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Toyota voted SA's favourite car brand

Toyota South Africa Motors (TSAM) has scooped the Sunday Times Top Brand award as the best regarded car brand in the Consumer category...

26 Aug 2016

#WomensMonth: Blazing a trail for women in production

Meet Faith Lelaka, unit head of VWSA's paint shop, and the first black woman to be appointed at this level in the production environment...

By Lauren Hartzenberg 24 Aug 2016

Coca-Cola halts India plant over pollution issue

LUCKNOW - Coca-Cola has temporarily halted operations at a bottling plant in northern India over alleged environmental violations, an ongoing controversy which has dogged its factories in the country...

23 Aug 2016

Nestlé posts sluggish first half profits

GENEVA - Nestlé, the world's largest food company, on Thursday reported a 9.1 percent fall in profits through the first six months of 2016, but said its sluggish performance should be reversed in a strong second half...

19 Aug 2016

Masonite business rescue completed through Jacobs Capital acquisition

Corporate investment and transactional advisory firm Jacobs Capital, and its partners Black Bird Capital (headed by Nkosinathi Nhlangulela and Siyabonga Mncube), have acquired wood manufacturer, Masonite...

18 Aug 2016

Upgraded Dettol plant increases employment by 20%

RB South Africa officially opened its newly upgraded Dettol Antiseptic Liquid (ASL) Plant and addition of a new Dettol soap line at the Elandsfontein site, in response to a greater demand for supply. The upgraded plant has resulted in a 20% increase in employment.

16 Aug 2016

KAP Industrials to buy Safripol

KAP Industrials followed in the footsteps of its biggest shareholder, Steinhoff International, on Wednesday, with the announcement it would acquire Safripol, the South African manufacturer of plastics, for R4bn...

By Fifi Peters 12 Aug 2016

Manufacturing sector posts third month of growth in June

The manufacturing sector, which accounts for about an eighth of SA's economy, grew 4.5% year on year in June following a revised increase of 3.9% (4%) in May, Statistics SA data showed on Thursday...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 12 Aug 2016

Steinhoff's bold US bid surprises market

Furniture manufacturer and retailer Steinhoff's bold move into the US with a $2.4bn bid for Mattress Firm Holdings announced on Monday took analysts by surprise, because...

By Colleen Goko 10 Aug 2016

Manufacturing data set to show recovery

Manufacturing production is expected to have continued to increase, but at a slower pace in June year-on-year compared to May...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 8 Aug 2016

Rise in factory capacity use signals sector's rebalancing

The manufacturing sector is showing signs of resilience in the face of a tough operating environment and has increased the application of production capacity...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 5 Aug 2016

The benefits of remanufacturing

Remanufacturing is gaining traction around the world and local companies in the automotive sector are stepping up their capabilities...

5 Aug 2016

Factories use more of their capacity in May, year on year

Use of factory capacity in SA increased in May from the same month in 2015, data from Statistics SA released on Thursday showed...

By Ntsakisi Maswanganyi 5 Aug 2016

Better supply chain collaboration, information sharing can drive business profit

Similar to competing in the Formula 1, businesses in today's ever-changing omni-channel environment need superior skill, agility and collaboration to succeed...

By Doug Kimball and Srinivasan Muthusrinivasan 2 Aug 2016

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