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Warehousing and Storage

Structural-steel supplier completes four warehouse contracts

7th November 2003 The structural steel supplier for industrial building projects, Cosira, has completed several projects on the East Rand, with the latest including four warehouses. 

Welding machine to increase production fourfold

By: candice haase     7th November 2003 To cope with the growing demand for its racking and shelving, East Rand company Acrow introduced a robotic welding machine into its factory early last month. 

Warehouse-management system launched

7th November 2003 Barcode and mobile solutions specialist Harmonic Group has launched a locally-developed warehouse management system to allow warehousing and logistics managers tight control over inventory levels and order processing. 

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. 

New storage facility to keep W Cape apples and pears cool

7th November 2003 Fruit farms in the Western Cape are sending their apples and pears to be precooled in record time at a new streamlined cold-storage facility based in Grabouw. 

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. 

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. 

New R153m mega-warehouse opens

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

The big deal about small things ILS says small adjustments can make a big difference to the efficiency of logistics

By: candice haase     22nd August 2003 A Johannesburg company has completed contracts for the logistics design for two major food producers in South Africa. 

R15m upgrade project in KZN

7th February 2003 Information technology company Metrofile has invested R15-million in an upgrade to its storage facility in Kwazulu-Natal. 

Demand for hose-testing at harbours on the increase

24th January 2003 An increasing demand for the regular testing of hoses used to transport products from ship to shore, and vice versa, as well as from ship to ship has motivated Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco) and sister-company Table Bay Rubber Company (TBRC) to offer hose testing on ships and at tanker storage... 

Company boasts more than 45 years experience

By: candice haase     17th January 2003 With over 45 years of experience, Barloworld Robor Open Sections says it has established a reputation for supplying a total customer service to a wide spectrum of stockists, industrial and end-user markets. 

Pretoria automotive park seeks logistics service provider

By: candice haase     6th December 2002 The fundamental concept of the Automotive Supplier Park (ASP) being developed in Pretoria, is to achieve synergies and optimisation through economies of scale by grouping together technologies, services and service providers for various participants in the automotive industry. 

Cryogenic storage vessels largest for manufacturer

By: vanessa vasques     6th December 2002 The two large low-temperature horizontal double-walled cryogenic storage vessels which will be used to store liquid oxygen at Sasol’s fifteenth air separation unit (ASU) are being manufactured by Johannesburg-based Rand Air & Gas. 

R95m distribution warehouse project begins

21st November 2002 Work has started on the construction of a R95-million distribution warehouse for Nestl 

A new look at supply-chain management

By: nkolola halwindi     8th November 2002 In a move which will see numerous benefits for companies in the southern African region, UTi, a global supply chain solutions provider listed on the Nasdaq stock exchange, has worked with the internationally recognised Supply Chain Council (SCC), to facilitate the launch of a Southern Africa... 

Firm in R20-million pallet contract for chain-store group

By: nkolola halwindi     8th November 2002 The warehousing and storage industry is facing huge cost increases as a result of the escalating local steel prices, observes Symo Storage GM Toni Mongiat. 

Solution on offer for small parts storage

By: nkolola halwindi     8th November 2002 Small parts storage is a problem in any warehouse or parts department which handles large numbers of line items. 

Distribution industry growth aiding racking and shelving sector

By: nkolola halwindi     8th November 2002 The distribution industry is growing faster than ever before, benefiting the racking and shelving industry directly, observes First Storage Concepts director Andrew Bailey. 

Warehousing industry needs mobile technology, says firm

By: nkolola halwindi     8th November 2002 One of the most notable trends in the warehousing and storage industries is the increasing use of mobile technology for improved efficiency and accuracy, observes RangeGate research and development director Fred Hoare. 

Possible global rollout for local logistics model

8th November 2002 The Customer Care Centre (C3) is the joint brainchild of Tibbett & Britten Africa (TBA) and the solution design and technology specialists of DNA Supply Chains. 

Company promotes push-back pallet-racking system

8th November 2002 Push-back racking is a live storage system where palletised loads are stored on movable trolleys and rails. 

New reach truck for windscreen maker

8th November 2002 Windscreen specialist Shatterprufe has taken delivery of its fourth Crown reach truck, an ESR 4020, from the Goscor Lift Truck Company for the safe and efficient handling of windscreens. 

Company wraps up two new projects

8th November 2002 Following on from the establishment of its new distribution centre in Centurion, Gauteng, and Mahogany Ridge in Kwazulu-Natal, retailer Clicks embark on another initiative at its Montague Gardens distribution centre in Cape Town. 

Warehousing of documents is increasingly outsourced

By: nkolola halwindi     8th November 2002 Data storage can no longer be viewed as merely storing data but it is imperative that data is stored in such a way that the information is readily available, easily manageable and intelligently used, observes Metrofile marketing director Paul Mullon. 

R25m investment by French cosmetic group

By: Joanne Delaurentis     27th September 2002 French cosmetic company L’Oreal has built a new R25-million warehouse in Centurion, Gauteng. 

Distribution centre's racking contract awarded

23rd August 2002 A multimillion rand racking contract for two of Tibbett & Britten’s distribution centres, both in Boksburg, Gauteng, has been awarded to Braziers. 

ID-systems distributor established

23rd August 2002 Gauteng-based ProScan Systems has been established as a distributor of a range of automated identification systems for the retail, warehousing, distribution, transport and logistics and manufacturing industries in Southern Africa. 

New shelving system launched

9th November 2001 West Rand firm First Storage Concepts has completed a large installation comprising its Bosal Tube 50 longspan shelving and mezzanine floor for an electrical supply company in Gauteng. 

Warehousing firm on move

9th November 2001 To meet customer demands, Lovemore Bros has quite literally moved an entire warehouse and gantry crane weighing 350 t from a mine in Gauteng to its new home in New Germany, Kwazulu-Natal. 

R2bn inventory-control programme completed

9th November 2001 Formerly known as Iscor Heavy Minerals (IHM), Ticor South Africa of Empangeni, Kwazulu-Natal, handles a variety of minerals and raw material from mining operations in a network of seven different warehouses in three separate locations. 

New fleet for rebuilt store

9th November 2001 National retail outlet Makro has ordered a fleet of forklifts from Goscor Lift Truck for its Woodmead store which has been rebuilt after being destroyed by a fire earlier this year. 

Flooring project is now complete

9th November 2001 East Rand firm Ivory Industrials has completed a flooring project in Centurion, Gauteng. 

Robust order intake strengthens a local firm

9th November 2001 East Rand consulting firm LGA Logistics Consultants’ financial outlook for the year has been strengthened by a robust order intake, reports project manager Iain Sherwood. 

Shelving worth R22,35m supplied

9th November 2001 Business for one of South Africa’s largest shelving and racking manufacturers, Acrow, has been flying high as it has supplied products to the value of R22,35-million in the last year to various clients in the retail, chemical and industrial sectors. 

Proper file storage essential, says firm

9th November 2001 The terrorist attacks on the World Trade Centre continues to haunt the world emtionally and financially. Thousands of lives were lost, two bastions of a world economy were demolished and people around the world watched in horror as they realised the overall effect the attacks brought about. One... 

Rotating gadget organiser

31st August 2001 Rotating gadget organiser 

Contina Storage Systems

15th June 2001 Contina manufactures high-precision 19” aluminium rack cabinets and 19” wall-mounted enclosures. 

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