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Steel vs plastic water tanks

26th March 2020 Water scarcity and water stress is a reality for South Africans; people are turning to water storage tanks to help with short-term solutions to minimise interruption of their water supply. Water tanks are used to store large quantities of water for many different reasons, including agricultural... 

SA manufacturing sector has small window to safeguard itself against Covid-19

By: African News Agency      25th March 2020 While the containment of the coronavirus (Covid-19) remains the biggest priority of governments and health organisations, its effects on businesses are starting to take their toll, a South African based management consulting firm says. Principal at Kearney, Sujeet Morar, says as cities start to... 

Werner Pumps upgrades facility to ramp up output 

19th March 2020 Local hydraulic pump supplier Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment has upgraded its on-site facilities to allow for better quality control, more environment friendly manufacturing and faster assembly of its hydraulic pump trucks. Halima Frost has the details. 

Port closures won't impact goods movement – so stop panic buying

By: News24Wire      17th March 2020 The recently announced port closures are only meant to limit the movement of people and will not affect the flow of goods to the country, Trade and Industry Minister Ebrahim Patel has said. Patel stressed that the two ports will only be closed for passengers. Passengers from ships that dock at... 

How proactive safety creates a unified company

12th March 2020 Everyone is familiar with the safety record board, a point of reference for how many days a site has gone without an accident. This board is the result of health & safety’s rising prominence since the early days of the industrial revolution. It symbolises how far we’ve come to ensure safe working... 

Rittal Launches a New Range of Compact and Small Enclosures

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th March 2020 After more than 50 years and 35 million enclosures sold, Rittal is pleased to introduce the evolution of its small and compact enclosures in the form of the AX and KX series respectively. According to Managing Director of Rittal South Africa, Adrian Buddingh digitalization and automation in the... 

10-Year ‘Overnight Success’ Automotive Tier 2 Supplier

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th March 2020 In just under ten years, the family duo at Max Output Industries has established itself as one of the country’s preferred Tier Two automotive manufacturing suppliers, advancing its early R1.4m annual turnover to well over R70m per annum. “While we may have started out in 2010 sourcing raw... 

EcoGraf successfully trials recycling technology

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th March 2020 ASX-listed EcoGraf has successfully trailed its proprietary graphite purification technology, recycling lithium-ion battery anode material in Germany. The company noted that the EcoGraf process delivered outstanding results, increasing the carbon purity of the recycled material by over 200%,... 

Meet zinc, the cheap metal gunning for lithium’s battery crown

By: Bloomberg     6th March 2020 A metal best known for galvanising steel is making the jump into a developing $30-billion energy-storage market for electrical grids that’s increasingly seen as key to unleashing solar and wind power upon the world. Less than four months after Governor Andrew Cuomo vowed to produce 100% of New... 

Better flow of Work with Apex Strip Curtains

4th March 2020 Apex General Purpose Strip Curtains are used to enhance workplace demarcation and workflow. Wim Dessing, sales executive at Apex Strip Curtains & Doors, highlights the advantages. As the manufacturing industry pays closer attention to best practice, quality control and safety in the workplace,... 

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