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Firm open to investing in the ‘right’ sectors in KZN
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

Black-owned private equity investment firm Agile Capital focuses on investments that drive sustainable development and have a demonstrable track record of growth and investment returns, with Agile... 

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Supplier on the pulse of market’s needs
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

  Industrial solutions supplier Bearings International (BI) has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for 65 years, with its chains selection for the sugar... 

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KITE 2023 promises to be ‘bigger and better’
7th July 2023 By: Bridget Lepere

The KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition, also known as KITE, will be held at the Durban Exhibition Centre from July 18 to 20 for the fortieth consecutive year.  Attendance numbers are... 

The post Covid-19 lockdown phase saw an acute shortage of hot rolled coil, which compromised the demand of the steel tube and pipe mills over successive quarters
Non-competitiveness, non-use plague South African steel industry
7th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

The current state of the South African steel industry is one where a lack of competitiveness and the non-use of its installed production capacity continue at a concerning rate, relative to other... 

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EAF tech to reduce costs, drive sustainable production
7th July 2023

Global player, with German roots, SMS group is providing innovative technology solutions for electrical steel production through its electric arc furnace (EAF) technologies and optimised processes.... 

Increased interest in XRF, OES from steel sector
7th July 2023 By: Nadine James

Portable X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and Optical Emission Spectroscopy (OES) equipment provider Innov-X-Africa has noted increased interest in its products from the steel sector, with salesperson... 

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SMP driving manufacturing opportunities
7th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Within the framework of the Steel Master Plan (SMP), industry body Manufacturing Circle is taking an active role in driving demand-side manufacturing opportunities. The SMP is a strategic roadmap... 

The initiative will also unlock new sources of revenue for the institute, which until now has relied largely on membership fees for its income
‘Brand for hire’ concept raises profiles
7th July 2023

An innovative Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) initiative will give member companies and other industry professionals the opportunity to directly benefit from its... 

Firm takes another step towards decarbonisation goals
7th July 2023

Despite volatile markets and a difficult geopolitical environment, metal supplier Swiss Steel Group is not wavering in its decarbonisation strategy and is working consistently on tracking carbon... 

When complete, the bridge will have a main span of 580 m, supported from a pair of 127-m-tall pylons
Msikaba project harnesses local steel
7th July 2023

Steel company ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is one of the suppliers to the iconic Msikaba Bridge Project, which is currently under construction near Lusikisiki in the Eastern Cape. The... 

Voestalpine has recently conducted facility upgrades at its Isando-based steel warehouse, and has expanded its product offering and services
Upgrades, expansion drive satisfaction
7th July 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

As part of its ongoing commitment to customer satisfaction and industry leadership, steel and technology group Voestalpine has recently conducted facility upgrades at its Isando-based steel... 

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John Thompson
7th July 2023

Almost 70 years ago John Thompson (a division of ACTOM (Pty) Ltd) commenced manufacturing its iconic boilers at its Bellville South premises near Cape Town. This site has been developed and... 

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Mobile calibration averts excessive downtime
7th July 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Pressure, temperature, level, flow and force measuring technology company WIKA’s mobile calibration vehicles simplify the recalibration of installed instruments; its mobile calibration team... 

Skills development changes on the horizon
7th July 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

A significant shift, from June 30, has occurred in the adult-based education and training sector, owing to the start of the transitional phase of the Quality Council for Trades and Occupations’... 

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IEC / SANS 60439-1 and 61439-1/2/3 – Type Testing
7th July 2023

In 2003, Diesel Electric Services embarked on a project for certification to design fully compliant conventional LV switchboard assemblies that met the requirements of IEC / SANS 60439-1.  IEC /... 

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Enforcing measurable objectives can ensure quality products
7th July 2023

Businesses need to implement measurable objectives to manage product quality  and ensure products meet the standards expected by consumers. The most effective avenue to do so is to become certified... 

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US helps fund water projects
7th July 2023

The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) announced last month that it has committed $3-million to the African Water Facility (AWF). The funding will support the preparation of... 

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New pump bearing decreases maintenance at treatment plants
7th July 2023

A local wastewater plant operator recently approached polymer bushing and bearing manufacturer Vesconite Bearings in search of a solution to a reoccurring bearing failure on its aeration pumps at a... 

‘Ground-breaking’ projects completed for retail giant
7th July 2023

Water management solutions provider Sewtreat has successfully completed two “ground-breaking” projects at fast moving consumer goods retail giant Pick n Pay's Eastport Logistics Park, in Kempton... 

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Urbanisation placing pressure on water infrastructure
7th July 2023 By: Halima Frost

Africa’s already limited water infrastructure will likely face increased strain as multiple countries experience rapid urbanisation, says market research company Frost & Sullivan Africa consultant... 

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Transforming acid mine water: Pioneering solutions to resolve looming water decantation challenges
30th June 2023

Acid mine water, a persistent environmental issue caused by the oxidation of sulfide-bearing minerals embedded in coal and gold deposits, poses significant threats to ecosystems and water... 

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Company embarks on BESS projects, encourages renewables deployment
30th June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global engineering, procurement and operation company USP&E is providing various battery energy storage systems (BESSs) for South Africa to address rolling blackouts amid local energy constraints... 

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Mix of energy generation, storage necessary to end loadshedding – analyst
30th June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid a widening energy generation deficit, brought on by the declining performance of State-owned utility Eskom’s coal fleet, economics consultancy Meridian Economics energy analyst Dr Peter Klein... 

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Loadshedding pushes demand for battery electric storage
30th June 2023 By: Sabrina Jardim

Amid an ongoing energy crisis and a global transition towards renewable energy, a significant need for battery energy storage systems (BESSs) has emerged in South Africa as a potential solution to... 

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Consulting engineers critical for resilient infrastructure – firm
30th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Consulting engineers are necessary to ensure resilient infrastructure and investment viability and should be involved from the pre-investment phase. The convergence of engineering and advisory... 

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Collaboration with consultants ensures effective solutions
30th June 2023 By: Nadine Ramdass

Demolition contractor Jet Demolition’s emergency response team works with consulting engineers to support clients as swiftly and as effectively as possible in demolition projects. This... 

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Manufacturer conforms to revised standards
30th June 2023 By: Halima Frost

South African thermoplastic pipe and fittings manufacture and supplier Astore Keymak has – in accordance with updated South African National Standards (SANS) 1086 requirements – re-audited and... 

New system launched for large hose guidance
30th June 2023

In March, high-performance plastic products manufacturer igus launched its new E4Q e-chain with extender crossbars for the safe guidance of large hoses. The E4Q e-chain with extender crossbars is a... 

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Using nonoriginal parts only mitigates initial costs
30th June 2023

In a competitive industrial and mining arena, companies are often driven to keep purchase costs as low as possible and resort to fitting nonoriginal-equipment-manufacturer (non-OEM) aftermarket... 

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Manufacturer secures large high pressure valve order
30th June 2023 By: Halima Frost

Steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds’ Pipes & Fittings branch has secured a multimillion-rand order for high pressure valves with the Chris Hani district municipality, in... 

ENERGYMetals – A division of EMVAfrica
ENERGYMetals – A division of EMVAfrica
27th June 2023

ENERGYMetals is a distinguished division of EMVAfrica, with a strong commitment to excellence and a comprehensive understanding of the industrial and manufacturing markets. ENERGYMetals has... 

The Schréder ITERRA lighting control solution is suitable for all industrial and large area applications.
Bluetooth lighting solution suitable for industrial applications
23rd June 2023

Remote control solution Schréder ITERRA offers site managers a robust, cost-effective and futureproof platform to run their infrastructure with the utmost flexibility for adapting lighting to any... 

Timber’s natural beauty can add warmth and character to any building
Sustainable timber building materials key to greener buildings
23rd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

By adhering to the accreditation of nonprofit organisation the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), local forestry companies are promoting sustainable forestry management and, subsequently,... 

All installations are done according to best practice regarding environmentally sound installations
Renewables drive sustainable development
23rd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

Comprehensive energy audits and advanced lithium-ion batteries have enabled renewable energy company Blockpower to ensure a stable and high-quality power supply for The Emerald development, in... 

Holistic architecture, sustainable design shaping future of green buildings
23rd June 2023 By: Simone Liedtke

In the pursuit of creating sustainable and eco-friendly buildings, architects and organisations are focusing on key principles that promote holistic architecture and sustainable design. According... 

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Rentech provides renewable energy products and services to the local and selected African markets. Supplying inverters, lithium and lead-acid...

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Sandvik Mining and Rock Solutions

The AutoMine® product group offers autonomous and remotely operated mobile equipment. It allows operators to simultaneously control and monitor...

Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD
Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD

For over 30 years, Werner South Africa Pumps & Equipment (PTY) LTD has been designing, manufacturing, supplying and maintaining specialist...

Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East
Weir Minerals Africa and Middle East

Weir Minerals Europe, Middle East and Africa is a global supplier of excellent minerals solutions, including pumps, valves, hydrocyclones,...


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