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BMW to manufacture electric Mini in Britain

FRANKFURT, Germany: German luxury car manufacturer BMW has announced that it will build a future all-electric version of its Mini in Britain, easing fears that it might move production away after Brexit...

8 hours ago

Disruption anticipated at Standard Bank Top Women Conference

What's your next? As an entrepreneurial, ambitious woman, the best place to answer that question is at the must-attend event this Women's Month: the 2017 Standard Bank Top Women Conference...

Issued by Topco Media 1 day ago

PPC CEO Darryll Castle leaves with immediate effect

Cement maker PPC announced on Monday morning, 24 July, that CEO Darryll Castle had "agreed to part ways", with immediate effect...

By Robert Laing 1 day ago

Protection for steel not enough to prevent plunge in output

SA's steel production plunged 15.9% year on year in June to 458,000 tonnes after falling 3.5% in May to 561,000 tonnes, according to data collated by the World Steel Association...

By Dominic Preuss 1 day ago

Collaboration sees launch of end-to-end farm mechanisation solution in Nigeria

Springfield Agro Limited in partnerships with Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd. has announced its collaboration with the Katsina State Government in the launch of the Farm-To-Folk initiative - and end-to-end farm mechanisation solution...

1 day ago

ArcelorMittal SA remains on the ropes

SA government's long delayed decision to impose higher tariffs on certain steel imports has come too late for ArcelorMittal SA...

By Giulietta Talevi 2 days ago

Cape Town bag manufacturer offers employees direct shareholding

With funding from the Industrial Development Corporation (IDC), PP Excel officially opened its Cape Town plant this week...

20 Jul 2017

Steel and engineering sector in a quagmire

The knives are out in SA's metals and engineering sector...

By Mark Allix 17 Jul 2017

What's in a chassis?

When it comes to cars, it's easy to be fooled by looks and ads. Unfortunately, especially when you're a woman. Don't get me wrong, I know there are many knowledgeable women out there who can make men blush with their suspension- and engine-talk...

By Ilse van den Berg 13 Jul 2017

Manufacturing production falls marginally in May

Manufacturing production fared better than expected, falling only marginally in May 2017. It fell by 0.8% year on year compared with May 2016...

By Sunita Menon 12 Jul 2017

#CSIMonth: The sustainability of bag advertising

Sacatelle founder, Ikey Bensimhon talks about the brand sustainability of bag advertising - they're walking billboards, when you think about it - and the success of branded bags in a world that's slowly moving away from disposable plastic...

By Leigh Andrews 11 Jul 2017

The future of manufacturing lies in IoT investment

Manufacturing today is no longer simply about making physical products but about finding new ways to create and capture value for the end user...

By Mike Vincent 11 Jul 2017

#Homesewn: K-Way's lean local manufacturing machine

South Africa's clothing and textile industry has seen some trying times. In the past 15 years, jobs in the local sector have decreased from 200,000 to 19,000...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 10 Jul 2017

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa acquires Kenya's Equator Bottlers

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA), Africa's largest Coca-Cola bottler has acquired Equator Bottlers, the third largest Coca-Cola bottler in Kenya...

7 Jul 2017

Lagos Garage Training Programme graduates third batch of entrepreneurs

The third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs has graduated from GE Lagos Garage Training Programme, which provided participants the opportunity to interact with manufacturing technologies...

7 Jul 2017

#Blisters4Bread: Heroes against hunger

The PSFA's 49th #Blisters4Bread Charity Family Fun Walk in association with Lucky Star will take place on 27 August...

Issued by 6 Jul 2017

Brick manufacturers face price fixing charges

Six South African brick manufacturers have been charged with price fixing...

6 Jul 2017

Innovation hub participants graduate

Third batch of Nigerian entrepreneurs graduate from GE Lagos Garage training programme...

6 Jul 2017

Industry leaders gather to build South African manufacturing

The fourth annual Manufacturing Indaba, held on 27-28 June 2017 in Ekurhuleni, brought together key industry players...

4 Jul 2017

Tesla's lower-priced Model 3 to start production Friday

NEW YORK, US: Tesla's first lower-priced Model 3 will come off the assembly line Friday, two weeks early, CEO Elon Musk announced Monday...

4 Jul 2017

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Samsung to invest $380m in new US plant

NEW YORK, US: Samsung plans to invest $380 million and hire nearly 1,000 workers for a new manufacturing plant for home appliances in South Carolina, the company announced Wednesday.

29 Jun 2017

Aston Martin to build 155 all-electric RapidEs

NEWSWATCH: British sports car maker Aston Martin has confirmed production of 155 of its first all-electric model, the RapidE, to kick off in 2019 with Williams Advanced Engineering as lead engineering partner.

28 Jun 2017

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