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Traka offers manufacturers, retailers and distributors intelligent key and equipment management through its electronic automated key management system. In any manufacturing, mining and facilities management environment, the highest levels of efficiency and health as well as safety compliance are essential. With this in mind Traka has developed this specialist solution to dramatically improve shift start-up […]

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SAPMA online training

SAPMA offers online training to retail paint staff

Deryck Spence, executive director of SAPMA, says research has shown that the sales volumes of retail outlets are directly proportional to the technical and application expertise among its sales personnel and their ability to offer professional advice to DIY consumers as well as smaller paint contractors. (more…)

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Rolfes Trust Chem distributor

Rolfes partners with Trust Chem

For years, Rolfes has actively sought to add quality products to its pigments range as a means of creating a fuller, more diverse offering for its customers. Recognised as the largest independent producer of organic pigments in Asia, Trust Chem is not only committed to innovation and service, but also sustainability. This collaboration is set […]

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Union colours Durban plant

Massive organic pigment plant planned

Debajit Shome, Union Colours’ marketing director for Africa, says construction of the R200m greenfield development in Durban will commence in early 2018 and the factory will be operational towards the end of the year. “The plant, which will operate under the CZNA member company, Topwell Chemicals’ banner, will have a production capacity of 3 000 […]

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Anything but ordinary

CSA: You and your brother, Mark, who is now also on the board of LRB, started your careers in the photographic industry. How did the somewhat radical switch from a photo business to Promac paint retail shops come about? Why the interest in coatings? (more…)

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Bosch HSS PointTeQ drill bits

Increased drilling rate PLUS less heat and wear

The self-centring drill bit enables simple and fast drilling with reduced friction and quick chip removal. This is made possible with its oxide-coated flute. The higher drilling speed will reduce wear and tear and thus increase the drill bit’s lifetime. (more…)

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Rutherford Makita new building

Makita moves to bigger premises

Rutherford, a wholly owned subsidiary of JSE-listed Hudaco Trading, has relocated its Johannesburg headquarters to stunning new premises in City Deep. “Due to continued support from our broad customer base, we have outgrown the premises that we have occupied for several decades”, says Martin Peterson, Rutherford CEO. (more…)

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Kaufmann tools

Kaufmann – built with expertise

Over the past 22 years, the Kaufmann brand has grown from strength to strength, gaining traction and popularity all over the South African countryside. However, the brand had to withstand many challenges as the economic and manufacturing landscape went through many changes since its inception over 20 years ago. (more…)

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Corobrik partners with local retailers to increase delivery

For more than a century, Corobrik has been building its brand. While Corobrik is a primary choice for many involved in large-scale developments and construction projects, the company is now focusing on making inroads into the DIY market, providing the outlying areas of South Africa with a quality, affordable construction product. (more…)

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Polystyrene recycling

More than 500 tons of polystyrene needed to sustain recycling operations

Attending the inaugural meeting were some of the country’s biggest retailers, representatives of the Department of Environmental Affairs (DEA), local municipalities, manufacturers of polystyrene packaging products, waste management companies, collectors and recyclers. (more…)

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