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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...

Chutes offer for quick payback and long-term value

WITH the cumulative technical experience from 5 000 custom-designed chutes installed around the world, Weba Chute Systems delivers long-term value and quick payback times. That’s...

Easily convert any electric forklift to lithium-ion tech

ANY electric forklift can be easily converted to use a lithium iron phosphate (LiFePO4) battery pack as its power source, according to CHASE Technologies...

Electric chain, manual hoist range gain traction in wind power sector

BECKER’S Kito electric chain and manual hoists have been designed for use in materials handling applications in industries as diverse as mining, construction, shipbuilding,...

Newly tipplers enhance efficiencies of containerised bulk handling

BAYHEAD, Durban-based Specialised Container Agencies (SCA) recently launched a locally manufactured portfolio container tipplers for fast unloading of open-top containers of either half or...

Eazi does it: opening access equipment doors in the mining industry

WORK-at-height and material-handling equipment supplier, Eazi Access has added a second Hi-Capacity JLG Model, the JLG 800 HC3 AJ, to its fleet. The company is...

Bounce back for truck builder

BUSINESS at leading South African truck and trailer building company, Serco, has recovered strongly in the last quarter of 2020 with prospects for 2021...

Freight transport sector recovery stalls

GROWTH has slowed in the improving freight transport sector, but the upward yearly trend remains on course. That’s according to Hein Jordt, Managing Director of...

Call for vigilance as truck hijackings spike 32%

An alarming increase in truck hijackings has raised a red flag for fleet owners to be extra vigilant. That’s according to Gert Pretorius, MD...

Robots doing your shopping in new e-commerce warehouses

Robotic warehouses are turning small urban spaces into “micro fulfilment” spaces, says Inospace CEO Rael Levitt, who owns and manages 26 business parks in South...

Mega warehouse wins big at steel awards

GROWTHPOINT Properties’ development of the new Bakers Transport warehousing, distribution and office facility in Cato Ridge scooped two category awards and a commendation at...

Cranes orders a big lift for Richards Bay company

NORTH Coast Cranes & Lifting, the Richards Bay-based lifting equipment company, has won separate orders for Condra cranes to be installed in a chemical...

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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...