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Office tower development seen heralding new Gauteng CBD

By: Anine Kilian     10th March 2017 Motorists on the N1 have had a front-row seat as accounting firm PwC’s 28-storey office building rose from the veld at the Waterfall City development, in Gauteng. Launching in February 2018, the high-rise building is potentially spearheading a new central business district (CBD) between... 

Office tower development seen heralding new Gauteng CBD

By: Anine Kilian     10th March 2017 Accounting firm PwC’s Waterfall City-based 28-storey office building, launching in February 2018, has the potential to spearhead the new central business district (CBD) of Gauteng. Located between Midrand and Woodmead, off the Alandale interchange on the N1 highway, the R1.5-billion skyscraper... 

HDPE pipe manufacturing facility to open in February

By: Nadine James     20th January 2017 Plastic pipes manufacturer DPI Plastics will launch its new Germiston-based manufacturing facility in February. The facility will manufacture high-density polyethylene (HDPE) pipes from 16 mm up to 1 000 mm in diameter. DPI technical and product manager Renier Snyman says the facility will enable... 

Local Plastics Collectors And Recyclers Get Much Needed Financial Boost

     24th November 2016 Five New Project Partners To Receive A Total Of R5.5 Million In Funding Support POLYCO, the Polyolefin Recycling Company has just released the names of the five successful applicants who will be receiving a total investment of R5.5 million to expand their existing separation, collection, sorting... 

PPC unveils laboratory workings 

     24th November 2016 Cement manufacturer PPC recently held a media tour to show how cement is formulated. The company’s Jupiter plant is a popular landmark and can be seen from the N3 near Heriotdale. Dylan Slater tells us more. 

RFI Remanufactures Delphi Injectors For Volvo Trucks And Buses

     15th November 2016 Use of non-genuine fuel injectors might costs save in the short term, but the consequential damage for a fleet owner could be extreme. Not only do fleet operators need the assurance that the fuel injection remanufacturer has the technical capability to effect a quality repair but also that the... 

Company experiences growth despite difficult environment

     4th November 2016 Valve distributor TTV Fluval Group of companies is celebrating 18 years of success in the South African market, further illustrated and encapsulated by this year’s numerous successfully completed projects resulting in a total invoicing for valves and actuators amounting to more than R180-million.... 

Track system to benefit railway contractors

By: Simone Liedtke     4th November 2016 Railway track manufacturer Tubular Track adviser and business development head of T-Track Global Jaap van der Merwe believes that contractors awarded Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA) tenders can use Tubular Track’s tubular modular track (TMT) to build and rebuild track and platforms... 

Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa station modernisation programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     16th September 2016 The project involves the modernisation of 135 stations on the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa rail network.  

Design students’ graduation aligned with Gauteng’s jewellery manufacturing ambitions

By: Dylan Slater     1st July 2016 Graduates of Germiston-based commercial jewellery design school Design@50 were honoured during a formal ceremony in May.  

New submersible motor pumps launched

     27th May 2016 German pump and valves producer KSB has broadened its local series of pumps with the introduction of the Amarex KRT submersible motor pumps range for handling municipal and industrial waste water in a cost effective manner. The company notes that KSB engineers have further improved on the... 

Transnet Engineering targets big rise in third-party orders as OEM strategy evolves

By: Terence Creamer     19th May 2016 The engineering unit of State-owned Transnet has set a target of securing 40% of its revenue from third-party orders by 2021, which would represent a material increase from current levels of around 12%. The bulk of Transnet Engineering’s R10-billion in yearly revenues is currently derived from... 

Call for pinch valve regulation

By: Simon Sonnekus     13th May 2016 The operational safety of pinch valves has been brought under the magnifying glass with companies calling for regulation to be implemented in the manufacturing and testing process. Germiston-based pinch valve manufacturer Corflex MD Chris Webber tells Engineering News that while pinch valves in... 

Transnet Freight Rail 1 064 locomotives acquisition programme, South Africa

By: Sheila Barradas     11th March 2016 GE South Africa has started production of the 233 GE Evolution Series diesel locomotives it has been contracted to supply to State-owned Transnet Freight Rail. 

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.  

GE kicks off local production of Transnet locomotives 

By: Natalie Greve     8th December 2015 Digital industrial group GE has started production of the 233 GE Evolution Series locomotives it has been contracted to supply to State-owned Transnet Freight Rail (TFR) as part of its acquisition of 1 064 electric and diesel locomotives from four original-equipment manufacturers. The R50-billion... 

Engine remanufacturer expands locomotives services 

By: Dylan Slater     6th November 2015 Germiston-based large-engine remanufacturer Metric Automotive Engineering has invested in new equipment to extend its services to larger engines for the locomotives industry, says operations director Andrew Yorke.  

Rail certification secures international orders

     6th November 2015 Having received its manufacturing technology EN13261 certification in July, Germiston-based railway axle manufacturer Swasap is now able to supply to any European railway operator, and has since secured a significant order from French train company Bombardier – one of the third largest... 

Steam locomotive operator undertakes refurbishment contract   

By: Dylan Slater     6th November 2015 Germiston-based nonprofit association and steam locomotive operator Reefsteamers Association is undertaking a dual refurbishment project on two mainline steam locomotives to return them to full operation.  

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... 

Water Purification Involves Multiple Cranes

     28th September 2015 Condra has delivered the first two of eight double-girder overhead travelling cranes ordered by Veolia Water for the Lower Thukela Bulk Water Supply Scheme. The eight machines are maintenance cranes for the project’s high-lift and low-lift pump stations, and for the water treatment works’... 

Seal-saving device worth its weight in gold

By: Dylan Slater     7th August 2015 A hydraulic cylinder- and seal-protecting device, which was destroyed during December 2014 in a gold-smelting accident attributed to hydraulic failure, prevented the hydraulic systems of Germiston-based precious metals refiner Rand Refinery from being damaged and the company from having to deal... 

Waste management specialist commissions refuse-derived fuels facility

By: Mia Breytenbach     10th July 2015 Local waste management and environmental services provider Interwaste is in the process of commissioning of a refuse-derived fuels (RDF) facility at its operational hub based in Germiston, Gauteng. Final commissioning will take place in the third quarter of this year. “The facility puts general... 

Company attributes success to diverse offering

     29th May 2015 Stainless steel stockist and distributor NDE attributes its business success to catering to a diverse range of customers. 

Built-in safety valve improves safety and reliability 

By: Dylan Slater     7th November 2014 Sales of the Smoothflo gas pressure regulator, that is equipped with a piston-embedded safety valve, from gas and welding company Afrox, exceeded expectations for the first year and, subsequently, helped to accelerate global demand. 

Nampak Glass increases capacity in environmentally sustainable way 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th November 2014 Through the addition of a third furnace at its Germiston-based manufacturing facility, glass manufacturer Nampak Glass will be meeting increased market demand in a more environmentally sustainable way. 

Nampak glass bottle facility expansion project, South Africa

     10th October 2014 Nampak Glass has increased its manufacturing capacity by 56% through the addition of a new R1.2-billion third furnace at its Germiston-based manufacturing facility. 

New R1.2bn furnace boosts Nampak’s glass production capacity by 56%

By: Leandi Kolver     3rd October 2014 Glass manufacturer Nampak Glass has increased its manufacturing capacity by 56% through the addition of a new R1.2-billion third furnace at its Germiston-based manufacturing facility. Nampak Glass CEO Andre de Ruyter said on Friday that the addition of the new furnace, which had the capacity to... 

Numsa members embark on protected strike at Rand Refinery

By: Natalie Greve     1st September 2014 Rand Refinery has confirmed to Mining Weekly Online that members of the National Union of Metalworkers of South Africa (Numsa), who represent about 35% of the total workforce, have embarked on a protected strike at the company’s Germiston-based plant. This followed recent wage negotiations with... 

New Rolling Stock Procurement Programme, South Africa

     8th August 2014 Gibela has preselected nearly 100 local companies as possible component and service suppliers to fulfil local-content requirements. 

Gibela vetting 100 local companies as possible suppliers for PRASA contract

By: Natalie Greve     30th July 2014 Reiterating its committment to fulfilling local content requirements during the servicing of the R51-billion rolling stock contract awarded to it by the Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa (PRASA), South African rail company Gibela has preselected nearly 100 local companies as possible... 

Energy savings with smaller compressors

By: Dylan Slater     11th July 2014 Compressed air products distribution company Goscor KLG recently performed a series of energy audits at various Barloworld facilities, including at Barloworld Power’s main Boksburg campus, which indicated that significant energy savings could be achieved by replacing existing oversized... 

Jch Provides Holistic Lifting Packages For Any Project

     14th April 2014 Ranked amongst the top crane hire companies in the world, Johnson Crane Hire has long been distinguished as the smartest in its field. Qualifying this statement, Peter Yaman, sales executive explains that this accolade was earned through the company’s emphasis on providing more than just a crane... 

SA progressing with AMD treatment 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      27th March 2014 South Africa is progressing with the treatment of acid mine drainage in the Witwatersrand, with short-term solutions for the Western and Central basins in place. The Department of Water Affairs recently installed pumps to treat AMD in the Central basin..... 

$100m Amplats’ firepower for platinum metals development 

By: Martin Creamer     17th March 2014 Platinum major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) is targeting co-investors to help it treble the $100-million financial firepower that it is directing at further development of the platinum group metals (PGMs) market. Amplats PGM Development Fund – a private equity fund managed by Douglas... 

Rand Refinery to run Amplats platinum manufacturing scheme

By: Martin Creamer     24th February 2014 Platinum mining major Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) has appointed Rand Refinery to administer its platinum metal financing scheme that provides access to affordable metal financing for local manufacturers. Rand Refinery, based in Germiston, takes over the administration of Amplats’ platinum... 

Investment group sees acquisitions opening up new Africa prospects

     11th October 2013 Construction and installation of cathodic protection and amalgamated corrosion mitigation systems, Germiston-based Amalgamated Corrosion Engineering (ACE), recently welcomed investment group of companies Reindus Holdings as a new controlling shareholder, as part of its strategy to position itself... 

Afrox ploughs skills and technology back into SA industry

By: Creamer Media Reporter      6th September 2013 A top performing welder, Houston Isaacs, of welding, cutting and gas products company Afrox, recently returned from participating in the WorldSkills competition in Leipzig, Germany. This follows Isaacs being named the winner of the South African Institute of Welding’s (SAIW) Young Welder of the... 

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