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Lubricants leader eyes major growth in Africa

MOVING to a centralised new head office in Isando, Johannesburg and launching a unified product brand image in mid-November are key parts of a...

Seal-less, self-priming pumps make for minimal maintenance

BMG’s Ingersoll Rand ARO fluid handling products are engineered to deliver high performance and serviceability, enabling users to achieve the best cost of ownership. That’s...

EC fuel franchise records landmark 3bn litres pumped

THE Caltex Eastern Cape Marketer (CECM) hit a major milestone recently when it recorded its three billionth litre of fuel pumped. Astron Energy is South...

Field trials for storage tank inspection robots

ELECTROCOMPONENTS plc recently announced that Project nautilUS – a robotic platform for non-destructive testing (NDT) on petrochemical storage tanks – has entered the validation...

Africa’s most advanced perlite filter aid facility

PRATLEY says its Percolite filter aid is ideal for a range of filtration applications involving the separation of liquids and solids. These applications range...

Are robots about to revolutionise storage tank inspections?

ELECTROCOMPONENTS PLC is working with UK-based consortium Project nautilUS on a robot project they believe will revolutionise inspections of petrochemical storage tanks. Project nautilUS has...

Fuel price hikes bad news ahead of winter crop plantings

By Paul Makube IN just over a month’s time, farmers will be preparing themselves for the onset of the winter crop planting season. Farmers planted...

Zest for local content fuels company’s Africa growth

ZEST WEG’s four decades in Africa have produced a powerful local manufacturing base, and a growing footprint across sub-Saharan Africa, strengthening supply chains and...

Garage shop chain launches private label line

ENGEN has launched a new private label convenience brand, saying that all products in the range are locally sourced and offer good quality and...

Why this electricity industry ‘saviour’ is now a pariah

By Marcel Buckner SOMETIMES today’s hottest new product is tomorrow’s problem child, and this is true for sulphur hexafluoride (SF6), a man-made colourless, odourless gas...

Enhanced data collection for better lubrication management

SKF has extended the capability of its Enlight ProCollect portable data collection system, enabling maintenance engineers to plan lubrication routes around a factory or...

Energy industry award for NOx abatement solution

BABCOCK’S Ntuthuko Engineering business recently implemented one of the first nitrogen oxide (NOx) abatement projects in the South Africa, notching up a prestigious energy...

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Malaysian energy company’s share transfer creates a pan-African group

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Truck heavyweight launches more electric options in SA

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Construction of Coega automotive plant to begin ‘shortly’

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SA’s auto sector notes decline in exports, increase in (low) NEV sales

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