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Materials Handling News

Loaders supplied to beef producer

24th August 2001 Supplier of beef and related products in South Africa Karan Beef has purchased three 963 EG series Bobcat loaders from distributors, Bobcat South Africa, a division of Consolidated Rock Machinery. 

Data interchange creates value

24th August 2001 Local company Collaborative Xchange provides South African supply-chain communities with the ability to interchange information across disparate information technology systems, allowing visibility of the supply-chain as a whole. 

'Intelligent' conveyor for pharmaceutical firm

24th August 2001 Conveyor component and sub-system manufacturer, Interroll South Africa has completed delivery with a partner for the supply of ‘intelligent’ conveyors for leading pharmaceutical company International Health Care Distribution. 

Local expansion

24th August 2001 Manufacturers and suppliers of belt conveyor components and equipment, Continental Meco has expanded its local operations to spearhead a drive into Sub-Saharan markets and diversify into different industry sectors. 

New projects elevate materials-handling

By: Joanne Delaurentis     24th August 2001 The South African materials-handling sector has been experiencing sustained improvements over the last 18 months, says South African Institute of Materials-Handling (SAIMH) national chairperson Mike Baker. 

Gap between real and virtual remains

By: Joanne Delaurentis     24th August 2001 The merging of real business processes and the opportunities posed by technology to business are the challenges faced by companies in South Africa at present, says immediate past president of the Southern African Roundtable of the Council of Logistics Management Mike Johnston. 

No end to logistics' tumultuous growth

By: Joanne Delaurentis     24th August 2001 Experiencing exuberant growth, the South African logistics industry is in a state of chaos at present, says Industrial Logistic Systems MD Martin Bailey. 

Dutch conveyor now in SA

By: Joanne Delaurentis     24th August 2001 Materials-handling company Bateman has been granted a licence by Netherlands Dunlop-Enerka Becker to design, supply and market the Enerka-Becker conveyor it was announced at the Beltcon conference in Randburg, Gauteng earlier this month. 

New cash-and-carry stores open

24th August 2001 Building company Cashbuild has added five new stores to their existing supply chain and more are in the pipeline. The most recent was opened in Meadowlands, Gauteng, in June this year. 

South African first for software company

By: Joanne Delaurentis     24th August 2001 In a South African first, software development company Opsi Systems has set up a completely automatic remote vehicle routing and scheduling system to be used for the deliveries of Pick ‘n Pay’s home shopping orders, company director David Lubinsky tells Engineering News. 

Firm partners with parent on Turkish contract

By: Joanne Delaurentis     24th August 2001 The contract for the design, manufacture and delivery of the R205-million materials-handling portion of the Iskenderum powerstation in Turkey has led to project management firms Koch SA and Koch Germany working together for the first time under one roof, contract manager Des Hein tells the... 

SA/Belgian joint venture concluded

By: Joanne Delaurentis     24th August 2001 Southern Africa’s Beacon Dawes Crane Hire, part of the JSE-listed logistics company Super group, has concluded a joint venture agreement with the Belgium firm Sarens group. 

Namibia's gamma ray telescope nears the end

20th July 2001 Construction on the four gammaray telescopes near Gamsberg, in Namibia, is nearing completion. 

Malawi buys SA graders

29th June 2001 Engineering equipment supplier Barloworld Equipment has struck a deal to sell 30 graders to the Malawi government at a cost of $5-million, or about R40-million. 

Siberia, where sales turnover could double yearly, says Day

By: System Author     24th November 2000 Barloworld 

R10,4-million distribution centre finished

By: System Author     10th November 2000 Warehousing & storage 

Racking and shelving installation completed 

By: System Author     10th November 2000 Warehousing & storage 

Racks, shelves and pallets installed

By: System Author     10th November 2000 Warehousing & storage 

R17m equipment deal for smelter

By: System Author     3rd November 2000 The last delivery of a R17,5-million equipment deal to Billiton’s Bayside aluminium smelter, in Richards Bay, has been completed by Barloworld Handling. 

Innovative air-belt conveyor system

By: System Author     27th October 2000 Sugar refiner Tongaat-Hulett contracted Hoksas & Craven, along with Cargill & Associates, to carry out the design, manufacture and installation of an air-belt conveyor system to replace the existing conventional system at its refinery in Durban. 

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 


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. 


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 

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