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Corporate Profiles

Growth strategy pivots on projects

By: Jacqueline Holman     28th November 2008 The project division of motors, drives and switchgear group Zest is pivotal in supporting the growth strategy of the group by bringing all its products together, says Zest projects director Gary Daines. 

Training to combat skills shortage

By: Jacqueline Holman     28th November 2008 Motors, drives and switchgear group Zest made the decision to invest in training its own personnel in the form of apprentices, engineering technicians and qualified engineers to help combat the shortage of skills in South Africa, says Zest MD Louis Meiring. 

Acquisition provides long-term benefits

By: Jacqueline Holman     28th November 2008 Becoming part of the motors, drives and switchgear group Zest has had a number of advantages and long-term benefits for electrical and instrumentation engineering and contractors EnI, says company MD Richard Miller. 

Company to cut genset delivery times by half

By: Jacqueline Holman     28th November 2008 Cape Town-based subsidiary of motors, drives and switchgear group Zest, IMS Engineering Cape will reduce its generator set (genset) delivery time by at least half, says IMS Cape MD Eugene Coetzee. 

SA's infrastructure build projects create opportunity

By: Jacqueline Holman     28th November 2008 South Africa's investments in projects, such as State-utility Eskom's power stations, and the Gautrain rapid-rail link will continue to offer opportunities and benefits to the electric motor industry, says motors, drives and switchgear group Zest MD Louis Meiring. 

Cable distributor grows within acquisitive group

By: Jacqueline Holman     28th November 2008 Since power cable distributor Industrial Cable Suppliers was acquired by the motors, drives and switchgear group Zest, it has become a more significant player in the cable distribution industry, says company MD Neville Kobrin. 

Fast-track course grows skills capacity

By: Fatima Gabru     21st November 2008 A fast-track programme to increase the skills capacity demand within the steel construction industry, is starting to produce good results, says structural and architectural steel fabricator Tass Engineering MD Tim Tasioulas. 

Fact-finding mission to China proves fruitful

By: Fatima Gabru     21st November 2008 A two-week fact-finding mission to China organised by the export promotions division of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), the South African International Steel Fabricators (ISF), was conducted to investigate the facilities and capabilities of its Chinese counterparts. 

Training programme necessitates expansion

By: Fatima Gabru     21st November 2008 Demand for the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC)/DSE training programme necessitated the expansion of the school’s premises, says DSE Structural Engineers & Contractors marketing manager Gary Jones. 

New machinery makes company globally competitive 

By: Fatima Gabru     21st November 2008 New equipment installed at diversified construction company Tubular Holdings is helping the company become globally competitive, says Tubular Holdings MD Tony Trindade 

Light steel frame building an attractive construction alternative 

21st November 2008 A division of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), the South African Light Steel Frame Building Association (Sasfa) reports that light frame steel building (LSFB) is a construction method that has become integrated into the the local construction industry over the past... 

Construction charter boosts SA steel construction industry

21st November 2008 The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) states that the soon-to-be-implemented Construction Sector Charter (CSC), will be a boost to the local steel construction industry. 

South African steel construction exports maintain strong position

21st November 2008 Contrary to market rumours, South Africa has been competitive in the global steel export arena for some time, says South African International Steel Fabricators’ (ISF), the export division of the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC), director Neels van Niekerk. 

Demand high for light-gauge steel trusses

21st November 2008 Light-gauge steel roof trusses division of Mitek Industries, Ultra-Span, GM Richard Bailey says the company expects truss sales in excess of R50-million, which represents about 20% of the company’s yearly turnover. 

Steel awards recognises quality entries

21st November 2008 Overall winner and winner of the tubular category, sponsored by the Association of Steel Tube and Pipe Manufacturers of South Africa, was the Maponya Mall, the first upmarket megashopping mall in Soweto. 

Multidecade boom on the cards for world construction industry 

By: Fatima Gabru     21st November 2008 Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) executive director Dr Hennie de Clercq says that the world construction industry is in the early part of a multidecade boom. 

The Bearing Man Group - Offering a dynamic and professional technical engineering solution

By: Creamer Media Reporter      7th November 2008 The Bearing Man Group (BMG) - previously known as Bearing Man - recently announced its rebranding and new look group logo at the Johannesburg-based Electra Mining Exhibition in September this year. Originally founded as a bearings supplier, BMG has grown substantially and today, bearings... 

Busiest freeways in southern hemisphere

26th September 2008 Gauteng has some of the busiest freeways in the southern hemisphere. More than 400 km long, they serve 1,4-million people who travel 40-million vehicle kilometres and spend 600 000 person hours a day on the road. 

Transformation with growth – developing engineering and construction resources for the future

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th September 2008 Fluor has integrated its South African growth strategy with its programme to transform the local company in line with the Government’s 2007 Broad-Based Black Economic-Empowerment (BBBEE) Codes of Good Practice. Rated through 2007 as a level 5 contributor to BBBEE, the company is targeting... 

Safety: Fluor’s nonnegotiable cornerstone for business

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th September 2008 Recognised as one of the safest contractors in the world, Fluor ranks safety at the top of the list of its corporate values. The company’s South African operations have also been recognised by clients as a leader in project and construction safety, having managed and executed more than... 

TRS Staffing Solutions and Craft Corp – extending the global resource net

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th September 2008 Sourcing experienced engineering professionals, project execution and craft labour in local and global markets is key to being able to deliver projects safely, within budget and on time. 

Affiliated Companies

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th September 2008 Afritool-Rent, a division of Fluor South Africa, provides construction equipment and support services to construction projects undertaken in the region. 

Fluor Mining & Metals expands local capacity

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th September 2008 Recently appointed GM for Mining & Metals Jeremy Connell, provided an insight into past and current regional projects, and talked about some of Fluor’s goals for the future. 

Power Capability

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th September 2008 Fluor offers EPCM services to the electrical power generation sector, and through its 50:50 joint-venture company with Eskom, Trans-Africa Projects (TAP), to the power transmission and distribution sector. 

Investing for growth in Southern Africa

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th September 2008 With a presence in South Africa dating back to 1960, global engineering, procurement, construction, maintenance and project management services company, Fluor Corporation, has begun a strategic initiative in its investment in capacity and skills in the region. 

Certification scheme gains momentum 

12th September 2008 The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) Welding Fabricator Certification Scheme is rapidly gaining momentum following a positive response from a wide range of fabricators countrywide says SAIW executive director Jim Guild. 

Engineering services provider receives ISO certification

By: Jacqueline Holman     12th September 2008 Integrated engineering services provider Lesedi Nuclear Services has been awarded the prestigious International Organisation for Standardisation (ISO) 3834 - 2 welding and fabrication certification by the Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW). 

Local and crossborder welding inspector training on the increase

12th September 2008 The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) is training more welding inspectors than ever before says SAIW training manager Etienne Nell. 

South Africa and Nigeria to train oil, gas workers

12th September 2008 The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) and its Nigerian counterpart have signed an agreement that will see the SAIW support Nigeria in reaching local content targets in fabrication and construction in the oil and gas industry through the training and certification of welders, technology... 

New welding centre of excellence to grow skills

12th September 2008 A centre of excellence for welding is being planned for the University of Pretoria by the newly appointed Department of Materials Science and Metallurgical Engineering head Professor Madeleine du Toit. 

Welding skills develop to combat skills shortage

By: Jacqueline Holman     12th September 2008 The Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) is developing skills of welders and welding practitioners across South Africa to combat the severe skills shortage in the country says SAIW president and University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) chemical and metallurgical engineering Professor... 

New-build structural steel fabrication spells opportunities for welding industry

12th September 2008 The Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) says one of the priorities of the South African steel construction industry is to ensure that the structural steel for the power stations, to be built in South Africa over the next few years, is fabricated locally. 

Tank container manufacturer wins SAIW gold medal

By: Jacqueline Holman     12th September 2008 At a Southern African Institute of Welding (SAIW) gala dinner in July 2008, SAIW executive director Jim Guild awarded road and intermodel tank containers manufacturers GRW Engineering the institute’s highest award, the Gold Medal for 2008. 

Industry Sector reorganization provides benefits to Siemens’ Customers

By: Laura Tyrer     25th July 2008 The reorganisation of manufacturing giant Siemens' Industry sector will make the Industrial Divisions faster, more flexible, and less complex. It will also improve interaction with the organisation's customers through more direct and transparent communication and interaction.  

Technology firm doubles volume, expectations high in 2008

By: Shannon de Ryhove     25th July 2008 Technology firm Siemens has doubled its project intake volume over the past two years and the balance sheet looks extremely positive, Siemens Southern Africa cluster CEO Sigi Proebstl tells Engineering News. 

Powering Africa’s energy revolution

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     25th July 2008 The global shift from fossil-generated electricity, to renewable energies, has taken the energy sector by storm. Energy solutions provider, Siemens Southern Africa says that global demand for renewable solutions is twice as high as current capacity can produce. 

Working the healthcare continuum

By: Laura Tyrer     25th July 2008 Within the technology-driven healthcare industry, which seeks to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of healthcare, while at the same time driving down the costs of medical care, healthcare solutions provider Siemens is focusing its attention on the continuum of care, from prevention of... 

Covering the entire IT service chain from a single source

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     25th July 2008 Since global conglomerate Siemens opened the first Data Processing Division in South Africa in 1971, the company has consistently grown its information technology (IT) competence, where today it plays an important role in increasing the total offering that Siemens Southern Africa can present to... 

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