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Maintenance-free lamella-type suspension system for BOF vessel ensures a long service life

     22nd March 2018 Tata Steel UK places order with SMS group for the supply of a converter Tata Steel UK has placed an order with SMS group 

Maintenance-free lamella-type suspension system for BOF vessel ensures a long service life

     22nd March 2018 Tata Steel UK places order with SMS group for the supply of a converter Tata Steel UK has placed an order with SMS group 

TNG signs co-op agreement with contractors

By: Esmarie Swanepoel     16th March 2018 ASX-listed TNG has inked a cooperation agreement with contractors McMahon Services and Clough Projects to provide construction services for the Mount Peake vanadium/titanium/iron project, in the Northern Territory. The agreement will see McMahon and Clough joint venture (JV) to review the Mt... 

High-quality bar products for the US market

     15th March 2018 Nucor Steel Kankakee, Inc. selects SMS group for new merchant bar mill Nucor Steel Kankakee, Inc., based in Illinois, U.S.A., has chosen SMS group ( as the primary technology supplier for its new 500,000 tons per year merchant bar mill. The new facility will be installed at its... 

BCIMA - The Building and Construction Industry Medical Aid Fund 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      8th March 2018 BCIMA, The Building and Construction Industry Medical Aid Fund is the preferred medical scheme created specifically for our industry. Thousands of South-African building, construction and civil engineering industry workers enjoy the security and benefits that this affordable medical aid fund... 

SMS group is a group of companies internationally active in plant construction and mechanical engineering for the steel and nonferrous metals industry

     5th March 2018 Dr. Thomas Isajiw It has some 13,500 employees who generate worldwide sales of more than EUR 3 billion. The sole owner of the holding company SMS GmbH is the Familie Weiss Foundation. 

Mini mills embraced by the steel industry

By: Paige Müller     2nd March 2018 Metallurgic processing plant supplier SMS group states that the South African steel industry is embracing mini mill technology as an alternative to expensive traditional integrated steel plants. SMS group’s latest annual report, published in 2017, indicates that steel producers are looking to... 

PMB Silicon commissions SMS group to supply two submerged arc furnaces for the production of silicon

     1st March 2018 PMB Silicon Sdn. Bhd., based in Sarawak, Malaysia, has contracted SMS group to supply two SAF (Submerged Arc Furnace) for the production of silicon. The planned production capacity is 32,000 tons of silicon per year. Commissioning is scheduled for autumn 2018. SMS group's scope... 

Dudu Myeni a no show at Eskom inquiry

By: African News Agency      28th February 2018 Former South African Airways chairperson Dudu Myeni, who has been named in the inquiry as being one of the people who interferred in the affairs of Eskom, was a no show at a parliamentary inquiry on Wednesday. Myeni, a close ally of former president Jacob Zuma, was meant to testify at the inquiry... 

Kin starts site development activities at Leonora

By: Simone Liedtke     8th February 2018 ASX-listed gold development company Kin Mining has started site activities at its 100%-owned Leonora gold project (LGP), in the North-Eastern goldfields of Western Australia. Clearing, de-grubbing and stockpiling of topsoil within the approved processing facility boundary works have started and... 

Short lead time? Get your promotion to market quickly.

     7th February 2018 At the beginning of the year, many customers are looking for great value in store – making this the perfect time to run your special offer, promotion or competition. Or perhaps, as a product owner or marketer, you’re looking for an effective way to grab attention at the point of sale – where it... 

PRASA board to receive summons from Parliament

By: African News Agency      6th February 2018 MPs on Tuesday resolved to summons interim board members of South Africa's Passenger Rail Agency of South Africa to Parliament to account for the failing state of train services in the country. A subpoena will be issued after the board members failed to pitch for a meeting with Parliament's... 

SMS group's Technical Service receives follow-up order from Mahshahr Pipe Mill Company

     30th January 2018 Mahshahr Pipe Mill Company (MPM) has signed a comprehensive service and modernization contract with SMS group for its large-diameter pipe mill in the Chuzestan Province in Iran. With this contract, MPM and SMS group are continuing their successful cooperation. In 2016, an... 

Parliament on course to probe Steinhoff scandal

By: African News Agency      11th January 2018 The chairperson of the Parliamentary Standing Committee on Finance, Yunus Carrim, confirmed on Thursday that there was no change in the decision to have hearings on the Steinhoff scandal at the end of this month. This comes after Democratic Alliance (DA) MP David Maynier said earlier in the day... 

DSV ByBox hits the 20 000 parcel mark

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     11th January 2018 A partnership between South African oil and gas company Engen and logistics group DSV Global Transport and Logistics, which has seen the placement of automated parcel lockers known as DSV ByBoxes at Engen service stations since 2014, has reached its 20 000 parcel mark. There are currently 65 DSV... 

Engen and DSV Bybox hit the 20 000 mark

     11th January 2018 Engen partnered with logistics group DSV Global Transport and Logistics (previously UTi Distribution) in 2014 and over the past three years the partnership has gained significant traction, having recently broken the 20 000 parcel barrier. There are currently 65 DSV Intelligent Bybox lockers at... 

Metrorail suspends all train services on Cape Town central line

By: News24Wire      11th December 2017 Metrorail Western Cape announced its decision on Monday to suspend all trains running on the central line, which services areas such as Khayelitsha, Philippi, Mitchells Plain, Bishop Lavis and Langa, until further notice. "Stations will be closed and no tickets will be on sale until further... 

SMS group strengthens its position as service provider in Japan

     7th December 2017 Cooperation between Japan Engineering Network, Co. (JEN) and SMS group K.K. bundles competences in repair service for continuous casting plants Japan Engineering Network, Co.(JEN) and SMS group K.K., based in Tokyo, Japan, have signed a business partnership agreement on repair services for... 

Small section mill for the Philippines

     28th November 2017 SteelAsia Manufacturing Corporation places order with SMS group for the supply of a small section mill The Philippine company, SteelAsia Manufacturing Corporation, has placed an order with SMS group ( for the supply of a new small section mill. The mill, which will be designed... 

African business aviation association joins global industry body

By: Keith Campbell     21st November 2017 The five-year-old African Business Aviation Association (AfBAA), which was founded in May 2012 and currently has 121 members, has become the fifteenth member of the International Business Aviation Council (IBAC), which is the global industry association for the business or executive aviation... 

Icasa publishes second draft of End-User and Subscriber Service Charter

By: Natasha Odendaal     17th November 2017 The Independent Communications Authority of South Africa (Icasa) has published a second draft of the End-User and Subscriber Service Charter regulations for public input. Interested stakeholders have until January 3 to submit their written comments, following which, Icasa will host public... 

Shell, AfriForum, TKAG to discuss Karoo fracking 

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     15th November 2017 Shell South Africa country chairperson Hloniphizwe Mtolo will meet with civil rights and environmental protection organisations AfriForum and Treasure the Karoo Action Group (TKAG) to discuss environmental, legal and economic concerns over fracking. The groups received an official commitment from... 

Integration of efficient furnace technology into an existing breakdown mill

     3rd November 2017 SMS group to supply walking beam furnace to Forjas Iraeta Heavy Industry In August 2017, SMS group received a new contract from Forjas Iraeta Heavy Industry, S.L. (GRI Group), Spain, for the supply of a new 30-ton-per-hour walking beam furnace to be used upstream of the existing... 

Equipment supplier provides spare-part warehousing solution

By: Nica Schreuder     3rd November 2017 Owing to increasing demand for improved quality and the availability of production operations, metallurgical plant and equipment supplier SMS group provides consignment stock or warehousing facilities for their operational and insurance spare parts and components. “The service enables customers... 

A lot needs to be done to ensure universal access to water and sanitation – Tshwete

By: Dylan Slater     3rd November 2017 The roll-out of water and sanitation services to everyone in South Africa is a key priority for the Department of Water and Sanitation (DWS), says Deputy Minister Pamela Tshwete.  

Sophisticated modernization concept for the production of high-quality structural steel, boiler, tube and heavy-plate grades

     30th October 2017 ArcelorMittal Asturias (Avilés) has contracted SMS group for tailor-made conversion of slab caster No. 2 ArcelorMittal Asturias, Avilés, Spain, has contracted SMS group for a comprehensive conversion of the company’s two-strand slab caster No. 2. With this modernization,... 

Company provides solutions to facilitate progress in industry

     29th September 2017 Aluminium has a “brilliant” future, as the light-weight material offers impressive solutions for sustainable mobility, durable packaging or urban construction projects, and the SMS group is perfectly positioned to further growth, avers systems supplier SMS group aluminium business head Michael... 

ArcelorMittal trusts in SMS group to modernize the hot strip mill at Dunkirk

     27th September 2017 Finishing mill to be equipped with modern actuators for setting strip geometry SMS group has received from ArcelorMittal Atlantique et Lorraine an order for the modernization of the hot strip mill at Dunkirk, France. The modernization covers the installation of the CVC®plus... 

MMK increases output of galvanized steel

     26th September 2017 New hot-dip galvanizing line from SMS group on stream at MMK The Russian steelmaker PJSC Magnitogorsk Iron and Steel Works (MMK) has commissioned the new continuous hot-dip galvanizing line No. 3 in July 2017 according to schedule. The facility was completely supplied by SMS group... 

Increasing efficiency and productivity with a new secondary metallurgy system

     22nd September 2017 ArcelorMittal Temirtau orders new ladle furnace from SMS group ArcelorMittal Temirtau, Kazakhstan, recently awarded SMS group a purchase order for the supply of a new 290-ton ladle furnace for its plant in Temirtau, Kazakhstan. The SMS group scope of supply will comprise the... 

Energy efficient liquid phase for five million tons a year

     21st September 2017 JSW Dolvi orders converter shop and secondary metallurgy at SMS group JSW Steel Limited, India, has placed an order with SMS group for the supply of a converter shop for its Dolvi plant which has to fulfill high demands in terms of energy efficiency and environmental protection. 

Voice Offers Attractive Opportunities For Resellers

     21st September 2017 The ratio of voice-based to data-based communication still leans heavily towards voice.  That’s according to Otel Communications which highlighted the fact that businesses have to invest in state-of-the-art voice services that will further their commercial objectives. 

It's official: Vuyani Jarana is SAA's new CEO

By: News24Wire      30th August 2017 Newly appointed South African Airways (SAA) CEO Vuyani Jarana has signed his employment contract with the national carrier, spokesperson Tlali Tlali confirmed on Tuesday. “SAA is pleased to announce that Mr Vuyani Jarana has accepted its offer of employment with the airline. 

Additive Manufacturing at SMS group boosts innovation in the production of spray heads

     24th August 2017 3D spray heads cut cycle time and increase tool service life in closed-die forging To produce the new 3D spray heads for forging presses, SMS group takes advantage of the opportunities afforded by additive manufacturing. 

SA air traffic company focuses on safety and the environment

By: Keith Campbell     11th August 2017 South Africa’s air traffic management agency, Air Traffic and Navigation Services (ATNS), is working hard to improve air safety in the country. “During the 2015/2016 [financial year] our safety performance was not as we would have liked it to be, with a record low of 34 Risk Safety Index [RSI],”... 

New furnace equipment and air knife system for higher capacity and enhanced material range

     3rd August 2017 SSAB contracts SMS group to modernize hot-dip galvanizing line No. 3 in Finland SSAB has awarded SMS group a contract covering the modernization of its continuous hot-dip galvanizing line No. 3 in Hämeenlinna, Finland. The upgrade essentially involves the integration of an... 

On-The-Air (28/07/2017) 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      28th July 2017 A 200% increase in fuel cell vehicle sales is boosting the demand outlook for platinum; A groundswell of opposition is building up against the controversial Mining Charter and the freeze on mining deals; Mining companies are preparing to pay out billions of rands to mineworkers who contracted... 

Boosting steel production in Vietnam

     25th July 2017 Hoa Phat Group orders two converter shops from SMS group Hoa Phat Group in Vietnam has placed an order for the supply of two converter shops with a consortium consisting of WISDRI Engineering & Research Incorporation Ltd. and SMS group GmbH 

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