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Dart valves, samplers enhance mineral processing plant efficiency

     10th November 2017 Boksburg-based slurry equipment manufacturer eDART’s dual valves and poppet samplers continue to offer high-quality level control at South African miner Northam Platinum’s Booysendal plant near Lydenburg, Mpumalanga. eDART slurry valves director Richard Rule says when Booysendal was originally... 

ISO Bearings

     10th November 2017 Boksburg-based bearings supplier ISO Bearings is the South African importer and distributor of the ISO and LYC bearings brands and ancillary equipment. The company’s product portfolio offers solutions for the mining, agriculture, general engineering, earthmoving, food processing,  railways and... 

SAVA Welcomes Plasticomp As Latest Smme Member To Join The Association

     28th September 2017 Plasticomp cc has become the latest SMME to join the Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA). According to SAVA Chief Executive Officer, Delanie Bezuidenhout, Plasticomp has successfully satisfied the criteria for membership and has been accredited as a member and signatory to the... 

SA landmine detection pioneer in big US defence contract

     20th April 2017 In a breakthrough for South African military exports to the US and allied countries, Boksburg-based DCD Protected Mobility is contracted to provide more than 20 of its unique Husky 2G landmine detection vehicles to the US Department of Defence. According to Cornelius Grundling, general manager of... 

Zimbabwe academy uses local machines to build campus

By: Victor Moolman     7th April 2017 Independent school for boys and girls Knowstics Academy, in Manicaland, Zimbabwe, bought three block production machines in June last year from machine manufacturer Hydraform, in Boksburg, South Africa to start construction on new premises that will have separate buildings for boys and girls. 

Rail engineering breakthrough from DCD Rolling Stock

     28th October 2016 Having become the first rolling stock company in the southern hemisphere to pioneer its own fabricated lightweight, cost-competitive locomotive bogie, South Africa-based DCD Rolling Stock is now also extending its technology into wagon and passenger coach bogies aimed at the global market.... 

Integrated Pump Technology Acquires The Elgi Compressed Air Agency

     24th October 2016 Specialist submersible and vacuum pump supplier, Integrated Pump Technology has recently acquired the exclusive agency and distribution rights for ELGi Equipments Ltd, India’s largest manufacturer of air compressors and associated equipment. Based in Coimbatore, ELGi was founded in 1960 and is... 

Emperors Palace launches rooftop solar PV plant 

     22nd June 2016 Emperors Palace, in Boksburg, Gauteng is underway with construction of one of the largest rooftop solar photovoltaic plants in South Africa. Completion of the rooftop plant is set for August this year. Mia Breytenbach tells us more. 

Equipment supplier strengthens bonds with German companies 

By: Simon Sonnekus     17th June 2016 The continued quality of German products has allowed Boksburg-based capital equipment and consumables provider Elquip Solutions to thrive in a challenging local market. According to Elquip Solutions MD Mike Cronin, the resounding quality of the German-made electrical, automation and mechanical... 

A.B.E. Polyurea Protection For Two New Concrete Parking Decks

     18th May 2016 A.B.E. Construction Chemicals' VIP Polyurea coatings have been applied as waterproofing to commercial property parking decks in the Free State and KZN. A.B.E. - part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group - holds an exclusive agreement with Voelkel  Industrie Produkte (VIP) in Germany for the local... 

Robust Faggiolati Submersible Pumps Added To Integrated Pump Technology Offering

     11th March 2016 Growing urbanisation in Africa has resulted in massive infrastructure development and this, according to Integrated Pump Technology, has resulted in an increased demand for robust submersible drainage and wastewater pumps. The company recently extended its product offering with the inclusion of... 

Overseas market proves lucrative for steel cladding

By: Dylan Slater     26th February 2016 The market acceptance and demand for vitreous enamel steel cladding Vitraclad is proving more popular overseas than locally, says Boksburg-based manufacturer Vitrex.  

Equipment provider amasses solutions for steel

     26th February 2016 Boksburg-based capital equipment and consumables provider Elquip Solutions provides a range of steel-related products, and products for coil processing and fabrication industries, which it sources from leading brands in the international market.  

Cycloidal drive propulsion commissioned to power local tugboats

By: Dylan Slater     22nd January 2016 Drive components and systems company Voith’s cycloidal drive marine propulsion system, the Voith Schneider propeller, was chosen to power State-owned freight logistics company Transnet National Ports Authority’s (TPNA’s) new fleet of tugboats, currently under construction as part of the 9 Tug... 

Wide Range Of A.B.E. Products For New Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital

     4th December 2015 A.b.e. Construction Chemicals is supplying a wide variety of products for the construction of the new Nelson Mandela Children's Hospital, now under construction by Group Five in Parktown, Johannesburg. A.b.e. -  part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group - is providing both flooring and concrete... 

Brewing by-product put to good use

By: Bruce Montiea     13th November 2015 While most breweries dispose of any waste produced through their brewing processes by selling it to livestock farmers – or buying their own livestock to feed their waste to – Boksburg-based brewery Just Brewing Company donates its waste to a local park and petting zoo, which use it as feed for... 

ID Logistics South Africa

     23rd October 2015 ID Logistics South Africa, the local branch of the French contract logistics group, offers end-to-end logistics services, including primary transportation, warehousing and secondary distribution for customers in the retail, fast-moving consumer goods, fragrance and cosmetics, fashion, high-tech... 

SKF’s shaft alignment tool enables key customer to extend service capabilities

     14th October 2015 SKF South Africa’s key customer, armature winder specialist, Mokse Engineering Enterprises, was so impressed with the capabilities of the TKSA 11 shaft alignment tool that they had no hesitation in purchasing the SKF TKSA 51 to enable them to handle larger machines. Shaft misalignment is one of... 

Vitrex Goes The Extra Mile To Clad Arabian Totems

     11th June 2015 In an order calling for extensive custom-design and -production, Vitrex - South Africa's leading producer of enamel steel products for architectural applications - supplied the vitreous enamel steel panels and associated brackets for three new towering totems erected outside the King Abdullah... 

Manufacturer looking to open plant in South Africa

By: Pimani Baloyi     8th May 2015 Chinese pipes and valves manufacturer Youfumi Valve and Pipe (Youfumi), which will showcase its products to the Southern African market at the 2015 South Africa Industrial and Technology Fair (Indutec), tells Engineering News that plans to investigate the viability of opening a manufacturing... 

Chemicals personnel undergo skills training

By: Dylan Slater     20th March 2015 Chemicals production staff from chemicals company a.b.e. Construction Chemicals recently underwent a 12-month training programme, provided by the Institute for Quality Education Training and Development, to further their skills sets, the company tells Engineering News. 

Twenty submersible slurry pumps supplied to copper mine

     20th March 2015 Boksburg-based pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology has supplied 20 Bravo 900 submersible slurry pumps and 20 M20 control panels to copper company Kamoto Copper Company, a subsidiary of Katanga Mining in the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC). “These heavy duty electrical submersible slurry... 

Nigerian Contract One Of Bitcon’s Biggest Export Orders

     4th March 2015 Bitcon Industries, leading producer of fire doors in South Africa, has secured one of the biggest export orders to sub-Saharan Africa the company has landed in its 48 year history. Bob Vollmer, director of Boksburg-based Bitcon Industries, says the company is providing all the fire doors,... 

A.B.E. Products For Several New Botswana Building Projects

     3rd March 2015 a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has supplied - and is still providing  - waterproofing and ancillary products for several major new developments in Botswana. a.b.e., which has operations in both Boksburg and Durban, is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. The company recently supplied products... 

AMSA furnace downcomer replaced in 14 days

     27th February 2015 Fabrication, refurbishment and engineered solutions provider DCD Venco helped prevent further delays on the Blast Furnace N5 Reline Project at steel giant ArcelorMittal South Africa’s (AMSA’s) Newcastle Works facility in KwaZulu-Natal, in August last year, after it remanufactured a new 45-m-long,... 

Customer Hand-over of First Chicago Pneumatic High-Pressure Mobile Compressors to Reach South African Shores

     5th February 2015 Chicago Pneumatic together with authorised dealer Retrofit Compressed Air Services, recently handed over the first two CPS 950-10 compressors to specialist compressed air and pneumatic equipment hire company, Thembeka Air. The powerful diesel compressors are ideally suited to abrasive blasting... 

Pumps supplier invests R20m in new facility

By: Ilan Solomons     3rd October 2014 Newly established Boksburg-based pumps supplier Integrated Pump Technology has spent more than R20-million to build, stock and equip its new facility in the new Touchdown Industrial Park, near OR Tambo International Airport, in Gauteng. The company has ambitious plans to make significant inroads... 

Chicago Pneumatic’s high-pressure compressors make their debut in South Africa

     23rd September 2014 South Africa has received its first delivery of two CPS 950-10 portable compressors from Chicago Pneumatic as the company expands its growth strategy in the country. The two high-pressure diesel compressors will be put straight into action for abrasive blasting applications in the Gauteng,... 

No Ghosting To Haunt The Tutor On White Enamel Steel Writing Boards

     15th September 2014 The absence  of ‘ghosting’ on Vitrex white enamel steel writing boards was a decisive factor in the company being chosen as the preferred supplier of new writing boards for the Tshwane University of Technology Arcadia Campus. Cristian Cottino, Sales and Marketing Director of Boksburg-based... 

German pigment used in shopping centre roads

     20th June 2014 Concrete roads – coloured black with a Bayferrox inorganic pigment imported from Germany-based iron oxide pigments manufacturer Lanxess – were selected above asphalt or other alternative road surfaces for the extensive road network in the new R220-million major Sunward Lifestyle Centre shopping... 

Name Changes For Two Popular A.B.E. Products

     5th March 2014 a.b.e. Construction Chemicals has announced name changes for two of its popular plaster enhancing products. Boksburg-based a.b.e. is part of the Chryso Southern Africa Group. 

Pro Auto Rubber

     14th February 2014 Gauteng-based Pro Auto Rubber, which was established in 1995 to mainly service the automotive industry, has grown into a large company specialising in rubber extrusions, mouldings, flocking profiles, coextruded rubber profiles, rubber and seal kits for various makes of vehicles, rubber grommets,... 

Survey finds 70% of Gauteng residents satisfied with govt service delivery  

By: Natalie Greve     25th October 2013 Despite a recent spate of violent service delivery protests, a survey of 16 729 respondents in the Gauteng region has indicated that, with a few exceptions – most notably in Westonaria – over 70% of surveyed residents are “satisfied or very satisfied” with publicly provided dwellings, water... 

Augusta Steel

     16th August 2013 Augusta Steel, a Uni-Span Holdings group company based in Boksburg, on Gauteng’s East Rand, processes and supplies various types of steel products. Established in 1993 as Augusta Profiles, it was restructured in 2011 and evolved into what is now Augusta Steel. The company, which has been black... 

Vital Engineering & Angus McLeod

     9th August 2013 Vital Engineering & Angus McLeod is a diversified engineering company specialising in the manufacturer of steel and fibreglass gratings, stair treads, pressed floors and safety handrails. Its product range includes bitumen-dipped, galvanised and mild steel. Other grades of materials, such as... 

Company Announcement: Atlas Copco Construction Technique will Showcase Construction Equipment in its ‘Natural Habitat’ @ Bauma Africa 2013

By: Creamer Media Reporter      22nd May 2013 Atlas Copco South Africa will showcase their newly formed Construction Technique business area in Southern Africa to the construction and rental oriented audiences at the first Bauma exhibition to take place on African soil, in September 2013 in Johannesburg 

Company Announcement: Rustenburg Platinum Mines Orders 20 off Discharge Hopper Wagons from DCD Rolling Stock

By: Creamer Media Reporter      5th April 2013 Anglo American Platinum’s Rustenburg Platinum Mines has placed an order with DCD Rolling Stock for 20 off new side discharge hopper wagons that will be used to transport platinum ore from the mine’s various shafts to the processing plant 

Turbines for DRC hydropower project being made in Boksburg 

By: Joanne Taylor     2nd November 2012 Two companies have teamed up to design, manufacture and deliver ten hydropower turbines to Randgold Resources, in Kibali, Democratic Republic of Congo 

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