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Warning of headwinds facing Metals and Engineering sector

The Steel & Engineering Industries Federation of SA (Seifsa) has warned that the outlook for the Metals and Engineering sector has shown a marked...

Steel Master Plan needs industry’s commitment to take flight

ALMOST a year after the launch of the Steel Master Plan (SMP), Scaw Metals CEO Doron Barnes acknowledges the frustration many in the industry feel about the...

Tips for working with stainless steel

STAINLESS steel (INOX) is often a material of choice because of its corrosion resistance, longevity and cost-effectiveness. Working with INOX, however, does pose some...

Steel merchant confident of ‘unlawful’ duties court case win

MACSTEEL’S Chief Executive Officer, Mike Benfield is bullish about the company’s prospects of success in its court bid to overturn government’s “unlawful” safeguard extension...

Slow manufacturing recovery bad news for steel, engineering sectors

THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) is concerned about the slow pace of recovery in the manufacturing sector. According to the...

The weld is their oyster: bursary boost for rising stars

THE South African Institute of Welding (SAIW) has announced the winners of its internationally recognised welding student training bursaries worth R120 000 each. Fhumulani Netshakhuma...

Global brand beefs up SA supplier’s welding range

BMG has extended its range of offerings to the metal manufacturing industry to include Jasic welding equipment and tools. Jasic is a leading international...

M&E sector awards finalists announced

THE Steel and Engineering Industries Federation of Southern Africa (SEIFSA) has announced the entrants for the sixth edition of the SEIFSA Awards for Excellence. The...

An uplifting and long-standing collaboration

BETTERECT is a South African specialist in steel fabrication and the erection of large industrial structures and processing equipment across the continent, within various...

Quick repair puts steel mill’s turbine generator back to work

A 40 MW turbine generator from ArcelorMittal’s Vanderbijlpark works was repaired on a fast track schedule by Actom Turbo Machines. The emergency repairs were required...

‘Irrational’ import duties are crippling SA steel downstream

THE protection of loss-making ArcelorMittal South Africa (AMSA) is irrational and crippling the local steel industry downstream, writes Gerhard Papenfus, Chief Executive of the National...

Rebuilt forklifts for cable company

AS the costs of doing business keep rising, especially in constrained economic conditions, purchasing new materials handling equipment may be out of question for...

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