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AESPUMP: Leading pumping solutions company providing expert repair services

24th March 2023 AESPUMP is a leading provider of pumping solutions, offering top-quality repair and maintenance services for all types of pumps, compressors, and fans. Established in 2012, the company was founded as the Secunda-based rotating equipment repairs division of its sister company AESSEAL.  Since then,... 

Recycling tech mitigates waste

By: Nadine Ramdass     17th March 2023 Plastic production has increased to more than one-million tonnes a day, resulting in a growing plastic waste challenge, which chemical recycling technologies can mitigate by turning the waste into raw materials that can be used to meet current plastic demand. Chemical recycling company Plastic... 

Units resist harsh conditions

17th March 2023 Engineering solutions specialist BMG has completed the two-phase upgrade of its in-house BTC bearing block unit (BBU) and housing range of products, which is manufactured exclusively for BMG, to stringent quality and safety specifications. “Although the BTC range was developed for light to medium... 

Third-party access crucial for sector

By: Tracy Hancock     10th March 2023 Rail industry representative African Rail Industry Association (ARIA) is driven by a mandate to facilitate public–private partnerships (PPPs) as a tool to revitalise the South African rail industry, with CEO Mesela Kope-Nhlapo declaring 2023 the year of third-party access. “It is in the country’s... 

Continued research makes for better die-cast materials

By: Halima Frost     10th March 2023 Steel and technology group Voestalpine boasts a strong footprint in the supply of metals used in various die-casting applications and strives, through continuous research, to further expand its product and reach in South Africa and Africa. The company says researchers at its mills, in Austria and... 

Fujifilm’s new SA head office emphasises its ongoing commitment to the country

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th March 2023 As Fujifilm South Africa celebrates its tenth anniversary in the country, the technology group has unveiled a new head office in Sandton. Marking a new chapter for the company’s presence in South Africa, the new 999 m² five-storey facility incorporates the Fujifilm Technology Centre Africa to... 

Trafigura lines up Russia aluminium deal in challenge to Glencore

By: Bloomberg     28th February 2023 Commodity trader Trafigura Group is in talks to buy aluminum from United Co. Rusal International, highlighting its willingness to strike new deals with Russian companies even as its biggest rival balks. Trafigura and Rusal are discussing a term contract for about 150 000 t of aluminum on a... 

Lubricant oil range and reach extended

17th February 2023 Furthering its endeavour to innovate and redefine the automotive lubricants product segment, India-based manufacturer Assurance International Limited unveiled its new range of lubricant oils last month and extended its distribution in the South Asia, Southeast Asia, Australia and New Zealand... 

Logistics industry digitisation to trend this year

By: Tracy Hancock     10th February 2023 The digitisation of the local logistics industry will take centre stage this year as companies continue leveraging smart technology and innovation to improve customer service delivery and experiences amid the current economic climate, says smart logistics company Pargo cofounder and director Lars... 

Copper-copious Zambia stepping up agricultural prowess, embarking on robust outreach  

By: Martin Creamer     25th January 2023 Mining and agriculture are two key sectors of the Zambian economy that are attracting foreign direct investment, which rose 158% to $8.5-billion in 2022, creating 74 000 jobs. The latest company to announce that it will be developing a new copper mine in Zambia is one linked to Microsoft's Bill... 

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