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Meeting and exceeding professional packaging needs

POLYETHYLENE terephthalate (PET) is one of the strongest and highest quality types of plastic, especially when it comes to strapping. That’s according to Fromm Packaging...

The risks and rewards of operating in Africa

THE risk of nationalisation, deadly insurgencies and poor access to remote sites are just some of the challenges facing companies operating in Africa. That’s according...

Starter motor dirt dilemma solved

VESCONITE wear-resistant sleeve bearing replacements have been fitted as standard components in a range of Powerstart hydraulic and turbine starter motors, with some 550...

Creating factories of the future

INDUSTRY 4.0 technologies will increasingly be incorporated into the design of factories of the future. Digitalisation, intelligent automation and “smartisation” will allow these factories...

Acquisition beefs up pump group’s pharma, food & beverage offerings

THE Verder Group, a Dutch family-owned business specialising in the manufacture and distribution of pumps and laboratory equipment, has announced its acquisition of the...

New waste regulations bring circular economy a step closer

TETRA Pak South Africa has welcomed Section 18 Regulations to the National Environmental Management: Waste Act (NEMWA) which came into effect from 5 May...

Securing the future of the SA sugar industry

The Sugar Industry Master Plan was signed by all stakeholders and social partners on the 16th of November 2020. Dave Howells, MD of Tongaat...

Huge potential for eye tracking tech in food industry

THE huge potential of eye tracking technology in food, retail, branding, web development and other diverse areas of commerce and industry is being explored...

Manufacturing data an ‘encouraging sign’ of recovery

THE year-on-year improvement in April production and sales data is encouraging and bodes well for overall economic recovery in South Africa, the Steel and...

Auto component sector tackles skills gaps

THE inaugural High Gear Quarterly Skills Survey conducted by National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM) has revealed that the automotive component...

Paper industry association opens applications to BSc students for its bursary and research programme

The Paper Manufacturers Association of South Africa (PAMSA) Masters of Engineering bursary programme is now open for applications for the 2022/2023 intake. A limited...

Cheese factory closure: Lichtenburg’s pain to be Durban’s gain

CLOVER’S decision to close down South Africa's biggest cheese factory in Lichtenburg will be a huge blow for the North West town, but it...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...

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Freight body ‘dismayed’ as cyber-attack cripples ports

THE Road Freight Association (RFA) has voiced its dismay and grave concern at the recent cyber-attack on Transnet which caused crippling delays and disruptions...

Insurer pledges R10 million to rebuild SMEs following riots

OLD Mutual Insure says it is working around the clock to finalise looting-related claims – which it is mandated to handle on behalf of...

Big rebrand for top civils stable of companies

OSBORN Engineered Products, a leading manufacturer of specialised equipment for asphalt road building, aggregate processing and concrete production has unified under the new global...

N3 upgrades on track says roads agency

CONSTRUCTION work on the upgrade of N3 from the Cato Ridge Interchange to the northern end of the Dardanelles Cutting started on 14 April...