General motors

Chev packs it in

General Motors and Isuzu Motors in May announced their respective future plans for the Isuzu, Chevrolet and Opel brands in South Africa, subject to local regulatory requirements. (more…)

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Titanium Dioxide shortage

Paint prices set to soar

For the past two years, the price of Titanium Dioxide (TiO2) has increased steadily. A number of factors contributed to the current market situation however, one must be aware that the world’s Titanium Dioxide resources are running dry. (more…)

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Advanced drills.

Alpen shows its mettle at international fair

The new Alpen Sprint Master and Pro series HSS metal drill bits were recently launched by Alpen, one of the world’s leading drill manufacturers, at the renowned international trade show, the ‘Cologne Hardware Fair’. The resourceful toolmaker presented two new products to international exhibition visitors with outstanding results. (more…)

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Stanley Black and Decker

The one tool company

The Stanley Black and Decker recent GEM event gave both customers and members of the media the opportunity to understand the sheer size of Stanley Black and Decker worldwide and to experience hands-on demonstrations of the vast range of tools available from the company. (more…)

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Checkout till

Slow engagement

Engagement and experience are two keywords in today’s retail scene, but that is until we are ready to pay and then we need a quick and efficient process. For some the ideal world would be to simply walk out of the store and not have to cope with the checkout line. (more…)

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Cornice Ceiling

The finishing touch

The Cornice Maker was founded
in 2010 by Quinten Wagener who
saw an opportunity to get involved
in architectural moldings. Quinten is a qualified draughtsman and was working for an architect at the time. He developed an interest in architectural moldings and wanted to be part of the supply chain. (more…)

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Gert Senekal, Group Operations Executive for the Essential Hardware Group

New paint retailer to come

DIY and Industrial Trade News asked Gert Senekal, Group Operations Executive for the Essential Hardware Group a few questions around its plans with the new paint retail store. (more…)

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Social Media Networks

Communication is a two-way street

As Paul Gillin stated, “Transparency may be
the most disruptive and far-reaching innovation to come out of social media.” Social media has forever changed the way people communicate with each other, media and brands. The marketing and customer service potential is huge, but as with any medium it is of utmost importance to have a strong […]

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Woodworking clamp

Arm your sales team with the knowledge they need

Question: I need a reliable quick clamp for woodworking that can provide the necessary pressure and last a lifetime. (more…)

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Heubach increases colourant capacity

The new Heubach colourant technology concept covers the complete colour space and allows for the accurate adjustment of the physical parameters. The concept can be enlarged by adding colourants, which will ensure that the future needs and requirements of the market are met. (more…)

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