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4IR, rail projects can grow local foundries industry

By: Cameron Mackay     6th March 2020 The local foundries, forges and casting industry can benefit from following the global trend of metal casting companies implementing Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies. An abundance of infrastructure projects, such as rail projects from State-owned rail utility Transnet, has the... 

Lanseria International Airport (LIA) aiming for Net Zero Solid Waste to Landfill

By: Creamer Media Reporter      25th November 2019 In support of the new Integrated Waste Management Policy of the City of Johannesburg, LIA recorded a 17% improvement of general waste sent to landfill during the first half of 2019. With only 32% of general waste generated by LIA sent to landfill, a goal has been set to operate as a Net Zero... 

Metso mulls potential closure of South African foundry

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th June 2019 Global industrial company Metso is considering the potential closure of, or other alternatives for, its foundry operation in Isithebe, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Isithebe foundry produces metallic wear part castings for the mining and aggregates industries and employs about 200 people. 

ELGi’s new electric compressor range from Integrated Air Solutions –industry electrified!

5th June 2019 Building on its unequivocal success with ELGi’s range of high-pressure, diesel-driven compressors, Integrated Air Solutions now introduces the latest innovation from this world renowned brand, the new ELGi EG Series electric air compressor range. ELGi’s electric screw air compressors are... 

Best practice systems underpin company’s local manufacturing

17th May 2019 Maintaining world class operational efficiencies at its manufacturing facilities in South Africa is one of the factors that has allowed mining equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa to expand its footprint in the region. Local manufacture, which is currently a key driver for the country,... 

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

25th April 2019 Elmacast Engineering (PTY) LTD, a foundry situated in Springs, South Africa, has recently completed phase one of its expansion project which entailed the installation of 4 new induction furnaces, automated continuous caster and a fully integrated double line heat treatment plant. The cost of the... 

Kusile power plant project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     18th April 2019 Kusile Unit 3 produced first power on April 14. 

Adapt to digital or be left behind — warning to South African auto industry

By: African News Agency      14th March 2019 South Africa's automotive component supply sector needs to urgently focus on vehicle electronics if it is to meet ambitious new localisation targets. This emerged at the the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers of South Africa conference which continued in Durban... 

Upgrades to start at Heavy Bay foundry

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     8th March 2019 In line with its oil sands business growth, engineering solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa has received capital expenditure approval worth R30-million for upgrades at its Heavy Bay foundry in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape. Significantly, the foundry supplies castings across the globe... 

BMG procures foundry to enhance its services

8th March 2019 Technical solutions provider BMG is now a major player in the foundry industry after its acquisition of the iron foundry Rustenburg Engineering and Joerg Foundry last year. “This strategic investment enhances BMG’s service offering and broadens the company’s product range to include the supply of... 

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