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Press Office - Alco-Safe


ALCO-Safe is the major supplier of quality electronic Breath Alcohol Detectors and accessories in South Africa with 43 years of experience in manufacturing, distribution and support. We have over 2500 clients, conducting testing for alcohol, spread over almost every aspect of the workplace.  Our constant contact with this diverse client base has led us to observe that there is an ever increasing problem relating to drugs of abuse other than alcohol in the workplace and of course elsewhere. After receiving requests from many existing clients we took the decision in 2009 to become involved in the supply of drug testing products and related services.   We are indeed fortunate to represent Abbott as we are able to provide their large range of quality products and avail ourselves of their expertise when approached by our clients for assistance.


Resources Watch  

30th November 2022 This week: Sedibelo Platinum will now have wind power as well as solar and smelterless technology; Platinum moving into meaningful deficit amid emergent source of new end-demand; and, New implements to complement tailings testing portfolio 

Amplats progressing with Hydrogen Valley value addition

By: Donna Slater     29th November 2022 The Hydrogen Valley project has helped platinum group metals miner Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) map out a blueprint for the ‘art of the possible’ for green hydrogen to develop and scale up in South Africa, Amplats market development principal Fahmida Smith has noted. The Hydrogen Valley... 

Australia’s platinum pioneer highlighting greenness, mulling smelterless tech  

By: Martin Creamer     29th November 2022 Australia’s platinum group metals (PGMs) pioneer, Podium Minerals, is evaluating the cleanest and greenest mining and processing options that include the possibility of circumventing the need for smelting. The Australian Stock Exchange-listed exploration and resources development company, which... 

Komatsu’s electric offering expanded

28th November 2022 Komastu offered a preview into the future of the construction and mining industry, with a huge presence at bauma focused on smart construction and electric machines. The brand’s extensive presence at the event spotlighted nearly 40 pieces of equipment while highlighting Komatsu’s deep... 

Trade, property developments, standards can grow industry

By: Cameron Mackay     25th November 2022 The African Continental Free Trade Area (AfCFTA) will offer growth opportunities for the local steel cladding sector as States ramp up extraction of their mineral and other natural resources, says Southern African Metal Cladding and Roofing Association (Samcra) executive director Dennis White.... 

New implements to complement tailings testing portfolio  

By: Halima Frost     25th November 2022 Civil and mining geotechnical service provider GeoGroup has received the first of three new geotechnical surveying implements, which the company has commissioned to complement its range of tailings monitoring equipment. GeoGroup operations director Grant Rijsmus points out that, of the projects... 

Global organisation publishes tailings reduction roadmap

25th November 2022 Global CEO-led organisation International Council on Mining and Metals (ICMM) in September published its tailings reduction roadmap as part of a broader innovation initiative to develop solutions that significantly reduce tailings waste from mining and metals processing. The roadmap lays out... 

Sandvik's battery electric range paves route to mine of the future

23rd November 2022 Sandvik has long been a leading innovator in mining technology, and the launch of its battery electric vehicles now brings opportunities previously only dreamed about by the mining sector. Speaking recently at the Electra Mining Africa exhibition in South Africa, Sandvik vice-president strategy... 

Eagle Mountain raises cash for Arizona exploration

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd November 2022 ASX-listed Eagle Mountain Mining will raise up to A$6-million in a share placement to fund exploration work at Oracle Ridge copper project, in Arizona. The company has received firm commitments for the placement of some 30.3-million shares, at a price of 16.5c each, to raise an initial... 

Rio proves low-carbon iron-making process

By: Esmarie Iannucci     23rd November 2022 Diversified miner Rio Tinto this week said that it has proven the effectiveness of its low-carbon iron-making process using ores from its mines in Australia in a small-scale pilot plant in Germany. The company is now planning the development of a larger-scale pilot plant to further assess its... 

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