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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... 

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... 

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.... 

Relationships matter most

5th July 2013 If passion is one of the most commonly used words by Pilot Crushtec International CEO Sandro Scherf, then director of sales Graham Kleinhans’s use of the word relationships has to run a close second when discussing the today, tomorrow and long-term future of Pilot Crushtec International. From the... 

Building for the future

5th July 2013 Twenty-three years ago, a father and son team set up in business to manufacture stone crushing equipment for the local crushing and screening industry. What happened between then and now is living proof that entrepreneurship can literally move mountains as the East Rand-based company, which began... 

Building for the future

World-class service provided by people who care

5th July 2013 Right from the start, service has been the cornerstone on which Pilot Crushtec International’s success has been founded. Its ability to deliver world class customer support throughout Africa as well as farther afield has done much to cement the relationships it values so highly. The company has... 

Tough African conditions

5th July 2013 Crushing & screening equipment supplier Pilot Crushtec International sees the African market as crucial to its future, and has a dedicated sales team of seven to service the continent. While African markets are mostly supported from Johannesburg, the company has a dealer in Namibia – Rex Quip –... 

Pilot the brand

5th July 2013 Crushing & screening equipment supplier Pilot Crushtec International has enjoyed an enviable reputation for delivering robust and reliable machinery backed by exceptional levels of service and support. The fact that it has gone out of its way to provide the local and export industries with... 

Downstream energy services division significant and growing 

By: Yolandi Booyens     7th December 2012 Water treatment and processing company Nalco Africa, the joint venture between Nalco, an Ecolab Company (NYSE: ECL) and Protea Chemicals, a division of the Omnia group (JSE: OMN), has a growing presence in servicing the need of the downstream energy industry across the Southern African region and... 

Company achieves key objectives, positive about the future

By: Anine Kilian     7th December 2012 Infrastructure and development group Aveng’s Engineering & Projects Company (Aveng E+PC) has made progress on two key objectives this year: being awarded preferred bidder status on two renewable-energy projects in round two of the Department of Energy’s (DoE’s) Renewable Energy Independent Power... 

Key projects advancing

By: Anine Kilian     7th December 2012 Aveng Engineering & Projects Company (E+PC), a subsidiary of the infrastructure and development company Aveng Group, continued work on three significant projects this year – the recapitalisation of the Ndola Lime plant, in Zambia; the additional coal processing facility at the Exxaro Grootegeluk... 

Division focuses on diversification, skills a challenge

By: Anine Kilian     7th December 2012 The operations division of Aveng Engineering & Projects (Aveng E+PC), an Aveng Group company, will focus on diversifying its portfolio of projects in 2013. Aveng E+PC plant operations executive Boikanyo Mazibuko states that two of the three contracts the division is currently managing are coal... 

Nalco contributing towards global sustainability 

By: Yolandi Booyens     7th December 2012 NYSE-listed Ecolab, of which water treatment and process improvement company Nalco is a subsidiary, has been listed on the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index and Forbes Magazine's list of The World's Most Innovative Companies for the second consecutive year. Ecolab ranks thirty-first out of 100... 

The OMNIA Group – the secure choice

By: sue charlton     7th December 2012 “The OMNIA Group is diversified with specialised solutions to the mining, agricultural and chemicals markets, while at the same time creating customer wealth by leveraging knowledge. The group, which has always had roots in the fertiliser and agricultural sector, turns 60 in 2013 and prides... 

Division expands dust control offering

By: Yolandi Booyens     7th December 2012 Water, energy and air solutions specialist Nalco Africa, the joint venture between Nalco, an Ecolab Company (NYSE-listed) and Protea Chemicals, a division of the JSE-listed Omnia group, started intensifying its offering of dust control solutions to the Southern African market this year and... 

Spraying products, systems meet range of mining, mineral processing applications

By: Julian Kraft     7th September 2012 Mines and metal and mineral processing plants are among the largest users of industrial spraying products supplied by Monitor Engineering.  

International principal of local industrial spraying products distributor celebrates 75 years in business

By: Julian Kraft     7th September 2012 Spraying Systems Co, the US-based supplier of industrial spray technology, celebrates its seventy-fifth anniversary this year.  

SA manufacturer weathers global economic storm

By: Janice Healing     4th May 2012 Continued turmoil in the global economy has led to the demise of many businesses, but a commitment to succeed, diversification and a strategic restructure have seen South African manufacturer Hi-Tech Elements emerge stronger to celebrate its twentieth anniversary this year. 

Provider offers improved security solutions

By: Joanne Taylor     9th December 2011 The acquisition by electronic security equipment distributor Elvey Security Technologies of closed-circuit television (CCTV) equipment distributor Pentagon Distribution, in March this year, has enabled both parties to offer customers better solutions, says Elvey Security Technologies CEO Jack Edery. 

Hydraulic, pneumatic equipment supplier expands product range

By: Joanne Taylor     9th December 2011 Over the last decade, pneumatic and hydraulic equipment supplier Ernest Lowe has become one of the largest local manufacturers and reconditioners of hydraulic cylinders in Southern Africa, says CEO Mark Tarboton. 

Specialist supplies gearboxes for iron-ore mine

By: Joanne Taylor     9th December 2011 Gear motor specialist Bauer South Africa will soon complete a contract to supply 12 mainline gearboxes for conveyor drives to iron-ore miner African Minerals’ Tonkolili project in Sierra Leone. 

Sealing products supplier expands offering

By: Joanne Taylor     9th December 2011 Fluid sealing products supplier ABES Technoseal has added clutches and ignition products to increase its product basket to existing customers, says CEO David Allman. 

Company targets telecoms sector for growth

By: Joanne Taylor     9th December 2011 Radio and telecommunications company Global Communications, which is part of JSE-listed Hudaco Industries, is rolling out the Kenwood NexEdge Communication solution and sees bright prospects for the near future, says divisional director Errol Baker. 

Diesel engine importer a top earner for group

By: Joanne Taylor     9th December 2011 One of industrial distributor Hudaco’s largest earnings contributors, engine supplier Deutz Dieselpower (DDP), has a turnover of about R300-million a year, and carries stock of more than 24 000 line items, which represents around five months worth of trading and a service availability rate of... 

Provider offers energy-saving solutions

By: Joanne Taylor     9th December 2011 Motor control solutions provider Varispeed is at the forefront of ensuring that its customers achieve greater energy savings, says GM Rolf Lung.  

Supplier has expanded since acquisition

By: Joanne Taylor     9th December 2011 Industrial consumables supplier Astore Africa has been able to expand its operations since industrial distributor Hudaco Industries acquired it in 2008, says Astore Africa MD Cindy Dixon. 

Supplier aims to continue improving BEE scorecard

By: Joanne Taylor     9th December 2011 Belting and hose supplier Belting Supply Services (BSS), a subsidiary of industrial products distributor Hudaco, is constantly striving to improve its black economic-empowerment (BEE) scorecard, says CEO Piet Swanepoel. 

Division achieves 50% growth in less than a decade

By: Joanne Taylor     9th December 2011 Despite the decline in the size of the marine industry, industrial power tools distributor Rutherford has experienced 50% growth in less than a decade, largely owing to the popularity of its Makita power tools brand. 

Distribution company has opportunistic growth strategy

By: Joanne Taylor     9th December 2011 JSE-listed industrial products distributor Hudaco Industries continues to generate cash and remains in a healthy financial position, which enables it to pursue its acquisitive growth strategy. 

Flagship subsidiary experiences exceptional growth

By: Joanne Taylor     9th December 2011 Industrial products distributor Hudaco’s flagship subsidiary bearings and power transmission supplier, Bearings International, is on a growth path and has moved to new, bigger premises. 

Bright export future for electrical company

By: Joanne Taylor     9th December 2011 Powermite, a division of JSE-listed Hudaco Industries, has a dedicated focus on the industrial and mining sectors and sees a bright future for its export potential to South Africa's neighbouring countries, CEO Mike Allnut says. 

Firm serious about training, skills development

By: Sinette Goosen     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. 

Eqstra’s distributorships division makes a comeback

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

JSE-listed firm exploring opportunities for integration between divisions

25th November 2011 Diversified leasing, industrial, construction and mining equipment importer and distributor Eqstra Holdings reports it is continuously exploring opportunities for integration between its different divisions and, where possible, exploiting the opportunities to create additional value. 

Passenger and commercial vehicles division excels with value-added services

By: Sinette Goosen     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

By: Sinette Goosen     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... 

Division offers new articulated truck range

25th November 2011 JSE-listed capital equipment and leasing firm Eqstra’s construction and mining equipment distributorships (CMED) division is now offering the newest range from mining and construction equipment producer Terex. 

Industrial equipment division committed to helping EC schools

25th November 2011 Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), a division of JSE-listed Eqstra Holdings, visited schools in the Eastern Cape, in October, as part of the group’s ongoing commitment to support the educational needs of technical and agricultural educational institutions, as well as the feeder schools from... 

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