Bolt and Engineering Rustenburg – ‘digging deep’ to offer differentiated customer service

Mining, as a key economic activity in South Africa, forms the bedrock of the country, having helped shaped industrial success through employment generation, downstream manufacturing, processing, and more.   As such the ‘Platinum City’ – Rustenburg – is a pivotal and well-known hub central to, and inextricably linked with, the local mining sector. With many of the town’s businesses either directly or indirectly supplying the region’s mines, there is prolific demand for the reliable and dedicated supply of tools, fasteners, bearings, welding equipment and others.   Taking this into consideration,…

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Powering up’ the African connection – Alexander & Poole, Anderson Power Products boosting local solutions footprint

    Alexander and Poole, a long-standing manufacturing enterprise and sole African distributor of Anderson Power Products’ (APP’s) quality electrical connectors that are renowned to achieve the highest levels of durability and performance, continuously strives to enhance its solutions offering to industry.   To power up awareness of APP’s pioneering and innovative role in electrical connectors, its product offering and technology excellence to Africa, Alexander and Poole – together with APP – are boosting their long-standing and key partnership to grow the APP footprint and product profile in different target…

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Driving forward STEM development for young women

A stronger focus should be placed on STEM related subjects and fields to alleviate blockages in South Africa’s talent pipeline. This is the view of  the Chemical Industries Education and Training Authority (CHIETA), as the country’s youth unemployment rate stands at an alarming 43.5%* for the first quarter of 2021.   CHIETA believes skills investment remains a sustainable solution particularly in areas such as STEM development which is aligned with advances in Fourth Industrial Revolution (4IR) technologies.   “STEM is responding to the changing technological world which means students should…

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Reliable coding as and when you need it

Generally seasonal, agrochemical products and pesticides are produced in challenging environments. What’s more, during peak season coding equipment is pushed to the limit before lying idle during the off-season.   The continuous inkjet (CIJ) 9029 printer from Markem-Image, locally available from Pyrotec PackMark, is ideal for harsh conditions. It operates reliably, it’s easy to install, and its total cost of ownership is low. CIJ printers are ideal for printing onto HDPE, PET, and other bottle substrates because they offer superior print quality on rounded smooth surfaces. Additionally, accurate and consistent…

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Food safety vs environmental sustainability – unpacking the conflict

The tension between food safety in packaging on the one hand, and environmental protection on the other, is a longstanding dilemma that has been brought into sharper focus by Covid-19. Just how finely poised this tension has been unpacked by Tetra Pak’s latest global research undertaken in partnership with Ipsos, the Tetra Pak Index 2020: Covid-19 and the Food Safety-Sustainability Dilemma.   Tetra Pak’s research recorded 53% of respondents listing food safety as the top issue compared to 52% listing more sustainable packaging as their top issue. Ultimately, the research…

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Identifying eco-friendly cleaning products

The decision making process when it comes to purchasing cleaning products is mostly driven by product performance, price, brand, and ease of use. Environmental impact usually features lower down on the list although eco cleaning minimizes health risks to employees and consumers, reduces pollutants in the environment and impacts a business’ ecological footprint. “The pandemic brought with it a dramatic increase in the demand for cleaning products and unfortunately with it, some dodgy products ending up on retail shelves,” says Emma Corder, Managing Director of industrial cleaning products manufacturer Industroclean.…

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Reaching new heights: Dekra Industrial’s new ‘one-stop’ service adds corrosion control via rope access

Eddie van Hansen, General Manager at Dekra Industrial     A vast range of South African industries require time- and cost-effective corrosion control services to ensure critical operational efficiency and minimal downtime during maintenance, repairs, scheduled and unscheduled shutdowns of assets and facilities; and during periodic NDT and inspection of associated equipment.   Accordingly, Dekra Industrial in South Africa has introduced a dynamic new niche initiative to complement their NDT inspection services: corrosion control via rope access.   “In line with the continuous development of our offerings and capabilities, this…

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Excelling through service: Rand-Air’s brand values realise agile sustainability

Amid increasingly competitive industrial and fluctuating economic environments, quality and service excellence has not only become a significant advantage, but also a vital performance differentiator, defining and enhancing long-term business success.   Notably, service excellence is paramount in ensuring sustainable financial and operational management; as well as facilitating and securing all-important customer relationships – and in creating new business and organisational growth opportunities.   As such, Rand-Air – an established leader in the field of air, nitrogen, power, flow (pumps), steam boiler and lighting solutions, and part of the global…

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