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Materials Handling News

IT to improve cement-producer logistics

By: System Author     20th October 2000 The first phase of Kwazulu-Natal cement manufacturing and distribution company NPC Eagle Cement’s R13-million information technology business management system changeover project will be completed by the end of the year. 

Rocky road to the New Economy

By: System Author     25th August 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Bulk-handling companies feeling the pinch

By: System Author     25th August 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Lightweight materials – low weight is their strength

By: System Author     12th May 2000 Developments to Watch 

Opinion

By: System Author     31st March 2000 Editorial 

Materials for the new millennium

By: System Author     17th March 2000 Developments to Watch 

New levy implemented will cost sector up to R14bn a year

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

New forklift halves handling time

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Materials-handling and logistics 

R2m conveyor contract completed

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Materials-handling and logistics 

SA company beats global competition

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Materials-handling and logistics 

Shopping around for improved logistics

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Multimillion-rand contract is a logical progression for local firm

By: System Author     11th February 2000 Materials-handling and logistics 

Business as usual as Mozal goes on-line

By: System Author     10th December 1999 Mozal 

Cement firm details R200m Saldanha project

By: System Author     12th November 1999 The R200-million project to build, commission and integrate a materials-handling and slag-milling facility in Saldanha, Western Cape, by cement manufacturer PPC Cement, was completed last month. 

Spirotech

By: System Author     22nd October 1999 Factory 

Material gain in universal gasket

By: System Author     17th September 1999 Seals, Gaskets & Sealing Mechanisms 

Material slump in handling sector piles up

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Materials-handling & logistics 

Big projects lift company’s prospects

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Materials-handling and logistics 

South African companies do not give logistics its logical due

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Materials-handling & logistics 

Trucking-logistics company formed

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Materials-handling and logistics 

New player breezes in and ruffles feathers

By: System Author     27th August 1999 Materials-handling and logistics 

South Africa winning a bucket of exports

By: System Author     23rd April 1999 As much as 75% of dragline bucket pro- duction at the new Caterpillar Boksburg, Gauteng, manufacturing facility is expected to be exported to Australia and the US this year. This was announced at the official opening of the new facility this month. The new factory follows Caterpillar’s... 

Final dust-control contract completed

By: System Author     26th February 1999 THE second and final dust-control contract for the Greater Johannesburg Metropolitan Council’s multimillion-rand ‘Jo-Gro’ compost-production project at Olifantsfontein, south of the city, has been completed by Air Cleaning Equipment of Springs. Worth a total of R2,3-million, the... 

New accreditation body raises its head

By: System Author     12th February 1999 In order to comply with the South African Qualifications Authority (SAQA) Act, which states that no single body can provide accreditation and education, the South African Institute of Materials-Handling (SAIMH) has established the Centre for Logistics Excellence which will be the accredited... 

Supply-chain management event on the cards

By: System Author     12th February 1999 This year marks the twenty-first year that Sapics, the education society for supply-chain management, (previously known as the South African Production and Inventory Control Society), is holding its yearly conference and exhibition. Since 1976 the conference has been South Africa’s foremost... 

Operations streamlined

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Pressing demands on industry today are streamlining operating procedures, increasing flexibility, controlling inventory, lowering costs and maximising return on investment. Kardex Industrial, a division of The Park Group, provides the solution to achieving these demands through its range of... 

SA aeroconveyor exported to Vietnam

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Bulk solids conveyor company Aeroconveyors is at present involved with contracts totalling R5-million, with one of them being the company’s first export contract which is destined for Vietnam, reports manager Lee Thain. Valued at over R350 000, the contract is for a German company that... 

Critical need conveyed for export focus

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Conveyor manufacturers need to look seriously at the export market if they want to survive in the continually shrinking local market, Conveyor Manufacturers Association (CMA) chairperson Alan Exton tells Engineering News. The main reasons cited for this are the lack of local projects coupled with... 

New centre set to lift training courses

By: System Author     12th February 1999 The South African Qualifications Authority Act of 1996 has resulted in the South African Institute of Materials-Handling splitting and forming the Centre for Logistics Excellence which, under the new law, will be the provider of education while the institute will accredit the courses, explains... 

‘Live’ materials-handling exhibit

By: System Author     12th February 1999 The nuts and bolts are being slotted into place for what is expected to be the largest ‘live’ exhibit of materials-handling and conveyor products ever erected in South Africa. Cost Time Resource’s Brian Rogers has been appointed project co-ordinator of this integrated operation,... 

Contract ends at expanded aluminium plant

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Gauteng company Marathon Materials Handling (MMH) completed its portion of a R40-million contract for the supply of materials-handling systems for the R2,4-billion Hulett Aluminium Maritzburg plant’s advanced aluminium rolled products expansion in November. The company was subcontracted by... 

Local manufacture of belt-bends soon

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Following an agreement between JCT Conveyor Systems and UK firm Gramac, the South African company will become the first to manufacture belt-bends locally. Until now belt-bends have had to be imported, which resulted in high prices due to the exchange rate. “However, we have now been granted... 

Returnable packaging units

By: System Author     12th February 1999 As the world moves towards global sour- cing and returnable packaging it is vital that companies retain control over their distribution equipment and returnable packaging, and this can be achieved with a system from Johannesburg company Rent-A-Tainer, CEO Len Whittal tells Engineering News. The... 

SA conveyors sent to US

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Local materials-handling company Melco has supplied its innovative design of lightweight, heavy-duty roof-slung conveyor structures for installation in various coal-mines in the US. The design of the Melco-Loc structure is such that it is easy to install and requires no bolts, nuts or special... 

Integrated flow of information

By: System Author     12th February 1999 A multimillion-rand information technology project designed to enable Iscor Speciality Steels (ISS) to achieve world-class operational excellence has begun to bring benefits. “To compete in the world market today requires integrated information, and that is what is being delivered by the... 

Tippler bunker lining installed at ovens

By: System Author     12th February 1999 Low-friction glass Flowtiles have been successfully installed by Group Line Projects in the bunker below tippler number 2 located at Iscor Newcastle’s coke ovens. The motivation for the project was twofold: the concrete structure had been severely eroded, exposing the reinforcing bar and... 

New electric chain hoists

By: System Author     12th February 1999 A new series of elec- tric chain hoists, the Kito ER series, with lifting capacities of between 125 kg and 20 t, has been launched by Bellambie Mining & Industrial. “Features of the new series, which has lower headroom than any previous model, include a newly-designed compact, single... 

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