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German company contributes to student technology contest

23rd September 2005 For the first time in the history of the competition, German-based Festo will be contributing components, valued at over R250 000, to Cyber Junkyard, an inter-tertiary technology contest aimed at exposing tertiary institution students to a real-world project requirement and the products and... 

Machine tool retrofitter only uses German lube systems

23rd September 2005 East Rand machine tool retrofitter Autonumerics Machine Tools installs only German-manufactured Vogel lubrication equipment on the milling machines and lathes that it refurbishes. 

Hammer drills with muscle

23rd September 2005 German power tool manufacturer Metabo has rounded of its range of heavy-duty rotary-hammer drills with the launch of two combination hammers for drilling and demolition applications, and two dedicated demolition hammer drills. 

Firms anticipate future marine projects

By: andrea marais     24th September 2004 South African construction company Concor Holdings is building the new Port of Ngqura in joint venture with Hochtief, Germany’s largest construction contractor, and NEC, a local empowerment grouping. ? 

ERP solution launched this month

By: andrea marais     24th September 2004 German business solutions company SAP is launching a new tool targeting small businesses, called SAP Business One. 

Engineering placements increase by 30%

By: andrea marais     24th September 2004 There has been a 30% increase in engineering placements in 2004 compared to the same period in 2003 reports Deutsche Arbeits Vermittlung (DAV) Professional Placement Group. 

Fund promotes democratic aims

By: andrea marais     24th September 2004 To train municipal managers of medium-sized cities in South Africa as well as in neighbouring countries in Environmental Management Systems (EMS’s) is the main objective of a greener governance workshop series that is funded by the Konrad- Adenauer-Stiftung (KAS). 

Women's golf gets support from automotive firm

24th September 2004 The million-dollar Women’s World Cup of Golf is coming to South Africa in February 2005. A total of 18 nations from across the globe will compete in this international event and Audi is the official vehicle supplier for this star-studded event. 

German metering and dosing pumps prominent in SA

24th September 2004 The internationally-renowned range of Bran+Luebbe metering pumps and systems that have been available to the South African market for more than 35 years continue to prove themselves with quality and performance across a broad section of local industries. 

Software assists car manufacturer's exports

24th September 2004 A Cape Town-based design and Cad modelling company, CAE, focusing on design solutions for the vehicle- and engine-manufacturing markets, recently used the latest in 3D design software from local Pro/Engineer, Automated Reasoning, to assist Volkswagen South Africa (VWSA) to establish the necessary... 

Car manufacturer celebrates ten years of democracy

24th September 2004 In August German car manufacturing company BMW celebrated the ten years of South African democracy.? 

Cape Town scores first outbound German call centre

24th September 2004 Cape Town’s burgeoning contact centre industry has chalked up another high-profile international client, with local company Sales Engine winning a contract to provide telesales services to two State lotteries in Germany. 

Geared motors made to German standards

24th September 2004 The Nord range of geared motors, which is assembled locally by Bearing Man according to stringent international standards (including ISO 9001 specifications), has been designed by German manufacturer Getriebebau Nord to ensure optimum performance of mechanical speed control in any application.? 

Limpopo pupils benefit from German book aid

By: andrea marais     24th September 2004 A possible public-private partnership (PPP) project is being developed by the German Development Service (DED) and a leading book manufacturer.? 

Aggressive marketing drive planned

By: andrea marais     24th September 2004 German engineering conglomerate Siemens is planning to embark on a new business-growth initiative. 

German telecoms giant expands local presence

By: Helene Le Roux     24th September 2004 German telecoms firm T-Systems, a subsidiary of information and communication technology (ICT) giant Deutsche Telekom, is expanding its operations in South Africa. 

Absolute encoders launched at Hannover now in South Africa

By: renay de     31st October 2003 A typical example of a successful partnership between a proudly South African company and German partners can be seen in Countapulse Controls, which was established 20 years ago and is partnered with Hengstler, Leuze Electronic, Pulsotronic, EGE, Secatec, ABP and Deuta Werke. 

Billion-rand investment is paying off

By: renay de     31st October 2003 Over the past three decades, BMW South Africa has evolved from operating as a completely knocked-down vehicle production plant, assembling vehicles with limited customisation possibilities for the local market, to a world-class plant, capable of producing customised cars for customers across the... 

Local German subsidiary clinches licensing deal

By: renay de     31st October 2003 Underground equipment supplier to the mining industry, DBT Africa in October signed an agreement with US company JH Fletcher to manufacture roof bolters locally. 

Automotive industry the success story

By: renay de     31st October 2003 Last year, South Africa exported 108 000 cars, of which 100 000 were from the three German companies with manufacturing plants in South Africa, namely BMW, Daimler Chrysler and Volkswagen. 

IT company says it is a convergence leader

By: renay de     31st October 2003 Nonlisted information communication technology (ICT) solution provider T-Systems has become recognised as a source of innovation, not only in its own field of ICT convergence, but also in areas such as black empowerment, corporate values, skills development and sustainable business models, says... 

A R20-billion investment

By: renay de     31st October 2003 Germany’s investment and trade adds up to the country ranking among the top three investor countries in South Africa. 

This company has come a long way since 1972

By: renay de     31st October 2003 As one of the world’s top three exporting countries, Germany is renowned for being a strong force in the automobile and manufacturing sectors, and has a long tradition of engineering excellence. 

German bearings company celebrates 50 years in SA

31st October 2003 Having long since established itself as one of the leaders in its field, bearings manufacturer FAG is celebrating its fiftieth anniversary in South Africa. 

German-partnered company reports 24% growth for 2002

By: renay de     31st October 2003 The Multotec group, which has served the Southern African and international mining industry for the past 30 years, is made up of six separate business entities and offers quality products catering for a variety of minerals processing applications. 

Transport raises its IQ

By: Helene Le Roux     31st October 2003 Intelligent transportation systems (ITS), which make the movement of people or goods more efficient and economical by providing users with active decision-making tools, are the wave of the future. 

Bilateral trade showing steady growth

By: nkolola halwindi     1st November 2002 Germany is South Africa’s most important partner in Africa, says German embassy economic and commercial department head Joachim Fitza, adding that more than a third of the European country’s exports into Africa are destined for South Africa. 

Renewable energy key to rural electricity supply difficulties

By: nkolola halwindi     1st November 2002 Electricity is often seen as the key to economic growth and social responsibility. However, often there is no power supply – for instance in the rural areas remote from the public grid, especially when the only available power generators are not reliable, while also consuming fuel and... 

New manufacturing facilities lead to increased component production

By: nkolola halwindi     1st November 2002 The largely German-owned Multotec Group, based in Johannesburg, has recorded a significant increase in production and turnover, an achievement mainly associated with the addition of new manufacturing facilities. 

Offset programme ahead of schedule, says submarine consortium partner

By: nkolola halwindi     1st November 2002 In terms of the South African government’s industrial participation (IP) programme, German-owned Ferrostaal – a partner in the German Submarine Consortium (GSC) responsible for the commercial aspects of the contract to buy the submarines – says important parts of the offset... 

Germany a lucrative market for South African companies

By: nkolola halwindi     1st November 2002 Germany as a whole is a lucrative market for South Africa due to its stable economy and has a broad spectrum of middle class and big industries. Leading supplier of raw materials processing technology in Southern Africa Humboldt Wedag South Africa MD Johannes Kottman says Germany is definitely a... 

German safety mark for abrasives producer

1st November 2002 A South African abrasives company has been afforded the right to use a special safety seal after stringent product testing in Germany. 

Auto industry the basis of SA-Germany trade relations

1st November 2002 The strong historical and business links between Germany and South Africa has made for a lucrative love affair. 

R26-million contract completed at Midrand distribution facility

1st November 2002 German firm Siemens Dematic Materials Handling Automation Southern Africa has completed the installation of an about R26-million state-of-the-art warehouse and order-fulfilment system for Vodacom’s new distribution facility in Midrand. 

Auto maker to invest R1,6-billion

1st November 2002 Volkswagen South Africa has opened a new entrance at its Uitenhage Plant that brings it in line with its growing global presence within the Volkswagen Group. 

Crane maker celebrates its 36th birthday

1st November 2002 A leading local manufacturer of overhead cranes and hoists founded by German engineer and entrepreneur Josef Kleiner, Condra is celebrating its thirty-sixth anniversary. 

25% empowerment targeted at dealerships

1st November 2002 Automotive company DaimlerChrysler South Africa (DCSA) is about to embark on a black economic empowerment (BEE) funding initiative that will assist in the acquisition of a 25% black shareholding in local Mercedes-Benz, Chrysler, Jeep, Mitsubishi and Freightliner dealerships within the next three... 

Auto manufacturer receives training and development award

1st November 2002 At a gala function in September, attended by government ministers, dignitaries and business leaders, BMW South Africa MD Ian Robertson accepted the Investors in People accreditation certificate from Labour Minister Membathisi Mdladlana. 

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