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Mc'Kyla Nortje

Mc'Kyla Nortje

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Pumps distributor sees increased demand for stainless steel pumps

22nd March 2019 Since being appointed as sole distributor of Faggiolati submersible heavy-duty wastewater and industrial pumps in sub-Saharan Africa in 2016, pump distributor Integrated Pump Technology has noted an increase in demand for these pumps. Integrated Pump Technology MD Colin Adams says the stainless... 

Company adds hydraulic submersibles to rental fleet

22nd March 2019 Last month, pump solutions specialist Integrated Pump Rental  became the exclusive distributor of the UK Quax pump range in Africa. “These mobile, hydraulically driven submersible pumps are particularly suited to instances where power is not readily available,” explains Integrated Pump Rental MD... 

Demand prompts company expansion

22nd March 2019 Owing to the high demand for its products in the US and Canada, local pumps manufacturer Hazelton Pumps will expand its pumps manufacturing facilities by extending work space in Sunderland Ridge, Centurion, says Hazelton Pumps marketing director Niel Wehmeyer. “We are erecting a 12.5 t crane,... 

Selecting the right pump for the job

22nd March 2019 When selecting a pump, numerous factors have to be taken into consideration, says pump manufacturer Verder Pumps South Africa MD Darryl Macdougall.  He tells Engineering News that one should look at the chemical compatibility of materials of construction to the product being pumped, whether the... 

Weir Minerals online store in demand, increases offering

22nd March 2019 Engineering solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa launched its e-commerce platform to the market in 2016. Dewatering product manager and person responsible for launching the platform Afzal Chothia says the e-commerce site has evolved significantly over the past two years and today has about 2... 

Coated pumps offer long-term benefits

22nd March 2019 Although the thermal spray coating of pumps can  add about 20% more to the capital costs of the pumps, Olifantsfontein-based thermal spray coating technology specialist Thermaspray production manager Paul Young says this will save significantly on operational costs in the long term. “A thermal... 

Upgrades to start at Heavy Bay foundry

8th March 2019 In line with its oil sands business growth, engineering solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa has received capital expenditure approval worth R30-million for upgrades at its Heavy Bay foundry in Port Elizabeth, in the Eastern Cape. Significantly, the foundry supplies castings across the globe... 

Thos Begbie branches out into Zambia, builds local skills

8th March 2019 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has completed the registration of the company for its new branch in Zambia, which it plans to officially open later this year. “We have secured a workshop facility and all the necessary tools to set it up, while Thos Begbie sales director Piet du Preez... 

Naacam aims to unlock localisation at show

1st March 2019 The main aim of this year’s National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (Naacam) Show is to be an effective platform for stirring the local automotive industry into action around a common vision for the future, says Naacam executive director Renai Moothilal. The biennial... 

Naacam Show to offer a platform for machine learning specialist

1st March 2019 Cape Town-based machine learning specialist DataProphet co-founder and CEO Frans Cronje says the association of automotive component and allied manufacturers (Naacam) Show will act as a platform to showcase its work. Dataprophet chief technology officer Dr Michael Grant will present at the event... 

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