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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

Turning the warehouse from cost centre to differentiator

Warehouse investment is on the up: 39% of companies plan to increase the number of warehouses and 33% to expand their size...

29 May 2015

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International

Emirates SkyCargo collaborates with DuPont on enhanced temperature protection solution

Emirates SkyCargo in collaboration with DuPont is rolling out a new white cover solution as part of its endeavour to offer a range of innovative cool chain temperature solutions. The new White Cover Xtreme, featuring DuPont's Tyvek Xtreme W50 material, offers enhanced protection for temperature sensitive cargo in hot, cold and wet weather conditions.

2 days ago

Renault signs €660m deal with Iran

TEHRAN, Iran: French automaker Renault this week signed a long-awaited joint venture deal with Iran worth €660-million ($779-million) to build up to 300,000 cars per year.

By Siavosh Ghazi 10 Aug 2017

Tesla begins to deliver model for the masses

FREMONT, California: Tesla began delivering on a dream to make an electric car for the masses, rolling out the first of its keenly-awaited "Model 3" cars, aiming to disrupt a world accustomed to automobiles powered by pollution-spewing fossil fuel.

7 Aug 2017

Nippon Steel swings to profit for April-June quarter

Japan's Nippon Steel & Sumitomo Metal said Friday, 28 July, it returned to profit in the April-June quarter thanks to brisk demand from the auto sector, but warned overproduction by China could hit its full-year earnings.

31 Jul 2017

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.

26 Jul 2017

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