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  • Supplier aims to meet demands through tech

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Oct 10, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    Owing to lower commodity prices and higher input costs, construction equipment supplier Hitachi Construction Machinery Africa’s diverse business units have enabled it to adapt to the huge shift by the construction and mining industry to assist customers. This was achieved by reducing operating costs, in order to increase profits. “. . .  combining the resources of Hitachi Construction Machinery group[…]

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  • Gauteng can build an economy around transport, says MEC Mamabola

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Oct 10, 2019 | 12:20 pm

    With Johannesburg no longer the city of gold, Gauteng has to develop a new economic plan for the future, says Gauteng Transport and Roads MEC Jacob Mamabola. “Smart mobility can be one of the biggest next economies of Gauteng. I think we can reposition transport . . . build an economy around transport.”

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  • Fruit exporters get state of the art cooling facility

    Manufacturing – Cape Business News Oct 10, 2019 | 10:22 am

    The month of June saw the commissioning and opening for business of the latest cold storage facility from SAFT (Southern African Fruit Terminals) a subsidiary of the Belgium owned SEA-invest Group. The 5 500 pallet capacity facility occupies 17 105m2 under roof on one section of a 70 120m2 site in Abland’s rapidly developing Atlantic Hills Business Park, […]The post Fruit exporters get[…]

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  • New African car brand makes its debut

    Manufacturing – Cape Business News Sep 19, 2019 | 09:46 am

    There’s a new African car brand! Mureza will be making its debut at Automechanika Johannesburg, which takes place at Expo Centre, Nasrec, from 18-21 September 2019. Mureza initially has a joint venture with the SAIPA Group in Iran for platform-sharing and the supply of some of the other major components, but Mureza’s ultimate objective is […]The post New African car[…]

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  • S African logistics company wins international award

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Sep 12, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    Cape Town-based integrated point-of-sale (POS) logistics solutions provider Butlers POS+ Logic received global recognition for being the most innovative warehousing and logistics solutions brand at the seventh yearly Global Brands Magazine Awards held at Emperors Palace, in Johannesburg, last month. “Achieving brand excellence is quite a major accomplishment and Butlers POS+ Logic is honoured to receive this award. This was[…]

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  • Freight challenges create import-export difficulties

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Sep 12, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    South Africa is facing many challenges, but those in freight logistics are among the most serious, says industry association South African Association of Freight Forwarders national maritime consultant Dave Watts.

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  • CSIR setting up a reference smart factory to stimulate local manufacturing

    Engineering News | Materials Handling Sep 12, 2019 | 22:00 pm

    The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) is going to set up a National Reference Smart Factory on its main campus in Pretoria/Tshwane. This will play a key part in achieving a major CSIR objective – the revitalisation and modernisation of the South African manufacturing industry. “South African manufacturing is at an all-time low,” points out CSIR Manufacturing Cluster[…]

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  • Asset management and maintenance made easy

    Manufacturing – Cape Business News Sep 9, 2019 | 13:21 pm

    The importance of scheduled and regular machine maintenance in any processing or production company cannot be over-emphasised. Why most of production, maintenance or workshop managers subscribe to this credo for their personal assets like vehicles, but neglect the same best practice principles when it comes to production assets (plant and machinery), is a mystery! As […]The post Asset management and[…]

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  • Electric car sales fall for first time

    Manufacturing – Cape Business News Sep 4, 2019 | 10:10 am

    Global electric-car sales fell for the first time in modern history in July after China scaled back purchase subsidies, highlighting the role government assistance is having on the burgeoning market. Monthly sales worldwide fell 14% to about 128,000 plug-in passenger electric vehicles, Sanford C. Bernstein said in a report Tuesday. Sales declined in China and […]The post Electric car sales[…]

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  • Deflating the myths around the mechanical joining of HDPE pipe

    Manufacturing – Cape Business News Aug 6, 2019 | 03:00 am

    Victaulic South Africa’s Marcel Ley exposes the myths surrounding the mechanical joining of HDPE piping, and why it is the best method to ensure not only job site safety and a reduced completion time frame but provides financial benefits as well. As innovations arise, so do the replacements of older technologies. One such product is […]The post Deflating the myths[…]

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