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Sikaflex celebrates 50 years

A growing family

The journey for the current Sikaflex-11FC+ started 50 years ago in 1968, with the launch of Sikaflex 1A. A pioneering innovation, the product was one of the first single-component polyurethane adhesive-sealants for construction. (more…)

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Essential Group retail solutions

Essential Group announces major changes

After an extremely exciting National Trade Day 2018, The Essential Group has announced some major innovative changes that will be implemented in 2019; changes that have the potential to exponentially grow the Essential brand across our suppliers, contractors, staff, clients, members and throughout various industries. (more…)

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Pratley strong R&D

Strong R&D puts Pratley in pole position for 2019

The company not only plans to bolster its electrical and adhesive product ranges in 2019, but also to consolidate its growing mineral product range in a standalone division. (more…)

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Nasco products

Soldering on

National Solder Company (Nasco) is a leading African manufacturer and supplier of solders, fluxes, pure tin and lead products. Its products provide solutions for joining metals in the plumbing, electronic, electrical, bearing, engineering and automotive industries. (more…)

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Coatings manufacturing trends 2019

Key manufacturing trends for 2019

About Kansai Plascon Kansai Plascon is the largest coating supplier in southern Africa operating in the market for over 128 years and supplies decorative, professional, industrial and automotive products. The company’s ethos, to design products through constant innovation and ground-breaking technologies, is what drives Kansai Plascon’s growth and has cemented the business as a leading […]

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SAPMA Administrator Mandy Linossi

Mrs SAPMA to depart after two decades

Q: When and how did your career at SAPMA start? A: I started working for SAPMA in January 1999. The administration office had moved from Durban to Johannesburg and I took over from John Bryce of the Chamber of Commerce in Durban, who had performed the secretarial duties for SAPMA. At my first official meeting […]

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Why you should belong to SAPMA

Why you should belong to SAPMA – dealing with officialdom

We experience it here at SAPMA every year when we try to renew memberships: “There is no benefit to me being a member” or “It’s a club for the big guys” are typical responses not to pay subs. (more…)

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Polyoak Clean-up 2018

Going green!

“You can’t just say you want to help shape the future. You have to roll up your sleeves and get involved to really make a difference,” explains Jeremy Mackintosh, Polyoak Group managing director. This year has been another productive year for Polyoak regarding its sustainability agenda. (more…)

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Ryobi Strike Force

Leading the pack with ‘The Strike Force’

In October last year, Ryobi introduced ‘The Strike Force’, a concept that is part of an exciting new sales strategy that has already been successful implemented. The reason behind the sales strategy is to ensure a new approach to sales and service that benefits the consumer, the retailer and Ryobi. (more…)

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Ryobi Strike Force

Retail Outlook 2019

Throughout this year, we at DIY & Industrial Trade News have been in contact with our loyal supporters, the suppliers. This gives us a unique insight into what is happening in the build and hardware industry, a view of the fraternity without numbers, charts and forensic analyses. Some might say this is only emotion and […]

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Grinding-Techniques

Second best is not an option

Grinding Techniques manufactures Superflex, Andor and Tyrolit bonded abrasives and converts Deerfos and Starcke coated abrasives at its Chamdor factory in Krugersdorp, South Africa. All its products are produced in accordance with international standards, including ISO9001, EN12413 and OSA (Organisation for the Safety of Abrasives). Grinding Techniques is a proud member of the Tyrolit – […]

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Olympic Paints

Olympic Paints performs well at The Gold Pack Awards

The IPSA Gold Pack Awards are about promoting innovation, identifying the best solutions that have met South African and regional packaging challenges and ultimately maximising exports and minimising imports for the continent. The awards are also about benchmarking the local industry and keeping pace with global technological developments, as well as recognising outstanding design – […]

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Build it new branding

A bolder, brighter, better Build it

2018 Build it annual convention was built around much exhilaration and this exciting event was held in October and at the magnificent Sun City. The four-day convention was a great success with a record number of over 850 delegates, including special guests, employees, retailers and suppliers in attendance. The excitement for this year’s event was […]

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DIY Industry Awards

Changing perceptions

On Wednesday 7 November, suppliers to the hardware industry gathered at the Midrand Conference Centre for the eighth DIY & Industrial Trade News awards ceremony. (more…)

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Nigel PowerBuild Paint and Hardware

Out of the blocks

Backed up by the might of voluntary trading association Unitrade Management Services (UMS), Powerbuild is off to a good start with several established hardware stores taking up its hardware offering. (more…)

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