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Exlabesa group commissions SMS group to supply two lightmetal extrusion presses

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Exlabesa has awarded SMS group (www.sms-group.com) the contract to supply two 35 MN extrusion presses. The extrusion presses are to be installed at the production locations in Doncaster, UK, and in Minden, Germany. Each extrusion press is planned to bedesigned for a production capacity of around... 

Successful modernization of AOD converter at SěAH CSS

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The 100-ton AOD converter at the SěAH CSS stainless steel mill in Changwon, South Korea, was successfully re-commissioned in March 2018, after installation of an electro-hydraulic torque retainer from SMS group. The purpose of the modernization was to minimize the destructive forces acting on the... 

Vizag Steel Plant successfully commissions new bloom & round combi-caster from SMS Concast

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / RINL’s (Rashtriya Ispat Nigam Ltd.) Visakhapatnam Steel Plant (VSP) has successfully commissioned the new continuous casting machine in Visakhapatnam, India, which was supplied by SMS Concast, a company of SMS group (www.sms-group.com). With a casting radius of twelve meters, the five-strand... 

HMT Höfer Metall Technik signs service agreement for extrusion presses with SMS group

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / HMT Höfer Metall Technik, based in Hettstedt, Germany, has signed a service contract with the Technical Service of SMS group (www.sms-group.com) for its 25-MN-HybrEx® and its 18-MN-GIAextrusion press. With this contract, HMT aims to increase productivity, assure quality and enhance production... 

Mr Wise launches Engen KlevaKidz in the Eastern Cape

17th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The annual Engen KlevaKidz launched in the Eastern Cape this month with super hero safety educator, Mr Wise in the starring role.  KlevaKidz is an educational campaign that uses industrial theatre to engage and educate learners across South Africa about the importance of paraffin safety. Engen... 

Mr Wise launches Engen KlevaKidz in the Eastern Cape

Wacker Neuson makes its mark in Zimbabwe with appointment of new dealer - Pelgin Consulting Services

14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Expanding its dealer network past the South African border, Wacker Neuson, a global leading manufacturer of light and compact equipment, appointed family-owned Pelgin Consulting Services (Pvt) Ltd. as its official dealer in Zimbabwe on 28 August 2018 during an opening celebration held in Harare.... 

Wacker Neuson makes its mark in Zimbabwe with appointment of new dealer - Pelgin Consulting Services

Thermaspray rolls out Laser Engraving Technology, boosting its comprehensive product portfolio

14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The recent introduction of laser engraving technology boosts Thermaspray’s comprehensive range of services and gives the coating technology specialist the capability to offer a complete end-to-end solution to the printing and packaging industry.  The company is a market leader in the... 

Thermaspray rolls out Laser Engraving Technology, boosting its comprehensive product portfolio

Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa Significantly Expands Communication & Collaboration portfolio with appointment as Mitel distributor

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Westcon-Comstor Sub-Saharan Africa, a member of the global value added distributor Westcon-Comstor, is pleased to announce that it has been appointed as a distributor for Mitel, a global leader in business communications. This partnership follows the appointment in July of Westcon-Comstor as sole... 

Voltex Management Awards of Excellence

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Voltex (Pty) Ltd, South Africa’s largest electrical and lighting distributor prides itself on setting the benchmark for service and performance excellence in the industry. To achieve this standard requires a purposeful and determined pursuit of going above and beyond expectations. The Voltex... 

Tailored road-freight solutions for SA’s strategic steel industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cargo Carriers, the Johannesburg Stock Exchange-listed supply-chain solutions specialist, remains committed to providing a cutting-edge road-logistics solution to the South African steel manufacturing industry. About 190 000 South Africans earn their livelihood in the steel value chain, spanning... 

Total wins Newcrest Lihir Gold Mine Mining Contract

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Total, the 4th largest international energy company has been awarded a 4-year contract with Newcrest’s Lihir Gold Mine in Papua New-Guinea (PNG), following a competitive tender process that began last November. During the term of the contract, Total will be supplying 14 million litres of... 

Technicrete turns 50

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Technicrete, one of South Africa’s leading manufacturers of precast concrete products turns 50 this year. Originally part of the Concor Group launched in 1948 by Jurgen Schultz, who, in 1968, saw a gap in the market for the manufacture and application of precast concrete products. The group... 

Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

By: Creamer Media Reporter      14th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Creamer Media’s readers continue to be part of the mobile revolution.  Over 20% of Creamer Media’s online readers view the websites on their mobile devices. To cater for this growing mobile readership Creamer Media offers an Engineering News Online app for iPhone and Android users.  These apps... 

Engineering News iPhone and Android Apps available for free download

Chairman of Futureproof, S’onqoba Maseko on instilling new ways to accelerate our youths

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In the near future, traditional employment opportunities will no longer exist. SA needs to prepare our children for the fourth industrial revolution, now. Futureproof is proud to introduce the chairman of our board, S’onqoba Maseko. S’onqoba received her Honours Degree from Wits University and is... 

GladAfrica Group Media Statement

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / GladAfrica has noted the resolution of the Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality Council to initiate an investigation into the process which resulted in our appointment to provide project management support to the City. We welcome the Council resolution as we believe this will put to rest any doubt... 

The balancing act of packaging design and product information

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Unlike the seasonal fashion designs for clothing, packaging design trends seem to stick around for some time. However, as we rapidly approach the end of 2018, there are some that are no longer finding traction on retail shelves. Clutter is out, simplicity is in 

Johnson Controls supply second round of York chillers for Implats’ No 16 Shaft

13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Johnson Controls has supplied two York YK centrifugal chillers to Impala Platinum (Implats) for the planned second phase expansion of cooling capacity for its No. 16 Shaft as it heads toward a depth of 1 650 m. The chillers will be installed by the end of August 2018 and the start-up of the... 

DWS today presented on its 2017/18 Quarter 4 performance at the Portfolio Committee

13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS) today presented on its 2017/18 performance at the Portfolio Committee. The DWS delegation was led by the Acting Director-General, Ms. Deborah Mochotlhi whilst the Portfolio Committee was as usual led by the Chairperson, Hon. Lulu Johnson. In response... 

Vitaglass - ‘reinforcing’ the trend toward maintenance-free, glass fibre reinforced gratings

13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / For nearly 80 years, Vital Engineering has been providing clients across various industry sectors – from food and beverage, marine exploration, minerals sands processing, architectural, construction, petrochemical, mining, and power generation – with a range of products. This comprises non-slip... 

Vitaglass - ‘reinforcing’ the trend toward maintenance-free, glass fibre reinforced gratings

How the tender processes in South Africa works

13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Careful and accurate preparation can help you land that big tender but it can also be a time-consuming and costly exercise, especially if you do not understand the tender bidding process or adhere to the necessary requirements (i.e. submitting all the tender forms). When an organisation such as a... 

How the tender processes in South Africa works

Rand-Air remains sustainable and ahead of the curve with ‘positively disruptive’ business ethos

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The local market leader in portable air compressors and generator rental, Rand-Air, was established 45 years ago – long before the concept of so-called ‘positive disruption’ became a trendy topic of wider business discussion in MBA classes around the country and internationally. However, in many... 

Reliability. Durability. Prosper-Ability. Isosyn Technology

13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT /  

Reliability. Durability. Prosper-Ability. Isosyn Technology

Professional team toasts success at state-of-the-art brewery

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Work forged ahead as planned on a fast-track reservoir-construction project for a sophisticated brewery in Sedibeng, Gauteng. Heineken owns more than 70% of the brewery and Diageo the balance of the facility, where millions of hectolitres of premium beers are brewed and bottled for the South... 

Only genuine Cummins parts can ensure long-term reliability and durability

12th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Cummins has embarked on a concerted campaign to educate customers about the disadvantages, and even dangers, of using non-genuine parts. “While many customers believe that doing so incurs an upfront cost-saving, our aim is to expose the detrimental long-term impact on engine lifespan in... 

Only genuine Cummins parts can ensure long-term reliability and durability

Establishing and maintaining a sustainable transformation journey

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / SMEC South Africa is a multidisciplinary engineering consulting and infrastructure advisory firm that has been delivering outstanding infrastructure solutions for over 70 years. As a progressive company that delivers engineering excellence, design innovation and advisory services to clients in... 

VIPs attending Infrastructure Africa attest to big infrastructure opportunities on the continent

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Infrastructure Africa is bringing together global and regional infrastructure leaders and experts to attend the 7th annual event, kicking off in Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg on the 9 -10th October 2018. Africa’s premier infrastructure event continues to grow its line-up of stellar... 

Disruptive, Digital Era Demands New Business Models

12th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / In 1980, the average life expectancy of a firm in the Fortune 500 was around 38 years. Today, it is less than 15 years and declining all the time, says Sean Culey, a globally recognised business transformation expert and author. He believes that companies aiming to thrive in the new, disruptive,... 

Disruptive, Digital Era Demands New Business Models

KFC South Africa Donates Over 300 000 Kg’s Of Surplus Food A Ground-Breaking First For Surplus Food In The Quick Service Industry Launching KFC’s Harvest

12th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / KFC South Africa has embarked on an initiative to change the quick service restaurant industry and the way brands deal with their surplus food in restaurants. This programme aims to reduce the volume of food dumped in landfills while combating climate change through the reduction of greenhouse... 

Delivering healthcare that is right for Africa, WSP

12th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Eliminating barriers and ultimately increasing access to quality health services, for all, is a key pillar that requires significant focus if the aspirations laid out in the Agenda 2063 are to be achieved. It is also crucial if a prosperous future of inclusive and sustainable growth, where all... 

Delivering healthcare that is right for Africa, WSP

Artificial Intelligence in healthcare

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning are two of the most talked about technologies today. They are predicted to achieve miraculous things and remarkable shifts in how healthcare is managed and delivered. However, the reality today is not quite the hyped up ideas of robot surgeons and... 

Great advice on forklifts

11th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The thin line between success and failure of forklifting operations can most often be traced back to the quality of advice offered by the equipment supplier at the time of the original purchase. With a bewildering amount of types of machines for mixed and varied applications and with diesel, gas... 

Great advice on forklifts

Environmentally-Friendly Augmented-Reality Welding Simulators For Welding Students At TVET Colleges

11th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new augmented-reality welding training solution from Sangari Education The blue collar skills shortage in South Africa is estimated at around one million jobs.  To meet this demand, training is essential, but the machinery needed is expensive.  Providing theory and no practical training is... 

Environmentally-Friendly Augmented-Reality Welding Simulators For Welding Students At TVET Colleges

WorleyParsons provides design support for revolutionary wind power technology

11th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / As an organisation that focuses on finding solutions to the world’s changing resources and energy challenges, WorleyParsons continuously seeks to develop and encourage innovative ideas, refine those ideas and take them to market. With the drive towards renewable energy gaining pace, the project... 

WorleyParsons provides design support for revolutionary wind power technology

EM launches hagercad software for low-voltage distribution planning

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / The new hagercad software from Hager for planning and configuration of low-voltage switchgear is now available locally from ElectroMechanica (EM), Hager’s official distributor in South Africa. The software package is aimed at the design and encryption of distribution boards up to 4000 A. “It... 

EM launches hagercad software for low-voltage distribution planning

Johnson Crane Hire Rolls Out Its Own ‘Big Five’

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Customers of Africa’s lifting leader Johnson Crane Hire were recently treated to an impressive display of a selection of the company’s lifting equipment at an open day where its heavy lift fleet was likened to the ‘big five’ of the wild. “Johnson Crane Hire is a home grown South African business,... 

Johnson Crane Hire Rolls Out Its Own ‘Big Five’

10X-e partners with Alphacode to accelerate five top companies in South Africa

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / South African Scale Up specialists, 10X-e, will partner with SA’s premier fintech incubator subsidiary of RMI, Alphacode to support SA’s top Fintech’s on their path to scale This collaboration will initially see five of SA’s highest-profile fintech companies investing two years scaling up using... 

Innovative lubrication system supplied by SKF and Lincoln Lubrication is eight times faster!

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / A seamless bearing lubrication solution from SKF, in partnership with Lincoln Lubrication South Africa, has helped to significantly speed up the production line for a key OEM customer and leading local trailer manufacturer and supplier. The ability to lubricate only one bearing at a time on the... 

Engen Welgemoed continues to support Alta du Toit Aftercare Centre

10th September 2018 / MEDIA STATEMENT / Engen Welgemoed handed over a cheque for R15 000 to the Alta du Toit Aftercare Centre at the recent “Big Charity Concert”. The Alta du Toit Aftercare Centre provides physical and nursing care to over 200 adults with intellectual disabilities, and ensures that they are developed to reach their... 

Engen Welgemoed continues to support Alta du Toit Aftercare Centre

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