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Production surplus meets growing rail industry demand

By: Theresa Bhowan     30th July 2021 Although stainless steel supplier Columbus Stainless can meet South Africa’s stainless steel material demands in all sectors, including the railroad industry, the apparent stainless steel consumption is too low to fulfil the mill’s total production capacity, says Columbus Stainless market... 

Project management firm upgrades sugar factory

23rd July 2021 Consulting engineering and project management solutions company Bosch Projects was appointed by wattle bark miller and sugar producer UCL Company to undertake three major projects for the recent expansion at its sugar factory in Dalton, KwaZulu-Natal. Bosch Projects is a member of the... 

Condra to deliver two cranes to KZN rubber processing factory

By: Natasha Odendaal     23rd July 2021 Condra Cranes is preparing to deliver two overhead cranes to the work the floor area of Paragon Steel Structures’ soon-to-be-completed rubber processing factory in the KwaZulu-Natal Midlands. The two overhead cranes, which were ordered in April, will be delivered in September, with installation... 

Macsteel settles safeguard-duty case with DTIC and secures two-year reprieve 

By: Terence Creamer     9th July 2021 Department of Trade, Industry and Competition (DTIC) and Macsteel have reached a legal settlement in a case brought by the steel merchant after government extended the implementation of safeguard duties on hot-rolled coil (HRC) imports in August last year. The case was settled in the High Court,... 

Mining’s role in accelerating the hydrogen economy

6th July 2021 Once seen as a utopian solution that would take decades to materialize, hydrogen is now firmly planted at the centre of the global decarbonization agenda — and it is time for miners to get in on the action.   

Company continues its South American growth

By: Natasha Odendaal     2nd July 2021 Multotec South America’s well entrenched operations continue to grow despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic on all industries worldwide. Amid the mass closures and restrictions that defined 2020, mining remained an essential operation on the continent. 

Company achieves milestone

By: Theresa Bhowan     2nd July 2021 Rapidly growing demand in the industrial sector, has seen nitrogen generation equipment supplier Nitralife recently achieving the milestone of having supplied more than 100 customised Nitracut generators to the fabrication and industrial sector over the past four years. “With each new sector and... 

Service, product offering expansion creates market opportunities

By: Theresa Bhowan     2nd July 2021 Cutting and precision tool manufacturer and distributor First Cut has recently expanded its cutting and grinding range of product and service offerings to include welding solutions. This expansion was prompted as the welding process is the next natural step that follows the cutting process in the... 

Company secures local fabrication contract

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     1st July 2021 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is ordering a bill of materials to begin fabrication for a contract that it secured in October 2020, under the leadership of Thos Begbie sales engineer Ethienne Erasmus. The contract is set for completion by June 2021. The company was invited to... 

Kropz hints at more funding required for Elandsfontein

By: Marleny Arnoldi     30th June 2021 Aim-listed emerging phosphate miner Kropz says its original equity facility funding may not be sufficient to commission the Elandsfontein project during the fourth quarter, depending on how the rand strengthens against the dollar. The company announced on June 30 that the project, which is... 

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