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Balancell named fastest growing manufacturing company in Africa in new list
5th June 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

The Financial Times, in partnership with Statista, has published its list of Africa’s 125 Fastest Growing Companies for the Year. In the top spot for manufacturing was Balancell Energy, a South... 


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Committed to strategic growth goals amid industry challenges
24th May 2024 By: Nadine Ramdass

Despite encountering various challenges – including commodity price volatility closely linked to global economic conditions and supply chain dynamics – metallurgy and process engineering company... 


Masslift Africa launches Mitsubishi Forklift’s new Grendia series in South Africa
Masslift Africa launches Mitsubishi Forklift’s new Grendia series in South Africa
3rd April 2024

Forklift products and services provider Masslift Africa, in partnership with Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, in March launched Mitsubishi’s new-generation Grendia forklift series for the Southern... 


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Masslift Africa launches Mitsubishi Forklift’s new Grendia series in South Africa
15th March 2024 By: Tasneem Bulbulia

Forklift products and services provider Masslift Africa, in partnership with Mitsubishi Forklift Trucks, this week launched Mitsubishi’s new-generation Grendia forklift series for the Southern... 


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Upgraded forklift promises to be a game-changer for Southern African industry
23rd February 2024

A new forklift series promises improved operational efficiency, increased operator satisfaction and reduced environmental impact. Masslift Africa, the sole distributor of Mitsubishi Forklifts in... 


The above image depicts the DIV forklift trucks and warehouse equipment that is being incorporated into the Bobcat brand
Rebranding of premier forklift brand
9th February 2024

Key player in the industrial warehousing equipment sector Goscor Lift Trucks (GLT) announced the rebranding of its premier forklift brand, Doosan, which will now be supplied under the Bobcat livery... 


The above image depicts the redesigned M8 25.3 NX machine, which has a lifting capacity of 2 500 kg, a lifting height of 3 040 mm, a 1 475 mm overhang and ground clearance of 280 mm
Truck-mounted forklifts increase efficiency, safety
9th February 2024 By: Lynne Davies

Materials handling equipment distributor Shamrock Handling Concepts has extended its range of Moffett forklift trucks to include the new-generation M5 and M8 NX series, which has been designed for... 


 Hudaco CEO Graham Dunford.
Hudaco grew turnover by 9%, operating profit by 5% in 2023
2nd February 2024 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed industrial, automotive and electronics distributor Hudaco has increased turnover by 9.1% for the financial year ended November 30, 2023, to R8.9-billion, and its operating profit by 5.1%... 


Cultivating success: providing material handling solutions to farmers
Cultivating success: providing material handling solutions to farmers
19th January 2024

Material handling in agriculture faces numerous challenges, from fluctuating seasonal demands to the need for specialised equipment. Farmers often struggle with issues such as supply chain... 


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Eloise mine, Australia
8th December 2023 By: Nadine James

The mine is located in north Queensland, in Australia, about 60 km south-east of Cloncurry and 155 km east-south-east of Mount Isa.   


Electric forklifts keeping pace with e-commerce warehousing demands
Electric forklifts keeping pace with e-commerce warehousing demands
7th December 2023

Online shopping – or e-commerce – has taken the retail industry by storm, with some sources predicting that by 2040, almost 95% of all shopping will be at least in part facilitated by e-commerce.... 


Reach stackers are revolutionising container handling processes
Reach stackers are revolutionising container handling processes
1st December 2023

Container yards are essential for the global transportation of goods, and the cargo handling equipment that gets utilised within them is critical to make the handling process as seamless and... 


Tailor-made lifting machines save money in the long run
Tailor-made lifting machines save money in the long run
20th November 2023

There is often a misconception that a tailor-made machine designed and built to fit specific job requirements will be more expensive than a standard, unmodified machine. On the face of it, a... 


Toyota to deploy 500 Mirai passenger platinum-based fuel cell electric vehicles at Paris Olympics next year.
Next year's Olympics to showcase platinum-based hydrogen tech as net-zero solution
8th November 2023 By: Martin Creamer

As the worldwide mobility partner of the International Olympic Committee and the International Paralympic Committee for Paris 2024, Toyota is looking to provide sustainable transport solutions for... 


Cost of lithium-ion forklift batteries recovered in total uptime and efficiency
Cost of lithium-ion forklift batteries recovered in total uptime and efficiency
7th November 2023

The less time it takes to charge a forklift battery, and the longer the charge lasts, the greater the contribution to efficiency and productivity on the warehouse or distribution centre floor.... 


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Battery-operated forklifts offer sustainability in warehousing
3rd November 2023

As the world looks towards a more sustainable future, more businesses are being guided by regulations to reduce carbon emissions. For example, in applications such as food storage and handling,... 


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Company opens high-tech warehouse in Cameroon
3rd November 2023

Integrated logistics company A.P Moller–Maersk, commonly referred to as Maersk, opened the doors to a brand-new and technology-driven warehousing and distribution (W&D) facility in Douala, Cameroon... 


Konecranes’ technology cuts fuel consumption and emissions by 25%
2nd November 2023

Frequent downtime, high fuel consumption and excessive emissions are the bane of equipment operators in the material handling market. The total time interval between when a machine goes down to... 


Automated Guided Vehicles address mega warehouse challenges
Automated Guided Vehicles address mega warehouse challenges
31st October 2023

The rise in mega warehouses designed as major regional distribution and storage centres in South Africa is changing the way goods are moved within these buildings – and the buzzword is automation.... 


Vehicle telematics helps businesses to become more efficient and digitally mature
Vehicle telematics helps businesses to become more efficient and digitally mature
24th October 2023

Telematics is technology that combines GPS systems and onboard vehicle diagnostics to record and transmit vehicle data such as utilisation of the machine and operator, speed on impact, location,... 


Toyota Mirai fuel cell electric vehicle (FCEV) was refuelled with hydrogen produced by Sasol, using an Air Products dispensing technology
Fuel cell electric vehicle demonstration seen as catalyst for nascent green hydrogen economy
2nd October 2023 By: Terence Creamer

In a milestone for South Africa’s nascent green hydrogen economy, three large corporates have teamed up to showcase the potential of using domestically produced hydrogen as a zero-emission... 


Battery-powered forklift market poised for growth
Battery-powered forklift market poised for growth
29th September 2023

Over the past few years, Toyota Material Handling, a division of CFAO Equipment SA that sells forklifts and related solutions, has seen a steady increase in demand for battery-operated equipment.... 


Image of a man lifting bulk bags with a forklift
Pallet-free bulk bags developed
1st September 2023

Materials handling systems specialist Conceptainer has developed solutions to protect product integrity and enable efficient handling, stacking and storage in the design and local manufacture of... 


Electromechanical actuators gain traction
21st July 2023

Despite electromechanical actuators being highly suitable for applications within the materials handling sector, hydraulic sales to the sector are still rapidly growing, according to market... 


Masslift Africa Empowers Matriculants Through The
Masslift Africa Empowers Matriculants Through The "Recruit You(th)" Work Readiness Programme
14th July 2023

Masslift Africa, the sole distributor of Mitsubishi Forklifts in Southern Africa, remains committed to the youth of South Africa, especially during Youth Month. Recognising the importance of our... 


Invicta's offshore operations boost its full-year revenue, earnings
26th June 2023 By: Schalk Burger

JSE-listed industrial products and services company Invicta's revenue increased by 8% to R7.8-billion, its sustainable headline earnings a share by 33% to 464c and its net asset value per ordinary... 


Mobile robots drive flexible logistics, warehouse solutions
19th May 2023

Automation specialist Omron recently launched the HD-1500, the strongest and newest addition to their series of mobile robots, boasting a heavy payload capacity of up to 1 500 kg. The company notes... 


TPT expects to invest just over R8-billion over the next five years
South African port operator pursuing R8bn OEM strategy in bid to bolster equipment performance
24th April 2023 By: Terence Creamer

Transnet Port Terminals (TPT) is optimistic that its emerging strategy of entering into long-term agreements with original-equipment manufacturers (OEMs) for the supply and life-cycle maintenance... 


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New container handler launched
21st April 2023

Materials handling specialist BLT WORLD has launched the second-generation model Mobicon 2HL series container handlers carriers in Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands. Mobicon mini straddle... 


Masslift's MerSETA Accreditation shows Commitment to Uplifting Workforces in South Africa
14th March 2023

Masslift's commitment to providing high-quality training is evident in its MerSETA accreditation, and the company looks forward to continuing to uplift the workforce in South Africa. Johannesburg,... 


Collaboration between man and machine to increase productivity
7th March 2023

Mobile robots are becoming an integral part of future-oriented factories. Autonomous mobile robots, also known as AMRs, have become progressively more versatile and can support various... 


Implats group executive refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya.
Hydrogen economy continuing to build, Implats’ Sifiso Sibiya reports
3rd March 2023 By: Martin Creamer

Momentum in the hydrogen economy is continuing to build, Implats group executive refining and marketing Sifiso Sibiya reported when he presented an Implats slide outlining global market trends for... 


VUYOKAZI BANGAZI
Battery-operated equipment solutions driven by lithium-ion batteries are not just a greener alternative to the conventional fossil-fuel-driven forklifts, but offer an array of benefits
Challenges transformed into opportunities
10th February 2023

The past few years have been characterised by numerous challenges that have negatively impacted the materials handling and warehousing industries. From riots and flooding in Durban, in... 


Kanu acquires Kemach
1st February 2023

We are excited to inform you that the shareholders of Kanu Equipment have entered into an agreement to acquire Kemach Equipment South Africa. This is subject to regulatory and internal approvals.... 


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Cargo Compass SA, and its robotic cleaner, move into their new headquarters
9th December 2022 By: Irma Venter

Logistics service provider Cargo Compass South Africa (SA) has moved into its new headquarters in Jet Park, Boksburg. The 30 000 m2 facility consolidates the company’s operations in Gauteng under... 


Dr Cosmas Chiteme, Director of Hydrogen and Energy, Department of Science and Innovation.
Make green hydrogen part of official economic recovery plan, Dept of Science and Innovation urges
26th October 2022 By: Martin Creamer

South Africa should leverage the hydrogen opportunity as part of its official economic reconstruction and economic recovery plan. Dr Cosmas Chiteme, the director of hydrogen and energy at... 


CFAO Equipment expands its telematics team to support growth
25th October 2022

CFAO Equipment SA has expanded its fleet management support team in anticipation of significant growth of its telematics systems over the next few years. Specialised technicians and telematics... 


Netshi Engineering a beneficiary of Shumani’s enterprise development
17th October 2022

Not only does Shumani Industrial Equipment pride itself on being a Level 1 B-BBEE company, but it is also actively engaged in enterprise and supplier development. “We empower other smaller players... 


Taking a Big Picture Approach to Forklift Costs
12th October 2022

Across industries, South Africa is grappling with increasingly difficult economic conditions as the cost of doing business soars. According to Masslift Africa, a long-term view and “bigger picture”... 


Company aims to expand product range
30th September 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Local industrial equipment supplier Shumani Industrial Equipment is expanding its product offering to compete in the South African mining sector. While the company’s exposure to the mining market... 


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Battery solutions for mining industry
13th September 2022

Energy costs are a large part of a mine’s total operating costs and South African mining companies are looking at innovative ways to reduce dependency on grid power, increase productivity, reduce... 


Middle East and Africa VP Darren Hall
Manitou Group reveals new additions to product range at Electra Mining
9th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Heavy equipment manufacturer Manitou will be revealing its newest Manitou Heavy Telescopic Handler Machines at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition. Manitou is “committed to reducing its... 


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New app helps reduce downtime in warehouse operations
30th August 2022

Reliable materials handling equipment is essential for warehouse operations to be able to consistently meet deadlines.  Breakdowns and unscheduled maintenance can be disruptive, leading to reduced... 


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