Topline Top Paint Loerie

Topline makes it pop

This years’ Loerie Awards recognised Topline’s ‘Festive Times’ publication as a finalist in the Direct Mailer Category as well as Pop Paint for their campaign photography in the Craft Category. The big story is the Campaign Bronze Loerie that was awarded to its Brand Design Firm, Parsons Branding, for the Pop Paint Identity Programme. The […]

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China Homelife Fair

Fairs end successfully

The three jam-packed days of prescheduled appointments, order generation and importing seminars have produced an increase of 127% visitors in what, by all indications, has been a very successful second edition of one of Southern Africa’s leading B2B Chinese sourcing exhibitions. (more…)

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Eco Tanks team

Eco Tanks serve with a smile

Eco Tanks was born out of the need to service the Eastern Cape, an area traditionally neglected by many local manufacturers and distributors. This was due to the smaller contribution this area makes to national budgets. Eco Tanks saw this as an opportunity to produce a high quality product and commenced production in 2004 from […]

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Skillcraft MD’s

Changing of the guard

Peter Roodt, Managing Director of Skillcraft Agencies retired at the end of August 2016. Roodt has enjoyed a long and successful career in the tool and hardware industry having joined Man-Dirk in 1985. He joined Skillcraft in 1995 and became a significant shareholder. (more…)

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First Cut management team

60 years at the ‘cutting-edge’

This year First Cut, a leading South African manufacturer and distributor of a range of cutting consumables and distributor of capital equipment, is celebrating 60 years of supplying total cutting solutions to South African industry. The company’s substantial product range serves the cutting requirements of the fabrication, manufacturing, renewable energy, automotive, steel, tube and pipe, […]

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Ferro acquires Revertex

Ferro makes major acquisition

Ferro’s acquisition of Revertex South Africa, which in turn holds 100% of the shares in Synthomer South Africa and 50% of the shares in Arkem has been given the green light by the Competition Tribunal. (more…)

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Paint alchemie coatings consultancy

Beyond conventional

Against a backdrop of widespread transformation in the South African coatings industry and the establishment of a hierarchy of coating manufacturers, Paint Alchemie was forged. (more…)

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FLP Explosion protected forklift trucks

A safe move with FLP

Flameproof Forklift Rentals (FLP) was established in 1998 to supply (flameproof) explosion protected (Ex) forklift trucks to the South African market. FLP bridges the gap where companies want to be Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSACT) compliant and implement Ex forklift trucks, but do not want the capital investment – or do not have the […]

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Training support remains low

Mandy Linossi, SAPMA Administrator, told the meeting that the Technical Qualification training intake numbers had shown an alarming drop last year and that the enrolment for 2016 was even worse. She added that the lack of interest in training within the industry was eroding the financial resources of SAPMA’s training arm, the SA Paint Industry […]

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Bryan Perrie, The Concrete Institute

PPC joins the Concrete Institute

TCI Managing Director, Bryan Perrie says, “PPC joining The Concrete Institute puts TCI in a better position to meet our objectives since the Institute is now significantly more representative of the cement and concrete industry.” (more…)

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