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The game-changing potential of M2M technology for businesses

The case for introducing machine-to-machine (M2M) technology into the workplace is gaining in strength, with solutions providers continuing to innovate and push the boundaries of such technologies...

By Ronald Ravel 12 Oct 2017

Industrie 4.0 set to improve all processes, grow economy

Advanced automation can improve virtually any process, anywhere, and has the potential to grow the South African economy and create jobs...

Issued by Reed Exhibitions 17 May 2017

320 new robots to enhance Volkswagen SA production

As part of the new major investments in the Uitenhage factory, 320 new robots have been installed at Volkswagen Group South Africa's Body Shop...

11 Oct 2016

SA manufacturers urged to take on African rail projects

The Rail Road Association wants local manufacturers to take advantage of the $93bn that the continent is estimated to need to spend on rail infrastructure...

By Karl Gernetzky 10 Oct 2016

Transnet locos lag in local content

Two years after Transnet signed a historic R50bn deal with four manufacturers for 1,064 locomotives, it has hit a snag. SABS says it has not yet received satisfactory information...

29 Apr 2016

[BizTrends 2016] Year of radical innovation in built environment

Much of our modern life is rooted in the way we have designed our cities...

By Alta Schoultz 18 Jan 2016

Imperial profits boosted by acquisitions

Imperial Holdings (IPL) said key acquisitions in the second half of its financial year had enabled the group to achieve record revenue and operating...

By Colleen Goko 26 Aug 2015

Productivity remains under pressure

The main culprit here is unit labour costs, due to soaring real wage growth in key production and government-led sectors...

17 Aug 2015

Industrial policy is working

The Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) is working, President Jacob Zuma said on Tuesday. "What government has achieved, so far, through the implementation...

13 Aug 2015

Omron provides solution machine safety control

Omron Corporation has launched a new safety and visualisation package containing all the components to provide a programmable and flexible...

10 Aug 2015

Getting off the grid

As a business owner running a niche consulting firm, I know first hand what down time ensues when Eskom decides to cut the lights...

By Nadia Rawjee 3 Aug 2015

GE Garages to provide technology skills acquisition

General Electric Africa and Gearbox have announced their plans to launch GE Garages, a Nairobi skills building programme that will bring together partners from academia and private sector...

24 Jul 2015

Netshield launches industrial ethernet products

Netshield South Africa announced the availability of a range of Industrial Ethernet products. The products are designed to assist industrial customers...

1 Jul 2015

Pick n Pay to double the number of Brand Match products

Pick n Pay has announced that it is to double the number of products to be compared under Brand Match, which it launched nearly 10 months ago...

15 Jun 2015

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International

Nestle to close its DR Congo factory

KINSHASA, DRC - Swiss food giant Nestle announced Sunday that it would close its factory in Kinshasa, capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo, a potential market of 80 million people but one beset by poverty and political instability.

4 Dec 2017

#ATFexpo17: The clothing, footwear and textile trade's one-stop shop

The ATF Trade Exhibition and co-located China Premium Tex expo, which both kick off today in Cape Town, provides local and international players in the apparel, footwear and textile trade with a space to connect, source and form lasting business relationships.

By Lauren Hartzenberg 21 Nov 2017

Strengthening of trade, investment ties at Africa ASEAN Business Expo

A delegation from South Africa's Black Business Council recently held talks in Johannesburg with business leaders from Singapore and Malaysia on potential investment and bilateral trade.

16 Nov 2017

Hisense acquires Toshiba television business

Hisense Electric, the publicly listed subsidiary of Hisense Group, has agreed to purchase 95% of the shares of Toshiba Visual Solutions Corporation (TVS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, for 12.9 billion Japanese Yen (R1,6 billion). Toshiba holds its 5% stock rights.

14 Nov 2017

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