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Better than OEM forklift spares?

BEARING and wear part manufacturer Vesconite Bearings has increased its efforts to develop better-than-original equipment manufacturer (OEM) forklift parts. That’s according to the company’s Forklift...

No rescue. Veteran PE tyre plant to close

BRIDGESTONE South Africa (BSAF) has finalised the process to close its tyre manufacturing plant in Port Elizabeth, this despite a promise by Eastern Cape...

Big jump in SA polystyrene recycling

POLYSTYRENE recycling in South Africa has increased by 19%, thanks to the tremendous growth in end-markets using post-consumer polystyrene, including home décor and construction. According...

Impact traffic door hard wearing and easy on the eye

THE Apex SR 9000 heavy duty impact traffic door combines functionality with longevity and allows easy movement of pedestrians and goods. The locally manufactured...

The real cost of inadequate infrastructure maintenance

The real cost of inadequate infrastructure maintenance THERE is a direct link between well-functioning infrastructure and a country’s economy, writes Raymond Obermeyer, Managing Director, SEW-Eurodrive Every...

Bleak outlook for packaging in 2020

SOUTH Africa’s packaging industry could decline by more than 9% in 2020 as a result of severely impaired disposable income following the national lockdown...

Rubbery stuff! Sustainable access flooring from old tyres

KBAC Flooring’s Raised Flooring division now has the capacity to provide what it says is a unique form of “green” raised flooring which uses...

Packa-Ching! Supermarket group fights plastic waste

IN line with the Shoprite Group’s commitment to ensure that 100% of its plastic packaging is reusable and/or recyclable by 2025, it is now...

Fantastic! Plastics, packaging industries hail govt U-turn on waste plan

THE plastics and packaging industries of South Africa have welcomed the announcement Minister of Environment, Forestry and Fisheries, Barbara Creecy, to scrap the existing...

Packa-Ching! Supermarket group fights plastic waste

IN line with the Shoprite Group’s commitment to ensure that 100% of its plastic packaging is reusable and/or recyclable by 2025, it is now...

New dual cartridge cordless dispenser

SULZER has launched a new adhesive and sealant dispenser powered by Bosch Professional’s 18V lithium-ion batteries. According to the company, the COX ElectraFlow Dual Ultra...

Innovation to meet local truck and bus radial needs

IN a highly competitive and “always on” trucking industry, stakeholders are under pressure to meet challenging delivery targets, navigate traffic and challenging road conditions...

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Roadworks continue on busy EL airport route

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400,000 car milestone for Kariega plant

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) celebrated a major production milestone on Monday when the 400 000th unit of the current Volkswagen Polo rolled off the...