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Himoinsa sees demand growth in construction, mining in Africa 

By: Schalk Burger     12th March 2018 Power equipment manufacturer Himoinsa has expanded its local African teams and partners to meet the growing demand for custom-designed power systems and generators in the construction and mining sectors, Himoinsa Europe, Middle East and Africa director Guillermo Elum said on Monday. The demand... 

BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA sees increased international interest, despite economic downturn

By: Dylan Stewart     16th October 2015 Despite the lower-than-expected visitor numbers at this year’s BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, the event’s organisers argue that BAUMA has established itself as the most important trade event in Africa, owing to a significant increase in the percentage of foreign visitors from sub-Saharan Africa, since the... 

Construction and mining markets targeted

By: Dylan Stewart     16th October 2015 “Presenting its products to members from the construction and the mining industries was the focus for steel product manufacturer Scaw Metals at this year’s BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, held at Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 15 to 18,” says company sales and marketing executive head George... 

BAUMA moves to three-year cycle

4th September 2015 Following this year's exhibition, BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA will move to a three-year cycle, meaning the next fair will be held in 2018.  

Retailer’s workwear division uses expo to infiltrate African market

By: Nadine James     4th September 2015 Having heard “rave reviews” about the 2013 bauma Africa exhibition and trade fair, workwear retailer Dickies South Africa decided that this year’s BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA would be the perfect platform to educate and infiltrate the market.  Dickies South Africa marketing manager Celo Buthelezi tells... 

Earthmoving equipment supplier introduces new telematics solution

By: Nadine James     4th September 2015 Local earthmoving equipment supplier Kemach JCB will showcase its LiveLink online monitoring and tracking system, another feature on JCB machines driven by the ‘innovation’ theme that JCB continuously strive for, at this year’s BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA international trade fair, which is taking place... 

Consortium wants another crack at BAUMA CONEXPO

4th September 2015 Having participated in bauma Africa 2013, the leading technology supplier for the precast concrete industry, Progress Group, tells Engineering News it relished the opportunity to register for this year’s event – BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA – to increase the group’s familiarity with local industries and... 

BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA expansion necessitates larger venue

By: Dylan Slater     4th September 2015 Since the first international construction and mining trade fair bauma Africa 2013, the expo has grown significantly and will feature hundreds of exhibitors at this year’s event, reports BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA (BC Expo South Africa) CEO Elaine Crewe. 

Industry body represented at BAUMA CONEXPO

4th September 2015 Industry body the Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers’ Association (Conmesa) will participate at mining and construction trade fair BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015, to be held at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September 15 to 18. 

Construction equipment retailers to showcase new backhoe loader

4th September 2015 Construction equipment retailers Case Construction Equipment will showcase its new 570T backhoe loader at the BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015. 

Industrial equipment distributor launches best-in-class products

By: Nadine James     4th September 2015 Industrial and agricultural equipment supplier and distributor Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), a division of leasing and capital equipment group Eqstra Holdings, will be launching new products and showcasing its comprehensive range of construction and heavy equipment at this year’s BAUMA... 

Manufacturer showcases backhoe, skid-steer loaders

4th September 2015 Construction machinery manufacturer New Holland Construction will spotlight its backhoe and skid steer loaders when it presents a selection of its units at BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015. 

Heavyweight deals expected for BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015

4th September 2015 The second iteration of Africa’s construction machinery, building material machines, mining machines and construction vehicles exhibition BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA promises to have significant economic impacts on the mining and construction sectors of the Southern African Development Community.... 

Heavyweight deal-making expected at BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015

19th August 2015 As the premier trade fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction Vehicles in Africa, BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA’s economic impact on the mining and construction sectors is significant. Taking place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from 15 – 18 September... 

Formwork and scaffolding move to modular

26th June 2015 Formwork has a direct impact on construction project timelines and cost efficiencies. This is according to Elaine Crewe, CEO of BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA, the premier construction and mining event in Africa that will take place from 15-18 September 2015 at the Johannesburg Expo Centre (NASREC). In... 

Improved economic outlook bodes well for construction companies

22nd May 2015 According to the International Monetary Fund (IMF) the economy of the sub-Saharan Africa region is set to grow by 4.5% in 2015, and 5.1% in 2016, which explains the significant infrastructure investment the continent is currently seeing, says Bauma Conexpo Africa CEO Elaine Crewe. “With a... 

Resilient Ghana a gold mine of opportunity

15th April 2015 As one of the more stable countries in West Africa and the second biggest gold producing nation on the continent, Ghana is considered to be a very attractive investment destination. “Boasting significant gold reserves, much of which remains untapped, has led Ghana to be considered one of Africa’s... 

Mining in Botswana

15th April 2015 As an International Trade Fair focused on mining and construction in Africa, particularly within the Southern African Development Community (SADC), the Organizers of BAUMA CONEXPO AFRICA 2015 look on excitedly as the mining industry continues to develop in Botswana. Particularly as bauma Africa... 

Zambia’s double-edged mining taxation sword

15th April 2015 Zambia, one of the major players in mining in the Southern African Development Community, faced a shake-up in views surrounding the implications of a rise in underground mining royalties. As of 1 January 2015, legislation stipulated a rise in underground mining royalties from six to eight per... 

Major players sign up for Bauma Conexpo Africa 2015

11th March 2015 • Barloworld Equipment exhibiting for the first time • Bell Equipment takes up more space • Other big players in the sectors are already signed up • Plans for International Pavilions from nine countries and regions The market for construction and mining machinery in sub-Saharan Africa holds great... 

IFAT Environmental Technology Forum is taking place for the first time in 2015

6th October 2014 • New forum with supporting exhibition in a co-location of Bauma Conexpo Africa • Premiere in Johannesburg from September 15 to 18, 2015 Messe München is expanding its international trade fair network in the environmental technology sector with an additional event in South Africa: The “IFAT... 

Bauma Conexpo Africa to move to a three-year cycle after 2015

28th August 2014 Market-oriented cycle for Africa Bauma Conexpo Africa's organizers respond to industry's wish Africa's largest trade fair for the construction machinery and mining industry celebrated its premiere in 2013. The next Bauma Conexpo Africa takes place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre from September... 

New pneumatic-tyred asphalt roller popular in South African market

By: Ilan Solomons     2nd May 2014 Since launching the Dynapac CP275 pneumatic tyred asphalt roller, construction equipment manufacturer Dynapac, a division of sustainable productivity solutions provider Atlas Copco, says the machine has been well received in the industry. The CP275 was launched in September last year at the... 

Flooring range launched onto local market

By: Pimani Baloyi     11th April 2014 In response to the growing demand for efficient and cost-effective methods of industrial floor preparation and rehabilitation, flooring solutions provider Diamond Products launched its new ranges of floor grinding, polishing and cleaning systems onto the South African market in September last... 

New capital equipment pieces a solid seller, says directors

By: Ilan Solomons     4th April 2014 Specialist in the manufacture, assembly, sales and support of diamond tools and equipment Diamond Products, says that it has noted a significant increase in the sale of its Diamatic range of equipment and vacuum dust control systems since launching these products at the bauma Africa trade fair in... 

Association warns of market stagnation if economy remains weak 

By: Ilan Solomons     4th April 2014 With the construction industry showing signs of slowing down, equipment sales could stagnate in the current climate of an uncertain economy, says industry body Construction and Mining Equipment Suppliers’ Association (Conmesa) chairperson Lawrence Peters. “In 1999, construction and mining... 

New range of concrete pumps to be distributed

By: Mia Breytenbach     21st March 2014 Concrete equipment manufacturer and supplier Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) has secured the contract to locally distribute a range of products, including concrete pumps, from Italy-based concrete technology company Turbosol Pumps. The official distribution contract and partnership were announced... 

Steel distributor to introduce new products 

By: Mia Breytenbach     28th February 2014 Steel distribution and processing company Duferco Distribution Services’ steel sales have increased by about 300% since January last year, as more industries, such as mining, transport, recycling and cement, are expressing interest and buying its Quard and Quend steel, S355 and pressure vessel... 

Moisture measuring – first wireless system for SA concrete industry

By: Mia Breytenbach     14th February 2014 Precast concrete manufacturers and concrete ready-mix supply and delivery companies can control concrete quality and standards with moisture control expert Ludwig Moisture Control’s new microwave moisture-measuring system and wireless Bluetooth transmission system, states concrete equipment... 

Sdlg Gears Up Activities In 2014

9th January 2014 Babcock’s newly appointed General Manager SDLG, Grant Sheppard, says 2014 will herald a new era for the SDLG brand in southern Africa, with a significant investment poised to gear up all activities associated with this value-added range of wheel loaders, graders and vibratory rollers. Babcock has... 

Partnership poised to take advantage of SA’s infrastructure projects

By: Zandile Mavuso     15th November 2013 Amid multimillion-rand infrastructure projects emerging in South Africa, international construction machinery company Imer Group’s timing to partner with concrete machinery distributor Pan Mixers South Africa (PMSA) could not have been more perfect, says Imer Group area sales manager Paolo Molino. 

Construction leaning towards renewable energy projects 

15th November 2013 With renewable energy and resource shortages being a concern for South Africa, most of the country’s top construction projects for 2013 are centred around renewable-energy projects, which will assist in creating jobs in the construction industry. 

New pneumatic and hydraulic machines launched

18th October 2013 The new Caterpillar Cat CW34 pneumatic roller, which performs equally well on granular materials, as well as all types of asphalt mix designs, can be deployed on every compaction phase owing to its high contact pressures – consistently delivering density targets. An eight wheel roller with an... 

Several orders pending for advanced wall-saw range

By: Ilan Solomons     18th October 2013 Professional sawing and drilling contractors have shown significant interest in the new Titan high-frequency wall saw, which is apparent in the several orders pending final financial clearance by companies, diamond tools and equipment manufacturer and supplier Diamond Products director Darryl... 

Local black mining equipment manufacturer hitting export high-spots 

By: Martin Creamer     9th October 2013 South Africa’s 56% black-controlled Aard Mining Equipment is attracting attention internationally as an exporter of locally designed and manufactured South African equipment into the global underground mining market. Aard, which the wholly black-owned Matasis Investment Holdings and Nedbank... 

SSA urged to move away from reliance on resource extraction, exports

By: Leandi Kolver     19th September 2013 It is important for sub-Saharan Africa, as a global growth frontier, to move away from its current economic growth path that relies almost exclusively on resource extraction and exports, towards a more sustainable development path that promotes industrialisation and value addition, Department of... 

Wearcheck, Letaba Dewatering And Meter Systems At Bauma AFRICA

By: Creamer Media Reporter      18th September 2013 As the doors of the inaugural Bauma Africa open at 09h00 on 18 September 2013, three of the seven Set Point Group divisions occupy exhibition space. Bauma Africa, the premier international Trade Fair for Construction Machinery, Building Material Machines, Mining Machines and Construction... 

Inaugural bauma Africa attracts significant German presence

By: David Oliveira     6th September 2013 Never before has a trade fair in Africa experienced such high participation from a German national pavilion and, as a result, the German pavilion at the inaugural bauma Africa is the largest national pavilion Germany has ever had in Southern Africa, says Germany-based tradeshow event organising... 

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