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PiLog the innovative master data quality solutions provider hosts international master data conference

By: Creamer Media Reporter      11th September 2015 Today, everything is about data, alignment to data standards and embracing master data system software solutions. Throughout industry, data systems are generally operating from within a silo structure, offering extremely limited data communication compatibility,” says Dr Salomon de Jager, CEO of... 

Additives reduce asphalt deformation and provide energy savings

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th August 2015 With local road infrastructure gradually deteriorating, most bitumen and asphalt customers are likely to consider products, additives and mixes that could significantly extend the life of roads, says petrochemicals major Sasol. “Road-deterioration challenges could be overcome . . . [using]... 

Additives reduce asphalt deformation and provide energy savings
SASOBIT An asphalt additive that reduces the viscosity and penetration, while increasing the softening point, of bitumen

Bitumen reactor to improve penetration grades

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th August 2015 A bitumen reactor – the first of its kind in Africa, and the second of its kind in the world – that can, among other things, modify and enhance bitumen penetration grades for the local roads industry, will be one of the key products highlighted at this year’s Conference on Asphalt Pavements for... 

Bitumen reactor to  improve penetration grades
MITIGATION ACTION The introduction of the bitumen reactor forms part of SprayPave’s measures to mitigate challenges such as the supply of different grades of bitumen

Conference to home in on industry stakeholders delivering quality, value

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th August 2015 The 2015 Conference on Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa’s (Capsa’s) theme of technology delivering quality and value is intended to demonstrate the industry’s willingness to strive for value creation for all stakeholders through the delivery of excellence and quality, says event organiser... 

Conference to home in on industry stakeholders delivering quality, value
KEY INTEREST About 500 delegates, 30 sponsors and 50 exhibitors are expected to attend the conference, which has also attracted international interest

Geosynthetic reinforcements ensure cost benefits, improve asphalt life

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th August 2015 Engineering solutions provider Maccaferri will highlight the cost benefits of its wide geosynthetics range of Geogrid products at this year’s Conference on Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa (Capsa), as well as significantly increase its presence in the road infrastructure and construction... 

Geosynthetic reinforcements ensure cost benefits,  improve asphalt life
CORE REINFORCEMENT Maccaferri’s geogrids can improve asphalt life and reduce asphalt thickness

Institute advocates new asphalt pavement tech directions, trends

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th August 2015 South African research institute the Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) aims to endorse new technological directions in the asphalt sector and to promote alignment with international pavement technology trends at this year’s Conference on Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa... 

National asphalt investment in innovation brings advantages

     7th August 2015 A strong belief that a competitive edge must come from innovation has seen Southern African asphalt supplier National Asphalt invest in research and development to the advantage of the African construction, building, infrastructure and mining industries. National Asphalt has made broad strides in... 

National asphalt investment in innovation brings advantages

Road seal testing research to be highlighted at conference

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th August 2015 Engineering, management and specialist technical services firm Aurecon will present two key technical papers on the characterisation of road seals materials at the 2015 Conference on Asphalt Pavements for Southern Africa (Capsa), which will be held at Sun City, in the North West, from August 16... 

Road seal testing research to be highlighted at conference
Photo by Bloomberg
RESEARCH DRIVE Aurecon’s papers will include a discussion on rheological and viscoelastic properties of bitumen binders and aggregate stone

Sustainability driving alternative technologies

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th August 2015 Industry’s drive towards sustainability and innovation is the impetus behind the use of recycled asphalt materials, and implementing new and alternative initiatives in asphalt technologies and applications in the road construction and rehabilitation sector, says multidisciplinary engineering... 

Sustainability driving  alternative technologies
REQUEST INCREASE The use of steel slag as an asphalt aggregate, modified bitumen binders and warm-mix asphalt technologies are generating additional interest from industry

Technology to increase testing accuracy, enhance road quality

By: Mia Breytenbach     7th August 2015 To assist the civil engineering and roads industry in attaining accurate asphalt testing results to provide quality roads, Pretoria-based laboratory equipment supplier Reliance Laboratory Equipment aims to provide the latest technology in the testing of asphalt. “South Africa should be the... 

Technology to increase testing accuracy, enhance road quality
VERSATILE ABILITY The Corelok measures the gravity of asphalt

Tosas

     7th August 2015 Established in 1972 as a joint venture between petrochemicals majors Sasol and Total, bituminous products manufacturer, supplier and applicator Tosas has been supplying high-quality bituminous products across Southern Africa for more than four decades. The company specialises in the modification... 

Tosas

Aerosud Aviation prepares for new opportunities, challenges

     5th September 2014 Aerosud’s flagship company Aerosud Aviation has come a long way since 2000, when the company’s diversification into commercial aviation as a manufacturer and supplier of parts and accessories to Boeing and Airbus started in earnest. The company succeeded in winning its initial contract with... 

Aerosud Aviation prepares for new opportunities, challenges

Aerosud programme aimed at empowering lower-paid employees

     5th September 2014 Aerosud programme aimed at empowering lower-paid employees To quality as a broad-based black economic empowered (BBBEE) company in terms of the BBBEE Amendment Act, 2013, Aerosud is placing the focus on putting suitable mechanisms in place to enable its lower-paid employees to share in its... 

Aerosud programme aimed at empowering lower-paid employees

Aerosud restructured for greater growth

     5th September 2014 Aerosud, South Africa’s leading aeromechanical parts manufacturer, has restructured its operations as part of a strategy aimed at ensuring continued strong growth. The restructure, put into effect in June, is directed at strategically positioning and financially beefing up Aerosud Aviation – the... 

Aerosud restructured for greater growth

Giving industry air

     15th August 2014 Giving Industry Air To those who use it, compressed air is a vital cog in their business. Whether in a factory, a hospital, a mine or any other environment, no matter how much compressed air is used, it’s always a critical commodity. “And that’s why our customers need, and get from us, a... 

Giving industry air

Goscor Power Products powering on

     15th August 2014 Goscor Power Products (GPP) has built an enviable reputation across a wide range of sectors, including construction, agriculture, mining and general industry where it distributes world-class products including pumps, generators, welders, firefighters, engines, rammers, rollers and compactors from... 

Goscor Power Products powering on

Hi-Reach on a high

     15th August 2014 When it comes to Mobile Elevating Work Platforms (MEWPs) there is little doubt about the professionalism and expertise of Goscor Hi-Reach MD George Landsberg and his team. “Since inception, our goal has been to be the preferred supplier of MEWPs in Southern Africa and we have come a long way in... 

Hi-Reach on a high

Lift Truck’s star continues to shine

     15th August 2014 The current brightest star in the Goscor Group is Goscor Lift Truck Company (GLTC). Distributors of Crown, Doosan, Bendi and Hubtex equipment, GLTC are one of the fastest-growing warehouse materials handling companies in Southern Africa. GLTC MD Darryl Shafto says that the most important factor... 

Lift Truck’s star continues to shine

One tough animal

By: Creamer Media Reporter      15th August 2014 The most recent equipment supplier to join the Goscor pack is Bobcat, the iconic provider of compact equipment for construction, rental, landscaping, agriculture, grounds maintenance, government, utility, industrial and mining markets. The Bobcat range includes skid-steer loaders, compact track... 

One tough animal

Passion and excellence – the 30-year success mix

     15th August 2014 “Passion and excellence are an unbeatable mix in the character of an organisation,” says Goscor CEO Neil Wilson. “These are the ingredients that have made us successful for the past 30 years and, I have no doubt, will do so for the next 30 years and more.” The Goscor Group philosophy is  to... 

Passion and excellence – the 30-year success mix
Photo by Goscor
Neil Wilson

Perfecting the rental business

     15th August 2014 The rental business – particularly in the capital equipment market – is not an easy one. Yet, this is an area where the Goscor group has excelled. Both subsidiaries and specialist rental companies, Goscor Rental (GR), which focuses on warehouse materials handling equipment, and Goscor Access... 

Perfecting the rental business

The total cleaning solution

     15th August 2014 Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) provides quality industrial cleaning equipment and solutions to suit a wide range of customers across a multitude of applications and boasts the leading brands in the industry including Tennant, Elgin, Ghibli, Guzzler, Vactor, Green Machines, Maer, and Delfin.... 

The total cleaning solution

Powertech perfectly placed for growth in Africa

     16th May 2014 Powertech, a 100% owned subsidiary of the JSE-listed Altron group, comprising Altron TMT (amalgamation of Altech and Bytes) and Altron Power (Powertech), over the years, adjusted and reviewed operational processes to accommodate market conditions, all of which have produced positive end-results... 

Powertech perfectly placed for growth in Africa

Welcome to the future 

     7th February 2014 In today’s environment, one has expectations that consulting engineers will be environmentally aware, at the cutting edge of technology and have the expertise to present the facts with an air of authority, based on sound research methodology. International engineering and project management... 

Welcome to the future
Royal HaskoningDHV

High efficiency waste heat recovery Q-Box system launched in South Africa

     17th January 2014 Q-Power South Africa has introduced an advanced energy saving system for industrial boilers, the Q-Box system, to the local market. The company, which was appointed the sole local distributors for the system by Holland-based Q-Power in mid-2013, claims that the internationally proven system... 

High efficiency waste heat recovery Q-Box system launched in South Africa
Photo by Q Power
Q-Boxes installed on either side of the exhaust stack in a fertilizer factory. This clearly shows how the Q-Boxes isolate the flue gas from the medium requiring heating (contained in the piping behind the stack), thereby preventing contamination in the event of a failure. Protection against contamination is further assured by the fact that the Q-Pipes in the Q-Box batteries are isolated from each other

Company proves force to be reckoned with, locally and abroad

     8th November 2013 Specialist valve manufacturer Gunric Valves, which celebrates 25 years in business this year, has broken new ground in many industries and markets – both in South Africa and globally – owing to its designs. Based in Robertville, Florida, on the West Rand, the company has made rapid advances since... 

Company proves force to be reckoned with, locally and abroad
Photo by Duane Daws
SOURCE OF STRENGTH Gunric Valves has made rapid advances since inception, mainly on the strength of a triple eccentric metal seated butterfly valve it developed in-house

Designer behind the success story

     8th November 2013 All credit for industrial valve manufacturer, supplier and exporter Gunric Valves’ valve designs goes to joint MD Gunter Schmikal, who is all at once the company’s chief executive, designer and research and development department. 

Flagship product known the world over

     8th November 2013 Many would-be exporters must have envied Gunric Valves for the speed with which it gained acceptance in the world market when it entered it in 1995 offering its own home-grown version of a triple eccentric metal seated butterfly valve, says joint MD Gunter Schmikal. 

Strongly committed to community projects, staff advancement

By: Tracy Hancock     8th November 2013 From Day One of its existence Gunric Valves has gone out of its way to make life a little easier for the less fortunate people living in the vicinity of its plant. When it set up business in Ophirton, south of Johannesburg’s city centre, it promptly began helping the homeless people living on the... 

Where there is a future, there is cement

By: sue charlton     1st November 2013 Clinker producer Sephaku Cement reports that the first of its new cement projects, in Delmas, Mpumalanga, will open in January 2014. Sephaku Cement was established in 2006 after its founding shareholder, Sephaku Holdings, secured limestone resources and injected the initial seed capital required... 

Where there is a future, there is cement
DELMAS PLANT Kendal power station is only 35 km from Delmas, thereby reducing the transportation costs of the raw material required to produce the cement

A leading producer of welded structural tube and pipe to world class quality standards

     12th July 2013 Operating from its magnificent 98,500 sq metre facilities in Boksburg, Macsteel Tube and Pipe has expanded its diverse manufacturing capabilities over the past 35 years to become one of the leading tube and pipe producers on the African continent. Additional value added offerings include on-site... 

Leading distributor and processor of application specific steels

     12th July 2013 Macsteel VRN is the leading supplier and processor of speciality carbon plate, which includes wear and impact resistant, high strength, pressure vessel and marine grades of steel. In addition, Macsteel VRN is a significant supplier of stainless steel and various aluminium products. 

Major distributor and processor of precision metal flanges

     12th July 2013 Located in Roodekop, Germiston, Macsteel Flanges is a leading manufacturer and importer of metal flanges in Southern Africa. Equipped with one of the most advanced and sophisticated flange manufacturing plants, it produces pipe flanges to the highest tolerances and international standards.... 

Manufacturing, adding value and distributing the highest quality speciality steels

     12th July 2013 Macsteel Special Steels is Southern Africa’s leading distributor and processor of engineering steels. Located in Dunswart Boksburg, Macsteel Special Steels’ operates as the crucial link between steel producers and consumers of high grade special steels , satisfying their requirements for... 

Niche focussed business suppling a comprehensive range of fluid control systems

     12th July 2013 Macsteel Fluid Control is a key niche focussed business which operates throughout various industry sectors. It supplies a comprehensive range of valves, actuators, liquid level gauges, filter systems, valve interlock systems and a full range of steam products including traps, strainers and... 

Optimising the value in the steel supply chain to unsurpassed levels of excellence

     12th July 2013 With a proud history spanning more than 100 years and operating in 28 countries worldwide from more than 96 sites, the Macsteel Group has expanded and developed into one of the world’s leading independent steel service centres, incorporating extensive metals trading and distribution activities,... 

Optimising the value in the steel supply chain to unsurpassed levels of excellence

Precision processing of coils and flat sheets to the highest international standards

     12th July 2013 Situated in Wadeville Germiston, and operating from a modern 40,000 sqm factory, Macsteel Coil Processing is one of the leading coil and flat sheet processing facilities in Southern Africa. Equipped with ISO SABS 9001:2008 certification and VDA6 quality accreditation, Macsteel Coil Processing’s... 

Reinforcing Africa’s future: Manufacturing, distributing and installing reinforced steel

     12th July 2013 Macsteel Reinforcing primarily supplies reinforcing steel and provides allied value added services to the construction sector. A strong management team with vast experience and technical knowledge enhances all aspects of the business including the on-site management and installation of its... 

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