Working with wood

The Working with Wood Show

Vermont Sales in conjunction with Austro are to stage the Working with Wood Show 8 to 11 June at Austro, 1125 Leader Avenue Roodepoort. (more…)

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Middle East Coatings Show 2016

Proliferation of principals at Middle East Coatings show

The proliferation of principals as opposed to agents who attended the Middle East Coatings Show this year was extremely impressive. The three-day Middle East Coatings Show is organised by DMG Events and this year attracted 540 exhibitors and over 5 000 visitors from 82 countries. Spence, who attended the show with Danny Grady, Vice-President of […]

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Industry opposed to scrapping SETA

The government’s dictatorial attitude towards training has been a major obstacle towards the upliftment of skills in industry and business. New legislation now proposed by the Department of Higher Education and Training (DHET) would greatly exacerbate the situation warned Deryck Spence, Executive Director of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA). Spence was providing comment requested […]

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Ferro makes major acquisition

Ferro has entered into an agreement with Synthomer PLC to acquire 100% of the shares in Revertex, which, in turn, holds 100% shares in Synthomer and 50% of the share-holding in Arkem. This transaction is subject to the approval of the Competition Commission of SA and once approved will be effective from 1 January 2016. […]

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Chemistry in the making

Chromaflo Technologies Africa recently opened its state-of-the-art production facility in Johannesburg and has big plans, not just for South Africa, but also Sub-Saharan Africa. Chromaflo Technologies is one of the largest independent global producers of colourant, colour systems and related speciality chemical products to the coatings and thermoset plastics market. It is headquartered in Ashtabula, […]

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Kia K2700 bakkie

Introducing Kia’s new 5-year / Unlimited Mileage Warranty

KIA’s has now introduced a new 5-year / Unlimited Mileage Warranty which applies to all new Kia models purchased from 1 June 2016. This includes its full range of passenger models, as well as K-Series light commercial vehicles. The best things in life know no limits. This is why Kia strives to be the best […]

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DIY Trade and Industrial News Awards

Our current nominees for the annual DIY Trade and Industrial News Awards require a little help. Below are our pre-voting nominees. All you have to do is email the Category and Company you think should be nominated! (more…)

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National Home Security Month

National Home Security Month

High walls, razor wire, electric fencing, guard dogs, alarm systems and private security guards – adverts have referenced it, tourists remark on it and South Africans won’t live without it. (more…)

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Dawn appoints new CEO

Derek Tod stepped down as CEO of construction materials supplier Distribution and Warehousing Network (Dawn) on May 31. He was the founder CEO of Dawn. (more…)

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China Homelife Fair South Africa

Changing the ‘Made in China’ perception

For many years, there was some truth to the bad connotation an item carried when labelled ‘Made in China’. This however is simply no longer a generalization, which can be made. China has developed in leaps and bounds when it comes to technology upgrades over the past 20–30 years and has undergone what some consider a […]

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