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Yearly rate of contraction in manufacturing production eased in February

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     8th April 2021 The yearly rate of contraction in manufacturing production in South Africa eased to 2.1% in February from a downwardly revised 4.2% in January. Financial institution Nedbank notes that this was much worse than both the bank’s and Reuters consensus forecast of -0.4%, suggesting a much slower than... 

SMT Scharf commences the manufacturing of mining equipment in South Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      26th March 2021 SMT Scharf Africa is happy to announce the official opening of a new manufacturing facility located in Johannesburg, South Africa. In conjunction with the SMT Scharf Canada subsidiary in Alban, Ontario, both entities will build both new and remanufactured underground mining equipment for... 

Mpact delivers strong performance in 2020, despite challenges  

By: Simone Liedtke     5th March 2021 By delivering its proven strategy of securing leading market positions and focusing on customers and performance, paper, packaging and recycling company Mpact delivered a strong financial performance with record cash flows from operations of R1.9-billion and a reduction in net debt to... 

Construction chemicals supplier provides release agents for the concrete industry

19th February 2021 Germiston-based building industry chemicals supplier A.SHAK was established in 1958 to supply the concrete industry with specialised quality release agents designed specifically for the different types of concrete casting methods that were used at the time. The company supplies products suitable... 

Opportunities for SA business as 20 Turkish automotive manufacturers schedule talks

15th February 2021 A delegation of 20 leading Turkish manufacturers of automotive parts and spares will seek to improve trade with South African importers, wholesalers and retailers, when they participate in the first virtual business to business trade meeting in South Africa early next month.   

Abeco Builds its Biggest Tank in Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th January 2021 Abeco Tanks is making waves in the African water storage market as they announce having just completed their biggest tank in Africa. The tank - equivalent to two tennis courts in surface area - holds a whopping 5.8 Million litres of water and together with a 3 million litre supplementary tank... 

Manufacturer’s high aspirations supported by quality offering

5th January 2021 BuTyl Technology aims to become the worlds most admired manufacturer and distributor of butyl tapes. Butyl is a synthetic rubber made from isobutylene and small portions of isoprene. It is a pressure sensitive product and can be modified by adding elasticisers, tackifiers, resins and fillers.... 

Aluminium complex greases: why they make excellent multifunctional lubricants

4th January 2021 While no grease can truly be an “all-purpose” lubricant, aluminium complex grease is a valuable multifunctional, multipurpose product. Since they first came into the market in the 1960s, they have undergone numerous improvements, especially in terms of water resistance and thermal and mechanical... 

Manufacturing output down 3.4% y/y, but 2.6% higher m/m

By: Marleny Arnoldi     10th December 2020 Manufacturing output decreased by 3.4% year-on-year in October, predominantly owing to exporting industries shaving a combined 3.4 percentage points from the headline figure. Statistics South Africa reports that the largest contractions for October were recorded in the petroleum, chemical... 

Seifsa lauds AfCFTA as January commencement nears

By: Donna Slater     10th December 2020 In a move likely to boost inter-African trade, the Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (Seifsa) has welcomed the December 9 confirmation that trading under the African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) agreement will commence from January 1, 2021. The AfCFTA journey... 

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