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Duram evolves with a new logo

Duram recently launched its new logo to the market. DIY & Industrial Trade News spoke to Francois Swart, Duram Sales Director about it. (more…)

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Prominent Paint Access range

50 years of passion

The company’s original product range included downpipes, gutters and accessories. Du Plessis bought the company and moved the manufacturing plant to its current premises in Zandfontein, Pretoria in the early 1970’s. Koot Heunis, du Plessis’s son-in-law bought the business in 1992 and in 1999 it again changed hands when Anton Heunis took over as owner […]

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70 Years of Pratley

70 Years of Pratley

This year marks 70 years since George ‘Monty’ Pratley founded Pratley Adhesives. Established in 1948, the company has since grown into a brand-leading adhesive manufacturer that produces over 1 000 products, including an impressive array of electrical and mineral products. Pratley has filed over 350 patents world-wide and they even have a product on the […]

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Vermont Sales wholesaler

Three decades of exceptional service

Vermont Sales has delivered exceptional service to the trade since it began trading. In doing so, it has developed top brands like Tork Craft, Alpen, Festool, Triton, Pro-Tech, GAV, Kreg, Fixman MPS, Plugfones, RawlPlug, Olfa, Bessey, Felo, Saw Stop, Schroder, Bondhus, Drill Doctor, Flexipads, Accud, Multi Sharp, Mag-Switch, Nes, Spring Tools, Howard, and many others. […]

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Lasher Tools

Local is Lasher!

There are a number of reasons to support local manufacturers. Look out for this regular feature in DIY & Industrial Trade News with special focus on local manufacturers. (more…)

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Kwa-Mnqandi Mica

Decades of successful hardware

Norman Bond – a long time resident of Nongoma has been a trader in this part of KwaZulu-Natal for many years. In the 1970’s the government wanted all whites out of Nongoma and started buying all white owned stores. Norman had a good relationship with both the King (King Goodwill Zwelithini) and the leader of […]

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Spray it don’t say it

Since 1960, Sprayon supplied South African consumers with high quality paints and maintenance products for the automotive, home, hobby and DIY markets. (more…)

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Excelsior Paints

8 decades of proud independence

For Excelsior Paint, traditions and values began serving the company when Walter Rauner, a German immigrant, opened the business in 1937. Since then, Excelsior has only had three owners and retained the pillars on which in was founded. It’s a rare thing in today’s economic climate to find a business where growth didn’t mean having […]

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Xena Chemicals pigment supplier

A solution for all coating applications

Xena Chemicals, the brainchild of Dudley Horne was established some 10 years ago. Horne has an impressive CV in the plastics and polymer industry. This starts at AECI then Plastomark, BASF – which included a two-year stint in Germany and First Chemicals. Horne left BASF and became a partner in First Chemicals, a multifaceted agency […]

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Paint alchemie coatings consultancy

Beyond conventional

Against a backdrop of widespread transformation in the South African coatings industry and the establishment of a hierarchy of coating manufacturers, Paint Alchemie was forged. (more…)

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FLP Explosion protected forklift trucks

A safe move with FLP

Flameproof Forklift Rentals (FLP) was established in 1998 to supply (flameproof) explosion protected (Ex) forklift trucks to the South African market. FLP bridges the gap where companies want to be Occupational Health and Safety Act (OHSACT) compliant and implement Ex forklift trucks, but do not want the capital investment – or do not have the […]

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Achieving measurable growth

A myriad of South African companies are being placed under increasing financial constraints as a result of the poor performance and volatility of the rand. Manufacturers importing raw materials from abroad are particularly hard-hit by a double-edged sword – rising production costs and a customer base with diminishing purchasing power. TAL is no exception to […]

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Sandy Boyd, Managing Director of the Spear & Jackson Tool Group

‘Cut out’ for success

In a fast-changing and technology-driven world, many people take comfort in returning to a well-recognised, established brand that promises consistent quality and reliability. In the cutting industry, both First Cut and Spear & Jackson represent those qualities, thanks to their mutual longevity in the business. (more…)

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Mixing it up

F and D Technologies is an exclusive agent of Santint equipment who supplies the South African market with high-quality tinting and paint manufacturing equipment.   Based in Gauteng, F and D Technologies are able to distribute equipment to all parts of South Africa. The tinting equipment and paint manufacturing equipment (high speed dispersers, milling machines) […]

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Matching colours

African Colour Systems a provider of instrumental colour matching equipment, founded in 1975, is the brainchild of Bill Gosling. African Colour Systems’ core business ranges from simple pantone guides to lighting cabinets and spectrophotometers for the measurement of coloured objects in quality controlled environments. It is also valuable in the formulation and correction of colour […]

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