Rand-Air’s committed fleet renewal makes agility count for customers

As the market focuses increasingly on improving operations to ensure profitability and sustainability, businesses require swift access and reliability from the latest technologically-advanced products and solutions, which will offer the highest quality and efficiency.   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 Atlas Copco Specialty Rental division believes in pursuing constant fleet renewal to ensure customers receive the best fit possible: the right fleet, at the right time and at the…

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‘Tipping the scales’: Bolt and Engineering Distributors Group weighs up well with cutting-edge services to Klerksdorp customer.

The investment in customers’ businesses through a solutions-driven approach, continuous, personal interactions and outstanding customer service ensures long-standing and strong relationships, with notable achievements in operational efficiency.   For Bolt and Engineering Distributors Group (B.E.D.), which supplies a vast product range to a wide variety of industry sectors – including agriculture, mining, materials handling, working at height and welding – this dedicated commitment has resulted in many robust service accomplishments over the years:   “In particular, B.E.D.’s consistent interaction with valued industrial weighing equipment manufacturer and supplier Klerkscale for more…

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Take charge with the new Topcon OS-200 Series TotalStation

  The TThe Topcon OS Series Total Station is equipped with multiple class-leading features, including a powerful reflectorless EDM, large LCD touchscreen and smart on-board software. opcon OS Series Total Station is equipped with multiple class-leading features, including a powerful reflectorless EDM, large LCD touchscreen and smart on-board software.   The Topcon OS Series Total Station, with its rugged, lightweight design, comes with a handy carry case   The new Topcon OS-200 Series Total Station, distributed and serviced in sub-Saharan Africa by WorldsView, is ideal for land/engineering surveyors seeking highly…

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ESPRIT CAM improves productivity for long part machining by automating multi-spindle program creation

  Offset-aware programming of spindle transfers and bar pulls helps manufacturers drive multi-channel CNC machinery with confidence   New computer-aided-manufacturing (CAM) technology has been introduced by ESPRIT CAM, part of Hexagon’s Manufacturing Intelligence division that provides manufacturers with the control and flexibility needed to use multi-spindle and multi-channel computer-numerical-control (CNC) machinery for the machining of long parts. More accurate simulation of spindle transfers and bar pulls enables manufacturers to exploit multi-tasking machinery with high productivity program creation of error-free toolpaths. Machining long parts, such as shafts and axles, is challenging…

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‘Goodbye Deere’

    Bell Equipment’s 21-year-long relationship with US equipment manufacturer John Deere looks set to be unwound with Monday’s announcement that the two companies are in discussions about a possible share transaction. The announcement was released minutes before the publication of interim results, which revealed a sharp deterioration in Bell’s grim five-year track record. The announcement that IA Bell, which holds 39% of Bell Equipment, has made a tentative offer to purchase Deere’s 31.4% of Bell Equipment, has prompted speculation that there are plans to delist the company at a later stage. One…

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SA-owned LightWare receives $1.5-million investment

The investment will take African tech to the next level, establishing LightWare in the global industry The investment funding provided will allow LightWare to rapidly create a series of innovative products using technology. Backed by 27four, Sanari Capital’s Lower and Mid Market Fund has made its first investment and chosen LightWare as the innovative company to back. Moushmi Patel, Partner at Sanari Capital comments on the investment placed into LightWare. “Not only does LightWare present an opportunity for attractive financial returns, confirmed by its profiling by Silicon Valley veteran investment bank,…

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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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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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First Cut’s Bremsaw acquisition a springboard to the Mpumalanga sawmilling and timber industry

Mpumalanga, and its capital Mbombela, is the centre of South Africa’s sawmilling and timber industry. : First Cut-manufactured Predator narrow band saw blade supplied by the Mbombela branch. When the cutting equipment supplier and blade sharpener Bremsaw was up for sale, First Cut saw this as an ideal opportunity to further its presence in the Mpumalanga timber industry. Since the acquisition of Bremsaw, First Cut has been focusing on consolidation and ensuring that all business processes are properly streamlined. “Though the company is doing well, there is always potential for…

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Excellent service ensures Rand-Air is the supplier of choice in South Africa’s dry docks

According to Rand-Air Fleet Manager, Craig Swart “Our maritime customers appreciate that we understand their industry.”

Those who have worked in shipyards, harbours and dry docks will be familiar with the pressure and constant urgency, which is exacerbated by frequent delays due to anything from weather to a backlog of vessels awaiting maintenance or repair. When it comes to corrosion control, it is not something one can simply postpone and do later. The shipping industry’s natural environment of saltwater means constant and precise corrosion prevention and maintenance is required. This is according to Craig Swart, Fleet Manager at Rand-Air, a hire industry stalwart and provider of…

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