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Pipes, Tubes and Hoses

Customer portal set to boost hydraulic hose customer satisfaction

By: Trent Roebeck     2nd February 2024 Hose product and service provider Pirtek introduced an online key performance indicator (KPI) customer portal in late 2023, early 2024, as a complementary service for its broad client base in Africa and South Africa, to assist with optimising business processes, including hydraulic hose product... 

Straub pipe couplings see an uptick in African orders

2nd February 2024 According to a recent press release, the recent spike in union-related mining strikes near the end of 2023, coupled with a decline in workforce numbers, meant that the mining industry had to find a way to work smarter to ensure production levels remained steady. Pretoria-based pumping equipment... 

An image of the Straub open flex pipe coupling attached to a pipe above ground
OUTDOOR PIPE COUPLING Straub open flex pipe coupling attached to a pipe above ground

Precision engineering firm tallies up project portfolio

By: Trent Roebeck     2nd February 2024 Bay Engineering is an outsourced engineering and jobbing shop, based in Benoni, that specialises in steel pipe fabrication and welding, computer numerical control (CNC) turning and milling and which engages in projects considered to be “complicated steel pipework” while maintaining high-quality... 

An image of the steel suction pipe component manufactured by Bay Engineering
STEEL SUCTION PIPE Steel suction pipe manufactured by Bay Engineering for the Hopper Dredger

Manufacturer conforms to revised standards

By: Halima Frost     30th June 2023 South African thermoplastic pipe and fittings manufacture and supplier Astore Keymak has – in accordance with updated South African National Standards (SANS) 1086 requirements – re-audited and tested its original fire hose offerings to specify the difference between the application of the hose as... 

a single red fire hose suspended in the air
ON FIRE The improvements in certification of Astore Keymak's fire hose has seen an increase in sales too new clients

New system launched for large hose guidance

30th June 2023 In March, high-performance plastic products manufacturer igus launched its new E4Q e-chain with extender crossbars for the safe guidance of large hoses. The E4Q e-chain with extender crossbars is a clever adapter system which ensures quick and easy adjustment of the E4Q energy chain to the... 

Using nonoriginal parts only mitigates initial costs

30th June 2023 In a competitive industrial and mining arena, companies are often driven to keep purchase costs as low as possible and resort to fitting nonoriginal-equipment-manufacturer (non-OEM) aftermarket spare parts into sophisticated pieces of equipment, cautions Verder Pumps SA client services Africa... 

A group of peristaltic hoses which are to be used on OEM Pumps
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FLEX IT The Verderflex hose is perfectly suited to Verders Dura pumps Caption 02:

Manufacturer secures large high pressure valve order

By: Halima Frost     30th June 2023 Steel, tube and engineering product supplier Stewarts & Lloyds’ Pipes & Fittings branch has secured a multimillion-rand order for high pressure valves with the Chris Hani district municipality, in the Eastern Cape, to complete the newly laid bulk water supply network to the local community of... 

A pile of pipes behind a fence covered in a Denso Ultraflex 1250 tape, a specially formulated anti-corrosion system.
IN THE GROOVE The grooved joint pipe and coupling system supplied by Stewarts & Lloyds spanned 24 km

ENERGYMetals – A division of EMVAfrica

27th June 2023 ENERGYMetals is a distinguished division of EMVAfrica, with a strong commitment to excellence and a comprehensive understanding of the industrial and manufacturing markets. ENERGYMetals has established itself as a trusted provider of high-quality stainless-steel solutions priding ourselves on our... 

ENERGYMetals – A division of EMVAfrica

Investment needed to keep industry afloat

By: Sabrina Jardim     3rd February 2023 Loadshedding is creating production problems and increasing the cost of scrap, but government’s lack of investment in renewing old piping systems and constructing new networks remains one of the biggest problems in the plastic pipes industry, says South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers... 

An image depicting plastic pipes
DRASTIC PLASTIC The plastic pipes industry is important for a country’s economy because the pipes are necessary for the adequate distribution of fluids

Company relocates as part of growth strategy

By: Sabrina Jardim     3rd February 2023 As part of its ongoing growth strategy, pipe and hose supplier Astore Keymak relocated its Cape Town branch to a more modernised premises in the Western Cape in November 2022. “Astore Keymak Cape Town is expanding, hence it became important to enhance and improve our customers’ experience, and... 

An image depicting the inside of Astore Keymak's new Cape Town offices
NEW SPACE Astore Keymak’s new location in Cape Town makes the company more accessible for customers

More schools means more infrastructure needed

1st July 2022 The Kenyan government’s plan to construct an additional 10 000 classrooms to accommodate an expected surge in student numbers once learners’ transition from primary to junior secondary schools under the Competency-Based Curriculum is welcome and necessary. However, the transition will require... 

A large round drum used as a peptic tank made of Weholite ready for delivery to Kenya's new school projects
SANITATION SUCCESS In order for sanitation works of this magnitude Megapipe suggests the projects use its Weholite HDPE technology

Pump and hose flotation devices on offer

1st July 2022 Specialist pumps supplier Integrated Pump Rentals (IPR) says it carries a comprehensive range of pump flotation devices (PFD) and hose flotation devices (HFD) which are available for either purchase or hire. IPR operations manager Henru Strydom explains that a PFD is used to suspend the pump... 

HFDs are used to suspend hoses during pumping applications where either pontoons or barges are used
FLOATING AWAY HFDs are used to suspend hoses during pumping applications where either pontoons or barges are used

Manufacturer now offers new stainless steel braided hose

1st July 2022 Earlier this year, industrial hose specialist Truco announced it had started manufacturing stainless steel braided hose at its Chamdor campus in Johannesburg, Gauteng. Initial capabilities are for hose assemblies from 6 mm to 25 cm in diameter. 

A reel of stainless steel braided hose which is impervious to fire chemicals and pressure
STEELING THE SHOW The new sheet braided hose offered by Truco is ideal for use across a range of industries

Association stresses quality control is imperative

1st July 2022 As part of its continuous education process, Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) continues to enlighten design engineers, contractors and all users of plastic pipe of the critical importance of getting the highest quality of polymers in the products they specify or... 

A bunch of blue plastic pipes which have a light shining thorug them form back to front
SHINING LIGHT Sappma continues to shine a light on the need for quality products and materials to its members

Pipe supply proves manufacturer’s metal

By: Halima Frost     1st July 2022 Steel and tube supplier Stewarts & Lloyds Pipes & Fittings have successfully delivered over 1.4 km of pipe to a project in Tshwane – cementing its position as a leading pipe supplier in Africa. The project entailed the supply of about 70 pipes of 800 nominal bore (NB) in lengths of 12.19 m, with... 

A number of 12-meter-long blue water pipes on a truck set for delivery at a water works
TRUE BLUE The water pipes for a 1.4 km project have been delivered to site by Stewarts & Lloyds

Supplier reconditions hydraulic cylinder assemblies

By: Claire O'Reilly     28th January 2022 Honed tube, chrome bar and cylinder kits supplier Honingcraft group of companies has reconditioned its hydraulic cylinder barrels and hydraulic cylinder rods as semi-finished assemblies. 

Company supplies HDPE pipes for new road in Ogiek

28th January 2022 The construction of the new road near Ogiek Secondary School, which is nearly complete, is set to transform the Ogiek community in Njoro, Nakuru County in Kenya by giving them easier access to schools, hospitals and other local amenities. 

Company adds new pipe range

By: Darren Parker     25th June 2021 Pipe manufacturer Inkulu Plastic Pipes has added a new high-density polyethylene (HDPE) structured wall pipe product range to its offering. Inkulu Plastic Pipes sales and marketing manager Faize Gafoor tells Engineering News that the company can now manufacture and supply HDPE structured wall... 

BIG BOY Inkulu Plastic Pipes is the first in the country to manufacture pipes at a diameter of 1 200 mm
BIG BOY Inkulu Plastic Pipes is the first in the country to manufacture pipes at a diameter of 1 200 mm

Pipes, tubes demand strong in housing sector

By: Darren Parker     25th June 2021 Demand for piping and tubing from the housing sector has remained buoyant throughout the Covid-19 pandemic, says pipe and tube manufacturer Stewarts & Lloyds sales manager Clayton Greer. He explains that plumbing service providers “had plenty of ongoing work” repairing and maintaining existing... 

LOOKING UP
Stewarts & Lloyds Projects supplied all the piping and fittings for the fire protection system, hanging material and fire water system for Steyn City
LOOKING UP Stewarts & Lloyds Projects supplied all the piping and fittings for the fire protection system, hanging material and fire water system for Steyn City

Price volatility affecting pipe manufacturing

By: Darren Parker     25th June 2021 Price volatility in the plastics industry has been extreme over the past year, owing to the impact of Covid-19 on the supply of input chemicals, such as alcohol. Moreover, the subsequent lockdown, as well as load-shedding, interruptions in water supply, price hikes over the past few months, and... 

THE RIGHT STUFF It is important for clients to ensure that they purchase quality products from reputable suppliers
THE RIGHT STUFF It is important for clients to ensure that they purchase quality products from reputable suppliers

Projects can bolster local steel tubes and pipes industry

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     22nd January 2021 Steel industry association the Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (STEASA) believes that the fast-tracking of the 50 strategic integrated projects and 12 special projects – announced in the Government Gazette this year – will present “tremendous opportunities” for locally manufactured... 

RECOVERY PLAN
Projects are being fast-tracked to bolster job creation and the economy
RECOVERY PLAN Projects are being fast-tracked to bolster job creation and the economy

Survey shows decline in local pipe market

By: Khutso Maphatsoe     22nd January 2021 The Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) has released the findings of a qualitative and quantitative pipe survey that shows a decline in infrastructure investment, particularly in the local pipe market, of 15%. According to the survey, conducted by business management... 

TREADING CAREFULLY The manufacturing process is a continuous one and, therefore, sensitive to volume and excessive stoppages
TREADING CAREFULLY The manufacturing process is a continuous one and, therefore, sensitive to volume and excessive stoppages

Company offers HDPE pipes for sanitation in Kenya

22nd January 2021 Bringing innovative solutions and providing and maintaining safe off-site and decentralised sanitation systems cannot happen without new investment and human technical capacity – which is particularly relevant considering the growing population density in urban centres, explains manufacturer... 

100 YEAR GUARANTEE Science has since proven that HDPE pipes, such as Weholite will last over 100 years.
100 YEAR GUARANTEE Science has since proven that HDPE pipes, such as Weholite will last over 100 years.

Reaccreditation in three programmes received

22nd January 2021 Specialist manufacturer Superior Tube was awarded three prestigious National Aerospace and Defence Contractors’ Accreditation Program (Nadcap) reaccreditations for its heat treating, welding, and non-destructive testing programmes. Nadcap assesses and supplies independent accreditation of specialist 

THREE STRIKES Superior Tube received the sought-after certifications after a series of highly exacting audits designed to test every aspect of each process under scrutiny
THREE STRIKES Superior Tube received the sought-after certifications after a series of highly exacting audits designed to test every aspect of each process under scrutiny

Company receives certification, improves product quality

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     26th June 2020 Piping manufacturer Rare Plastics has received SANS 4437.2 certification – which is a duplication of ISO 4437.2 – for the manufacture of high-density polyethylene (HDPE) gas pipe in May this year. The company is the only South African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association member to hold this... 

Pipes range offered for various industries

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     26th June 2020 Cable conduit and subsoil drainage pipe manufacturer Dura-Line components, which meet stringent quality specifications, are used in conjunction with geosynthetic products manufacturer and supplier Fibertex geotextiles and composite drainage systems in various industries. Fibertex SA is a supplier... 

Locally sourced material ensures quality products

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     26th June 2020 Thermoplastic equipment supplier Astore Keymak offers dragline hoses that are manufactured from compounds produced at its factory in Randfontein, Johannesburg. “Using locally sourced raw materials gives the company significant control over the quality of the finished product,” says Astore Keymak... 

Equipment supplier offers range of hoses and fittings

26th June 2020 The Eaton Winner hydraulic braided and spiral hose and fittings distributed locally by industrial equipment supplier BMG meet stringent industry standards for pressure, temperature and abrasion resistance. Being part of BMG’s components for fluid power systems and general industrial applications... 

Association warns sector against compromising quality

26th June 2020 Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) has urged pipe makers and pipeline installers to avoid giving into the temptation of compromising on quality or sidestepping certain processes and procedures for the sake of saving a few rands. South Africa, like the rest of the... 

Company completes purchase of Italian thermoplastic specialist

24th January 2020 Technology services company Continental has successfully completed its purchase of Italian thermoplastic specialist Merlett Group. 

Global sights set for export association

By: Mamaili Mamaila     24th January 2020 Steel industry association the Steel Tube Export Association of South Africa (Steasa) and some of its members will participate at the national pavilion at the International Wire and Tube Trade Fair 2020. 

SOARING HIGHER
Exports of high-carbon and low-alloy steel tubes and pipes remain on an upward trajectory and are resilient amid export competitiveness challenges
SOARING HIGHER Exports of high-carbon and low-alloy steel tubes and pipes remain on an upward trajectory and are resilient amid export competitiveness challenges

Company transforming SA’s industrial landscape

24th January 2020 Built from startup, industrial solutions provider BT Industrial – a new-generation, black-owned, high-energy business driven by innovation, international standards, and service excellence – is transforming the industrial landscape in South Africa. 

Water woes, infrastructure challenges concerning – association

24th January 2020 While drought and climate change might have aggravated South Africa’s current water crisis, a major contributing factor is the country’s failure to upgrade and maintain its water pipes and infrastructure over the last decade, says industry association the Southern African Plastic Pipe... 

JAN VENTER
There is no doubt that the impact of this current crisis could have been reduced – if not completely avoided
JAN VENTER There is no doubt that the impact of this current crisis could have been reduced – if not completely avoided

Association records growth despite struggling economy

24th January 2020 Despite a struggling economy, the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (Sappma) reported a growth in membership and influence last year. 

DIVERSE OFFERING
In addition to its hugely successful annual PIPES technical conference, Sappma has also begun hosting regular workshops for both members and non-members alike that focus on different aspects of quality
DIVERSE OFFERING In addition to its hugely successful annual PIPES technical conference, Sappma has also begun hosting regular workshops for both members and non-members alike that focus on different aspects of quality

Accessories supplied for diverse industries

24th January 2020 Pumping equipment supplier Werner Pumps is now able to supply an extensive range of accessories for the wastewater treatment, construction and engineering industries as the sole agent for German tool supplier HAAS Abwassertechnik in South Africa. 

QUICK FIX
These pipe stoppers are effective tools for quickly and reliably sealing or closing off pipelines during repair and maintenance work
QUICK FIX These pipe stoppers are effective tools for quickly and reliably sealing or closing off pipelines during repair and maintenance work

Wieland SA

27th August 2019 Wieland SA celebrates 45 years of supplying high-quality, semi-finished copper and copper alloy products to the local and export markets.  

Wieland SA

Hose company supplies sector amid challenges

By: Mamaili Mamaila     28th June 2019 Although hoses manufacturer Astore Keymak supplies 80% of its hoses to the local mining industry, business development director Malindi Nkambule says there are a number of challenges – in the main cheap imports and rising input costs such as raw materials and labour. 

HIGH STANDARDS 
As more people in the fire industry become aware and educated about local hoses standards and stricter specifications, Astore will continue to see more growth in that regard
HIGH STANDARDS As more people in the fire industry become aware and educated about local hoses standards and stricter specifications, Astore will continue to see more growth in that regard

First customer day at new location hosted

By: Mamaili Mamaila     28th June 2019 Engineering firm Bosch Rexroth South Africa Group of Companies held its first customer day last month at its new location, named Hytec United By Bosch (HUBB), in Kempton Park, Gauteng. 

TECH FORWARD
Bosch Rexroth is now more focused on technological innovation, such as the Internet of Things
TECH FORWARD Bosch Rexroth is now more focused on technological innovation, such as the Internet of Things
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