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Press Office - Alco-Safe


ALCO-Safe is the major supplier of quality electronic Breath Alcohol Detectors and accessories in South Africa with 43 years of experience in manufacturing, distribution and support. We have over 2500 clients, conducting testing for alcohol, spread over almost every aspect of the workplace.  Our constant contact with this diverse client base has led us to observe that there is an ever increasing problem relating to drugs of abuse other than alcohol in the workplace and of course elsewhere. After receiving requests from many existing clients we took the decision in 2009 to become involved in the supply of drug testing products and related services.   We are indeed fortunate to represent Abbott as we are able to provide their large range of quality products and avail ourselves of their expertise when approached by our clients for assistance.


Integrated Pump Technology

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th February 2020 Established as the sole importer and princi­pal distributor for sub­Saharan Africa for the Grindex range of submersible pumps, Integrated Pump Technology has grown to offer tailor ­made solutions for vacuum pumps, as well as dry and submersible pumping applications. With its head office,... 

Wits professor obtains NRF rating for coalfield combustion research work

By: Marleny Arnoldi     29th January 2020 University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) School of Mining Engineering associate Professor Bekir Genc has been granted a National Research Foundation (NRF) rating. He is the fifth member of staff from the Wits School of Mining Engineering to receive an NRF rating. 

Mechanised boring solutions making headway

By: Tracy Hancock     24th January 2020 The development of rock-boring and drilling services provider Master Drilling’s mobile tunnel borer (MTB) and shaft-boring system (SBS) technology is advancing, with the machinery expected to reduce project development times by three to four times, says Master Drilling CEO Danie Pretorius. “These... 


24th January 2020 FLSmidth is a leading provider of mineral processing and material handling technology and systems to the global mining industry. In keeping with its strategy of driving success through sustainable productivity enhancement, FLSmidth is founded on three fundamental values – competence, cooperation... 

Autonomous training school set to open in WA

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd January 2020 Caterpillar dealer WesTrac on Thursday announced plans to build a technology training facility in Western Australia, focused on providing courses in autonomous operations. WesTrac noted that the center would be the only Caterpillar autonomous training facility in the world, apart from... 

Kwatani Collaboration Boosts Local Mining Economy

17th January 2020 Specialist vibrating equipment Original Equipment Manufacturer (OEM) Kwatani is leveraging a recent multi-year service contract at a large mining customer in the Northern Cape to further boost the area’s local economy. “Our branch near the customer’s mining operation has for many years employed... 

Portugal base metals project is viable, Ascendant PEA confirms

By: Marleny Arnoldi     15th January 2020 Toronto-based base metals miner Ascendant Resources has announced “exceptional” results of its maiden preliminary economic assessment (PEA) for the Lagoa Salgada vulcanic massive sulphide project, located on the Iberian Pyrite Belt, in Portugal. The PEA outlines a robust and compelling economic... 

Anglo firms up technology advance with space boffins 

By: Martin Creamer     19th December 2019 Diversified mining company Anglo American has announced a $13.5-million agreement with First Mode to develop innovative technology for the mining industry. First Mode, of Seattle, which has been working with Anglo to develop the world’s biggest hydrogen fuel cell haul truck for Anglo American... 

Denison wraps up ‘first-of-its-kind’ ISR testing

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th December 2019 TSX- and NYSE-listed Denison Mines has completed the 2019 in-situ recovery (ISR) field test programme in the Phoenix uranium deposit, at the Wheeler River project, in Saskatchewan, Canada. The company hailed the “first-of-its kind” ISR testing programme as “highly successful” and said the... 

Renergen’s Free State project shows ‘game changing’ potential for domestic power

By: Simone Liedtke     17th December 2019 Drilling at emerging natural gas and helium producer Renergen’s Virginia project, in the Free State, has progressed through the Karoo Supergroup and successfully intersected gas-charged sandstones and fractures, as was previously expected, the company reported on Monday. The gas was intersected... 

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