Learning From Data-Driven Disruptors Before It’s Too Late

Businesses threatened by data-driven disruptors need to adopt a similarly disruptive mind-set to ensure they stay relevant to their customers. During the past 12 months we’ve all become noticeably more reliant on data and technology in almost everything we do, with investments in data, technology and digital transformation estimated to top US$4 trillion within the past year alone. But it’s the combination of data, insight and analytics that’s the cornerstone for the top performers, which rely on it to inform their decisions, shape their strategy and drive their speed to market and…

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State-owned company rents over 170 units from Kwikspace

Kwikspace has successfully supplied more than 170 parkhomes to one of South Africa’s largest state-owned companies in a 24-month rental contract. The state owned company required temporary, parkhomes and dependable structures that suited its various operational requirements at sites nation-wide. Following a thorough regional tender process, Kwikspace was awarded the contract to supply specified buildings to all of the customer’s regions countrywide, barring one.   A range of 100 parkhomes three metres wide with varying lengths of  3, 6, 9 and 12 metres,  7m x 7m and 2.4m x 6m…

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Mitigating Manufacturing Downtime and Failure with Smart Services

Martin van Zyl, Segment Leader, Consumer Packaged Goods at Schneider Electric By design, critical industrial equipment provides exceptional longevity coupled with robust quality features that allow manufacturing facilities to run optimally and more importantly, continuously. Very often, little thought is given to the realistic lifespan of this critical equipment, which often results in failures producing catastrophic consequences.   Complacency accompanies the failure to maintain and upgrade equipment. Throw into the mix critical equipment such as generators and uninterrupted power supplies (UPSs) that are operating without sufficient monitoring and the manufacturing…

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Ford and Hilti Extend Partnership with Fleet of 80 Ranger Pickups

Hilti South Africa adds to its business fleet and now has 80 2.2 XL Double Cab Rangers Ford South Africa’s dedicated Ranger Support Teams provide exceptional customer experience The Ranger’s efficient engine helps Hilti achieve its goal of sustainability and reducing carbon emissions globally PRETORIA, South Africa, 14 May 2021 – Fifteen new Ford Ranger XL models painted in Ford’s Colorado Red have been added to Hilti South Africa’s fleet as part of a partnership extension that was announced in May. These eye-catching Ford Rangers, driven by Hilti’s reps, will…

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FAW TRUCKS IS BUILDING A BRIGHT FUTURE ON ITS RICH LOCAL HISTORY

  Johannesburg – 14 May 2021 – Over the past 27 years, FAW Trucks have grown from humble beginnings to a multi-million rand business with a strong local manufacturing presence, renowned for its quality products and ability to cater to the unique needs of South African commercial vehicle buyers. Continuously strengthening its foothold in the local market and regularly outperforming its major competitors in the sales stakes, it is testament to what can be achieved through determination, commitment and a clear vision for the future. That initial vision came from…

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Digitising Agriculture with SICK’s 3D Environment Monitoring Sensors

SICK Automation is leading the agricultural digitisation era (Farming 4.0), with its visual perception solutions for mobile agricultural machines and harvesting robots. Called Visionary Snapshot Cameras, the range is tailored for 3D environment monitoring, allowing mobile equipment to navigate, increase safety and enhance production processes. Visionary technology from SICK inherent in these cameras make them the ideal solution for a vast range of agricultural applications. They help decrease downtime with their collision avoidance capability when turning, manoeuvring and reversing mobile equipment, and by navigating autonomous agricultural machines during fieldwork. They…

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Isuzu at the forefront of rural disaster relief

Isuzu Motors South Africa (IMSAf) renews its commitment to support humanitarian aid organisation Gift of the Givers to reach remote locations in South Africa, where they provide critical disaster relief. IMSAf Executive: Corporate and Public Affairs, Ms Mandlakazi Sigcawu, said that Gift of the Givers was provided with D-MAX bakkies and Isuzu trucks to continue their lifesaving work across the country. Supporting communities who are affected by natural disasters is a key pillar guiding IMSAf’s corporate social responsibility initiatives, according to Ms Sigcawu. “Our vehicles can access the most challenging…

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PEUGEOT is making mobility electric at the Roland-Garros 2021 tournament

As the long-standing official partner of the French Open tennis tournament for the 38th consecutive year, PEUGEOT will be providing transportation for the players, VIPs and officials with a fleet of 100% electric vehicles for the first time in 2021. PEUGEOT is making the French Open the first sporting event of its kind in the world to be associated with completely electrified mobility. Two-thirds of the fleet of 162 PEUGEOT vehicles at Roland-Garros is made up of rechargeable hybrid models, and one-third of purely electric models, and has an exceptionally…

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Bosch Rexroth SA conducts first virtual commissioning

In a first for Bosch Rexroth South Africa, Group Company Hytec Services Africa (HSA) conducted its first online-based commissioning of a 3 000 kN thickener drive for a Madagascan-based mine. The power pack had been purchased in 2019, but due to COVID-19-related travel restrictions in that country, technical personnel were unable to commission the system on site. To prevent any further system downtime caused by travel restrictions, HSA and the mine agreed to a virtual commissioning process, carried out in February this year. In a two-day online process using video call…

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Ford Announces Leadership and Organisational Changes in South Africa to Strengthen its Automotive Operations

Dhiren Vanmali moves from Government Affairs to take on new role as Sales Operations Director, Ford Motor Company Southern Africa, to accelerate and modernise dealer operations Conrad Groenewald appointed Marketing Director to lead Ford’s future cycle plans and deliver world-class vehicles and connected services Esther Buthelezi expands her portfolio as Corporate Transformation Manager to become Government Affairs and Transformation Director             PRETORIA, South Africa, 01 June 2021 – Ford Motor Company has announced a series of leadership and organisational changes for South Africa, effective from…

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