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Supplier delivers products for chemical conveyance system

By: Nadine James     10th March 2017 Thermoplastic products supplier Astore Keymak – formerly Astore Africa – supplied and delivered several polymer plastic products to assist with the installation of a conveyance system at Omnia Group’s chemical subsidiary Protea Chemicals’ plant, in Wadeville. The project, a result of a... 

Tradecore Steel Milestone: Celebrating 1 Year Trading

     2nd November 2016 01 November 2016 marks the first 1st anniversary for TradeCore Steel. Tradecore Steel has grown from a small trading facility to an internationally recognized supplier of steel products. TradeCore Steel (Pty) Ltd opened its doors as a privately-owned steel trading and distribution company in... 

Increasing demand for gasket installation

By: Robyn Wilkinson     5th August 2016 Having identified a need in the market for the correct installation of gaskets at industrial plants, supplier of sealing products and services Klinger Mzansi is offering a Joint Integrity Management Service in addition to its product line to help increase the safety and efficiency of plants. 

International company sees local potential

     24th June 2016 Earlier this year Reelcare was proud to announce the expansion of its successful UK business as the company now have an operation based in South Africa. The company has set up its hose and cable reel business in a fully stocked warehouse facility located in Wadeville in Gauteng. Reelcare sales... 

Pioneer Foods, Energy Partners in national solar programme

By: Mia Breytenbach     17th June 2016 Food and beverage manufacturer Pioneer Foods, in conjunction with energy solutions service provider Energy Partners’ solar division, has rolled out a solar programme, which is about 60% complete.      The programme entails the installation of large commercial solar systems with a combined size of... 

The new Royal School Alberton defined by brick

     13th June 2016 A total of 612 000 Corobrik Moroccan Red Travertine face bricks are being used in the construction of Royal School Alberton in Cosmopolitan Projects’ Leopard’s Rest housing development in Albertsdal, bringing rich aesthetic appeal and integrity to this greenfield project.   Leopard’s Rest... 

Mpact Polymers new R350m PET recycling plant to ease burden of plastic waste 

     8th June 2016 Paper and plastics packaging business Mpact has unveiled a new R350-million PET recycling operation in Wadeville aimed at reducing the impact of plastic waste in South Africa.  

Energy efficient solutions reduce carbon footprint, improve quality of life

By: Kimberley Smuts     3rd June 2016 Solar system specialist and engineering design company ZRW Mechanika has since 2012 supplied and installed up to 25 000 units of their solar direct current (DC) home power solution in low-cost housing units, called Siyakhanyisa. The renewable energy capacity of up to 500 kWp was installed in... 

Tradecore Steel (Pty) Ltd Launches In Johannesburg

     2nd June 2016 TradeCore Steel (Pty) Ltd recently opened its doors as a privately-owned steel trading and distribution company in Wadeville, Johannesburg. The company’s core offering is the physical bulk trading and local and cross-border logistics and distribution of steel sourced from third party producers,... 

Mpact officially opens R350m rPET recycling plant 

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th May 2016 Paper and plastics packaging business Mpact’s new R350-million polyethylene terephthalate (PET) recycling operation in Wadeville, Germiston, has resulted in South Africa becoming the twenty-fourth country – and the first on the African continent – to meet beverage company The Coca-Cola Company’s... 

Product diversity caters for varied market

By: Malusi Mkhize     22nd April 2016 Owing to its diversification in design, from concept stage to manufacturing finished products at its factory in Wadeville, Gauteng, motion, control technologies and systems manufacturer Germiston Hydraulics believes it can cater for the varying demands in the hydraulics and pneumatics market in... 

Dual-purpose equipment aimed at reducing costs

By: Kimberley Smuts     1st April 2016 Welding and construction-related equipment supplier Renttech South Africa (SA) aims to provide cost-effective solutions for contractors by supplying high-quality, dual-purpose units. Renttech SA product manager Martiens Opperman explains that Renttech SA’s dual-purpose welder and generators are... 

Parker’s new drive series available at EP Normand

     7th March 2016 March, 2016. The new AC10 drive from Parker is now available ex-stock in South Africa at Parker Drive Distributor EP Normand. It is available in a IP20 panel mount and IP66 plant floor versions. The sizes available are from 0.2-180kW. This product, in line with Parker quality, has been engineered... 

An ‘uplifting experience’ of excellence – Kelmeg meets growing demand for top-class lifting and rigging equipment

     7th March 2016 Since 1991, Kelmeg Lifting Services, based in Wadeville, has provided South African industry with quality lifting and rigging equipment, with a special focus on webbing slings, endless round slings and cargo securing systems. Thanks to their eye for continuous improvement and innovation, however,... 

First biowaste-produced renewable energy made available to BMW’s Rosslyn plant 

By: Creamer Media Reporter      3rd December 2015 South Africa’s first commercially viable biogas-to-electricity plant has successfully started providing renewable energy to automotive manufacturer BMW South Africa’s Rosslyn plant. 

Industrial equipment company opens new Wadeville sales office 

By: Anine Kilian     27th November 2015 Industrial equipment sales and rental company Renttech South Africa launched its new sales outlet adjacent to its premises in Wadeville, Ekurhuleni last month. The facility has convenient access for many industries in the area - as well as power generation projects and local refineries – and... 

Draughting students shine at bridge building event

     20th November 2015 Students from the Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) School of Draughting at Genrec Engineering, in Wadeville, Germiston, have excelled in the recently held on October 2nd  University of Johannesburg Department of Civil Engineering Technology’s yearly bridge building... 

South African pumps firm completes Blantyre water supply contract

By: Creamer Media Reporter      13th November 2015 South African company APE Pumps has completed a major portion of the €16million upgrade project being financed by the World Bank and the European Investment Bank to rehabilitate pipelines and pumpstations supplying water from the Shire river to the Malawi city of Blantyre. The work comprised two... 

Backup power solution for small and medium enterprises unveiled

By: Anine Kilian     25th September 2015 Power management company Eaton launched an energy saving and back-up hybrid invertor system that allowed for continued power during load-shedding earlier this month. The system, which was launched alongside Eaton’s Experience Centre, in Wadeville, Gauteng, can provide sufficient power for small-... 

Eaton unveils back-up power solution for small, medium enterprises

By: Anine Kilian     9th September 2015 Power management company Eaton on Wednesday launched an energy saving and back-up hybrid invertor system that allows for continued power during load-shedding. The system, which was launched alongside Eaton’s Experience Centre, in Wadeville, could provide sufficient power for small- to... 

Tosas

     7th August 2015 Established in 1972 as a joint venture between petrochemicals majors Sasol and Total, bituminous products manufacturer, supplier and applicator Tosas has been supplying high-quality bituminous products across Southern Africa for more than four decades. The company specialises in the modification... 

Copper Development Association Africa

By: Martin Zhuwakinyu     26th June 2015 The Copper Development Association Africa (CDDA) , of Wadeville, Germiston, on Gauteng’s East Rand, is a nonprofit company sponsored by the Brussels-based European Copper Institute and the International Copper Association, in New York. The CDAA is responsible for promoting the use of copper in... 

Recycling key to meeting goal of zero plastics to landfill by 2030

By: Zandile Mavuso     22nd May 2015 Industry body Plastics South Africa (SA) believes that its sustainability objective, dubbed ‘Zero Plastics to Landfill by 2030’, which was launched in February last year, is both realistic and achievable. The organisation says the goal, which will be pursued in phases, will rely heavily on... 

Recycling key to meeting goal of zero plastics to landfill by 2030

By: Zandile Mavuso     22nd May 2015 Industry body Plastics South Africa (SA) believes that its sustainability objective, dubbed 'Zero Plastics to Landfill by 2030', which was launched in February last year, is both realistic and an achievable. The organisation says the goal, which will be pursued in phases, will rely heavily on... 

Mobile substations assist Eskom

By: Dylan Slater     17th April 2015 State-owned power utility Eskom has ordered a set of five trailer-mounted substations from electrical solutions company Zest WEG Group to assist with substation up-time. 

Makhura, automotive industry leaders discuss challenges, opportunities

By: Megan van Wyngaardt     17th February 2015 To bolster the automotive industry’s contribution to Gauteng's economic growth, Premier David Makhura has urged local vehicle manufacturers to limit imports of automotive parts, components and accessories from other countries. Speaking at an engagement session with CEOs and other executives in... 

Diesel locomotives remain popular in Africa

By: Ilan Solomons     7th November 2014 A 5 t and 8 t underground mining diesel locomotive were delivered to a large copper mining project in Kitwe, Zambia, in September by local original-equipment diesel locomotive manufacturer BG Locomotives Services, MD Dave Raper tells Engineering News. He says the increasing importance of the... 

Acrow

     24th October 2014 Acrow, an East Rand-based metalworking company, has been operational in South Africa since 1951 and currently employs 250 people. Its main activities include the design, manufacture and installation of various types of storage equipment, scaffolding and formwork. 

Afrox signs R400m Scaw oxygen supply contract extension

By: Leandi Kolver     18th September 2014 JSE-listed African Oxygen (Afrox) has signed a ten-year extension for the supply of 50 t/d of oxygen to steel and steel products manufacturer Scaw Metals Group’s Wadeville works, in Gauteng. Afrox said the new agreement, encompassing previous updates of old agreements, would be worth more than... 

Austro Repositioning Continues with Acquisition of Centlube

     14th August 2014 Austro Group Limited, the JSE-listed industrial group, today announced its first material acquisition since 2008 having concluded an agreement to acquire an effective 100% shareholding in Centlube Holdings Proprietary Limited. This R64 million acquisition, which could increase to R 80 million,... 

Mpact to build R350m plant in major move into plastics recycling

     13th August 2014 Mpact Limited, the JSE-listed manufacturer of paper and plastic packaging and a major paper recycler, today announced a major move into plastics recycling when it unveiled plans for a R350-million state-of-the-art polyethylene terephthalate recycling plant. The new plant will process about 29 000... 

Institute expands development programmes

By: Ilan Solomons     11th July 2014 Steel construction industry body Southern African Institute of Steel Construction (Saisc) aims increase its presence in Southern Africa, says Saisc CEO Paolo Trinchero. “We are. . . establishing links with universities and training institutes in other Southern African countries, such as Botswana... 

Steel-pipe maker pulls back from brink of closure

By: Ilan Solomons     11th July 2014 Privately owned manufacturer of industrial components Barnes Group has acquired local steel-pipe maker Hall Longmore from construction and engineering group Murray & Roberts (M&R) in February. Hall Longmore MD Kenny van Rooyen tells Engineering News that, prior to the takeover, the company “had... 

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... 

Technology can solve South Africa’s water problems  

By: Carina Borralho     30th May 2014 In addition to a possible water shortage predicted by 2020, South Africa’s water problems are being exacerbated by other challenges, such as leaking pipes, ageing infrastructure and poor municipal administration, resulting in billions of public funds being wasted every year, says consulting... 

Weg Transformers Africa Boosts Zest Weg Group’s Local Manufacturing Base

     27th May 2014 The Zest WEG Group’s 2013 acquisition of a transformer manufacturing operation has increased its local manufacturing base and substantially increased its staff complement in South Africa to over 700 people. Wadeville-based WEG Transformers Africa, formerly Hawker Siddeley Electric Africa, is one... 

Impala Bolt & Nut

     9th May 2014 Standard nuts, bolts and other cold-forged special fasteners manufacturer Impala Bolt & Nut, which has a 7 500 m2 facility at 48 Nagington road, in Wadeville, Germiston, has been in existence since 1988. Impala manufactures and supplies a vast range of fasteners and alalied products – from... 

Barnes Group Buys Steel Pipe Manufacturer

     25th March 2014 South African steel pipe maker Hall Longmore was recently sold to the privately owned Barnes Group following a successful conclusion to negotiations with seller Murray & Roberts and final approval by the Competition Commission. Says Kenny van Rooyen, newly appointed managing director of Hall... 

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