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PPC appoints CEO with global experience

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th June 2019 Cement producer PPC has appointed Roland van Wijnen to succeed Johan Claassen as CEO of the group. Van Wijnen is a Dutch national, whose listed company experience and exposure to international global best practice is expected to broaden the management practices of PPC. 

Sephaku expects weak construction materials demand to continue

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     26th June 2019 Amid weak demand, JSE-listed Sephaku Holdings focused on lowering its debt, defending its share of the market and improving cost efficiencies during the financial year ended March 31. Sephaku CEO Dr Lelau Mohuba on Wednesday said local building and construction materials manufacturers continued... 

Perdekraal East Wind Farm turbine foundations completed ahead of schedule

By: Simone Liedtke     24th June 2019 The developers of the Perdekraal East Wind Farm, in the Western Cape, last week completed the project’s 48 wind turbine foundations – three weeks ahead of schedule and still within budget. The first of the foundations was poured in November 2018. 

SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. provides on-site training and service in Africa

24th June 2019 A key differentiator for SEW-EURODRIVE (Pty) Ltd. in Africa is its capability to offer on-site training and service. This not only familiarises clients with the drive automation specialist’s complete range, but also gives it a foot in the door for electronics and automation products like Variable... 

thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa

21st June 2019 Diversified industrial group thyssenkrupp has extensive experience in materials handling and minerals processing circuits, and the service support of its own manufactured equipment.  A fully owned subsidiary of thyssenkrupp, headquartered in Essen, Germany, thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South... 

Automation group aligns SA investment push with African growth potential

21st June 2019 Africa remains a key focus for automation and drive specialist SEW Germany, which continues to invest significantly in the South African subsidiary in order to ensure sustainable growth into the future, says SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa MD Raymond Obermeyer. “Germany is well aware of the potential... 

Lafarge Africa rises to 3-week high after it sells South African unit

By: Reuters     20th June 2019 Shares of Lafarge Africa rose 9.95% to a three-week high on Thursday after the cement maker said it had sold its loss-making South African operations. The stock of the local unit of Franco-Swiss group Lafarge Holcim listed in Lagos, climbed to 10.50 naira, outperforming the weaker Nigerian All... 

Epoxerite reaffirms its commitment to quality

By: Creamer Media Reporter      20th June 2019 Epoxerite, a leading South African producer of tailor-made chemical solutions, has invested in a new state-of-the-art testing laboratory at its factory in Westonaria, Gauteng. George Weideman, managing member of Epoxerite, says that the new facility, equipped with the latest testing equipment,... 

Egypt's Tourah Cement stops production due to oversupply

By: Reuters     18th June 2019 Egyptian cement maker Tourah Cement, a subsidiary of Germany's HeidelbergCement , says it has suspended production because of financial distress caused by oversupply in the Egyptian market and is considering liquidation. "Estimated cement consumption during 2019 will end at around 50-million... 

HOLISTIC APPROACH

14th June 2019 Government has given an assurance that South Arica’s carbon tax, implemented on June 1, has been designed not to raise revenue but to change the behaviour of plants such as AfriSam’s Dudfield factory, in the North West Province (pictured). The tax is being implemented at a time when the... 

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