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Vision Automation

21st September 2018 Vision Automation, specialists in automation control with over 50 years combined experience in programmable logic controller (PLC), instrumentation and control design projects, is the exclusive supplier of Unitronics’ all-in-one PLC+HMI equipment in Southern Africa. The Unitronics field-proven... 

Vision Automation 

6th September 2018 Vision Automation, specialists in automation control with over 50 years combined experience in programmable logic controller (PLC), instrumentation and control design projects, is the exclusive supplier of Unitronics’ all-in-one PLC+HMI equipment in Southern Africa. 

Safety valves manufacturer invests in growth, celebrates 200 years

18th May 2018 European safety valves manufacturer Leser celebrates its 200th anniversary this year, with the share of its profits last year spent on the development of its facilities amounting to €35.3-million. Leser’s service and products in South Africa are offered through its sole local distributor,... 

Steel manufacturer manages processing upgrades despite hostile industry

2nd March 2018 Despite the plethora of difficulties facing the steel industry, steel tubing and profiling manufacturer Augusta Steel has invested in processing line upgrades to improve its offerings. Augusta Steel says the local steel industry has been made to compete with cheap imports, rising production and... 

Online-Electrical, EM partnership is a ‘win-win’ for customers

8th February 2018 Electrical supply company Online-Electrical is a proud distributor of the comprehensive product range of ElectroMechanica (EM), which comprises high-end industrial electrical products, motor control switchgear, and electronic automation products. Online-Electrical MD Joey Gaskell comments that... 

High-performance doors from Maxiflex seal the deal for a comfortable, safe and productive work environment

30th January 2018 Following the installation by Maxiflex of thirteen high-performance doors for a company based in Boksburg on Johannesburg’s East Rand, the customer reports extreme satisfaction with the units stating that production is up and employees are pleased that their work areas are sealed off, preventing... 

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,... 

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