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Compressed natural gas – diesel dual fuel option adds value to truck range

FUEL consumption is the biggest operational cost in any truck fleet. Addressing this issue with a Compressed Natural Gas - Diesel Dual Fuel (CNG-DDF)...

Hydrogen combustion trucks on the horizon

VOLVO Trucks is developing trucks with combustion engines that run on hydrogen. On-road tests with trucks using hydrogen in combustion engines will begin in...

Paper, pulp and forest group delivers better than expected quarterly results

COMMENTING on the group’s results, Sappi CEO Steve Binnie said: “Within the context of subdued underlying market conditions due to the challenging macroeconomic environment...

Last-mile fuel delivery enhanced with state-of-the-art technology

LEADING supplier in bulk tanker fuel transportation and supply chain solutions, Unitrans, is optimising supply chains by leveraging cutting-edge technology to enhance last-mile fuel...

Manufacturing output drags GDP growth in Q1 2024

TOTAL manufacturing production, not seasonally adjusted, declined sharply by 6.4% y/y in March, reflecting a material deterioration from the 4.0% y/y (previously 4.1% y/y)...

Tongaat denim now gets laser treatment for ‘worn’ look

CELROSE, a large manufacturer of apparel, officially opened a state-of-the-art industrial laundry at its Tongaat facility to improve its denim processing capacity, as the...

Global group celebrates 100 years of fueling SA

ON 9 May 2024 bp Southern Africa notched up one hundred years of fueling South Africa, and the company is using the milestone to...

Second crane on order for installation during pulp leader’s shutdown

CONDRA is to manufacture a second maintenance crane for Sappi’s Saiccor Mill, at Umkomaas on the KwaZulu-Natal south coast. Ordered for turbine maintenance duty, the...

A ‘paper trail’ of energy optimisation in SA’s pulp and paper sector

THERMAL energy plays a pivotal role in both the preparation of raw materials - and the pressing and drying of the fibre layers -...

Ultimate sales accolade claimed for a second time

IT costs five times more to attract a new customer than to keep an existing one. That’s according to Khalid Saleh, author of “Conversion...

Anti-counterfeiting crackdown results in seizure of bearings

SKF Group, as a part of its ongoing initiatives to ensure the supply of genuine and reliable products to its customers, announced the seizure...

Cultivating the market for green flooring solutions

MATHE Group’s Hammarsdale facility, which recycles approximately 1,000 radial truck tyres per day to produce 45 tons of rubber crumb, is a pivotal export...

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WEG Africa pioneers local manufacture of MV softstarters

WEG Africa has become the first OEM to produce medium voltage (MV) softstarters in South Africa, reducing lead times for customers and supporting the...

Disruptions drive changes in global container port performance ranking

THE World Bank published the newest global Container Port Performance Index (CPPI) last week, noting that it reveals that east and southeast Asian ports...

SPONSORED NEWS: WEG Africa pioneers local manufacture of MV softstarters

WEG Africa has become the first OEM to produce medium voltage (MV) softstarters in South Africa, reducing lead times for customers and supporting the...

Workshop assists local clothing and textile SMEs

MORE than 40 small to medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the clothing, textile, footwear, and leather (CTFL) sector gathered for the KwaZulu-Natal Clothing & Textile...