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More than 30 global firms want to supply Tanzania with electric trains

The government has reportedly started screening more than 30 global firms which applied for contracts to supply electric trains to ply the standard gauge railway (SGR) line of which construction just started...

By Sylivester Domasa 6 Mar 2018

The future of food production: Robots revolutionising agriculture

With the aim to revolutionise the farming industry as well as increase their market reach and revenue, organisations have been gearing up for new robotic technologies in recent years...

By Piyush Mandhare 18 Jan 2018

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

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...

25 Jul 2017

General Electric appoints new CEO

NEW YORK, US: General Electric on Monday announced the departure of chief executive Jeff Immelt, who had made the risky bet of refocusing the American conglomerate on its industrial roots...

13 Jun 2017

Ford Southern Africa invests R125m in new conveyor system

Ford Motor Company of Southern Africa has invested R125m in a new 3,000-metre Webb conveyor system at its Silverton Assembly Plant...

7 Jun 2017

How the brushless motor can catalyse energy efficiency

If you consider yourself an entrepreneur or an inventor designing products that require a motor, one of the simplest ways to make your product energy efficient is to use a brushless motor...

By Boris Dzhingarov, Issued by Monetary Library 27 Mar 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

Ferrari wins International Engine of the Year award

The International Engine of the Year Award ceremony was held in Stuttgart yesterday, with 63 jurors from more than 30 countries deliberating which car engine to crown the best in the world...

2 Jun 2016

VW's Uitenhage plant welcomes R120m try-out press

Volkswagen Group South Africa (VWSA) has invested R120 million in a new 21,000 kN (kilo Newton) try-out press to improve the manufacturing capability of its Uitenhage Plant. The new try-out press arrived...

6 Apr 2016

SA trade surplus widens

South Africa's trade surplus widened to R8.22bn in December from R683m in November. This was higher than the expectation of a R1.8bn surplus...

By Carin Smith 1 Feb 2016

Massey Ferguson introduces new entry-level tractors for Africa and Middle East

Massey Ferguson is introducing a new range in of 50hp-85hp tractors for selected African and Middle East markets in a move to strengthen its product offering...

13 Nov 2015

Tractor sales drop 12.4% y/y in August to 507 units: Saama

Tractor sales dropped by 12.4% year on year (y/y) in August to 507 units, according to the South African Agricultural Machinery Association...

By Helmo Preuss 9 Sep 2015

SA'S 'Big Five': Bold Priorities for Inclusive Growth

Focusing on South Africa's 'Big Five' growth opportunities could deliver significant GDP growth, create jobs and confound a rising sense of pessimism about the nation's future prospects...

1 Sep 2015

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