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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.... 

US farm equipment maker looking to Africa for future growth

By: Dylan Slater     28th July 2017 US-based agricultural equipment manufacturer and supplier Agco is directing a large portion of its future growth potential into Africa, specifically South Africa, as a key market going forward.  

Largest standard tractor unveiled to domestic agriculture industry at Nampo

By: Dylan Slater     19th May 2017 The world’s largest standard production tractor, the Fendt 1000 Vario, has this week been launched to the South African market by US agriculture equipment distributor Agco during agriculture trade fair Nampo, held in Bothaville, in the Free State. In addition to the Fendt 1000 Vario, the German... 

Goscor Group to showcase agricultural solutions at NAMPO 2017

     25th April 2017 Industrial equipment supplier the Goscor Group, a part of Industrial Services Holdings (InServe), will have a major presence at Grain SA's NAMPO Harvest Day 2017 from 16 to 19 May near Bothaville in the Free State. Last year the 50th anniversary of the annual four-day event attracted a record 75... 

Commission welcomes Tribunal’s settlement agreement confirmation for Blinkwater

By: Creamer Media Reporter      17th March 2017 The Competition Tribunal has confirmed a R10.1-million price-fixing settlement agreement between Mpumalanga-based maize milling firm Blinkwater Mills and the Competition Commission, to be paid in three instalments within a year. Blinkwater has agreed to pay the fine, representing 5% of its 2007... 

Visit your preferred supplier of choice for gases and welding products at NAMPO 2017

     15th March 2017 Afrox will be featuring a fresh and revamped stand at NAMPO this year to encourage customers to view and experience welding machines and equipment in a dynamic and informative environment. Hinging on the theme of ‘Preferred Supplier of Choice’, Afrox will be pulling out all the stops to... 

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. 

Equipment supplier flexes agricultural muscles at Nampo 2016

     6th May 2016 Industrial equipment supplier Goscor Power Products (GPP) – which has been supplying equipment to the agricultural industry for several years –  will for the first time, showcase its comprehensive and affordable product range at the Nampo Harvest Day event, held from May 17 to 20. “As... 

Goscor Power Products flexes its agricultural muscles at Nampo 2016!

     4th April 2016 Goscor Power Products, by no means a new kid on the block when it comes to supplying quality equipment to the agricultural industry, will for the first time, showcase their comprehensive and affordable product range at Nampo 2016. “As first-timers at South Africa’s largest agricultural show, our... 

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... 

Bayer pledges their commitment to the future at Grain SA 2016

     2nd March 2016 Farming in South Africa is currently  faced  with challenges ranging from climate change and depleting water resources, to ongoing labour issues and skills shortages. However, significant issues affecting the local farming environment including weed resistance and bee care, don’t receive... 

Agriculture says no to Nkwinti’s 50:50 plans, land ceiling

By: Tracy Hancock     14th May 2015 Grain SA has reiterated its support for the guidelines for land reform in the National Development Plan (NDP)  – 20% of agricultural land by 2030 on a district basis – but opposes Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti’s latest proposals. “Grain producers say no to the... 

Engen drones at NAMPO 2015

     11th May 2015 Engen, a leading supplier of lubricants to the agricultural sector, plans to unleash some hi-tech wizardry and an exciting competition at NAMPO Harvest Day 2015, to wow the 70 000 loyal fans expected at the annual show just outside Bothaville from 12 to 15 May. The company, whose commitment to... 

Mechanisation drive to increase demand for application specific machinery

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 Amid South Africa’s increased focus on mechanisation, global construction equipment and compact machinery manufacturer Wacker Neuson will emphasise its compact range of machinery at this year’s Nampo Harvest Day. The machinery that Wacker Neuson will showcase at Nampo – which will take place in... 

Glass half-full for agri sector, financier expects positive growth

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 From a production perspective, the future of the South African agriculture sector is brighter than expected, which is a good sign when it comes to food security, says South African financial services group Standard Bank. This outlook can be attributed to the country’s positive population growth,... 

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.... 

Interactive exhibition highlights agriculture science, healthcare sectors

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 This year’s Nampo Harvest Day, which will take place in Bothaville, in the Free State, from May 12 to 15, will be the first stop for global health care, agriculture and high-tech polymer materials company Bayer’s Science for a Better Life interactive science exhibition and world tour this year.... 

Emerging farmers key to agri transformation

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 Given the technological revolution South Africa’s agriculture sector is currently experiencing, the country’s emerging farmers need to be well equipped if they want to become the commercial farmers of tomorrow, says local agricultural and diversified foods group Afgri. “Afgri believes that the... 

Company embarks on drive for semiauto welding and repair

By: Mia Breytenbach     1st May 2015 Since many South African farmers still use some of the older welding and repair processes – which are dated, slow and costly – local gas and welding company Afrox aims to convert many of these processes into more advanced, semi-automated processes. The company will, therefore, showcase the many... 

In-demand excavators showcased at Nampo

     1st May 2015 Since specialist machinery importer and distributor Smith Power Equipment’s launch of the Kubota u-30 and u-50 mini excavators to the local market in August 2014, demand from South African farmers for these excavators has increased rapidly, the company notes. Therefore, Smith Power Equipment will... 

Tracked excavator highlighted at Nampo

     1st May 2015 Based on the success of its participation in the Nampo Harvest Day event in 2014, engineering support services company Babcock, the exclusive distributor of Volvo and SDLG construction equipment in Southern Africa, will be exhibiting a range of machinery at this year’s show, with the Volvo... 

Minister confirms drought impact will change priorities

By: Tracy Hancock     5th March 2015 While agriculture is the most resilient sector of the South African ecnomy and, in light of prevailing production conditions, it is necessary for agriculture to be removed from political rhetoric, stressed grain farmers' association Grain SA chairperson Louw Steytler. The grain sector was hit by... 

Food and Nutrition Plan ready to feed SA 

By: SANews, SA government news service     4th March 2015 The national Food and Nutrition Security Plan will be ready for implementation this month, Agriculture, Forestry and Fisheries Minister Senzeni Zokwana announced on Wednesday. “Plans are afoot and already well-advanced in developing the Food and Nutrition Security Implementation Plan for the... 

Plastics-to-diesel plants to power grid-independent electricity plants 

By: Schalk Burger     7th November 2014 Small-scale plastics-to-diesel plants can be used by communities and in cooperation with municipalities to derive value from waste plastics, says Plastic Diesel cofounder and entrepreneur Deon Bester. With the help of a research partner in New Zealand, the plant has been developed from 2012 to... 

Company has own stand at Nampo

By: David Oliveira     8th August 2014 Technology supplier SKF South Africa displayed its agricultural solutions for the first time at its own stand at this year’s Nampo agricultural trade show, which was held in Bothaville, in the Free State, from May 13 to 16. SKF agriculture key accounts manager Charl Engelbrecht notes that the... 

Equipment manufacturer wants larger stand at Nampo 2015

By: David Oliveira     8th August 2014 Global construction equipment and compact machinery manufacturer Wacker Neuson plans to further expand its stand at next year’s Nampo agricultural trade show, which will be located in the middle of the new expanded area, close to the southern gate. Wacker Neuson was allocated its largest stand,... 

Company to showcase complete offering at trade show 

By: Ilan Solomons     13th June 2014 Industrial gas company Afrox is preparing to showcase its product and service offering at the 2014 Electra Mining Africa trade show, which will be held from September 15 to 19 at the Nasrec Expo Centre, in Johannesburg. This follows a successful exhibition of its product and service offering last... 

Researchers raise concerns with draft biofuels framework

By: Creamer Media Reporter      30th May 2014 The recently published draft regulatory framework for biofuels production has raised concerns among researchers about how serious government is about protecting South Africa’s scarce water resources. At issue are provisions in the new framework, drafted by the Department of Energy (DoE), which... 

New cane slew loader on show

By: Dylan Slater     25th April 2014 Heavy equipment manufacturers Bell Equipment and Richards Bay-based Matriarch Equipment will exhibit their new cane slew loader (CSL) at this year’s agricultural and livestock expo Nampo Harvest Day next month in Bothaville, Free State. 

Forklift rental suitable for agriculture sector

By: Dylan Slater     25th April 2014 Eqstra Industrial Equipment (EIE), a division of Eqstra Holdings will display a range of forklifts suitable for agricultural applications at Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville, in the Free State, from May 13 to 16. 

New portable filtration systems on show

     25th April 2014 Engineering solutions provider Bearing Man Group (BMG) will showcase its recently launched portable filtration systems - transfer diesel units and particle counters - which are suitable for diesel and lubricant oil, at Nampo Harvest Day. 

Nampo – new generation of agri-partner

By: Dylan Slater     25th April 2014 South African grain producers association Grain SA tells Engineering News that the theme of this year’s Nampo Harvest Day event is The New Generation Agri-Partner. 

Afasa eagerly awaiting biofuels position paper publication, ready to participate

By: Leandi Kolver     22nd April 2014 The African Farmers Association of South Africa (AFASA) on Tuesday said it welcomed the announcement made by the Department of Energy that the final biofuels position paper would be published next month, stating that it was ready to meaningfully participate in the first phase of the biofuels... 

Recognition of biofuels in SoNA underscoring relevance of industry

By: Leandi Kolver     17th February 2014 President Jacob Zuma’s recognition of South Africa’s emerging biofuels sector in the 2014 State of the Nation Address (SoNA) underscored the relevance of the industry to the country’s economic growth plans, South African biofuels company Mabele Fuels said on Monday. During the SoNA, Zuma... 

Israeli control valves popular in South African agriculture sector

By: Ilan Solomons     8th November 2013 Sales of Israeli manufactured Dorot control valves in South Africa continue to increase, since two new ranges were introduced last year, reports local irrigation and agricultural solutions provider Agrico. The company has sold several hundreds of these units to farms, nurseries, and landscape and... 

Company Announcement: Clients and Charity Benefit From Senwes R1 Million Draw

By: Creamer Media Reporter      12th June 2013 The annual Senwes R1 million draw was cause for great joy, not only for the five clients who each had a portion of R1 million written off against their summer production credit accounts, but also for the five charities nominated by every finalist, who received a donation of R60 000 each 

Poultry handling machine to be launched at Nampo

By: Chantelle Kotze     10th May 2013 The Combi-RT poultry handling machine, specifically designed for the requirements of the poultry sector, will be launched this month at South African grain producers association Grain SA’s Nampo Harvest Day in Bothaville, Free State. 

Research council ensures competitiveness of agriculture sector

By: Chantelle Kotze     10th May 2013 A competitive agriculture sector capable of creating jobs, especially among poor rural communities in South Africa, is needed to achieve sustainable economic growth in a developing society, says the Agricultural Research Council (ARC). 

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