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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 CONCATENO 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.


Wiluna offering vanadium alternative to Toro

By: Esmarie Iannucci     18th March 2019 Uranium developer Toro Energy on Monday revealed that it would test the feasibility of extracting both uranium and vanadium concurrently at its Wiluna project, in Western Australia. The announcement comes after the company at the end of last year revealed that it would start the hunt for other... 

Driving the future of autonomous vehicles

15th March 2019 Anton Potapov, CTO at VIST Group (subsidiary of ZYFRA Group). With the rapid development in various industries and increasing industrialization, numerous vehicles are being designed to meet the need of the new mode of production. According to a recent reports the global industrial vehicles market... 

South African foundry involved in product development

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     14th March 2019 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is developing a critical furnace component as part of a cooperation agreement with a major Canada-based consulting firm. Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli Bantjes tells Mining Weekly that the development is “top secret” and that the... 

Fiat recall leaves palladium buyers bracing for 'supply shock'

By: Bloomberg     14th March 2019 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles’s recall of almost 900 0000 gasoline-fueled vehicles could spur additional demand for the palladium market that’s already reeling from shortages. Replacing the catalytic converters in these vehicles would require an additional 77 000 oz of palladium, said Miguel... 

Mayur signs offtake deal at Orokolo Bay

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th March 2019 ASX-listed Mayur Resources has struck a binding offtake agreement over its Orokolo Bay industrial sands project, in Papua New Guinea. The agreement covers the initial requirements for a bulk sample of vanadium-titano-magnetite (VTM), subject to statutory approvals, from the Orokolo Bay Stage 1... 

WA joins anti-flaring initiative

By: Esmarie Iannucci     13th March 2019 Western Australia has become the first Australian signatory to the World Bank’s Zero Routine Flaring by 2030 initiative. Western Australian Minister for Mines and Petroleum, Bill Johnston on Wednesday told delegates at the AOG conference that the commitment would be reinforced by strengthening... 

Engineering company to offer mobile service for valves from September

By: Cameron Mackay     8th March 2019 Valve repair and engineering consulting company Brimis Engineering plans to introduce mobile repair and testing facilities for clients, particularly mining companies, which will be operational from September of this year. This will enable the company to combine the convenience of being on site... 

Epiroc highlights automation and digital solutions at SME 2019

6th March 2019 Commerce City, Colorado: Epiroc, a leading productivity partner for the mining and infrastructure industries, highlighted its suite of innovative automation and digital solutions at the 2019 Society for Mining, Metallurgy & Exploration (SME) Annual Conference & Expo in Denver, Colorado. Epiroc... 

De Beers’ diamonds receive Assure approval

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     6th March 2019 De Beers Group Industry Services on Tuesday announced that all four of its diamond verification instruments (DVIs) submitted for testing as part of the Assure programme had received “outstanding” results. The Assure programme is a joint collaboration between the Diamond Producers Association... 

Mine fatalities decrease by 10% in 2018 

By: Simone Liedtke     1st March 2019 Following the notable regression of mine health and safety in 2017, which resulted in the death of 90 mineworkers, the Department of Mineral Resources (DMR) chief inspector David Msiza on Friday said there were 10% fewer fatalities – 81 – in 2018. As health and safety is integral to the long-term... 

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