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4IR, rail projects can grow local foundries industry

By: Cameron Mackay     6th March 2020 The local foundries, forges and casting industry can benefit from following the global trend of metal casting companies implementing Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies. An abundance of infrastructure projects, such as rail projects from State-owned rail utility Transnet, has the... 

Metso mulls potential closure of South African foundry

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     18th June 2019 Global industrial company Metso is considering the potential closure of, or other alternatives for, its foundry operation in Isithebe, in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa. The Isithebe foundry produces metallic wear part castings for the mining and aggregates industries and employs about 200 people. 

Best practice systems underpin company’s local manufacturing

17th May 2019 Maintaining world class operational efficiencies at its manufacturing facilities in South Africa is one of the factors that has allowed mining equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa to expand its footprint in the region. Local manufacture, which is currently a key driver for the country,... 

Elmacast Engineering- Invests R134 million into autonomous upgrades in foundry

25th April 2019 Elmacast Engineering (PTY) LTD, a foundry situated in Springs, South Africa, has recently completed phase one of its expansion project which entailed the installation of 4 new induction furnaces, automated continuous caster and a fully integrated double line heat treatment plant. The cost of the... 

Upgrades to start at Heavy Bay foundry

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     8th March 2019 In line with its oil sands business growth, engineering solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa has received capital expenditure approval worth R30-million for upgrades at its Heavy Bay foundry in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape. Significantly, the foundry supplies castings across the globe... 

BMG procures foundry to enhance its services

8th March 2019 Technical solutions provider BMG is now a major player in the foundry industry after its acquisition of the iron foundry Rustenburg Engineering and Joerg Foundry last year. “This strategic investment enhances BMG’s service offering and broadens the company’s product range to include the supply of... 

Pumps manufacturer secures DRC slurry pumps contract

1st February 2019 Local pump manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves has won a multimillion-rand tender to supply locally manufactured specialised slurry pumps to minerals and metals processing specialist Outotec, for the large-scale greenfield Mutoshi copper and cobalt mining project in the Democratic Republic of... 

Manufacturer goes big at 2018 Sassda awards

By: Thabi Madiba     26th October 2018 Heavy-duty pump manufacturer Hazleton Pumps will compete in six categories at the biennial 2018 Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) Columbus Stainless Awards, with an entry submitted for the use of duplex stainless steel to decrease pumping costs in the mining... 

Local stainless steel products promoted

26th October 2018 The Southern African Pump Systems Development Association (Sapsda) and Southern Africa Stainless Steel Development Association (Sassda) continue to promote the local manufacture of stainless steel products such as pumps, valves and sealing systems to compete internationally and stimulate growth.... 

SAPSDA joins SASSDA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      10th October 2018 In 2013 the South African Pump Manufacturers Association (Sapma®) was requested by the dti as well as ESKOM to form the South African Pump Cluster and in order to comply with the dti requirement to form a cluster, Sapma had to change from being an employer’s association to become a development... 

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