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BI partners with OVK to offer its Agri-Smart solution to farmers

13th February 2019 Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) is extending its footprint in the agricultural industry by partnering with OVK of Ladybrand. The partnership will see BI’s products and services for the sector available at the co-operative’s 57 branches countrywide. The partnership is the culmination... 

Fuel price increases led to decline in new-car sales, says Strobel

By: Thabi Madiba     8th February 2019 Bearings and power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) customer offer marketing manager Victor Strobel says fuel price increases have affected new-car sales, which slid from 47 478 units sold in November 2018 to 39 984 units in December 2018. Subsequently, many people... 

BI assists sugar industry with essential maintenance in ‘off-crop’ season

31st January 2019 Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) assists its sugar-industry clients with essential maintenance and equipment upgrades of sugar mills, especially in ‘off-crop’ season. BI has been supplying industrial power transmission products to the sugar industry for the past 60 years. An area of... 

Company focused on agriculture

By: Cameron Mackay     25th January 2019 The agricultural sector is set to become a significant focal point for leading bearings and power transmission product distributor Bearings International (BI) in 2019, as it expands its portfolio of agricultural application products in the first quarter of this year. “There are a few product... 

New BI Sales and Marketing Director to focus on growth and service

23rd January 2019 As part of its ongoing strategy to promote sustainable growth and increase its value proposition to its broad customer base across a range of industries, leading supplier Bearings International (BI) has appointed Conrad Muller as Sales and Marketing Director, effective from November 2018. Muller... 

BI, Gondolier collaborate on Jonnesway toolbox for farmers

22nd January 2019 Such is the relationship between leading distributor Bearings International (BI) and Gondolier, importer of Jonnesway Professional Tools, that the two companies have collaborated on a toolbox aimed at the specific requirements of the agricultural industry. This comprehensive toolbox, containing... 

BI offers fit-for-purpose chain solution for cement producers

21st August 2018 Leading supplier BI has supplied a large order of KÖBO chains to cement producers in the North West and the Western Cape. This consisted of bucket elevator, coal reclaimer, and hot pan conveyor chain. In total, BI supplied 80 m of coal reclaimer chain, 93 m of bucket elevator chain, 90 m of... 

BI unveils Agri-Smart integrated solutions for farmers at NAMPO 2018

22nd May 2018 Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) showcase the latest design of its agricultural hub bearings at NAMPO 2018. In addition, it launched a bearing hub for planters, and displayed its full product range for the agricultural industry under its new Agri-Smart banner. Agri-Smart allows BI to... 

Bauer from BI drives innovation in the food and beverage industry

4th May 2018 The AsepticDrive™ from Bauer Gear Motor, distributed locally by Bearings International (BI), is an asynchronous motor with a basic design that does away with a fan and cooling ribs. As a result, its entirely smooth outer casing makes it ideal for the strict hygiene requirements of the food and... 

BI to showcase latest agricultural hub bearings at NAMPO 2018

11th April 2018 Bearings International (BI) will showcase the latest design of its agricultural hub bearings at NAMPO 2018. In addition, it will also launch a new bearing hub for planters, and display its full product range for the agricultural industry. The leading supplier offers its agricultural customers a... 

Company and distribution partner provide largest range of tools in S. Africa

By: Victor Moolman     6th April 2018 Owing to its well-established relationship with its loyal distribution partners and distribution network in Southern Africa, a large range of about 5 200 individual line items of hand tools from professional tools manufacturer Jonnesway are being used in Southern Africa, says Carel Venter, the... 

Bauer drives cater for strict hygiene in the food and beverage industry

1st March 2018 Bearings International (BI) distributes the full range of Bauer gear drives to cater for the diverse hygiene requirements of the food and beverage industry. From standard cast-iron, epoxy coated surfaces to complete stainless-steel units, Bauer Gear Motor provide drive solutions for a range of... 

Renewed accreditations ensure highest customer service at BI

16th January 2018 A slew of renewed accreditations not only means that Bearings International (BI) continues to offer products and services of the highest quality, but that issues such as customer service and traceability are improved constantly. The renewed accreditations are ISO 9001-2015, ISO 14001-2015, ISO... 

Total plug-and-play solution for condition monitoring of equipment

20th November 2017 A multi-channel, complete plug-and-play solution for condition monitoring of equipment is available from FAG, distributed locally by leading supplier Bearings International (BI). The FAG SmartQB is a ready-to-use, preconfigured condition monitoring system for electric motors, fans, compressors,... 

Local bearings company experiences growth in food production sector

10th November 2017 Local bearings distributor Bearings International (BI) has experienced rapid growth in the food production industry. The company says food production security is important, especially given how harsh and dynamic an environment the South African agricultural industry operates in at present.... 

BI offers mounted, unmounted bearings and housings from KML

13th September 2017 KML Bearings, distributed locally by leading supplier Bearings International (BI), offers a range of mounted and unmounted bearings and bearing housings. In addition, it also has automotive-specific products for the passenger and commercial vehicle sectors. There is even a product range dedicated... 

BI appoints new Human Resources Manager

11th August 2017 Leading distributor Bearings International (BI), a member of the Hudaco Group, has appointed Colleen Daniels as Human Resources Manager at BI Parkhaven, with effect from 2 May 2017. As part of the management team, Daniels will report directly to CEO Burtie Roberts. BI’s main industry focus is the... 

Chains and sprockets for bulk materials handling, cement applications

24th July 2017 Engineered and standard chains, sprockets, and ancillary products such as outboard rollers, scrapers, and carrier pans used in conjunction with chains from leading manufacturer KÖBO are distributed exclusively by leading supplier Bearings International (BI). Target industries are bulk materials... 

Nampo Harvest Day allows company to build relationships

By: Victor Moolman     12th May 2017 Owing to the agriculture market becoming more technologically advanced, bearings supplier Bearings International (BI) says attending the Nampo Harvest Day will allow the company to build the necessary relationships within the sector. 

New alliance increases reach of pneumatic vibrators

By: Victor Moolman     5th May 2017 Through bearings and power transmission distributor Bearings International (BI), pneumatic and electric vibrators manufacturer OLI has released a new range of pneumatically powered centrifugal vibrators to the South African market. 

Distributor emphasises lubricant’s cost benefits

By: Tasneem Bulbulia     28th April 2017 Southern Africa-focused bearings and power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) recently conducted a product focus designed to educate staff on the benefits of using reaming, tapping and drilling lubricant RTD, to strengthen its long-standing supplier-distributor... 

BI receives Certificate for Outstanding Service from Sasol

20th February 2017 Bearings International (BI) has been presented with a Certificate for Outstanding Service and Support from Sasol in recognition of the longstanding business relationship between the two companies. BI supplies its full range to Sasol, from bearings to transmission and consumable products. It was... 

Positive outlook for automotive industry

By: Robyn Wilkinson     10th February 2017 Increased new-car production levels, which include an expected growth in vehicle exports, are likely to drive improvement in South Africa’s automotive industry this year, says industrial equipment supplier Bearings International sales representative Cherry Slater. 

Company expects increased product demand in 2017

By: Kimberley Smuts     10th February 2017 South African bearings and power transmission products distributor Bearings International (BI) predicts another successful year for the Rocol range of products, as a result of increased interest in the lubricant Rocol Reaming, Tapping, Drilling (RTD) range for reaming, tapping and drilling... 

Company aims to be lead supplier

By: Kimberley Smuts     27th January 2017 Industrial equipment supplier Bearings International (BI) will be proactive this year in its aim of offering one of the most comprehensive power transmission product ranges available on the local market, says BI CEO Burtie Roberts. BI business unit head Ross Trevelyan points out that in terms of... 

Comprehensive product range for power transmission drives

15th November 2016 Leading supplier Bearings International (BI) offers one of the most comprehensive power transmission drive product ranges available in the local market. In terms of its extensive product offering for power transmission drives, BI represents a host of agencies, points out product manager Brian... 

Supplier to unveil new brand identity at Nampo 2016

6th May 2016 Bearings supplier Bearings International (BI) will be unveiling its new brand identity to the agricultural sector at this year’s NAMPO (National Maize Producers’ Organisation) Harvest Day expo organised by Grain SA. 

Aluminium three-phase 380V and 525V motors for industrial applications

31st March 2016 The  Bauer range of aluminium three-phase 380V and 525V motors, available locally from leading supplier Bearings International, are ideal for industrial applications such as fans, compressors, pumps, sanding machines, pedestal drilling machines, among other applications. The main benefit of the... 

BI to unveil new brand identity to agricultural sector at NAMPO 2016

22nd March 2016 Bearings International, which has exhibited at every NAMPO Harvest Day ever hosted by Grain SA, will be unveiling its new brand identity to the agricultural sector at this year’s event from 17 to 20 May 2016. With a record 70 000 attendees at the 2015 event, NAMPO Harvest Day is an important... 

Plan under way for service offering extension

By: Dylan Slater     22nd January 2016 Germiston-based bearings and power transmission company Bearings International (BI) is extending its in-house skills development to offer clients total solutions.  

Improved split roller bearing design may assist in reducing maintenance costs

6th November 2015 Split roller bearings, designed specifically for proactive maintenance requirements, may assist with the industry-wide trend of companies reducing their maintenance budgets and staff to cut costs, says specialist bearings manufacturer Cooper Bearings product manager for Southern Africa Matthew... 

Flat economy, lack of projects necessitating focus shift

By: Mia Breytenbach     22nd May 2015 Southern Africa bearings and power transmission products distributor Bearings International is focusing on replacement markets to sell its drive products to potential and existing customers, owing to the current stagnant gearbox, or, drive industry amid the flat local economy. Bearings... 

VSD unit showcases energy efficiency

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 Southern Africa bearings and power transmission products distributor Bearings International will highlight a variable-speed drive (VSD) and motor demonstration unit at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day to showcase the company’s energy efficiency drive components for agricultural irrigation systems.... 

Bearings International Supplies Premium Brand Products & Services to RSA Harbours

19th March 2015 Bearings International is a solutions provider of premium brand products and value added services to meet various cargo-handling applications at seven of South Africa’s harbours. “Bearings International is positioned as a solutions partner due to our ability to offer customers a complete... 

Food-safe metal-detectable technology receives trademark

By: Mia Breytenbach     6th March 2015 UK-based lubrication manufacturer Rocol in September 2014 received the trademark for its X-ray and metal-detectable Detex technology, applied to its food grade products to offer an additional layer of protection against foreign-object contamination. “This is a significant step forward for the... 

Bearings International Takes Customer Service to the Top!

5th March 2015 Bearings International’s recent investment in two new hi-reach forklifts extends and streamlines the company’s warehouse capabilities for enhanced service delivery to customers. The 5000m2 warehouse at the company’s Boksburg headquarters makes use of drive-through pallet racking system. “Our... 

Heavy-duty mechanical drive solutions with Dodge motorised torque arms from Bearings International

26th February 2015 Bearings International, part of the Hudaco group of companies and a leading distributor of premium bearings and power-transmission products and equipment to Southern African industry, supplies the Dodge range of motorised torque arms.   The MTA mechanical drive range provides a heavy-duty... 

Heavy-duty bearing cuts machine downtime

By: David Oliveira     7th November 2014 Imported bearings and transmission products supplier Bearings International (BI) supplied the Link-Belt 5000 series bearing to a reputable Gauteng-based brick manufacturer, in September. BI Link-Belt product manager Lucas Pretorius notes that there were frequent bearing failures, including... 

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