1st November 2002 Electricity is often seen as the key to economic growth and social responsibility. However, often there is no power supply – for instance in the rural areas remote from the public grid, especially when the only available power generators are not reliable, while also consuming fuel and... 

New manufacturing facilities lead to increased component production

By: nkolola halwindi     1st November 2002 The largely German-owned Multotec Group, based in Johannesburg, has recorded a significant increase in production and turnover, an achievement mainly associated with the addition of new manufacturing facilities. 

Offset programme ahead of schedule, says submarine consortium partner

By: nkolola halwindi     1st November 2002 In terms of the South African government’s industrial participation (IP) programme, German-owned Ferrostaal – a partner in the German Submarine Consortium (GSC) responsible for the commercial aspects of the contract to buy the submarines – says important parts of the offset... 

Germany a lucrative market for South African companies

By: nkolola halwindi     1st November 2002 Germany as a whole is a lucrative market for South Africa due to its stable economy and has a broad spectrum of middle class and big industries. Leading supplier of raw materials processing technology in Southern Africa Humboldt Wedag South Africa MD Johannes Kottman says Germany is definitely a... 

German safety mark for abrasives producer

1st November 2002 A South African abrasives company has been afforded the right to use a special safety seal after stringent product testing in Germany. 

Auto industry the basis of SA-Germany trade relations

1st November 2002 The strong historical and business links between Germany and South Africa has made for a lucrative love affair. 

R26-million contract completed at Midrand distribution facility

1st November 2002 German firm Siemens Dematic Materials Handling Automation Southern Africa has completed the installation of an about R26-million state-of-the-art warehouse and order-fulfilment system for Vodacom’s new distribution facility in Midrand. 

Auto maker to invest R1,6-billion

1st November 2002 Volkswagen South Africa has opened a new entrance at its Uitenhage Plant that brings it in line with its growing global presence within the Volkswagen Group. 

Crane maker celebrates its 36th birthday

1st November 2002 A leading local manufacturer of overhead cranes and hoists founded by German engineer and entrepreneur Josef Kleiner, Condra is celebrating its thirty-sixth anniversary. 

25% empowerment targeted at dealerships

1st November 2002 Automotive company DaimlerChrysler South Africa (DCSA) is about to embark on a black economic empowerment (BEE) funding initiative that will assist in the acquisition of a 25% black shareholding in local Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Jeep, Mitsubishi and Freightliner dealerships within the next three... 

Auto manufacturer receives training and development award

1st November 2002 At a gala function in September, attended by government ministers, dignitaries and business leaders, BMW South Africa MD Ian Robertson accepted the Investors in People accreditation certificate from Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana. 

Fully-automated production of reinforced-concrete pipes

1st November 2002 A production system for fully-automated production of DN 300 to DN 1200 reinforced steel pipes has to fulfil requirements in terms of dynamic properties and precision. 

German firms' product development and continuity appeal to local firm

1st November 2002 German company Seybert & Rahier (Sera) has been supplying reciprocating positive displacement diaphragm pumps to the South African market since 1974. 

Hotel group investing R850-million in Western Cape

1st November 2002 A series of investments totalling R850-million by Arabella SA Holding, part of the Munich-based Sch 

SA losing out on German FDI

By: nkolola halwindi     1st November 2002 Investment opportunities in other parts of the world are becoming more attractive for German companies, resulting in the redirecting of a bulk of foreign direct investment by German companies. 

Bringing new concepts and products to SA

1st November 2002 With the recent introduction of new technology from Germany, IMS companies have again demonstrated their commitment to bringing new concepts and products to South Africa once they have been thoroughly evaluated for local conditions. 

South African-made German cars

By: Zonika Botha     2nd November 2001 Leading luxury motor vehicle manufacturer BMW SA holds 8% of the local automotive industry’s marketshare. This figure is 6% higher than other BMW subsidiaries’ performances around the world, and 2% higher than in Germany itself. 

Germany the top route for logistics provider

By: Zonika Botha     2nd November 2001 Well-known freight-forwarding and logistics and supply-chain management company, Exel Supply Chain Services, formerly known as MSA Global Logistics, has been operating in South Africa for the past 17 years. 

German beer brewed on SA shores

By: Zonika Botha     2nd November 2001 As brewers of high-quality beer Bavaria Br 

Engineering firm to expand

By: Zonika Botha     2nd November 2001 As a wholly-owned subsidiary of Lukas-Erzett of Germany, Lukas SA has become one of the most important participants the abrasive tool market supplying the engineering and metal-finishing industry. 

Putting a new spin on tourism

By: Zonika Botha     2nd November 2001 South Africa is internationally-renowned for its rich wildlife, but few people know that the country also hosts some of the world’s oldest human, plant and animal fossils. 

Firm launches local branch

2nd November 2001 German manufacturer of pipe tools and accessories, Rothenberger has established a direct presence in South Africa. 

Company introduces two new products

By: Zonika Botha     2nd November 2001 Largely German-owned company Multotec has been at the forefront of minerals processing technology for the past 28 years and having now expanded its already widespread product range to include two more items – wear-resistant rubber and polyurethane flotation cell components – the group... 

South Africa an attractive trade partner

By: Zonika Botha     2nd November 2001 South Africa is rated as Germany’s thirtieth-largest trade partner and, with last year’s announcement of a stabilised investment grade rating, the country is becoming more attractive for investments by institutional investors in particular. 

German pumps find market in SA

By: Zonika Botha     2nd November 2001 A specialist in water pumps armature and electric motor rewinding and repair, Ernest Electro Engineering has been operating in Gauteng since 1964. 

German skill strengthens SA firm

By: Zonika Botha     2nd November 2001 As the fifth-largest construction company in South Africa, Concor has been conducting its business in construction and mining-related industry across the country and neighbouring African states since 1948. 

Contribution to SA increases

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 German contribution to SA 

R800m in business this year

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 German contribution to SA 

Production at tannery increased by 30%

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 German contribution to SA 

R80-million empowerment deal under way

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 German contribution to SA 

Highest enrolment for training scheme

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 German contribution to SA 

Three-year contract awarded at refinery

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 German contribution to SA 

Small firms targeted by German investment

By: System Author     5th November 1999 German Contribution to SA 

SA is Germany’s main African partner

By: System Author     5th November 1999 German Contribution to South Africa 

German engineering students crucial to SA

By: System Author     5th November 1999 German Contribution to South Africa 

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