RS South Africa will be showcasing select products from its portfolio of more than 750 000 products across 2 500 global brands, which can be ordered easily online and delivered direct to customers anywhere in the country, at the KwaZulu-Natal Industrial Technology Exhibition (KITE) 2023 from 18 to 20 July at the Durban Exhibition Centre.
With over four decades of serving the KwaZulu-Natal market, KITE is the region’s largest and most comprehensive platform for industrial technology products and services under one roof. It showcases solutions for business to maximise their productivity and future-proof operations for a sustainable Industry 4.0-driven future.
“KITE 2023 is a gathering of industrial suppliers that will demonstrate the latest technologies, equipment, and services to improve production efficiency, lower operating costs and improve safety,” says marketing director for RS South Africa, Mellisa Govender. Key to this is automation, digitisation, and predictive maintenance.
“Events like this are key to the latest products and solutions for industries like manufacturing, food and beverage, automotive, and packaging,” says Govender. RS will have its private label range RS Pro – short for professional – on display as well.
“A high-performance industrial range designed by engineers and manufactured by global OEMs but without the high price tag, RS Pro is one of those solutions that can assist customers to reduce their costs without compromising on quality,” says Govender.
KwaZulu-Natal has a diverse manufacturing sector that plays a crucial role in the province’s economy. Sub-sectors include automotive, chemical, textile and clothing, food and beverages, metals, and furniture.
The province hosts major automotive manufacturing plants and suppliers like Toyota, Mercedes-Benz, and MAN Truck and Bus. The busiest port in South Africa is Durban Harbour, a vital gateway for international trade.
KwaZulu-Natal has several large chemical manufacturing plants and refineries producing industrial chemicals, fertilisers, pharmaceuticals, and plastics. It also has a large sugar-farming industry and many sugar mills in the province.