R/€ = 17.15 Change: -0.20
R/$ = 14.31 Change: -0.14
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Pt 1203.79 $/oz Change: 2.29


Toolkit caters for agriculture sector

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     2nd April 2021 Tools manufacturer Jonnesway’s customised Agri toolkit is a solution comprising tools that have been selected by farmers, for farmers. “The Jonnesway Agri toolkit has become a key offering under bearings and accessories distributor Bearings International’s agri-smart banner,” says Jonnesway... 

Sugar masterplan is sweet news to major suppliers like BI

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th March 2021 The sugar masterplan being implemented by the government has seen a commitment from large users to procure at least 80% of their requirements from local growers. The result has been a significant boost for local production, as noted by President Cyril Ramaphosa in his State of the Nation Address... 

Hudaco says business remains ‘solid’, despite trauma, hardship of 2020 

By: Simone Liedtke     29th January 2021 Describing 2020 as “a year of great trauma and hardship for people the world over”, branded automotive, industrial and electronic consumable product importer and distributor Hudaco’s headline earnings a share for the 2020 financial year, ended November 30, were down by 22.5% to R10.50, while... 

BI plans strategic acquisitions, new products and services for 2021

By: Creamer Media Reporter      19th January 2021 The current economic situation might offer excellent opportunities for acquisitions within its field of operation, comments Bearings International (BI) Managing Director Bart Schoevaerts. This comes off the back of increased collaboration within the Hudaco Group, of which BI forms part. Plans for... 

BI consolidates Tier 2 electrical products under ALPHA brand

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th January 2021 Following the recent successful launch of the ALPHA Drive Micro and the ALPHA Drive Plus range of Variable Speed Drives, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is excited to announce the rebranding of its BAUER range of electric motors to ALPHA. The growth of BI’s market share in electric... 

Collaboration improves quality of products

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     14th August 2020 Continuous engagement with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) and end-users has allowed roller chain specialist KÖBO to continuously improve the quality and designs of its products, which meet the stringent hygiene and health and safety requirements of the food and beverage industry, says... 

BI is a critical supplier to sugar mills

6th August 2020 From the growing of sugar cane on the agricultural side to sugar refineries on the production side, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) plays a key role in this important economic sector. With 60 years’ experience servicing this industry, it has gained meaningful expertise that has... 

BI adheres to Level 3 safety protocols as full branch network reopens

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th July 2020 The easing of the national lockdown to Level 3 has allowed leading supplier Bearings International (BI) to reopen its countrywide branch network under strict coronavirus regulations. In addition, a small percentage of staff have returned to work on a rotational basis, limiting the number of... 

Products meet mining lubrication challenges

By: Cameron Mackay     12th June 2020 Bearings and power transmission product distributor Bearings International (BI) is offering industrial equipment manufacturer ROCOL’s range of wire rope lubricant products to solve vital and complex lubrication challenges for local miners. “Where lubricants are put through the most challenging... 

BI supplies and installs same-day VSD solution for East Rand client

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th June 2020 When a manufacturing facility on the East Rand in Johannesburg required an urgent replacement Variable Speed Drive (VSD) for an extraction fan in its welding facility after the existing drive broke down and halted production, it turned to leading supplier Bearings International (BI) for a... 

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