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SA’s engine component remanufacturing ‘a national asset’

SOUTH Africa’s diesel engine component remanufacturing capability is a strategic national asset, which offers numerous advantages including job creation, cost effectiveness, environmental sustainability and...

Safeguard steel import duties case settled

MACSTEEL, one of South Africa’s largest steel manufacturers, merchandisers and distributors has agreed to a settlement with the Minister of Department of Trade, Industry...

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...

Steel franchise model shows its mettle with third store

MACSTEEL launched the third of its independently owned Macsteel Express franchise partnerships in Nelspruit recently. It joins the first two of these concept outlets which...

Robots in the workforce: no, the machines aren’t taking over

Robots aren’t here to replace humans, but to create a human-machine collaborative model for a more efficient and productive way of operating, writes Yaskawa...

Modular drill platform now machines stainless steel, super alloys

WIDIA has announced the release of a new MS geometry insert for the brand’s best-selling TOP DRILL Modular X (TDMX) drill. With the MS geometry...

Time running out to enter M&E industry awards

THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa is calling on companies in the Metals and Engineering (M&E) industry to submit their entries...

4IR a huge opportunity for African manufacturing

AFRICA has to an extent missed out on the opportunity for large scale industrialisation given that many of the conditions that allowed for industrialisation...

Move to boost welding sector’s tech cred

THE Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) and the CSIR have entered into a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) that will see the two organisations...

Fluid power merger bearing fruits

MACSTEEL’s June 2020 merger of two of its business units – Fluid Control and Pipes, Fitting and Flanges – into Macsteel Fluid Control is...

Partnerships needed to tackle artisanal and engineering skills shortage

THE Critical Skills List recently released by the Department of Home Affairs for public comment is indicative of South Africa’s failure to close the...

Spindle screw pumps SEIM like a great idea

BMG – exclusive distributor of SEIM screw pumps throughout Africa – supplies and supports the full range of SEIM spindle screw pumps, flow meters...

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Sweet success for Durban sugar factory project

Bosch Projects is a joint winner in the 2021 CESA Aon Engineering Excellence Awards, for the UCL 175 TCH Factory Expansion Project, in the...

Slow lane: road closure alert for N3

THE road closure caused by the reconstruction of the slow lane on the busy N3 Durban-bound from Sanctuary Road to Link Road in Town...

Truck body builder bullish about growth prospects

BUSINESS at truck body and trailer-building company Serco has improved this year compared with 2020 but is still below that achieved in 2019. This is...

Global kudos for engineering work on Hillcrest reservoir

CONSULTING engineering firm Knight Piésold received commendations in the consulting engineer category at the Construction World’ 2021 Best Projects Awards for two of its...