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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Matus trade show

Matus launches new products at its annual trade show

The Matus journey started back in 1942 with brothers Lukie and Sam Matus. Little did they know that 75 years later Matus would be the number one trusted partner in the industry. Serving the industrial, construction, engineering, agricultural, retail DIY and mining sectors – the Matus story is a story of building – building relationships, […]

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Opinion John Stanley

Gathering momentum

In January I organised a gathering of leading independent retailers from ten countries in Paris, France. The objective was to develop a think tank where we could openly share ideas about the future of retailing at an independent level and how we could develop individual businesses. (more…)

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Vermont Sales training

Book your sales training

Vermont Sales training academy has announced its first courses for March 2017 training programs. The courses are open to all Vermont Sales customers, which includes the trade such as store management, sales consultants as well as end users who are interested in learning more about power tools, accessories, and DIY projects. The training courses run […]

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New Mitsubishi Triton bakkie

A new Triton hits the market

The 2017 model, the fifth in the Colt/Triton lineage, is the most advanced pick-up ever to be developed by Mitsubishi with its balanced combination of true SUV-like road manners with heavy-duty workhorse capabilities. (more…)

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Industrial design winner visits Festool in Germany

For the exam project students of the University of Johannesburg Faculty of Art, Design Architecture and Industrial Design were tasked with researching and then designing a rechargeable lawnmower for homeowners with small gardens. Festool agents, Vermont Sales were the overall competition sponsor with Festool. (more…)

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PPC cement

Make or break time for PPC

PPC, one of South Africa’s biggest cement makers needs to rebuild credibility with investors after it was forced to raise R4 billion in a rights offer earlier in 2016 to service debt.  CEO Darryll Castle said 2017 will determine the company’s future after the share price almost halved in 2016. (more…)

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Jurie Hanekom, Chairman of Swartland

Going green: A business imperative

Jurie Hanekom, Chairman of windows and doors manufacturer and an industry leader in sustainability practices, Swartland, explains, “Today, the green revolution has taken root in society’s general consciousness. Operating in an environmentally sustainable way, and offering products and services with verifiable green credentials, is no longer a mere fringe movement reserved for boutique consumer products, […]

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Eureka store branding

Eureka brands hardware store

Marketing Director at Eureka DIY Solutions, Willem Marais, explains, “When the store moved its main entrance in 2016, it allowed us an opportunity to position our product stands directly behind the store’s main entrance.” The branding is easy to see as customers enter the store. Visitors immediately see the fasteners section as well as the […]

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