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Energy-efficient steel and billet production for Peru

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd May 2019 Aceros Arequipa orders steel mill and continuous billet caster from SMS group Corporación Aceros Arequipa S.A. (CAASA), based in Arequipa, Peru, has awarded SMS group an order covering the supply of mechatronic equipment for a new steel mill and a billet caster with six strands for its Pisco... 

Big River Steel again banks on SMS group for the expansion of its North American steel plant

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd May 2019 U.S. steel producer Big River Steel (BRS) has commissioned SMS group with the expansion of its steel plant in Osceola, Arkansas. Since commissioning of the new mill in 2017, Big River Steel has been producing high-quality steels, including tube grade sheet for pipeline construction, silicon... 

Dongfeng Forging orders 5,000-ton eccentric forging press from SMS group

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd May 2019 Dongfeng Forging Co., Ltd., part of the commercial vehicle manufacturer Dongfeng Motor Group, has placed an order with SMS group for the supply of an MP 5000 eccentric forging press with a forging force of 5,000 tons for its plant in Shiyan, Hubei Province, China. Founded in Shiyan in 1969,... 

Smart agriculture-as-a-service – securing tomorrow’s food supplies

9th April 2019 As the backbone of developing economies, agriculture not only serves to feed a nation but creates employment and, often, contributes significantly to the GDP. According to the Food and Agriculture Organisation of the United Nations (FAO), feeding a world population of 9.1 billion people in 2050... 

Vodacom, Samsung team up for OneNumber and first eSim wearable

By: Natasha Odendaal     29th March 2019 JSE-listed Vodacom and technology giant Samsung have teamed up to launched a new service to allow customers to connect and link a number of devices and wearables to their primary account using the same phone number. Vodacom’s new service – OneNumber – will enable customers with multiple devices... 

Kenyan life insurer goes paperless with SilverBridge

26th March 2019 Liberty Life Assurance Kenya has contracted SilverBridge to develop a paperless application form that integrates with its existing policy administrative system. This streamlines not only the application process, but also enables the effective updating of customer details using mobile devices.... 

SA companies edging closer to full cloud capability

25th March 2019 While there is little doubt over the hype attached to cloud computing and services, the reality is that South Africa businesses are embracing cloud, especially solutions that are being used to strengthen contact centres and enhance customer engagement. This is according to Paul McIntyre, CX... 

Mandatory, compulsory programmes launched in response to systemic challenges facing govt departments

By: Simone Liedtke     18th March 2019 In direct response to the systemic challenges facing government departments, the National School of Government’s (NSG’s) mandatory and compulsory programmes were launched on Monday, in Pretoria. The launch follows President Cyril Ramaphosa’s statement during his State of Nation Address last... 

SMS group helping clients understand benefit of digitalisation

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     1st March 2019 The South African arm of Germany-based metallurgical plant and rolling-mill technology provider SMS has developed strategies for advancing digitalisation in the steel industry. It is assisting several clients in understanding the efficiencies and competitive advantage that embracing a... 

SMS group supplies high-performance Compact Cold Mill to Marcegaglia

14th February 2019 Digital assistance system improves yield Marcegaglia Ravenna S.p.A. has contracted SMS group 

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