SAPMA Golf day

Practice your swing

SAPMA’S annual day of fun in the sun is somewhat earlier this year. The Golf Day will be on Wednesday 03 May. In a break with tradition, the AGM will be held after the Golf Day this year – so please diarise May 04 at 2.30pm for that important meeting. (more…)

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Hamilton products

Leading from the front

“It’s been three years since we have had the good fortune of obtaining a great brand such as Hamilton’s brush who is known for its quality products. Add to this is rich heritage that stretches back to 1811 when Charles Hamilton started the business in London, says Juan Engelbrecht, Hamilton’s Brush Managing Director. (more…)

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Coating show

Coating show entrusted to new organisers

Coatings for Africa, the longest-running coatings event in Africa – is jointly presented by the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) and the Oil and Colour Chemists Association (OCCA). The major trade exhibition will augment dmg events’ growing the coatings industry portfolio, which already includes six exhibitions held across the Middle East and Asia. (more…)

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Paint retail store

A new paint retail brand to hit the local market

When reviewing the retail sector, it is evident that most retail brands and general dealer hardware stores, including Essential Hardware sees trade paint products as just another commodity, with very little attention paid to specialisation. (more…)

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Ford Transit Connect

Versatile and built for business

As a winner of International Van of the Year, the Ford Transit Connect is an extremely capable and practical panel van designed to suit the needs of business owners that require a compact vehicle that offers a robust, practical and cost-effective solution for their day-to-day operations. (more…)

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Skil exits South Africa

Since the end of February 2017 Bosch Power Tools will no longer supply the Skil brand to the South African market and Africa. Skil has been sold to one of its manufacturers. (more…)

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Jetmaster fireplaces

Turn up the heat!

Jetmaster boasts more than 65 years’ experience in the design and manufacture of fireplaces and braais. Its main aim is to provide the most enjoyable heating and cooking solutions to all its customers as well as satisfying the lifestyle and design needs of incorporating these products into homes. (more…)

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Marketing strategy

Are you a pusher or a puller?

In the world of the manufacturer and wholesaler there is often a basket full of brands to keep track of. These are product brands, your company brand and your customers’ brands. In the greater picture of production volumes, driving sales and logistics brand and marketing strategies sometimes fall by the way side. (more…)

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The Hillaldam team

Quality and innovation at its best

Today, Hillaldam supply markets across the world from Southern Africa to the United Kingdom, Asia, Australia and others. Hillaldam’s hardware ranges from tiny cabinets to 20 ton aircraft hangers and covers a vast range of door types (steel, timber, aluminium and glass) in three configurations namely straight sliding, folding and stacking. (more…)

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choosing brands

Brands – what’s all the fuss about?

As with people, brands are the sum of all interactions they have with customers and prospective customers says Adéle Maritz. There is a famous and very true quote from the American poet Maya Angelou: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them […]

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