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Changemakers: women in ­engineering
1st Quarter 2016

Various interventions are aimed at attracting, developing and nurturing the next generation of women engineering leaders.

HAW becomes authorised Salami distributor
1st Quarter 2016, Hydraulic & Automation Warehouse

Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW) is now an authorised distributor for Salami in sub-Saharan Africa. Salami’s renowned hydraulic gear pumps, motors and manually-operated mobile control valves will ...

Festo appoints BMG as distributor
1st Quarter 2016, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG

Automation technology specialist, Festo South Africa, has appointed BMG as an official logistics distributor for South Africa. “Festo’s extensive product range – which encompasses electromechanical and ...

Zest WEG Group Africa extends guarantees
1st Quarter 2016, Zest WEG Group Africa

Zest WEG Group Africa recently announced another gamechanger at a media briefing by group CEO, Louis Meiring. Such is the confidence and level of commitment of the company to its customer base that it ...

New brand identity for Bearings International
1st Quarter 2016

Bearings International (BI) is launching a new brand identity that focuses on customer service as its key differentiator. CEO, Burtie Roberts, explains that the company has undergone a complete re-engineering ...

Yaskawa celebrates 100 years
1st Quarter 2016, Yaskawa Southern Africa

Yaskawa Southern Africa recently celebrated the 100 year anniversary of Yaskawa Electric Corporation at a high profile function in Modderfontein, where clients and other guests were entertained with some ...

1st Quarter 2016


Innovative engineer graduate programme
1st Quarter 2016, Schneider Electric South Africa

Talent scarcity in terms of a shortage of future engineers and other energy-relevant skills is one of the major macroeconomic risks and vulnerabilities facing global energy leaders. “While we have access ...

Hydromobile training
1st Quarter 2016, Hydromobile S.A.

Hydromobile’s popular hydraulics training course will be run from 16 to 18 March 2016. This gives students a good general understanding of hydraulic system design and valve applications. Each participant ...

Siemens helps shape the ­development of South Africa
1st Quarter 2016, Siemens Digital Factory & Process Ind. & Drives

Siemens believes a company can only truly succeed if it helps to fulfil the needs of the society in which it operates. Besides helping to drive a country’s economic growth, the technology giant insists ...

Management change for Rittal South Africa
1st Quarter 2016, Rittal

Rittal South Africa has announced that Stephen Venter, who has been the managing director of the local operation for the last four years, has stepped down. His responsibilities have been taken over by ...

SMC officially opens its doors in South Africa
1st Quarter 2016, SMC Pneumatics (South Africa)

SMC Pneumatics is now officially launched in South Africa, with further prospects of expansion into Africa in future. Having opened its doors in 2015, 21 April 2016 marked the prestigious official opening ...

Some gamechangers
1st Quarter 2016

The low number of women engineers in the workplace is a concern worldwide. In the UK, the proportion is only 6%, and in South Africa this is a key issue for ECSA; so something a little different for the ...

Genflex opens cylinder repair division
4th Quarter 2015, Genflex

Genflex has opened a hydraulic cylinder repair division at its factory in Alrode. The decision to relocate this division from Pretoria into larger premises was due to an increase in demand for this service. ...

Festo opens innovative applications centre
4th Quarter 2015, Festo

Festo has unveiled its brand new applications centre at its Johannesburg headquarters. This boasts state-of-the-art electric drive handling and vision systems. Festo customers will be able to physically ...

BMG acquires Hansen Transmissions
4th Quarter 2015, Bearing Man Group t/a BMG

BMG, part of Invicta Holdings, has acquired Hansen Transmissions South Africa (HIT SA) from Hansen Industrial Transmissions, part of the Sumitomo Group. Effective from 30 September 2015, this strategic ...

Festo reinvests millions in South Africa’s technological future
4th Quarter 2015, Festo

In response to the overwhelming demand from industry for increased technical application awareness, Festo South Africa has invested over R5 million in customer-facing sales resources this year. This move ...

HAW appointed Master Distributor of OMT
4th Quarter 2015, Hydraulic & Automation Warehouse

Hydraulic and Automation Warehouse (HAW) was recently appointed as the Master Distributor of OMT’s complete product range to South and sub-Saharan Africa. OMT is an Italian-based hydraulic equipment and ...

Launch of The Fastener Factory
4th Quarter 2015

The Fastener Factory was recently established in Durban and offers a specialist supply and support service to diverse industries throughout the country, including automotive, engineering, agriculture, ...

Find the oldest Moog valve
4th Quarter 2015, MOOG

Moog has launched a contest to find the oldest operating Moog servo valve. The company will also be sponsoring monthly draws to give people with newer valves a chance to participate. “Moog’s servo valves ...

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