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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Digital dynamism

‘Digital dynamism’- a new dawn for retailers

Like their international counterparts, South African retailers would traditionally run specials where discounts or ‘two for the price of one’ offers are given for a period of between a few days and a few weeks, normally relating to a particular season or event (like the oncoming winter, or Valentines’ Day, or an oversupply in certain […]

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Gyproc rhino conservation

Additional funds pledged to conservation

Extending its contribution to safeguarding the rhino population, the company will continue to donate a percentage of sales from its Gyproc RhinoBoard and RhinoLite products to protect rhinos. (more…)

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First Cut circular saw blades

A cutting edge solution

At First Cut, customer service excellence is the underpinning operational ethos. As part of this, the company’s consumables division recently hosted a technical visit by Luca Dreossi, Sales and Technical Support: Julia Utensili S.p.A., one of First Cut’s European principals. (more…)

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Bidvest Panalpina Logistics

Transporting chemicals – locally and through Africa

CSA: In the chemical industry, what are some of the biggest challenges when transporting chemicals? BPL: Packaging material not suitable for harsh driving conditions, particularly cross-border, coupled with rates not in line with the compliance costs associated with dangerous goods. Then there is the consignor’s lack of knowledge regarding legal requirements for their own chemical […]

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Michael Masalesa SAPITI training and development manager SAPITI

SAPITI appoints new training and development manager

For the last seven years Michael was Skills Development Facilitator and Project Coordinator for the non-profitmaking organisation, Deaf South Africa. He was in responsible for the development of skills, training materials and management, project management, and implementation of skills planning and audits for various Skills Educations Training Authorities (SETAs). He was also employed by the […]

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Rolfes partners with NCS

Rolfes partners with NCS

NCS Colour Centre launched its popular NCS Colourpin II in January 2017. Together with the NCS Colourpin app, this next generation device transforms the creative chaos associated with defining and exploring colour into an organised and simplified process. Pocket-sized and wireless, Colourpin II enables users to collect and identify colour while on the go, and […]

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AkzoNobel powder coatings

AkzoNobel reveals new powder coatings trends and colours

Full of the latest material and design trends, the collection, which is updated every four years, features an extensive range of highly durable and sustainable colours and finishes developed together with trend experts PeclersParis. It is based on several globally-identified trends for 2018-2021: Glam City, Time Out, Treasured Light and Wild Nature. (more…)

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The Vermont Sales Open Day 2018

Vermont to host its trade show soon

The Vermont Open Day is offering customers an opportunity to continue growing their businesses with an ever expanding list of products to choose from. The Trade show will take place at the Vermont Sales Warehouse in Midrand (16-18 March 2018). This showcase event will be the biggest South African resellers of power tools and accessories […]

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Ryobi Knysna fires

Ryobi helps to clear the way forward for Knysna

For every Ryobi chainsaw or brush cutter sold with the EWT sticker on it, we are contributing R25 towards the EWT Knysna rehabilitation project,” – John Stevens After the devastating Knysna fires, the Endangered Wildlife Trust (EWT) sent an emergency response team to assess the potential impacts of the fires on the estuary and to […]

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