SA SUPPLY CHAINS GEAR UP FOR LEVEL 4 AND DEMAND FOR WINTER GOODS

As South Africa enters the second phase of the country’s Covid-19 lockdown – Level 4, which includes some easing of the initial restrictions on business and movement – the supply chain industry faces new challenges, according to SAPICS, The Professional Body for Supply Chain Management. These may impact the availability of winter clothing and homeware, SAPICS notes. “Businesses not supplying essential goods have had to find short-term storage solutions for their products during the lockdown. Some were able to move their products to bonded storage facilities to delay the payment…

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Voices French hardware store brings competition to the West Rand

I imagined how it would feel for a child in a candy shop, spoilt for choice. I could see how someone would end up binging on everything within reach, even the stuff they did not plan on buying on the spot. Yes, that’s how I felt when I walked into the new Leroy Merlin hardware store in Little Falls last Thursday. A colleague passed me the invitation for a VIP media tour of the new store, not because I am the construction journalist in the office, but because of my…

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Honda EU22i Generator – Efficient, Reliable and Compact

  Honda has added a new generator to our extensive lineup. The new EU22i is a great all-rounder with enough power to run all the essentials. It is compact, reliable and easy to use while also being small enough to take with you anywhere you go. Weighing at just 21Kgs it is easy to carry, transport, store and fits seamlessly into your lifestyle. Whether you need it for home, recreational or professional use, the Honda EU22i is designed to deliver and guarantees smooth, uninterrupted electricity wherever you may be. The…

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First Cut and Julia’s new Iron Lady circular saw blade – a ‘steely’ cutting-edge solution for the lowest cost-per-cut

At First Cut, customer service excellence is the underpinning operational ethos. As part of this, the company’s consumables division recently hosted a technical visit by Luca Dreossi, Sales and Technical Support: Julia Utensili S.p.A., one of First Cut’s European principals. First Cut is a leading South African distributor of cutting consumables and capital equipment, while Julia Utensili is one of Europe’s foremost circular saw manufacturers, producing solid carbide saws, carbide-tipped circular saws for cutting non-ferrous metals and steel; as well as ‘dry cut’ saws for use on dry cutting machines.…

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Stanley Black & Decker launches three tool brands in SA

Stanley Black & Decker launches three tool brands in SA

At a recent One Tool Company (OTC) event held in Johannesburg, Stanley Black & Decker launched three tool brands to the South African market. The company acquired Newell Tools at the end of 2016. The Lenox brand, part of the Newell Tools acquisition, offers durable, professional accessories for a vast array of industries and niche applications. “Lenox has defined performance in the reciprocating saw blade category since inventing the first bi-metal reciprocating saw blade in 1977. Lenox has used its century of cutting expertise to lead the way in recip…

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