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Sinette Goosen

Manufacturer streamlines business with management buyout, new factory

20th January 2012 Local glass reinforced polyester (GRP) pipe and fitting manufacturer Fiberpipe says a successful management buyout (MBO) from Saudi Arabian pipe manufacturer Amiantit Company will streamline the business and enable it to grow its South African market share. 

Steel tube, pipe industry recovered well, but imports a threat

20th January 2012 The steel tube and pipes industry has recovered well from the 2008 economic recession and, overall, 2011 has been a good year for the industry, despite there being some overcapacity with imports from the Far East negatively impacting on the local market, reports the Association of Steel Tube and... 

Demand for steel tube continues to grow

20th January 2012 The global tube sector has, since 2010, recovered significantly from the economic downturn and, owing to the growing demand for gas as an energy source, the steel tube industry is experiencing positive momentum.  

Contract mining division has overcome challenges, expects to increase revenue

25th November 2011 Eqstra’s contract mining and plant rental division, of which MCC is the major business unit, reports that business is going well, with a steady stream of projects. 

Eqstra’s distributorships division makes a comeback

25th November 2011 JSE-listed capital equipment and leasing firm Eqstra’s Construction and Mining Equipment Distributorships (CMED) division is recovering well. 

Passenger and commercial vehicles division excels with value-added services

25th November 2011 JSE-listed capital equipment and leasing firm Eqstra's passenger and commercial vehicles division reports that the number of vehicles under its management has increased by 35% during the 2011 financial year. 

Division reaps benefits after implementing steadfast business approach in recession

25th November 2011 The pursuit of new opportunities during the 2008/9 recession, paired with constant product offering expansions, sophisticated distribution agreements and a business approach focused on employee development and involvement, have ensured that Eqstra’s Elandsfontein-based Industrial Equipment... 

Firm serious about training, skills development

25th November 2011 JSE-listed capital equipment and leasing firm Eqstra Holdings has invested heavily in training and skills development to overcome skills shortages and unemployment in the industry, and to further train its employees. 

Leasing firm invests in technical schools to alleviate skills shortage

25th November 2011 JSE-listed capital equipment and leasing firm Eqstra Holdings plans to spend R36-million in the next five years on a long-term project called Eqstralution, which will train, develop and educate young learners to take up positions in technical fields. 

Manufacturer introduces new truck ranges

18th November 2011 Truck manufacturer and distributor Powerstar has introduced its new improved VX and V3 truck ranges at the Johannesburg International Motor Show (JIMS), held at the Nasrec Expo Centre, in October. 

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