Rise in trade and manufacturing

JOHANNESBURG –Statistics South Africa (StatsSA) yesterday said that increased activity in trade and manufacturing underpinned the 5.5 percent rise in the fourth quarter formal business turnover – bringing total spending to R2.57 trillion in the quarter. However, data from the StatsSA also showed the challeng es facing the country’s battered construction industry. The Quarterly Financial Statistics (QFS) survey covers a sample of enterprises operating in the formal non-agricultural business sector of the South African economy, excluding financial intermediation, insurance, government and educational institutions. The data showed that between the third and fourth…

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First Cut cuts steel processing costs with the BLM SC425 sawing machine

First Cut cuts steel processing costs with the BLM SC425 sawing machine

Sawing is one of the fundamental activities in any manufacturing, steel processing or fabrication business. The more efficiently this can be carried out, the more profitable the business will invariably be. Available locally from leading cutting consumables and capital equipment distributor First Cut, the BLM SC425 – a semi-automatic upstroke circular sawing machine – will bring higher levels of efficiency to any manufacturing or fabrication business. The sawing machine is ideal for making straight or angled cuts in steel tubes or profiles, thanks to the SC425’s convenient rotating head. While…

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No ‘brakes’ on innovation: First Cut brings Bystronic’s award-winning Xpert 40 press brake/Mobile Bending Cell combination to South Africa

Great innovation deserves to be rewarded. In the case of the foremost Swiss OEM (Original Equipment Manufacturer) Bystronic – a leading global provider of high-quality solutions for the sheet-metal processing industry – their Mobile Bending Cell was recognised with an award for innovative solutions in the field of sheet-metal processing at the Blechexpo 2017 exhibition. This remarkable bending technology is available in South Africa from First Cut, Bystronic’s South African distributor and leader in the provision of capital equipment and consumables. Global fabrication is demanding an ever-greater variety of sizes…

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Corrugated or IBR Roof Sheet Machines

Introduction With the growth in the building industry there is currently such a huge demand for IBR and corrugated iron roof sheeting that it has culminated in shortages of ‘cromodek’ of up to a year. The raw materials are readily available there is simply not enough manufacturing capacity to meet demand.   IBR Roll Former Video download Benefits/Advantages: Cash business (depending on market sector). Simple manufacturing process (one manufacturing process). Easy administration (very few product lines and variations). High demand for product. Easy to market.   Machine Attributes: The machine…

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