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Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian

Anine Kilian is a Creamer Media Contributing Editor Online for Engineering News and Mining Weekly.

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Spring manufacturer maintains competitiveness

24th August 2012 Spring manufacturer, Springwell reports that several large export contracts by vehicle manufacturers are under way, which is positive for the South African economy and automotive component suppliers. However, as the scale of these projects increases, so does the competition between component... 

Bearing manufacturer launches environment-friendly product

24th August 2012 Rolling bearing manufacturer SKF has developed its new Bus Door Actuator as part of the company’s BeyondZero portfolio initiative, which is a strategy aimed at having a positive impact on the environment. The SKF Bus Door Actuator saves 1.9 t of carbon dioxide emissions a year, compared with a... 

Distributor delivers equipment to SA aviation cargo facility

17th August 2012 Forklift and lift trucks distributor Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC) delivered two electric lifting trucks, called Donkeys, to passenger, ramp and cargo handling services provider Menzies Aviation’s cargo facility at the OR Tambo International Airport in June. This is the first time that the... 

New forklift is environment friendly

17th August 2012 Criterion Equipment has extended its range of TCM forklift trucks to include the new FB-VIII electric counterbalanced series, which has advanced design features over the previous FB-VII forklifts. The new FB-VIII series is available in five units, each with a 500 mm load centre. The smallest unit... 

Transport company extends its presence in Africa

17th August 2012 International logistics and transport company TNT South Africa has implemented its Southern Africa Road Network (ZARN) integrated road transportation system to improve efficiency in the freight industry. Until recently, organisations operating in Africa were restricted to using consolidated air... 

Learnership programme helps boost supply chain management profession

17th August 2012 The first formal supply chain management (SCM) learnerships were registered with the Department of Higher Education and Training last month. Developed in a partnership between the South African Association of Freight Forwarders (SAAFF), CIPS Africa and the Transport Education & Training Authority... 

Equipment engineered to increase productivity

17th August 2012 Off-road equipment company Philippi-Hagenbuch’s (PHIL’s) line of rear-eject bodies offers a solution for challenging hauling applications from general construction, road construction and sand and gravel to mine reclamation and underground hauling situations, where overhead barriers inhibit... 

Materials-handling company undertakes blue chip contracts

17th August 2012 Materials-handling systems provider DDL Equipment has completed four contracts and secured a fifth, which involves various blue-chip companies in South Africa. The contracts have a combined value of R3-million to R5-million. The company supplied sectional doors, combo seals and truck guides for... 

Shipyard expanding business internationally

17th August 2012 Shipyard and services provider to the international oil and gas industry DCD MARINE is actively considering opportunities through which it can expand its business in Brazil and East Africa. The company is already active in these areas and considers them as prospects for future demand. DCD MARINE... 

Lifting equipment company secures major contracts

17th August 2012 International lifting equipment manufacturer Konecranes has been contracted by State-owned freight logistics group Transnet to install three rail-mounted gantry (RMG) cranes at its inland terminal, City Deep, in Johannesburg. “This is one of the largest cranes projects of this nature to be... 

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