Nitralife supplies Nannochem with nitrogen generator to assist in the fight against COVID-19 and other pathogens

Nitralife, a local pioneer in the manufacture and supply of nitrogen generation equipment since 1996, has recently supplied leading nano-active, antimicrobial sanitisers and mister manufacturer Nannochem, with a Nitralife nitrogen generator. This will assist Nannochem with the production of its flagship products, which are created for use in the current ongoing fight against the COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic, as well as against other potentially deadly pathogens. T om Sowry, Managing Director at NitraLife   Tom Sowry, Managing Director of Nitralife, explains: “With more than 24 years of nitrogen generator manufacturing knowledge,…

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Ramaphosa is launching the new Toyota in South Africa – in a big push to have more cars made locally

President Cyril Ramaphosa will on Tuesday visit the Toyota South Africa production plant in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal, to officiate the launch of the Toyota Cross Hybrid vehicle. He will be accompanied by Trade, Industry and Competition Minister, Ebrahim Patel, KwaZulu-Natal Premier Sihle Zikalala and the Mayor of eThekwini Municipality, Mxolisi Kaunda. The launch of the Cross Hybrid vehicle flows from Toyota’s investment commitment made at the 2019 South Africa Investment Conference. In a statement on Monday, the Presidency said this commitment now sees Toyota producing its first generation of hybrid electric vehicles…

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LESCO Manufacturing exemplifies the economic and social potential of the local manufacturing industry

Increasingly, localisation has become considered more seriously as a potential driver of economic growth and resilience, in the face of challenges like Covid-19. While globalisation has led countries the world over to defer to places like China for its manufacturing capability, businesses like LESCO Manufacturing are proving that there is vast untapped potential in the South African manufacturing industry. Not only to benefit South Africa economically, but socially as well in the form of increased employment opportunities for a struggling jobless workforce.   With over a decade of experience in…

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FUCHS LUBRICANTS ACHIEVES IATF 16949:2016 CERTIFICATION

  Caption: From left to right: Andrew Cowling; Paul Deppe; Neo Pooe; Zandile Xulu;  Dr. Siphilisiwe Ndlovu; Lesley Mabaso. FUCHS Lubricants South Africa has achieived IATF 16949:2016 certification which aims at providing improved quality products to automotive customers worldwide. IATF 16949, specified by The International Automotive Task Force (IATF), defines the QMS standards specifically for the automotive industry.   IATF 16949:2016 emphasises the development of a process-oriented quality management system to facilitate continual improvement, defect prevention and waste reduction in the supply chain. Dr Siphilisiwe Ndlovu, Technical Director at FUCHS Lubricants…

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: Business Process Outsourcing can alleviate South African manufacturing industry’s labour relations headaches

By Gean Botha, MD at Programmed Process Outsourcing (PPO)   20 September 2021   In the aftermath of 2020’s national Covid-19 lockdown, businesses were eager for economic recovery. However, South Africa’s fourth largest industry – manufacturing – is struggling to get back on its feet. While industry stats over the past year indicate an improvement since May 2020, month-on-month growth in the last six months has shown only two positive upticks (0,7% in December 2020 and 3,2% in March 2021). The manufacturing sector has suffered many setbacks during this time…

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Metering Industry Association launched in South Africa

The Department of Trade Industry and Competition has established The South African Metering Industry Association to strengthen the metering industry and stimulate employment. Since the designation of both residential electricity and water meters, direct and indirect employment has been created and this has benefited the component manufacturing industries. The existing local production capacity and capabilities in South Africa within the metering industry can ensure the growth of the industry and create much needed jobs. As a result of this, the Department of Trade Industry and Competition has established an association…

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A look at Ford’s upgraded factory in South Africa – which can make a Ranger every 2 minutes

Ford South Africa has created around 1,200 incremental jobs by adding a third shift as part of the $1.05-billion (R15 billion) investment in its Silverton Assembly Plant. The automotive group said that its local workforce has increased from the current 4,200 employees to approximately 5,000, along with an additional 440 jobs at the plant’s on-site service provider. This takes the total Ford employees at the Silverton facility to over 4,100, with 850 people employed at Ford’s Struandale Engine Plant in Gqeberha, it said. The reintroduction of the third shift will…

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KBL introduces a new line of its Self-Priming Coupled Pumpset fitted with KBL make Ultra-Premium Efficiency IE5 motor

The KBL-make of indigenously developed Ultra-Premium Efficiency IE5 motor makes it a highly energy-efficient product. It consumes up to 16.5% less energy for pumping the same amount of fluid It offers ultra-premium efficiency with a lower life cycle (LLC) and operating cost AC induction motor design offers ease of operation, maintenance, and service as there is no use of permanent magnets and accessories or control equipment   Mumbai, September 2021: Kirloskar Brothers Limited (KBL) – a world-class pump manufacturing company with expertise in engineering and manufacturing systems for fluid management–is…

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Water is the Foundation of the Big Four Agenda

  Simon Thomas, international consultant and board member of Megapipes Solutions Limited     The Big Four Agenda, announced by President Uhuru Kenyatta in late 2017, has four main pillars. Enhancing Manufacturing, Food Security and Nutrition, Universal Health Coverage and Affordable Housing. Affordable housing implies the development of adequate, standardised, and well-spaced houses with a continuous supply of clean water and electricity.   The supply of clean water continues to be a problem despite the unveiling of the government’s plans to implement a water storage programme.  The plan has a…

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SVI ARMOURED VEHICLES CAPE TOWN DELIVERS FIRST BAKKIE

SVI Cape Town delivers first armoured bakkie only week after opening The B6 Stopgun V2.0 was built at SVI’s new Cape Town branch Bradford Wood from K9 Law Enforcement is the first client SVI Engineering, specialist manufacturer of armoured products, delivered its first vehicle only a week after the opening of its Cape Town branch. Well-known Bradford Wood of K9 Law Enforcement is the first customer of a B6 Stopgun V2.0 armoured Toyota Hilux double cab. This vehicle will assist him in fighting crime as part of his security business.…

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