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Press Office - National Asphalt

National Asphalt

National Asphalt is a leading supplier of Asphalt in the South African market.

With its innovate edge it is well positioned to offer a range of products including:

·         Hot Mix Asphalt
·         Use of Reclaimed Asphalt (RA)
·         Warm Mix
·         Cold Mix


Dynapac quality secures Eastern Cape local municipality tender for distributor, Universal Equipment

     6th April 2017 Dynapac distributor in Eastern Cape Province, Universal Equipment, was awarded the tender for the supply of two Dynapac CA510 Soil Rollers with compaction meter technology, to Lukhanji Local Municipality in Queenstown. Universal Equipment Managing Director, Riaan Claassen, attributes the... 

World’s most powerful demolition hammer from Bosch

     27th March 2017 The world’s most powerful electric breaker has been launched by Bosch for demolition work in concrete, stone, or asphalt. The Bosch GSH 27 VC Professional has an impact energy of 69 joules, with an average material removal rate of 3.2 tons an hour, a 50% increase over the previous model. Another... 

Time to stop digging trenches manually

     7th March 2017 With the advent of trenching machines nearly seventy years ago, Ditch Witch the inventors, revolutionized the industry and put paid to manual trenching throughout most of the world. Yet in South Africa the chain gang still prevails with manual labour used to painstakingly dig our trenches and... 

Sport ground lightning protection from touch and step potentials

     27th February 2017 The Rio Olympics 2016 serve as a reminder that sporting events can gather thousands of unsuspecting people from all walks of life together into one big space – an open sport field. Statistics show that the highest frequency (45%) of South African lightning strikes occur in open areas, including... 

New cleaning solution launched into Southern African markets

By: David Oliveira     24th February 2017 Goscor Cleaning Equipment (GCE) launched its latest cleaning equipment solution – the GM1ze zero-emission refuse picker from German environment-friendly cleaning equipment manufacturer Green Machines International – at its Johannesburg facilities earlier this month. GCE MD Greg Venter noted... 

Product testing facility construction to be completed this year

By: Kimberley Smuts     17th February 2017 The construction of Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa’s (Redisa’s) Product Testing Institute (PTI), which started last year, is expected to be completed in the second quarter. 

Further disruptions to Johannesburg traffic as another M1 lane closes

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     14th February 2017 Commuters in Johannesburg must once again prepare for further traffic setbacks, as the Johannesburg Roads Agency (JRA) will, from February 16, close one of the four southbound lanes of the double decker bridge. This lane closure, which forms part of the JRA’s overall rehabilitation programme for... 

Atlas Copco plans to divest its road construction equipment business

     9th February 2017 The Board of Directors of Atlas Copco AB has decided to divest the Road Construction Equipment division.  The reason for the planned divestment is that the division does not have the economies of scale to become number one or two in this market segment. With the divestment, Atlas Copco aims to... 

Johannesburg commuters in for more backlogs on M1

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     30th January 2017 Johannesburg commuters frequenting the double-decker bridge section on the M1 should prepare for more disruptions between February 4 and 18, as two of the four northbound lanes will be closed during off-peak hours, the Johannesburg Road Agency (JRA) said on Monday. During peak hour traffic, this... 

Sun City to Boshoek road resurfacing project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     27th January 2017 The project involves the resurfacing of 40.6 km of road between Sun City and Boshoek. 

Wacker Neuson provides equipment to build Pump Track for Pretoria school.

     26th January 2017 Pump Tracks are a worldwide phenomenon that allow cyclists of all levels and ages to experience the thrill of truly sportive bicycle riding in a relatively small area, and in so doing promote whole-family and community involvement in healthy exercise and leisure activities. They typically... 

Dragflow Announces Four New Contracts For Custom Dredgers

     12th January 2017 The last quarter of the 2016 has been a busy time for DRAGFLOW technical and manufacturing teams as we received four important orders for custom-made dredgers. In the first place. A contract for five (5) dredgers, model DRH300E23 has won  for sand and gravel extraction in Middle East. The... 

CSIR investigates road applications for waste materials

By: Nadine James     25th November 2016 The Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)  has been researching the use of alternative materials, including waste by-products, in road construction to reduce costs, enhance engineering properties and ensure the sustainability of the environment. CSIR Built Environment Transport... 

Company targets major construction contracts

By: Kimberley Smuts     11th November 2016 Construction, civils and housing company Motheo Construction Group is upgrading the on- and off-ramps at the Engen Blockhouse on the R59, in Vereeniging, which is scheduled for completion in January. Having started in September, the project comprises earthworks that mainly consist of the... 

Minister Peters inaugurates new SA–Botswana bridge

By: Anine Kilian     7th November 2016 The opening of the R78.5-million Swartkopfontein road and bridge linking South Africa and Botswana was officiated by Transport Minister Dipuo Peters on Monday. Speaking at the launch, Peters noted that the project had created 51 full-time jobs over the 23-month contract period and that labour was... 

Wheel loaders from Wacker Neuson: Equipped for every area of application

     4th November 2016 Wacker Neuson continues to expand its wheel loader product range. With three new models, Wacker Neuson is expanding its wheel loader product range for Bauma. All machines are particularly characterized by off-road capability, durability and simple operation. Whether contractors, in gardening and... 

Okavango River bridge project, Botswana

By: Sheila Barradas     4th November 2016 The project involves the construction of a bridge across the Okavango river, including about 3 km of road and associated stormwater drainage works. 

Goldfields Logistics awards Goscor Cleaning Equipment a five-year rental contract

     10th October 2016 Goldfields Logistics, a transport, warehousing, logistics, and distribution specialist, recently awarded Goscor Cleaning Equipment a five-year rental contract.   As a provider of warehousing solutions for a leading producer of synthetic paraffin waxes, Goldfields Logistics required a larger... 

Geotextiles designed for road construction and maintenance needs

     7th October 2016 Geosynthetic products manufacturer Fibertex South Africa has designed a new range of geotextiles that can be used in civil engineering, mining and road construction, and maintenance projects. Fibertex export sales manager Chris Powell points out that the range includes the Fibertex AM-2, which is... 

Talisman Hire Kya Sand wins an Atlas Copco RTEX breaker!

     29th September 2016 On 14 September 2016 Atlas Copco Construction Technique handed over a RTEX handheld pneumatic breaker to Dries Fouché and Shaun Sirchia, franchise owners of Talisman Hire in Kya Sand, Johannesburg, which they won in a lucky draw during the Talisman Suppliers Day held in August 2016. The... 

Upgraded Kyalami receives key Grade 2 motor racing certification

By: Irma Venter     23rd September 2016 Kyalami’s 4.522 km Grand Prix circuit has been certified by the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA) as a Grade 2 race track, following an extensive refurbishment process that started in May last year. Kyalami is the only motor-racing facility in Africa with such accreditation, says... 

CompComm halts Much Asphalt merger

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     13th September 2016 The Competition Commission has prohibited an intermediate merger where construction products supplier Much Asphalt intends acquiring five fixed asphalt plants from Roadspan Surfaces, stating that the merger is likely to prevent or lessen competition in the markets for the supply of asphalt... 

Kyalami Grand Prix Circuit restoration project, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     9th September 2016 Kyalami’s 4.522 km Grand Prix circuit has been certified by the Federation International de l’Automobile as a Grade 2 race track. 

New-look Kyalami certified by FIA for 'any racing, except Formula One'

By: Irma Venter     6th September 2016 Kyalami’s 4.522 km Grand Prix circuit has been certified by the Federation International de l’Automobile (FIA) as a Grade 2 race track, following an extensive refurbishment process that started in May last year. Kyalami is the only motor-racing facility in Africa with such accreditation, says... 

Opportunities for bitumen producers increased in Africa

     2nd September 2016 With there being various commitments to improve infrastructure made by African countries, bitumen producers will be assured of significant work in future, says oil industry company Royal Dutch Shell. According to figures stated in the Roads and Highways overview compiled by international... 

Manufacturer hires external company for machine cleaning

     26th August 2016 Multinational Voith Industrial Services has supplied a team of 40 employees to take over the machine cleaning responsibilities at the headquarters of compaction technology and manufacturer Bomag, in Boppard, Germany. 

Sanral provides R30m funding to Stellenbosch programme

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     22nd August 2016 The South African National Roads Agency Limited (Sanral) on Monday endowed Stellenbosch University with R30-million for its Sanral Chair in Pavement Engineering research fund. Established in 2001, the Sanral research chair is an academic programme committed to the development of human capital and... 

Excellence in Asphalt Production

     18th August 2016 More than manufacturing and supplying equipment’s, it´s key to present technical solutions for each application, and currently there are an extensive portfolio of products and solutions for a wide range of applications in construction, maintenance and rehabilitation of asphalt pavements. In each... 

Portuguese firm awarded contract to rehabilitate 75 km Malawi road

By: Marcel Chimwala     12th August 2016 The Malawi Roads Authority (MRA) has contracted Portuguese company Mota-Engil to rehabilitate the 75 km Liwonde–Mangochi road. The African Development Bank (AfDB) is funding the project, which is being implemented as part of the multinational Nacala Road Corridor Development Project (NRCDP),... 

Remediation of waste tyres reduces carbon emissions

By: Kimberley Smuts     12th August 2016 The Recycling and Economic Development Initiative of South Africa (Redisa) has adopted several tactics to remediate waste tyres and, ultimately, reduce carbon emissions. This includes processing waste tyres using pyrolysis, crumbing and controlled burning in cement kilns. From January last year... 

Ras Tanura asphalt facility expansion, Saudi Arabia

By: Sheila Barradas     5th August 2016 The project involves the expansion of the asphalt production facilities at the Ras Tanura refinery. 

DEHN Africa safeguards golf estates from lightning and surges

     1st August 2016 Golf courses usually extend over large areas and include facilities such as clubhouses, caddy sheds, change rooms, halfway houses, shelters, golf cart parking lots and widespread irrigation and sprinkler systems that ensure the quality of the greens. They are also often located in areas where low... 

Husky hits snag in efforts to contain Saskatchewan oil spill

By: Bloomberg     25th July 2016 Husky Energy Inc. is running into difficulty containing and cleaning up a 1 570-bl oil pipeline spill that entered the North Saskatchewan River in Canada this week, after rising water levels compromised its initial plan to capture the release. The company responded Thursday morning when a sheen... 

Nenskra hydroelectric project, Georgia

By: Sheila Barradas     15th July 2016 Nenskra will have an installed capacity of 280 MW. 

Loop 202 South Mountain Freeway project, US

By: Sheila Barradas     24th June 2016 The project is the first freeway project procured under Arizona’s public–private partnership statute, and the Arizona Department of Transportation's first design, build and maintain project. 

Emphasis on environment and workplace safety

By: Sebastian Whyle     3rd June 2016 As the combustion equipment industry becomes more aware of the effects it has on the environment and workers, greater emphasis is being placed on the efficiency and safety of boilers and burners in industrial applications.  

Atlas Copco Road Construction Equipment appoints new equipment & aftermarket dealer

     24th May 2016 Dynapac Road Construction Equipment, a division of Atlas Copco Construction Technique, brings its product and service solutions offering closer to customers around the country through the appointment of MB Plant SA (Pty) Ltd as its official equipment and aftermarket dealer. Quality products and... 

Continuous Improvements In The Mix

     3rd May 2016 Comar Plant Design & Manufacturing is currently commissioning Actop Asphalt’s second continuous mix plant. The plant, with its high 120 tph continuous mix capacity, is also capable of handling 40% recycled asphalt (RA). “This is a significant development for both Actop Asphalt and B&E... 

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