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Accelerating electric vehicle development

AROUND the world, the electrification of passenger transport is picking up momentum. As part of their commitments to the Paris agreement on climate change,...

Tackling the challenges of food-grade lubrication

KEEPING food processing equipment well-lubricated, thereby ensuring the optimal functioning and durability of equipment, can be a challenge. That’s according to Callum Ford, National Marketing...

Access control ushers in retail value for merchants

ACCESS control and security solutions company Dormakaba South Africa’s portfolio includes master key systems, key systems, door hardware, interior glass systems, lodging systems, safe...

Scraper chains safely remove waste from beneath boilers and burners

BMG’s Power Transmission division supplies a wide range of conveyor chain that it says ensure efficient and trouble-free transport of slag granulates, ash or...

Troubleshooting conveyor belt challenges

SOME of the toughest maintenance challenges at manufacturing facilities are presented by large belt-driven conveyor systems. These critical assets require gear oil for their...

Aiming hire: KZN company marks 40th birthday with change at the top

FROM humble beginnings as a construction equipment hire and repair business, to the official launch of its Kwagga equipment range, this year sees Durban-based...

Passing of an industry icon

SOUTH African manufacturer Pratley has announced the passing of Managing Director Kim Pratley on 19 January 2021. Kim’s father, George ‘Monty’ Pratley, established the company...

Energy storage gets cleaner, quieter, lighter

WITH traditional energy sources like coal, an environmental pollutant, fast being depleted, the global gaze has turned to alternative cleaner and more cost-effective renewable...

Food line bearings prove a clucking good idea

THE introduction of food line bearing units by SKF South Africa, in collaboration with its Authorised Distributor, Bearing Services (BSA) Polokwane, has reduced downtime...

Short-term rental offers flexibility in uncertain times

GIVEN the unsteadiness of the economy, influenced by factors that fall outside the control of the industry, Goscor Lift Truck Company’s (GLTC’s) short-term rental...

Cryo-treated bolts help extend engine life

IPD South Africa has announced it can now supply cryo-treated bolts, offering considerably longer life bolt with less internal stress and optimised tensile strength. The...

New Westville HQ for condition monitoring company

CONDITION monitoring specialists, WearCheck, recently relocated their head office and main laboratory from Pinetown to Westville, just outside Durban. The company’s Durban transformer laboratory...

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Municipality opens multi-million rand automotive hub

TRADING conditions for 33 informal traders and entrepreneurs who were previously operating under makeshift stalls have been transformed for the better following the official...

April / May 2021

The KZN Industrial & Business News is the only industrial publication of its kind dedicated to the region providing suppliers to industry with a...

Pothole patcher hailed a ‘game changer’ for SA roads and SMEs

KWAZULU-Natal-based Shisalanga Construction, known for road building innovations like using recycled plastic in asphalt, has now turned its attention to the nationwide pothole problem,...

Custom cluck trucks transport chicks in style

THE largest independent, non-integrated, day-old chick supplier in Southern Africa, Eagles Pride Hatchery, has taken delivery of two Serco-built truck bodies designed specifically for...