Do-It® Hang Tabs – Hang, Promote & Sell

Grabbing shoppers’ attention in the grocery aisle on a crowded supermarket shelf or at the point of purchase is becoming much more challenging, especially when competing against brands with bigger marketing budgets. Pyrotec PackMedia’s Do-It® range of hang tabs and display strips is ideal for brand owners who are looking for smart and affordable ways to increase the shelf appeal of their products in the retail space. With our range of merchandising solutions, brand owners can enhance brand presence in-store and make their products stand out from the crowd without…

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Downstream steel sector to be championed by CEO Task Force – Allied Steelrode a driving member

Currently South Africa’s steel industry – the key component of South Africa’s manufacturing sector – is facing serious challenges. In order to coordinate decision-makers, South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) members, and other associations to find actionable solutions to the current challenging industry environment – and to provide opportunities for steel industry leadership to raise key issues and propose potential solutions – on the May 4th, the SAISC held an industry mobilisation meeting. Under the auspices of the SAISC, and with Allied Steelrode’s driving support, it was decided at the…

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Supporting SA Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind at Securex South Africa and A-OSH EXPO 2018

SA Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind is this year’s charity partner at the co-located trade exhibitions, Securex South Africa, the continent’s Africa’s largest security and fire trade expo, and A-OSH EXPO, Africa’s leading occupational health and safety (OHS) trade exhibition. The SA Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind was founded in 1953 by Gladys Evans, and it is the only seeing-eye dog operation in Africa. This year’s co-located expos take place from 22 to 24 May at Gallagher Convention Centre, Midrand. Sven Smit, Portfolio Director for both A-OSH EXPO and Securex…

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A-OSH EXPO showcases holistic treatment of employees’ health issues

Holistic wellness programmes have an important role to play in the workplace, and employers play a significant role in offering such programmes. Shocking statistics released in late 2017 showed that depression (circa 2016) was costing South African business more than R232 billion – either due to absence from work or attending work while unwell (the latter being a phenomenon sometimes called ‘presenteeism’ as opposed to absenteeism). This was according to the IDEA study of the London School of Economics and Political Science[1]. A statement released by the chairperson of the…

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Locally Manufactured FALKEN Tyre selected as OE fitment for the popular Volkswagen Polo Hatch

Sumitomo Rubber South Africa (PTY) LTD (SRSA) is proud to have been selected as one of the tyre suppliers for the latest Volkswagen Polo Hatch models. SRSA, who manufacturer the popular Falken tyre, have successfully adhered to Volkswagen’s stringent technical, process and product audit requirements. The OE agreement enables SRSA to supply locally manufactured FALKEN tyres to Volkswagen South Africa for the new VW Polo Hatch assembled locally and exported around the globe. The development of this world class tyre is one of the outputs from SRSA’s R 1.1-billion-rand investment…

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Schneider Electric innovations shine in Germany

In an ever-changing digital world, for everything from new business models and new consumer technologies to new infrastructure, energy and power systems – the digital transformation is inescapable. The fourth industrial revolution, or smart manufacturing, has accelerated the move to digital technologies that offer a competitive advantage to every company and every geographical zone that adopts them.   Augmented reality, IoT, IIoT, machine learning and predictive maintenance are making companies more efficient and innovative, boosting their competitive advantage. Schneider Electric, the global leader in the digital transformation of energy management…

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EBH NAMIBIA

The management of Elgin Brown & Hamer Namibia (EBHN), together with new minority shareholder the Elgin Brown & Hamer Consortium (EBHC) has confirmed today that a share transfer agreement has been concluded. In terms thereof, 100% of the shares held in EBHN by former shareholder the DCD Group were transferred to EBHC, a group comprised of prominent Namibian business leaders. As a result, the 47,5% shareholding held by EBHC is now effectively in the hands of Namibian-owned companies. As of Monday 2 April 2018, the DCD Group relinquished all shareholding…

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Will SA manufacturers survive the fourth industrial revolution?

Over time we have seen how mechanisation; mass production; computers and automation have greatly impacted manufacturing industries – proving time and again that nothing is more powerful than an idea whose time has come.   Now, as we teeter ever closer to Industry 4.0 – the fourth global industrial evolution that is set to be as pivotal if not more than its three predecessors put together — the most important question for South African manufacturers is whether we are ready to meet global competitors at the forefront of technology innovation.…

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Monitoring the molecules: RTS Africa’s Neo Monitors LaserGas analysers offer accurate real-time gas level monitoring for industry

Since its founding, innovation has been the hallmark of RTS Africa Engineering, a Tshwane-based company specialising in innovative technologies which provide solutions to industrial challenges. RTS Africa has not only imported many new technologies from its portfolio of well-established and highly reputable overseas principals; but, in-house, has developed ground-breaking solutions to industrial challenges such as the removal of dust from air flows. “In the day-to-day operation of industry, vast quantities of fossil fuel are burned,” explains Ian Fraser, MD of RTS Africa Engineering. “If the combustion process is inefficient, the…

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First Cut’s stellar business growth drives major space optimisation for star-studded customer service

  In spite of the prevailing economic challenges industry has experienced in the past few years, First Cut has embarked upon a major expansion of its offices in Benrose, Johannesburg. First Cut was ready for growth in the business and required additional floor space to cope with the growth and increased activity the company has been experiencing. “We needed to expand our stores and to expand our footprint across all divisions. For example, we decided to renovate our showroom area for capital equipment from our international principals such as Starrett,…

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