Gabriel South Africa Launches ‘Shocks for Life’ for Essential Service Workers

Gabriel South Africa Launches ‘Shocks for Life’ for Essential Service Workers

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Incubating the cause, Nissan and UP’s Faculty of Health Sciences combat COVID-19 with INTUboxes

The innovative product is being produced at Nissan’s Rosslyn plant ROSSLYN, South Africa – The COVID-19 pandemic has delayed the production of vehicles during the stringent national lockdown. However, this trying time calls for innovative action to support the nation which is why Nissan and the University of Pretoria have partnered to create and manufacture INTUboxes. The INTUbox is a transparent vessel-box which arose from the necessity to protect health professionals who would have to intubate and treat acutely ill COVID-19 patients. Therefore, the INTUbox avoids viral droplets spreading to…

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Turning challenges in the steel sector into opportunities

Despite the local steel sector currently experiencing tough challenges, some businesses within the steel supply chain have seized the opportunities presented by these challenges to grow their success. One such business is NitraLife, a local pioneer in the manufacture and supply of nitrogen generation equipment since 1996. Of note is that the company supplies various parts of the steel sector supply chain in South Africa with their NitraCut and NitraSpray nitrogen generators, while also manufacturing the generators from local steel components. “We have worked hard to become independent and robust…

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Getting to the core: faster drilling and reduced fuel costs with Rand-Air’s new DrillAir compressors

In a first for Rand-Air, the company has acquired Atlas Copco DrillAir Y1260 variable high pressure (21 to 35 bar) compressors. This new technology – from the world’s leading manufacturer of drilling equipment – has been scientifically designed around pressure and flow for a wide range of high-capacity drilling applications. These two new units are ideally suited for applications such as mineral exploration drilling, geothermal drilling, construction and blast hole drilling; as well as for services such as aerated drilling and the drilling of wells. “At Rand-Air, we constantly strive…

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Egypt develops comprehensive strategy for manufacturing cars

The government has developed a comprehensive strategy for the automobile and electric cars industry, said Egyptian Minister of Military Production Mohamed al-Assar on Sunday. He added that the plan is currently being formulated and will soon be announced by President Abdel Fattah al-Sisi. Prime Minister Mostafa Madbouly met with the relevant ministers on Saturday to discuss this strategy, Assar said. This strategy covers multiple dimensions, such as converting cars to work with gas or electricity and replacing cars over 20 years of age with a new electronic model, he said.…

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Allied Steelrode’s top technology – ‘steel support’ for the only independent automotive chassis manufacturer in SA

KLT Automotive is the only independent chassis manufacturer in Africa, supplying chassis frames and other high-tech components to well-known motor vehicle manufacturers. It is also one of a group of eight automotive component manufacturers which, according to a recent statement by the National Association of Automotive Component and Allied Manufacturers (NAACAM), has and is investing substantially in expanding their local footprint or gearing up their South African operations for new business both in the automotive and non-automotive sectors. When it comes to the supply of steel for its local manufacturing…

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The US has just dealt a major blow to South Africa – and another one might be on the way

The Trump administration is changing a key exemption to America’s trade laws to make it easier to penalise about two dozen developing countries including China, India and South Africa. The announcement means that South Africa has effectively been removed from a list of nations that can receive preferential trade benefits and is now likely to attract higher import duties and levies to the US market. It may also see the manufacturing sector losing billions of rand in revenue. Speaking to IOL, the National Association of Automobile Manufacturers of South Africa (Naamsa) said the move was…

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New Rand-Air GM to build further on the company’s firm foundation

Since its inception in 1973, Rand-Air has been driven by a simple yet highly effective operational ethos – to exceed customer expectations at all times. The company has underpinned this with a fleet of top-quality equipment and unmatched customer service levels; and prospered to such a degree that, in a synergistic move in 1998, leading international equipment manufacturer and supplier Atlas Copco acquired Rand-Air. Throughout his 33 year tenure, previous Rand-Air General Manager Louwrens Erasmus maintained and developed the company’s dynamic growth and development trajectory very successfully. However, in December…

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SAISC 2019 Steel Awards showcases local steel construction innovation mettle

STEEL AWARDS 2019

Adversity often brings opportunities with it. South Africa’s steel industry has been going through a period of severe challenges, affecting the entire supply chain and seeing the most serious contraction for many years in the sector. Despite the prevailing ‘doom and gloom’, however, the South African Institute of Steel Construction (SAISC) has remained true to its role of industry champion during this challenging time, focusing on innovation, positivity and creativity – particularly with regards to this year’s Steel Awards. This approach has borne fruit, with the SAISC 2019 Steel Awards…

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SA ready for its first electric vehicle road trip

CAPE TOWN –  GENERATION.e is set to roll out South Africa’s first electric vehicle (EV) road trip from Johannesburg to Cape Town next month. Chief executive Ben Pullen said the trip would involve establishing charging stations at eight locations. Some of the charging stations will be at Travel Inn at Shell Ultra City, Kroonstad; de Stijl Gariep Hotel, Gariep Dam; Wolwefontein Hotel, Wolwefontein; and The Vineyard, Newlands, Cape Town. The charging stations will be powered by ACDC Dynamics. Mario Maio, chief executive at ACDC Dynamics said the network would lay the…

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