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new Nissan Navara

Latest Navara lives up to expectations

The latest Navara landed in South Africa in March and is currently available exclusively with a 4×4 drive train, an SE or LE specification level and the choice of a six-speed manual or seven-speed automatic gearbox. These models are powered by Nissan’s new twin-turbo 2.3-turbo diesel engine with 140kW and 450Nm. (more…)

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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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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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Founders of The Cornice Maker

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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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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Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association

Beware of what you buy. The hidden dangers of inferior quality pipes

According to the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association (SAPPMA), thinking that all thermoplastic pipes are the same could potentially be a costly mistake that can eventually cost property owners, contractors and merchants dearly. (more…)

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BuildersBox, a double-story specialised paint store

Making communities better

BuildersBox, a small paint store in a shipping container, is more than just a paint centre. This business hub also provides business services to local entrepreneurs. A collaborative venture between Prominent Paints, its BEE partner, Africa’s Got-Game, and PPC Cement, the project is the first of its kind in South Africa and will also contribute […]

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Hardened and robust cash deposit devices offer meaningful resistance to very violent attacks to which they are exposed.

Protect your cash

Cash Connect is one of the leaders in the automated cash management solutions for the retail sector and apart from sharing its experience in the field also showed off some of its products. (more…)

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IQ Retail acquired by Kerridge

Software provider acquires IQ Retail

Kerridge Commercial Systems (KCS), a market-leading global provider of software solutions to the retail, wholesale, merchant and distribution market, has reached an agreement to acquire IQ Retail, based in Stellenbosch, South Africa. (more…)

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SAPMA Golf day

Practice your swing

SAPMA’S annual day of fun in the sun is somewhat earlier this year. The Golf Day will be on Wednesday 03 May. In a break with tradition, the AGM will be held after the Golf Day this year – so please diarise May 04 at 2.30pm for that important meeting. (more…)

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Coating show

Coating show entrusted to new organisers

Coatings for Africa, the longest-running coatings event in Africa – is jointly presented by the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) and the Oil and Colour Chemists Association (OCCA). The major trade exhibition will augment dmg events’ growing the coatings industry portfolio, which already includes six exhibitions held across the Middle East and Asia. (more…)

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Paint retail store

A new paint retail brand to hit the local market

When reviewing the retail sector, it is evident that most retail brands and general dealer hardware stores, including Essential Hardware sees trade paint products as just another commodity, with very little attention paid to specialisation. (more…)

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Ford Transit Connect

Versatile and built for business

As a winner of International Van of the Year, the Ford Transit Connect is an extremely capable and practical panel van designed to suit the needs of business owners that require a compact vehicle that offers a robust, practical and cost-effective solution for their day-to-day operations. (more…)

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Skil exits South Africa

Since the end of February 2017 Bosch Power Tools will no longer supply the Skil brand to the South African market and Africa. Skil has been sold to one of its manufacturers. (more…)

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