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Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb

Mariaan Webb is Creamer Media Senior Deputy Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Firm remains focused on exports despite challenges

15th April 2005 The Ozz Foundries Group, with the Benoni-based Eclipse Foundries within the group, has recently reorganised its operational structures, making the group a “leaner and meaner” team, CEO Alastair Moffat tells Engineering News. 

New centre facilitates technology development

15th April 2005 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), in a joint venture with Mintek and Necsa, established a Light Metals Development Centre (LMDC) in 2003. 

Future lies in investment castings

15th April 2005 Local company Rely Precision Castings has recently sold off its Chamdor sand- and centrifugal-casting facility to be in line with its strategy to aggressively focus on investment castings. 

Robust order book to carry company beyond 2011

15th April 2005 Since Murray & Roberts Foundries’ rebuilding process, to ensure it remained globally competitive, began more than two years ago, MD Edwin Hewitt says that significant changes have taken place and results are beginning to emerge. 

Foundry grows its stainless-steel production

15th April 2005 After three years of casting stainless steel, Matt Cast Supplies feels that it is ready to focus more on being a steel and stainless steel foundry and recently installed a new 350 kW furnace to run the plant at full capacity, director Allan Bruggeman tells Engineering News. 

Award-winning firm is looking to expand

15th April 2005 “To the NiMag Group of companies, including NiMag, Magberg Manufacturing, Metalloy Fibres and Chromet, quality has always been the basis of its production and business philosophy,” CEO Trevor Sinclair says after the group has been awarded the International Star Quality Award gold... 

Dosing units reduce the risk of chlorine-gas leakage

1st April 2005 A chlorine-gas leakage can be potentially deadly and in the process of purifying water and wastewater treatment, chlorine is generally found. 

Local firm expands its manufacturing facilities to Southeast Asia

1st April 2005 The Brakpan-based sluice-gate manufacturers Gereg Sewage and Water Equipment manufactures sluice gates in three countries outside South Africa’s borders and is soon expanding its manufacturing facilities to the Southeast-Asian country, Malaysia. 

Company expands flow-metering range

1st April 2005 With water being an important commodity in South Africa, N&Z Instrumentation and Control has further expanded its range of flow metering instrumentation. 

Local software finds international application

1st April 2005 South Africa’s software technology is going to be exported to other parts of the world to help solve problems similar to those experienced here. 


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