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SA August manufacturing production down 0.2% y/y

Manufacturing production fell in August compared with a year ago (year on year) after increasing in July, reflecting the negative effects of weak demand and lower commodity prices on the sector...

9 Oct 2015 09:30

National Productivity SA Award for K-Way

Productivity SA launched Productivity Month last week at the National Productivity Awards, where K-Way won the National Corporate Sector Award for excellence in optimising its resources to produce products/services that offer value to its customers...

6 Oct 2015 12:25

Davies hints at settlement in steel standoff

CAPE TOWN - Prospects are looking promising for the steel industry to get further protection against cheap Chinese imports and for the state to win its battle for a "developmental" steel price...

By Linda Ensor 5 Oct 2015 12:30

Rhodes Food buys a slice of ready-mix pie

Rhodes Food group has added muffins, croissants, cookies and pizza to the list of convenience foods it will distribute after snapping up global food manufacturer General Mills' South African operations...

5 Oct 2015 09:50

Simplifying the cost of complexity in manufacturing

I attended a great session recently on the cost of complexity in manufacturing, hosted by GIBBS and presented by Andre de Ruyter, the CEO of Nampak...

By Nadia Rawjee 1 Oct 2015 12:10

Acquisition to drive sustainable supply chain solutions

Supply chain services and solutions provider, Barloworld Logistics, has acquired environmental solutions company, -re. Reflecting its new standing...

21 Sep 2015 11:29

Nampak - The cost of complexity in manufacturing

While it is government's responsibility to create an enabling environment, manufacturers must look to their own operations and decide what efficiencies they can unlock to create value, CEO of Nampak, Andre de Ruyter, told a Forum at GIBS...

Issued by Gordon Institute of Business Science 21 Sep 2015 10:06

Food manufacturers: Tiger takes strain

Food manufacturers represent something of a safe haven in tough economic times. However, it is still a sector in which careful stock selection is vital...

By Stafford Thomas 21 Sep 2015 08:00

CoCT wins Recycled Product of the Year

The City of Cape Town and Mpact Plastic Containers have been awarded the SAPRO Trophy for the Recycled Product of the Year for their Fifty/50 Wheelie Bin...

19 Sep 2015 09:00

Retail industry barriers limit growth of small manufacturers in SA

Competing in the FMCG space is a survival of the fittest - and the fittest are often the established giants of the manufacturing world who have oodles of cash flow to back supply-and-demand needs...

By Michael Wood and Sane Mdlalose 18 Sep 2015 10:30

Regional markets offer refreshing growth prospects for local beverage producers

As an independent beverage producer, you've no doubt looked at South Africa's heavyweight consumer markets of Gauteng, the Western Cape and KwaZulu-Natal and wondered how you were going to break into these provinces to expand your brand...

By Shawn Henning 17 Sep 2015 08:00

Five tips for cracking coding

For end-of-line packaging operations, efficient coding and labelling equipment is essential - no code means no product. Here's what to consider when choosing coding equipment...

Issued by Pyrotec 16 Sep 2015 10:57

China August industrial output up 6.1% y/y: govt

BEIJING - Growth in China's industrial production and retail sales accelerated in August, government data showed on Sunday, but the figures will do little to ease international concern about the world's second-largest economy...

14 Sep 2015 11:15

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