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#MFGIndaba: Expect to be disrupted
#MFGIndaba: Expect to be disrupted

Innovation happens at the speed of trust, not the speed of technology. Roby Stancel from Virtual Consulting International explains this using the automotive industry as an example...

By Danette Breitenbach 27 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Industry 4.0: good or bad for manufacturing?
#MFGIndaba: Industry 4.0: good or bad for manufacturing?

The two countries with the lowest employment in the world, Germany and Japan, are also home to the world's most automated manufacturing industries in the world...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

#MFGIndaba: Exponentially manufacturing tomorrow
#MFGIndaba: Exponentially manufacturing tomorrow

What took 100 days before, now takes 100 seconds. Manufacturing cannot continue to operate as it always has, and without some type of innovation it will not survive...

By Danette Breitenbach 26 Jun 2018

What to look forward to at Frigair 2018
What to look forward to at Frigair 2018

The triennial HEVAC&R trade exhibition, Frigair Expo, will be held at the Gallagher Estate in Midrand, Johannesburg from 6 to 8 June 2018...

29 May 2018

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

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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 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
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

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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 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

Boris Dzhingarov
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
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
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

The press bed, weighing 120 tons, was lifted 8m over the existing press line.
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

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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 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 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
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

Getting off the grid
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

Sidel presents latest PET Packaging solutions at Drinktech Africa
Sidel presents latest PET Packaging solutions at Drinktech Africa

Sidel, a global provider of liquid packaging solutions, today announced its debut participation at Drinktech Africa...

22 Jun 2015

Ready for a new coding solution?
Ready for a new coding solution?

When the time comes to replace your coding equipment, Pyrotec PackMark is here to assist you with a comprehensive range of industry-leading coding products...

Issued by Pyrotec 11 Jun 2015

Coega to install a third fire ring at IDZ
Coega to install a third fire ring at IDZ

The Coega Development Corporation has announced that it is in the planning stages for the installation of a third fire ring to be erected in Zone 7 of the Industrial Development Zone (IDZ)...

2 Jun 2015

Mega milestone at Milnerton refinery
Mega milestone at Milnerton refinery

Chevron South Africa, which trades under the Caltex brand in South Africa, launched production at its refinery situated in Milnerton, after one of its most significant and successfully planned maintenance and safety inspections...

7 May 2015

Fruit packaging is feeling the flow
Fruit packaging is feeling the flow

Fruit packaging could benefit from the flow wrapping packaging used in the confectionery industry...

4 May 2015

SA steel production falls by 11.8% y/y in Feb 2015
SA steel production falls by 11.8% y/y in Feb 2015

South African steel production fell by 11.8% year on year...

By Helmo Preuss 24 Mar 2015

Unpacking Industry 4.0
Unpacking Industry 4.0

Have you been wondering what Industry 4.0 is and what it means for the manufacturing industry? If so, read on! ...

Issued by Pyrotec 17 Mar 2015

Electricity war room focused on keeping the lights on
Electricity war room focused on keeping the lights on

The "electricity war room" is focusing all its energy towards implementing government's five-point plan, Rural Development and Land Reform Minister Gugile Nkwinti said on Tuesday...

25 Feb 2015

Gauteng revives manufacturing industry
Gauteng revives manufacturing industry

Gauteng will focus on manufacturing to revive its industrialisation...

26 Jan 2015

Nordex launches large rotor turbine with 28.6% more power
Nordex launches large rotor turbine with 28.6% more power

German wind-power company Nordex has launched a turbine in South Africa that can derive up to 28.6% more yield in light-wind locations.

6 Nov 2014

Omron launches transparent-object detection sensor
Omron launches transparent-object detection sensor

Omron has announced the launch of the E3S-DB, a transparent-object sensor specifically designed for the food and beverage industry that offers better detection of objects such as glass bottles, PET bottles, transparent trays or packaging film.

7 Oct 2014

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