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Export training still available in SA

By: System Author     18th June 1999 THE closure last year of the South African Foreign Trade Organisation – better known as Safto – has not meant the end of the export training programmes that were offered under the aegis of the organisation, Engineering News can today report. “When Safto was closed down by the... 

Mapleton area to ease industrial squeeze

By: System Author     18th June 1999 The Mapleton area, south of Boksburg on the East Rand, could be the answer to the growing saturation of industrial areas such as Jet Park, Hughes Industrial Park and Anderbolt. Boksburg transitional local council (TLC) chief town planner Alriech Bestbier tells Engineering News that at present... 

SA not tapping potential of nanotechnology

By: System Author     18th June 1999 South Africa has six atomic force microscopes: two at the University of Transkei, and one each at the University of Zululand, Free State University, Rand Afrikaans University and at Iscor. Atomic force microscopes are instruments which use a small tip to manipulate the configuration of atoms and... 

Steel giant sells off refractories business

By: System Author     18th June 1999 Steel giant Iscor has announced an agreement with the Hernic Industrial group for the sale of its refractories business as part of an ongoing strategy to divest itself of its non-core assets. Executive chairperson Hans Smith states that the sale would release more than R100-million and is in line... 

Pretoria firm set for R1bn arms windfall

By: System Author     18th June 1999 Orders to the value of R1-billion could be placed on Grintek in the first phase of the South African National Defence Force’s (SANDF) R30-billion re-equipping exercise. Although the contracts have yet to be finalised, Grintek, of Pretoria, is anticipated to be the largest single beneficiary... 

‘Chemical-city’ project reflects changes

By: System Author     11th June 1999 The scope of the ChemCity initiative in Sasolburg, Free State, has changed drastically since August last year when the company was created. Initially the concept focused on the establishment of industrial parks aimed at the fine and speciality-chemicals industry (Engineering News, July 31, 1998).... 

Chemicals expo promises to be bigger and better

By: System Author     11th June 1999 With a substantial intensification of financial infrastructure and support, the third Raw-Chem Expo, to be held in October this year, is expected to have a much different appearance from the previous ones. Exhibition organiser Upmarket Exhibitions has been acquired by media giant Kagiso Media... 

World-first industrial cleansing solutions

By: System Author     11th June 1999 ocal company Vac Air Technology has sold its philosophy of outsourcing industrial cleansing solutions to the experts and supplied equipment and installations to a value of R1,3-million for Saldanha Steel. The team, consisting of Vac Air Technology, Cleancor, Design Cleaning Services, Technical... 

Significant upgrades on the go at Saldanha

By: System Author     11th June 1999 The multipurpose and iron-ore terminals at Saldanha are undergoing significant upgrades aimed at increasing throughput capacities at the port in order to cope with heightened export volumes from Saldanha Steel, due to come on-line later this month, as well as an upsurge in shipping demand from... 

‘Mock’ hazchem accident tests mettle

By: System Author     11th June 1999 Plastics, chlor-alkali chemicals and mining reagents manufacturer Polifin staged one of two yearly mock incidents at an intersection just outside Fochville in the North West Province last month to ensure it maintains high safety and environmental standards in line with its Responsible Care... 

Household chemicals a potential timebomb

By: System Author     11th June 1999 Most South Africans are aware of the potential damage industrial chemicals can cause to the environment, but are ignorant as to the damage caused by household chemicals, warns Safic operations director Fred Platt. “We believe that few people realise the impact that the day-to-day use of... 

Defence offsets begin to flow into SA

By: System Author     11th June 1999 South African State-owned aerospace and defence group Denel is already benefiting from defence re-equipment programme industrial participation benefits, from British Aerospace (BAe) and Saab of Sweden, even though South Africa has not yet signed any contracts, Engineering News can today report.... 

New industrial software

By: System Author     11th June 1999 New software ‘functionality’ for the engineering and construction industry has recently been launched by German software giant SAP, Engineering News can report. This is the latest functional addition to SAP’s R/3 software, for the engineering and construction (E&C) industry,... 

Swazi sugar-mill expansion

By: System Author     11th June 1999 The Royal Swaziland Sugar Corporation is in the throes of the Simunye expansion project to increase the mill’s capacity to 400 t of cane an hour. As part of this expansion the company has decided to increase and improve the mixed juice screening process by removing the old static... 

Construction begins on retail centre in techno park

By: System Author     11th June 1999 CONSTRUCTION has started on a R23-million retail centre at Capricorn Technology and Industrial Park in Muizenberg, Western Cape. Scheduled for completion by the end of November, the centre’s anchor tenant is Pick ‘’n Pay, whose supermarket will occupy 2 400 m2 of the 5 000 m2 of... 

Germiston–Daveyton corridor shapes up

By: System Author     11th June 1999 The first planning phase of the Germiston–Daveyton activity corridor, east of Johannesburg, is rapidly taking shape with a stakeholders’ workshop expected to take place this month, which will lead to a final progress report being submitted to the national Department of Transport. It... 

Good design promoted

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The Design for Development Awards organised by the South African Bureau of Standards Design Institute, now in its third year, reflects the importance of good design as a contributory factor in the success of products manufactured to enhance the lives of people in rural and urban communities, and... 

Leading SA supplier celebrates 75 years

By: System Author     4th June 1999 General engineering equipment and service supplier to the Southern African market Stratford Engineering is celebrating its 75th anniversary this year. As a supplier of electrical, mechanical and electronic products to industry, it has built a reputation on understanding and meeting the challenges... 

Mixed bag of global and local technologies

By: System Author     4th June 1999 One of the largest and oldest privately-owned general engineering equipment and service suppliers in Southern Africa, Stratford Engineering is celebrating its 75th anniversary. The company offers a mix of global and local technologies and associated services. It is distinguished by its ability to... 

Electronic-product provider powers up its solutions range

By: System Author     4th June 1999 Power electronic product and solution provider Saftronics was established in 1966 by Bonne Posma. The company has built its reputation on supplying power electronic products from international suppliers and developing custom-manufactured power electronic solutions of the highest quality to meet... 

First rotary-screw compressor for SA rail

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The first prototype rotary-screw compressor to be used in a rail-transportation application in South Africa has been installed in a Spoornet Class ‘E’ freight locomotive operating in the Belfast, Mpumalanga, area. The TrackAir Mahle rotary-screw compressor was installed by CompAir... 

Ring-rail system to revitalise Pretoria area

By: System Author     4th June 1999 Although an estimated 325 000 passengers commute on the Pretoria rail network daily, it is generally agreed that the facility is under-used. “We have identified a section within the existing Pretoria rail system that forms a circle and could be developed to benefit all in an attempt to... 

Design, application must be cast in stone

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The correct design and application of concrete products are the main challenges faced by the concrete industry and, as such, the Concrete Manufacturers’ Association (CMA) produces large quantities of literature to enable the designer, architect, engineer and contractor to do this correctly,... 

Hi-tech quality-control system proves a wrap

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The accidental packaging of the wrong drug is a nightmare scenario for any company in the pharmaceutical industry. A new quality-control system at Hoechst Marion Roussel, of Silverton, Pretoria, however, is not only capable of detecting missing capsules or tablets, but also rejects items of the... 

Clinic network changes basic healthcare

By: System Author     4th June 1999 Within two years, Prime Cure Clinic (PCC) of Centurion has changed the face of primary healthcare in South Africa by expanding its two clinics to a nationwide network of 26 clinics. In Johannesburg alone it has established clinics in Wynberg, Tembisa, Soweto and Daveyton, while the other 22... 

UK to lead euro-machinery initiative

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The UK is to lead a European initiative for industry to share information on new research and development in reconfigurable machinery for manufacturing. The Amtri organisation, which specialises in engineering projects, technical consultancy and machinery research, will bring together nearly 20... 

South Africa spins Aussie yarn

By: System Author     4th June 1999 Local yarn manufacturer Sans Fibres has secured a US$1,4-million contract to supply polyester high-tenacity yarn to Apex of Australia. Sans Fibres business manager Terry Fouche tells Engineering News that the Australian company will use the yarn to manufacture plied and solid-woven conveyor... 

South Africa must dance to competitiveness drum – Erwin

By: System Author     4th June 1999 The only way South Africa would create jobs was by restructuring its economy and becoming internationally competitive, stated Trade and Industry Minister Alec Erwin at a press function in May. “To become internationally competitive, South Africa requires a new strategy and a new form of... 

Grey green paint blues overcome at Mozal

By: System Author     4th June 1999 Paint and coatings manufacturer Dulux South Africa has successfully overcome technical problems that initially plagued the company’s supply of primer to coat the structural steel for the Mozal aluminium smelter project in Mozambique. The problem started with the unusual, if not... 

Time-to-market key for third cell bid

By: System Author     4th June 1999 THE rapid and efficient roll-out of network infrastructure will be crucial to the seamless introduction and success of a third cellular network operator in the South African market. This is the word from Siemens ICN Communication on Air president Lothar Pauly, whose company is extending its... 

Range of time switches

By: System Author     4th June 1999 A range of Grasslin electronic time switches is available from Stratford Engineering, the sole distributor for Grasslin in sub-Saharan Africa. The V 86 range can be supplied for one to four channels of switching, and are the ultimate in ease of operation. Its operational philosophy allows users... 

Defence bidders will be brave to renege – Armscor

By: System Author     4th June 1999 South Africa’s defence procurement agency, Armscor, is convinced that there is no way for the preferred suppliers of R30-billion-worth of defence equipment to renege on their industrial participation promises. It is also firm in its view that the country is not being over-charged for the... 

Gas firm embarks on Y2k drive

By: System Author     28th May 1999 IN line with Y2k compliance requirements, speciality and industrial gases manufacturer Fedgas has gone live with the SAP R/3 enterprise resource planning system. As a result, areas of growth and opportunities for enhanced service levels and efficiency have been identified. Fedgas already had a... 

New automation division drives forward

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Automation, drive control and instru- mentation products will be the focus of the new automation division of ABB South Africa. Divisional manager: drive products Howard Dunn reports that the new ABB Automation Instrumentation and Control division features a products division that includes... 

Merger boosts turnkey ability of company

By: System Author     28th May 1999 One of the latest initiatives within General Electric (GE) includes the merger of GE Electrical Distribution and Control (ED&C) and GE Industrial Control Systems (ICS) to form one of its ten core businesses worldwide, known as GE Industrial Systems. The result is a leading global supplier of... 

International exhibition for Jhb

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Drives and controls are invaluable tools to industry because they act as a vital interface between the power supply and industrial processes, be they manufacturing or mining. Without them, industry simply could not function. With a market value of around R160 million, drives and controls are... 

R1-million-worth of export orders secured

By: System Author     28th May 1999 PROCESS and packaging specialist Accutech Weighing Services has secured export orders worth about R1-million over the last six months for its products to Botswana, Lesotho, Mozambique, Namibia, Kenya Swaziland and Britain. “These orders, along with increasing local demand for Accutech... 

New electric-motor company opened in Gauteng

By: System Author     28th May 1999 Cape Town-based electric-motor imports and distribution company Motorelli has decided to spread its wings, and has opened a branch in Gauteng. Director Mark Schell reports that Motorelli has also awarded subdistributorships to a number of companies at the beginning of the year, including... 

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