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RS Components extends distribution partnership with Rockwell Automation

By: Creamer Media Reporter      24th June 2020 Territories supported by RS now include Africa, Europe and Russia, providing enhanced customer access to Rockwell’s market-leading industrial automation and control product portfolio RS Components (RS), the trading brand of Electrocomponents plc (LSE: ECM), a global omni-channel solutions partner... 

How manufacturers and distributors can prepare for the upturn by embracing technological innovation

22nd June 2020 If the pandemic has taught business leaders one thing, it is that being agile and embracing digital transformation is no longer a luxury, but a necessity. Over the last few months, some manufacturers have remained resilient by pivoting the production line to manufacture essentials needed for the... 

Connectivity, collaboration important for remote working

By: Schalk Burger     5th June 2020 Enabling effective remote working requires that companies and remote workers have the tools to collaborate and share, and these tools must also work well together to avoid duplication of data and efforts, says digital business tools multinational Zoho Africa region manager Andrew Bourne.... 

Traceability emerges as an imperative for African manufacturers

2nd June 2020 Globalisation, developments in international trade, changing customer expectations, digital transformation and, of course, the novel coronavirus, are forcing the African manufacturing sector to reinvent itself.  In a world where COVID-19 imposes physical distancing requirements on us and reveals... 

Supplier launches 450 new products 

By: Mamaili Mamaila     27th May 2020 Electrical switchgear supplier ElectroMechanica (EM) launched the latest edition of its product catalogue this year. A new catalogue is launched on average every two years. 

Intelligent automation can enable services, commerce without physical contact

By: Schalk Burger     15th May 2020 The use of intelligent automation can allow for business processes to operate more effectively, while also reducing physical contact, such as at healthcare facilities, by reducing or removing manual and physical processes, says consultancy firm EY Africa intelligent automation lead Paul St... 

Siemens ready to help Africa with digitalisation challenges

By: Shannon de Ryhove     5th May 2020 The effects of digitalisation are different worldwide, and Africa is no exception. German multinational Siemens senior VP for Digital Industries in Southern and Eastern Africa Ralf Leinen says that, for the first time, Africa has an opportunity to use smart technology to transform entire... 

Green is key

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th May 2020 How can automation solutions with artificial intelligence help optimize maintenance and production for sustainable manufacturing? This article describes how Omron supports the E-mobility market of the future in sustainable pouch battery cell production. And it takes a look at how Omron itself is... 

Pandemic highlights role of digital readiness in mitigating supply-chain risks

By: Schalk Burger     1st May 2020 Covid-19 is disrupting economic and social life, but it is occurring in a time of rapid digitalisation, which, in turn, is helping governments, businesses and consumers in their decision-making to respond and adapt to the situation. However, differences in digital readiness hamper the ability of... 

Covid-19 to have outsized impact on mining – developer

1st May 2020 The World Health Organisation (WHO) has declared the Covid-19 outbreak a pandemic and, at the time of writing, there were more than 1.3-million confirmed cases worldwide. Mining companies have been affected by Covid-19 outbreaks, and global restrictions to encourage physical distancing have meant... 

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