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Top energy efficiency award for EC tyre maker

CONTINENTAL Tyre South Africa’s focus on sustainability and reducing its energy consumption has been recognised by the South African Energy Efficiency (SAEE) Confederation, which...

Continental shift: tyre maker officially welcomes new boss after lengthy COVID delay

MARTIN Buday has officially taken over the reins as Managing Director at Continental Tyre South Africa (CTSA), bringing almost two decades of experience in...

Thermopolymer beats brass bushings for tyre maker

WHILE most people tyres with rubber, another essential component is carbon black, which gives automotive tyres their colouring as well as their stiffness, strength...

Helping to close the skills gaps in plastics manufacturing

STEADY demand for plastics in diverse industries should place plastics manufacturers in good stead but increasing global competition and a shortage of qualified skills...

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...

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...

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R70bn green ammonia plant mega boost for NMB

IN what promises to be a significant economic boost for the Eastern Cape, a giant green ammonia export plant valued at $4.6 billion (R70...

Mayoral delegation updated on R1.2bn Gqeberha auto plant upgrade

NELSON Mandela Bay Executive Mayor Eugene Johnson visited Isuzu Motors South Africa’s Manufacturing plant recently to preview the R1.2-billion investment which will see the...

MOU signals EV focus for SA’s auto supply chain

THE Automotive industrial Development Centre Eastern Cape (AIDC EC) has signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the South African Bureau of Standards (SABS). According...