New EX8 Mighty truck boosts Hyundai’s commercial vehicle range in SA

Hyundai Automotive South Africa’s commercial vehicle range has received a healthy injection with the launch of the new Mighty EX8 truck, boasting several new features and an industry-leading factory warranty that makes it a formidable contender in its market segment. The new Mighty EX8 – a successor of the previous HD truck – stems from a long, proud and successful tradition of building competitive commercial vehicles with notable strengths in Korea, the rest of Asia and the Middle East. That focus is also moving to Africa, with the resulting expansion…

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GOODYEAR SOYBEAN OIL TECHNOLOGY WINS ‘ENVIRONMENTAL ACHIEVEMENT OF THE YEAR’ AWARD

AKRON, Ohio, Feb. 22, 2018 – The Goodyear Tyre & Rubber Company has been presented the prestigious Tyre Technology International Award for Innovation and Excellence in the category of “Environmental Achievement of the Year” during the 2018 Tyre Technology Expo in Hannover, Germany. The awarded technology represents a breakthrough by Goodyear in applying soybean oil in the tread compound of tyres, as a replacement for traditional petroleum oil. Over the past few years, Goodyear worked with the United Soybean Board to develop soy-based technology to enhance tyre performance. Following extensive…

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Fluctuating primary pricing threatens the mettle of South Africa’s steel industry

At present, companies in the local steel industry are finding the market very challenging. According to industry sources, much of this can be attributed to the extreme volatility of the primary pricing. “This level of volatility poses an enormous and very urgent challenge to the entire sector,” explains Warne Rippon, Executive Director of steel major Allied Steelrode. These price fluctuations result in a knock-on effect which is very hard to contend with. “If we are experiencing this, then our downstream customers must be even more adversely affected,” he remarks. “What…

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Sanitech increasing it’s footprint into Namibia.

A Recent acquisition by Sanitech, a division of Waco Africa, has increased its ability to meet customer needs as well as expand its footprint further into Africa. Rent-A-Toilet’s Namibian operations were integrated into Sanitech as from October 2017. This acquisition allows Rent-A-Toilet great opportunities for both employees and customers, while increasing Sanitech’s footprint into Namibia.          Sanitech, known as Kwikform in Namibia, has made in-roads into various industries since opening an office in 2016. “We saw the opportunity to roll out more services to more customers in…

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