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Aveng reports strong market interest in most of its noncore assets 

By: Terence Creamer     26th September 2018 Following a series of capital markets transactions, which have helped stabilise Aveng’s precarious balance sheet, the JSE-listed infrastructure group has turned its attention to the disposal, by June 2019, of several noncore businesses, including its well-known construction business,... 

Certification grows company’s sales, ups market share

By: Victor Moolman     10th March 2017 Valve and steel supplier Stewarts & Lloyds South Africa (S&L SA) has grown its market share in South Africa after receiving South African National Standards (SANS) certification for its RSV gate valves, reporting a 40% increase in SANS-approved valve sales since receiving certification last year. 

Next-generation valves to boost market growth

5th August 2016 The global valves and manifolds market is expected to grow at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 6.56% from 2016 to 2020, according to the latest market study released by market researcher TechNavio. 

General Pneumatic Natal

15th July 2016 General Pneumatics Natal has grown to become one of the major players in the industrial pneumatic supply market since being established in Kempton Park, Gauteng, in 1978, originally named General Pneumatics. The company’s original product range consisted of quick couplers for the pneumatic... 

Market demand encourages product development

4th March 2016 Engineering solutions company BMG is implementing a strategy to enhance its fluid technology services – which includes valves for the mining industry – to meet growing demand in the fluid control market. This strategy encompasses the introduction of new solutions as well as developments in the... 

Heavy-duty valve launched

6th March 2015 Heavy-duty industrial valve manufacturing and services company Flowrox, at the end of last year, launched a new slurry knife gate valve designed to enhance current pipeline equipment and processes through improved fluid control technology. 

Local company still meeting Africa’s mining valve requirements

7th March 2014 Johannesburg-based dynamic fluid control company Aveng Manufacturing Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) – the largest valve factory in the southern hemisphere – is still successfully meeting the requirements of the harshest valve operating environments in Africa. “We provide technical advice on the... 

Correct valve selection critical to a mining operation 

By: Ilan Solomons     9th August 2013 Mining solutions provider Aveng Manufacturing Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) former sales engineer Ray Kirby tells Mining Weekly that selecting the correct type of valve for applications in mining operations is important to ensure that the mine operates efficiently. Kirby, a British expatriate,... 

SA’s pressured platinum industry affects valve sales

By: Chantelle Kotze     9th March 2012 Valve manufacturing and supply company Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) says the struggling platinum industry in South Africa has led to a lack of sales in mining valves. 

Steady sales in Central, Southern Africa mines

4th March 2011 Saunders diaphragm valves and slurry knife gate (SKG) valves continue to sell steadily into mines across Central and Southern Africa, reports valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control Mining (DFC Mining). 

Submersible mining pumps have long pedigree

4th February 2011 A reputation for reliability and a long operational life continues to help pump manufacturer Tsurumi Pumps expand its share of the market for submersible mine dewatering pumps. 

US pinch-valve components to be manufactured in South Africa

6th August 2010 Valve specialist company Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) will start local manufacture of valve components designed by pinch-valve manufacturer RF Technologies, in the US, at its Benoni works, in Gauteng province, says DFC mining director Tony Roberts. RF Technologies was bought by DFC in March 2010. 

Supplier ensures submersible pump stock is available

11th June 2010 Pump supplier Tsurumi Pumps is holding sufficient stock of submersible pump models for distributors to meet the demand for immediate deliveries. 

Local acquisition of US pinch-valve company completed

By: Lindsey Berry     5th March 2010 Benoni-based valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has completed the acquisition of US valve company RF Technologies. Negotiations started midway through last year and the acquisition became effective on February 1, this year. 

Pump manufacturer to expand 
distributor network

28th August 2009 Pump manufacturer Tsurumi Pumps is to expand its distributor network and increase its market share in Africa’s mines. 

Company gains two new supply contracts as part of growth strategy

By: Lindsey Berry     7th August 2009 Valve specialist company Omsa Valves & Instrumentation has recently completed deals with two international companies to become the sole representative of their products in the sub-Saharan Africa region. 

Local valves better suited to local applications than imports

By: Lindsey Berry     7th August 2009 Local valves are more robust and are better suited to South African applications than many of the valve imports on the market, says valve manufacturer and supplier Insamcor project manager Ray Kirby. 

Pump range upgraded 
for better efficiency

12th June 2009 International provider of steam and industrial fluid control systems Spirax Sarco reports that its range of MFP14 pumps have been upgraded to be more efficient. Several design changes on an automatic mechanical pump ensures that the pumps will offer long and reliable service, even in the most... 

Widest valve range wins Botswana’s mines

6th March 2009 Valve manufacturer Insamcor is now authorised to supply Saunders valves in Botswana owing to its acquisition by fluid control specialist Dynamic Fluid Control in 2008. 

Water-cooled damper valve supplied for smelting furnace

6th March 2009 International provider of steam and industrial fluid control systems Spirax Sarco’s West Rand branch has supplied a Spirax Mitech water-cooled damper valve for an off gas carbon dioxide emergency stack damper at a local smelting furnace. 

Japanese pump manufacturer teams with local distributor

6th February 2009 Japanese pump manufacturer Tsurumi is aiming to consolidate a share in the mine dewatering market by teaming with fluid control specialists Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC). 

Valves manufacturer to grow its geographical footprint 

By: Jonathan Faurie     8th August 2008 Valve manufacturing and distribution company Insamcor, is to build on its local and African geographical footprint by reassessing the company’s distribution network.  

Valve and actuator company controlling platinum slurries

By: Loni Prinsloo     20th June 2008 Process control company Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) supplies mining giant Anglo Platinum with valves and actuators in most of its mines, most recently for slurry applications around the mills and concentrator plant at PPRust.  

Original valve beats all imitations

7th March 2008 Saunders diaphragm valves, manufactured under licence and distributed in South Africa by fluid control specialist Dynamic Fluid Control, are widely regarded as the standard in the majority of sub-Saharan mines. 

New higher volume globe valve avalable

7th March 2008 Process control company Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) has announced delivery of its first order for the newly extended Cla-Val range of large-diameter Tytan globe-pattern control valves. 

Stainless-steel pump fills market gap

8th February 2008 Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) will continue to roll-out it’s Tsurumi stainless steel in-line booster pumps in 2008. The pumps were launched into the South African market in October 2007. These Japanese manufactured pumps are of single and multi - vertical centrifugal design. 

Local valve company positions itself to meet platinum giant's demands

7th December 2007 Valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) mining MD Tony Roberts says that improved lead times on valves across its range, which is the result of an extensive factory upgrade and improved machinery layout, will place it in a strong position to meet future Anglo Platinum (Angloplat)... 

Valve imports still pressurise local industry - Savama

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th March 2007 The South African valve and actuator manufacturer’s association (Savama) has reported that little has changed in the local valve industry and market, since the beginning of last year. 

R21-m factory upgrade on track for valve manufacturer

By: Esmarie Iannucci     9th March 2007 Local valve manufacturer Dynamic Fluid Control’s (DFC) R21-million factory upgrade is on track. A new factory layout, which is expected to optimise material flows and handling, is being implemented in four of DFC’s factories: Saunders, Vosa, Vent-O-Mat and Biman. 

Knife-gate valve to re-enter South Africa

11th August 2006 Africa’s largest valve manufacturer, Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), is set to launch the Wey knife-gate valve range in South Africa. 

GETTING IT RIGHT

10th March 2006 Mining Weekly inadvertently published the wrong caption on page 23 of our Pumps feature (February 10-16, 2006). 

Staying on top in a cut-throat business

By: Amy Heydenrych     10th March 2006 In an industry rife with pirating and foreign imports, Benoni-based Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) is constantly on the lookout to improve its services and products to remain the leader in an increasingly cut-throat valve market. “Having been in the business for over 50 years, we are always... 

New mine pumps from Japanese firm

10th February 2006 Japane firm Tsurumi is to extend its South African product range with a vertical and horizontal in?line booster pump, and the first models in a new line of liquid-ring vacuum pumps. 

New slurry valve is made in South Africa

By: elizabeth rebelo     13th August 2004 The new slurry knife-gate valve, which is manufactured by Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC), is 100% locally manufactured. 

Buyout augurs bright future

15th March 2002 A successful management buyout of Dorbyl Water Solutions from Dorbyl at the end of last year has set the stage for positive growth and an exciting future, maintains Dynamic Fluid Control (DFC) executive director Brian Holford. 

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