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Manufacturing

Noncompliant electrical cables in South Africa risk safety

3rd May 2024 The proliferation of substandard and noncompliant electric cable products in the South African market poses significant risks to consumers and businesses, especially amid the country’s constrained and stagnating economy, says electronics manufacturer Apex Cordset Technologies (Apex). Apex is a... 

Biofibre project to enhance competitiveness

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd May 2024 Government economic programme Coega Development Corporation, in partnership with scientific and technology research organisation Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) have embarked on an initiative known as the Biofibre Hub Project. Positioned within the expansive 9 003 ha Coega... 

MANUFACTURING POTENTIAL
The Biofibre Hub Project seeks to harness the potential of plant-based fibres, particularly bast and leaf fibres, to innovate in the automotive sector and beyond
MANUFACTURING POTENTIAL The Biofibre Hub Project seeks to harness the potential of plant-based fibres, particularly bast and leaf fibres, to innovate in the automotive sector and beyond

MetaleN

3rd May 2024 Local manufacturer Metalen produces heat exchanger tubes in various alloy inner tubes with copper or aluminium fins in lengths of up to 15 m. An ISO9001 certification ensures controlled processes for the highest quality to EN specification. The highest quality materials ensure your final product... 

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Short-term insurance product extended to SMMEs

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd May 2024 The State-owned Export Credit Insurance Corporation of South Africa (ECIC) has significantly expanded its mandate to support manufacturing projects, with a notable enhancement through the establishment of the Export Passport Insurance Facility. This initiative underscores the ECIC’s commitment to... 

NTOMBIFUTHI MDLULI
These projects collectively contribute to employment
NTOMBIFUTHI MDLULI These projects collectively contribute to employment

Local product ensures efficiency

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd May 2024 Addressing global challenges such as climate change and the growing focus on sustainable development was front of mind in the development of Pratliperl by local manufacturer Pratley, says Pratley marketing director Eldon Kruger. “The perlite-based mineral aggregate is sourced and processed in... 

LOCALLY SOURCED
The perlite-based mineral aggregate is sourced from a South African mine
LOCALLY SOURCED The perlite-based mineral aggregate is sourced from a South African mine

Company proactively enhancing offering

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd May 2024 While diversified manufacturing company Frankwen Forge is taking proactive steps to adapt and enhance its service offerings, broader structural changes are necessary to safeguard and advance the manufacturing sector in South Africa, the company says. It therefore advocates for several key changes... 

PRODUCT & SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS
Frankwen Forge is taking proactive steps to adapt and enhance its service offerings
PRODUCT & SERVICE ENHANCEMENTS Frankwen Forge is taking proactive steps to adapt and enhance its service offerings

Ongoing investment underscores commitment 

By: Simone Liedtke     3rd May 2024 Anchored fundamentally in the principle of efficiently managing its manufacturing processes, conveyor belt solutions manufacturer and supplier Tru-Trac Rollers’ ongoing investments in “state-of-the-art technology” and its adherence to strict international quality standards underscore its... 

Ongoing investment underscores commitment
Tru-Trac Rollers' Shaun Blumberg and Franco Cloete give insight into the company's development thus far, and what has made it so successful

Manufacturing Indaba fosters industry ties

By: Nadine Ramdass     17th November 2023 The recent Manufacturing Indaba conference provided State-owned research body National Metrology Institute of South Africa (NMISA) with a platform to highlight the importance of accurate measurements in manufacturing, as well as to showcase its solutions and engage with customers. As an exhibitor... 

An image of NMISA's measurement equipment
REACHING THE RIGHT AUDIENCE The Manufacturing Indaba gives NMISA the opportunity to showcase its offerings to the manufacturing sector

Indaba focuses on growth

17th November 2023 The tenth Manufacturing Indaba, held at the Sandton Convention Centre from October 24 to 26, provided an insightful overview of Africa's manufacturing landscape. Themed ‘Capitalising on Manufacturing Growth in Africa’, it highlighted opportunities and challenges in intra-Africa trade and industry... 

An image of Uzenzele Holdings executive director Nadia Rawjee
NADIA RAWJEE Collaboration is needed to ensure Africa's manufacturing growth is a sustainable success

Manufacturer supplies ‘perfect’ solution for ball mill

29th September 2023 Earlier this year bearing and rotating technology specialist SKF South Africa was approached by a key client to assist with a bearing and housing selection for a ball mill that is being produced for a site in north-west Africa and managed to deliver a complete cost-effective solution within the... 

A Blue spherical roller housing used in a ball mill manufactured by SKF
ON THE BALL The custom housing for the ball mill was locally designed and manufactured by SKF

Organisers preparing for biggest event yet

By: Halima Frost     29th September 2023 Events marketing and public relations house Siyenza Management will celebrate the hosting of the tenth Manufacturing Indaba, with this year’s edition being the largest edition to date. The event will be held at the Sandton Convention Centre, in Gauteng, from October 24 to 26. 

South African Minister of Trade and Industry Ebrahim Patel at a podium during a discussion at last years Manufacturing Indaba
BIG PERSONALITIES Notable attendees will give their opinions, ideas and prospects for the sector at this years Manufacturing Indaba

Apex Cordset Technologies

29th September 2023 Apex Cordset Technologies (Apex) is a dynamic company with a strong focus on technology and manufacturing, specialising in a wide range of electrical products and cable assemblies. Apex prides itself on its vast product range, with three dedicated manufacturing business units, serving various... 

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Talk of the town at Indaba

29th September 2023 The Manufacturing Indaba, being held in October, endeavours to promote positive changes in sub-Saharan Africa’s manufacturing landscape – a source of livelihood for millions of people and leading contributor to the region’s gross domestic product. The tenth instalment of the Manufacturing Indaba,... 

A gentleman giving a talk standing on a stage in front of a large screen with the word PHYGITAL
TRENDING TOPICS The topics for the Manufacturing Indaba this year will cover new trends, challenges, and prospects going forward

Supplemental solutions beneficial

29th September 2023 Temporary power generation supplier Aggreko, an official sponsor at this year’s Manufacturing Indaba being held at the Sandton Convention Centre, in October, states that climate change is a hot topic in today’s world – and for good reason. With the last decade reported as the warmest on record,... 

a mobile cooling solution offered by Aggreko to a client
PROBLEM SOLVING SOLUTIONS The mobile rental energy solutions offered by Aggreko have numerous advantages

Abrasives used in robotic applications

29th September 2023 The use of robotics in manufacturing continues to grow at a rapid rate as businesses invest in automation to remain competitive. PFERD-South Africa national sales manager Dennis Phillips reveals that when implementing robotic applications in manufacturing, it is crucial to pair this... 

Empowering women

29th September 2023 In an endeavour to advance economic growth in developing nations, governments are employing strategies focused on the economic empowerment of women, says events marketing and public relations house Siyenza Management. It adds that studies reveal that, when women are economically enabled,... 

VEGA Controls SA

29th September 2023 For over 60 years VEGA has been creating solutions for demanding and critical measuring tasks, developing measurement technology that is easy to use and offers maximum safety and reliability.  VEGA Controls supplies sensor and measuring instrument solutions for a variety of industries, including... 

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Specialist fabricator stronger than ever in tough market conditions

By: Tracy Hancock     12th May 2023 While the local economic climate weighs heavily on many manufacturers, specialist fabrication company Efficient Engineering’s order book has never looked better. “We've never experienced such an order book at the beginning of a financial year. Our financial year started in March and we have... 

Yellow dump truck outside Efficient Engineering manufacturing facility.
COAL CATALYST There is increasing demand for truck bodies from the mining industry, owing to growing demand for coal in Europe

Workboats advance development

By: Simone Liedtke     12th May 2023 Lightweight workboats have gained popularity as a versatile and cost-effective solution to transportation and cargo delivery in regions with limited infrastructure. They offer numerous advantages, including lower fuel consumption, reduced maintenance costs and easier manoeuvrability in shallow... 

PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN
Through the filter of localisation, materials are produced in South Africa
PROUDLY SOUTH AFRICAN Through the filter of localisation, materials are produced in South Africa

Service provider helps plants improve efficiency

By: Simone Liedtke     12th May 2023 The drive towards reducing carbon footprints while remaining sustainable and profitable operationally and financially has become a priority for the manufacturing and industrial sectors. Within this context, operations and maintenance service provider AES has “become the go-to company for plants... 

DENNIS WILLIAMS
It is critical to assist clients in understanding where a thermal energy offering can fit into their site energy mix
DENNIS WILLIAMS It is critical to assist clients in understanding where a thermal energy offering can fit into their site energy mix

Firms partner to deliver SKID substations to miner

12th May 2023 Local medium voltage (MV) ac motor and transformers manufacturer ArmCoil Afrika and engineering services company Schneider Electric have partnered on the provision of a skid mobile substation product line that will provide continuous power to a large mining conglomerate’s South African... 

EASY ASSEMBLY
A SKID is a prefabricated substation that creates an easily transportable design that can be quickly energised
EASY ASSEMBLY A SKID is a prefabricated substation that creates an easily transportable design that can be quickly energised

Vacuum truck aids rehab project

12th May 2023 Infrastructure maintenance and repair is a pressing issue across many municipalities in South Africa. In George municipality in the Western Cape, work is underway to rehabilitate some of the city’s wastewater treatment assets. A rental Impi Combination Unit from pumping equipment and service... 

IMPI COMBI UNIT
The units are locally manufactured and have a hydraulically driven high-pressure pump capacity of 295 ℓ/min at 150 bar
IMPI COMBI UNIT The units are locally manufactured and have a hydraulically driven high-pressure pump capacity of 295 ℓ/min at 150 bar

Local firm promotes natural solution

By: Simone Liedtke     12th May 2023 The farming industry is constantly evolving, and new technologies are emerging to help farmers increase productivity while ensuring the health and care of animals and crops. One such technology is local manufacturer Pratley’s Clinomix, a “high-tech zeolite-based feed additive”, which is... 

EXPANDED RANGE
Clinomix is part of a range of mineral products produced and marketed by Pratley
EXPANDED RANGE Clinomix is part of a range of mineral products produced and marketed by Pratley

Metrology, innovative tech can advance manufacturing sector

By: Cameron Mackay     14th October 2022 For consumers to benefit from fair trade – and to achieve efficient component manufacturing and effective protection of the environment – all measurements performed during the production and quality control processes, including weight and dimensions of manufactured products, need to be accurate,... 

Image of an industrial CT scanner
SAVING TIME AND COSTS Computed tomography imaging allows for the nondestructive scanning of manufactured items.

Lighting solutions for M&P facilities

By: Cameron Mackay     14th October 2022 Luminaires supplier BEKA Schréder provides a full lighting solution, supported by an extensive product offering, for local manufacturing and processing (M&P) facilities. "There's a need to be compliant with the Occupational Health and Safety Act, as the Act is specific about light level... 

An image of the LEDTEC lighting
COMPREHENSIVE LIGHTING the LEDTEC is an LED low-bay range designed for energy-efficient lighting in industrial, commercial and petrochemical retail environments

Product range, upgrades help company in turbulent market

By: Cameron Mackay     14th October 2022 Local steel products supplier Stewarts & Lloyds is constantly focusing on expanding its product range, with one of the largest and most comprehensive range of products in the local market when compared to its competitors.   The company is also engaging with suppliers and upgrading its... 

Image of cut steel in a facility
CAPACITY UPGRADES The company's profile-cutting capabilities in the manufacturing division have also been upgraded this year

Improved systems mitigate challenges

By: Cameron Mackay     14th October 2022 PFERD, manufacturer of tool solutions for work on surfaces and material cutting, has invested in improving its supply chain, warehousing and logistics systems to mitigate the raw material shortages and supply chain constraints in the global market. The company’s training facilities and... 

Image of PFERD products at Electra Mining
REALISING 4IR BENEFITS Companies need to understand the importance of using appropriate and high-quality consumables for robot applications

Sector requires support to recover, reap economic benefits

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th June 2022 Despite the manufacturing sector being the fourth highest contributor to the gross domestic product, it has been in decline in recent years, and shrunk, impacting the overall economy. The Covid-19 pandemic has further impacted the sector and its growth. However, through collaborative efforts by... 

An image of metal cutting
VITAL SPARK Petrochemicals, chemicals and metals machinery manufacturing can spark growth in local manufacturing sector

Company shows revenue growth

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th June 2022 Steel manufacturer and supplier Stewarts and Lloyds’ manufacturing division registered an even bigger growth in revenue last year – compared with the previous year – largely owing to the company’s increasing its products range and branches across South Africa. The company also opened a branch in... 

Expansion plans in site

By: Natasha Odendaal     10th June 2022 As South African engineered vibratory equipment manufacturer Kwatani emerges stronger, having overcome the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic, the technology-driven company is reviewing options of expanding to meet anticipated growth. Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin tells Engineering News & Mining Weekly... 

Unleash the potential of your manufacturing business

10th June 2022 South African manufacturers know the challenges of streamlining business processes, generating accurate pricing, and calculating their total manufacturing costs. Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) solutions have long been touted as a successful tool to overcome these and other obstacles. But for... 

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Covid-19 continues to haunt manufacturing companies

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th June 2022 The impact of the Covid-19 pandemic and its resulting lockdowns continues to be felt in the manufacturing sector despite a move towards eased regulations. Challenges, such as the shortage of electronic components, global shipping delays and overall uncertainty, have impacted on the growth of the... 

An image of a MCC made by Iritron
COVID DELAYS STRETCH Owing to pandemic-related delays, a MCC can now take up to between 30 and 40 weeks to complete

Manufacturing Indaba welcomes back the physical event

By: Nadine Ramdass     10th June 2022 The Manufacturing Indaba is scheduled to take place later this month as an in-person event for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic. Event management company and Manufacturing Indaba organiser Siyenza looks forward to using the event as a platform to enable industry... 

AN image of panelists at the Manufacturing Indaba
MANUFACTURING INDABA This year's Indaba will be in-person for the first time since the start of the Covid-19 pandemic

GreenTech Plastics Machinery

10th June 2022 Specialists in the supply, installation and servicing of best-in-class European-designed plastics machinery and ancillary equipment, GreenTech is an industry leader in plastics machinery sales and servicing. With a combined experience of 220 years, GreenTech’s professional team of experts offers... 

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Relax, with central water at 5IVE on 13th Fairland

By: Yolande Botes     8th October 2021 A development of 32 property blocks consisting of 40 units per block creates a high demand for hot water for tenants at 5ive on Thirteenth Lifestyle Apartments in Fairland, Randburg. Hendry Brand, from Century Property Developers, decided to go with piped natural gas for the central water system... 

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Inprofile 2000

8th October 2021 For over 35 years, family-owned business Inprofile 2000 has been the market leader in the design and manufacturing of all open cold-formed steel sections. Currently Inprofile 2000’s section portfolio stands at over 400 different sections, covering a range of industries such as solar support... 

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Load-shedding hinders holistic growth

By: Nadine Ramdass     8th October 2021 For custom plastic injection moulding company Bambisana Plastics, a subsidiary of Bambisana Holdings, the biggest challenges it has to contend with are labour and electricity. However, despite these challenges, along with the effects of the pandemic, the company has managed to not only avoid... 

An aerial image of Bambisana Plastics factory
BAMBISANA PLASTICS FACTORY Load-shedding is the biggest challenge the company faces

Machine learning can enhance manufacturing productivity

By: Nadine Ramdass     8th October 2021 The South African manufacturing sector is diverse and contributes 11.8% to gross domestic product and 10.3% to employment. Although these figures are small, compared with the figures of other countries, embracing machine learning could enhance the sector and assist in its growth, says University... 

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