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Acquisition adds sootblowers to industrial boiler offering

BABCOCK’S Ntuthuko Engineering business recently completed the acquisition of Diamond Power Speciality from Babcock & Wilcox (B&W) and will now be responsible for the...

Boost for SA manufacturing research

The advancement of manufacturing in South Africa and on the continent has received a significant boost from four of South Africa’s top manufacturers. Listed groups...

Bulk bags company a big contributor to SA industry

CUSTOM Bulk Bags (CBB) has steadily grown into a leading manufacturer and supplier of bulk bags for a number of industries in South Africa...

Airless wonder! Cost-effective conveyor roller chain lubrication

A simple, reliable, cost-effective and easy-to-install solution for lubricating horizontal roller chains on industrial conveyors with a chain pitch greater than 25mm. That’s how SKF...

HYPEd up! Enhanced version of popular truck launched

FUSO Trucks a brand of Daimler Trucks & Buses Southern Africa, has announced the FJ26-280C HYP, an addition to its popular FJ range. A variant...

Single-point lubrication helps ensure proper application

ENSURING you’re using the right lubricant is the first step in protecting machinery and equipment, but the application of that lubricant is just as...

Sweet solution to SA malnutrition menace

Malnutrition, a long-standing challenge in South Africa, can be beaten, and the humble sweet potato has been identified as an important weapon in achieving...

An auto sales anniversary worth celebrating

AS the country observed the first-year anniversary since the start of lockdown, new vehicle sales provided reason for the industry to celebrate. Twelve months ago,...

Manufacturers reporting constrained supply chains

GLOBAL restrictions implemented to curb the spread of COVID-19 have had a direct impact on manufacturing supply chains with constraints still evident across many...

Sugar masterplan sweet news to big suppliers

THE sugar masterplan being implemented by the government has seen a commitment from large users to procure at least 80% of their requirements from...

How robots are making heavy bag handling safer and more productive

IN the ever-expanding demands of industry, robotics has had to flex and adapt to suit new niches. One such niche is the recent trend...

Why cheap ‘grey’ printer consumables could end up costing you plenty

IN tough economic times, the grip on production costs tightens and manufacturers may be tempted to cut costs. However, opting for less expensive consumables...

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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...