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Babcock introduces new Volvo EC550E in southern Africa
24th November 2022

Following its global debut at the start of this year, the much-awaited Volvo EC550E crawler excavator is now available in southern Africa. Ideal for mining, quarrying and large infrastructure... 


The use of Corflex Pinch Valves through Ergo Operations in South Africa
17th November 2022

In 1978 the Anglo American Ergo Operation started on the eastern side of Johannesburg in South Africa for the recovery of pyrite containing gold, uranium and sulphur from old gold mines slimes dams... 


Two workers assembling a valve on the floor, wearing PPE and using hand held tools
Specialist awarded testing, maintenance contract
11th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Industrial valves and pumps specialist Brimis Engineering was awarded a major service contract for the maintenance, refurbishment and testing of boiler safety valves for a power generating plant... 


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Company launches ‘Big Five’ campaign
11th November 2022

Last month, industrial equipment supplier Festo South Africa introduced its Festo Core Range of ‘Big Five’ products, which are an attractively priced range of pneumatic automation products that can... 


a Fisher FIELDVUE digital valve controller fitted to a valve system
Three-millionth valve controller sold
11th November 2022

Last month, global designer and manufacturer Emerson announced that a customer in China has recently purchased the three-millionth Fisher FIELDVUE digital valve controller for use in the water... 


Four large valves on a blue chevron background made by Variant Air and distributed by Stewarts & Lloyds
Local supplier adds valves to portfolio
11th November 2022 By: Halima Frost

Steel, tube and valve supplier Stewarts & Lloyds’ Pipes & Fittings division has received its first consignment of vacuum break valves from local valve manufacturer Variant Air and has distributed... 


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Energy Valves sets new benchmark in pneumatic actuators with introduction of new brand
11th November 2022

EMVAfrica, a trusted and renowned B-BBEE level 4 single-source supplier of world-class industrial stainless steels and valves to Southern Africa’s mining and manufacturing industry, proudly... 


An image depicitng the Godwin CD150S Dri-Prime pump
Solutions provider takes on mining projects
28th October 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Global water technology company Xylem Water Solutions has taken up various openpit dewatering projects and continuously engages in projects for openpit mines. These include application discovery,... 


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Pumps specialist outlines localisation benefits
14th October 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

The localisation of pumps manufacturing will have a direct benefit for end-users who can, consequently, avert the logistical challenges that have arisen because of Covid-19, says industrial valves... 


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Product range, upgrades help company in turbulent market
14th October 2022 By: Cameron Mackay

Local steel products supplier Stewarts & Lloyds is constantly focusing on expanding its product range, with one of the largest and most comprehensive range of products in the local market when... 


Where peristaltic and IoT technology converge
Where peristaltic and IoT technology converge
29th September 2022

Reinhard Seidel, Ds500 Product Champion, Verder Pumps South Africa Emerging technology in pump solutions can contribute significantly to enhancing returns in industrial processing and fluid... 


Industrial division manager Riaan Kloppers
AVK Valves’ training, manufacturing facility promoting local manufacturing, job creation
16th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

Valve manufacturing company AVK Valves has reiterated its commitment to Africa through the expansion of its SAIMech.E accredited valve training facility in South Africa, which it has now expanded... 


EXCEEDING EXPECTATIONS
Zambia’s acceptance of the IncoValves and Controls range, whose design is based on lowering the total cost of ownership for end-users and increasing uptime, has exceeded AR Control’s expectations
Valve demand up amid mining uptick
16th September 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Demand from the Zambian mining industry for valves, and actuator technology manufacturer AR Controls’ product offering, is stable and increasing since Hakainde Hichilema became the seventh... 


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Pumps manufacturer proves its mettle at expo
16th September 2022 By: Halima Frost

Multinational pump manufacturer KSB Pumps and Valves showcased its third-generation Mill Duty Xtra (MDX) heavy pumps to the African market at this year’s Electra Mining Africa 2022 expo. 


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Brasco emphasizes the importance of dust-control, filtration equipment management
7th September 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

A combination of lost knowledge and the loss of skilled workers has caused many companies to neglect maintenance of dust-control equipment, which industrial filtration company, Brasco Group,... 


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AZ-Armaturen continues to engineer fast, dynamic solutions to customer specification
30th August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

During the 50 years that industrial equipment supplier AZ-Armaturen has been in existence, it has continuously developed its portfolio to meet the increasing demands of globally active customers.... 


Atlas Copco: Home of Industrial Ideas
Atlas Copco: Home of Industrial Ideas
26th August 2022

Based in Stockholm, Sweden, Atlas Copco is a global, industrial company with approximately 43 000 employees and customers in more than 180 countries. Atlas Copco focusses on four main business... 


JV company offering complete thermoplastic piping system solutions
JV company offering complete thermoplastic piping system solutions
22nd August 2022 By: Simone Liedtke

South African joint venture (JV) company African Pipes, Valves & Fittings (APVF) Piping Systems offers a complete thermoplastic piping system for the industrial, gas and mining markets. The JV... 


OVER BORDER OPPORTUNITIES
South African manufacturers are looking to export their valves in light of the volatile local business environment as the rest of Africa presents huge opportunities
Manufacturers feeling pressure as payment delays continue
5th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

Local valve manufacturers continue to struggle with delayed payments from the mining industry, which comprises 55% to 60% of the South African valve manufacturing market, says South African Valve... 


CUTTING COSTS
RGR Technologies has developed products that are less costly to manufacture as price is the determining factor when mining companies procure equipment and not local content
Local demand lower than rest of Africa
5th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The demand for valves specified for mining applications in the rest of Africa is much higher than demand in South Africa, says valve manufacturer RGR Technologies MD Marinus Ras. “New underground... 


MANUFACTURING FOR MINES
LVSA Group started manufacturing valves for mining applications in 2020 and recently delivered locally manufactured valves to two African mining operations
Replacement valves supplied to gold and coal mines
5th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

South Africa-based valve manufacturer LVSA Group completed the manufacturing of valves for a Ghanaian gold mine and a South African coal mine last month. The orders, comprising of knife gate,... 


SUPPLY STRATEGY
AFS offers better lead times compared with those associated with imported products, by carrying more stock of components that generally have a lengthy lead time
Commodities surge boosts demand
5th August 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The global increase in commodity prices is motivating local mines to spend capital on new and existing projects, while the long delivery times of imported products have shifted their focus to South... 


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Hydraulic solutions for Africa
22nd July 2022

Equipment supplier BMG’s regional service centres (RSC), which are situated in the major city centres and commercial nodes throughout the country, play a critical role by providing engineering... 


Two large  air dryers from the Sahara range of compressed stood along side one another air dryers is being used for clean instrument air at a cement plant
Compressor range well received by market
15th July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Compressed-air equipment manufacturer Artic Driers’ newly released Sahara range, comprising low dewpoint compressed-air dryers, has been well received by clients in various sectors, Artic Driers... 


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Confectionery company using vacuum pump gripper tech
15th July 2022

Global packaging system manufacturer Tecno Pack SpA has designed and built grippers able to handle pick-and-place applications in the plant of a leading international confectionery company, using... 


New facility opened in the US
15th July 2022

Global vacuum technology and leak detection solutions provider Pfeiffer Vacuum opened its new 3 700 m2 facility in Indianapolis, in Indiana in the US, on May 13. This state-of-the-art facility is... 


A large mobile valve testing instrument owned by Brimis Engineering on display at a launch event
Pumps project under way
8th July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Industrial valves and pumps specialists Brimis Engineering has been subcontracted by customised water treatment solutions provider Aqua Pro Solutions to size, recommend and supply new pumps for the... 


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Industry continues to face supply chain woes
8th July 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

The stainless steel industry has been under severe supply chain pressure caused by rising prices of raw materials, such as nickel, as well as shipping and logistics and energy costs, in Europe and... 


AR Controls well positioned to ride copper, cobalt and nickel wave in Africa and South America
5th July 2022

With the global mining industry on the cusp of a commodity super cycle the likes of which was last seen in 2015, this remains the largest, most lucrative, and low risk market for valves in Africa.... 


A number of 12-meter-long blue water pipes on a truck set for delivery at a water works
Pipe supply proves manufacturer’s metal
1st July 2022 By: Halima Frost

Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Pipes & Fittings have successfully delivered over 1.4 km of pipe to a project in Tshwane – cementing its position as a leading pipe supplier in Africa. The... 


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Minimizing downtime in mining operations with set to spec equipment
14th June 2022

Machine downtime has a major impact on profit and productivity in any mining operation. It is critical that mining companies have access to reliable heavy equipment and machinery 24/7 to achieve... 


A photo of the AzkoNobel head office taken from the bottom looking up
Online portal launched to guide clients
10th June 2022

Last month, protective powder coating and paint manufacturer AkzoNobel Powder Coatings launched a dedicated site to showcase its functional range of Resicoat powder coatings. AkzoNobel created the... 


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Correct choice of seals, gaskets can prevent failures
3rd June 2022 By: Nadine Ramdass

Seals and gaskets must be correctly selected, as the failure of seals and gaskets can endanger human life, as well as potentially causing significant financial losses, particularly in critical... 


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African valves industry on the upswing
20th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

While the easing of lockdown restrictions has allowed for easier logistical navigation globally, the war between Russia and the Ukraine has created a knock-on effect in terms of the increase in... 


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Specialist replaces valves at pump station
20th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Industrial valves specialist Brimis Engineering is designing, fabricating and installing three custom-designed sluice gate valves to replace the obsolete valves at the Zuikerbosch pumping station... 


A spray nozzle affixed to a ceiling spraying a large amount of mist water as a fire suppression system offered by Danfoss Fore Safety
Water mist tech to be presented at event
20th May 2022

Multinational engineering and manufacturing company Danfoss Fire Safety – part of the Danfoss Group – will be presenting a session at the Firexpo South Africa 2022 being held from May 31 to June 02... 


A large fire fighting nozzle which is fitted with a Dosetech Fire Dos proportioner which mixes air water and foam agent to effectively fight fires.
Fire protection foam dosing system on offer
20th May 2022 By: Halima Frost

Fire protection equipment supplier DoseTech offers its FireDos fire protection foam dosing technology, known as proportioners, to the South African fire prevention and firefighting market. The... 


Image depicting a man, Moeketsi Mpotu, wearing a black and white suit, standing in front of a Ventil safety valve testing machine
Valves technology meets necessary standards
20th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

Industrial valves specialist Brimis Engineering uses a safety valve testing machine from machining manufacturer Ventil to test and certify critical application safety valves, in line with the... 


An image depicting people at an AFS launch function in the company's hydraulic press room
Company celebrates one year anniversary
20th May 2022

Slurry related valves design and manufacturing company Abrasive Flow Solutions (AFS) celebrated its first year of being in business in March. The company hosted a two-day launch function at its... 


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Valves supplier highlights importance of technical knowledge
20th May 2022 By: Sabrina Jardim

A holistic approach should be followed when buying valves to ensure that they are appropriate for specific applications, says valve and steel supplier Stewarts and Lloyds export manager Andre... 


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EMVAfrica
20th May 2022 By: Creamer Media Reporter

EMV Africa this year celebrates 30 years of service excellence, supplying the market with top-quality industrial stainless steel and valves since 1992.  Founder Hugh Witty established Energy Metals... 


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Weir presents water management offering
13th May 2022

Optimising water use is a priority for equipment supplier Weir Minerals Africa – it is an area that can often be overlooked but contributes significantly to a mine’s environmental, social and... 


WATER RETRACT ACTUATOR 
The WRA250 was reintroduced to the South African automotive market in March this year
Actuator can contribute to growth of auto sector
6th May 2022 By: Tracy Hancock

The Parker Water Retract Actuator (WRA250) can help the welding cell become an important contributor to the plant-wide adoption of lean best practices that support the goals of the South African... 


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