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Plascon Micatex

Plascon Micatex launches exterior colours

First impressions last and choosing the right colour for a building’s exterior can be a daunting task for even the most seasoned professionals. “Timelessly elegant and backed by Micatex’s unrivalled protection against all weather conditions, our seven new colours are all contemporary neutrals which will suit any building exterior ensuring peace of mind that you’ve […]

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Pritt turns 50

Pritt celebrates 50th anniversary

In 1969 Henkel revolutionised the market for consumer adhesives with a new category, the launch of the first-ever glue stick called Pritt. Since then, no paper adhesive in the world has been more successful. The company has sold billions of glue sticks and has continuously expanded its product range under the iconic brand. In 2019 […]

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The Global Trade Show

The Global Trade Show in one place at one time

Taking place in Johannesburg this July GTS offers a unique, unrivalled and excellent opportunity for local entrepreneurs and business people to access local, African and international markets. There are thousands of product opportunities to explore – from hundreds of exhibitors from around the world. And you can access them all in one place – at […]

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New reliable underlayments make a difference

Sikafloor Level cementitious product range meets or exceeds all the latest standards and requirements for both new work and refurbishments. They provide customers with peace of mind by providing a high quality and reliable underlayment for most hard and soft surface floor coverings. Sikafloor-200 Level is a very low emission, cement based and self-levelling compound. […]

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Excelsior Paints upgrades its factory

Excelsior goes above and beyond

Excelsior Paints has invested wholeheartedly in its facilities to make sure it is health and safety compliant – so that its workers are safe and sound.   Established in Johannesburg in 1937, Excelsior Paints is the oldest independently owned paint factory in Gauteng and don’s a legacy spanning more than 80 years. To be in […]

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Ryobi sponsor Kristen Landman

Ryobi jumps on board for Dakar

Ryobi is the sole sponsor of the most exciting news in women’s sport in Africa this year, looking after Kristen Landman, South Africa’s top female enduro rider who is taking on the ultimate motorsport endurance challenge – The Dakar Rally.  Growing up as a tomboy and always wanting to keep up with the boys, extreme […]

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Rutherford acquires Boltworld

Rutherford FTS acquires Boltworld

FTS Boltworld is now supplying an increased range of quality products to the retail market after a recent merger between the two companies. (more…)

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Rawlplug turns 100

Rawlplug celebrates its centennial

Rawlplug is celebrating its 100th anniversary and has much to be proud of. From humble beginnings to a company with over 30 000 products available to the market today, it shares a rich heritage of innovation.  (more…)

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Foresta Timber and Board

Boards and timber for retailers

Foresta Timber and Board recently re-launched its factory shop situated in Alrode, Germiston inviting members of the press and local contractors to join them on the day. (more…)

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Hamilton Brush sold

Hamilton Brush announces independent future

Hamilton Brush in March announced the completion of the management buyout under the current management structure. (more…)

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Hikoki power tools

Hitachi past has a Hikoki future

The Hitachi range of power tools has been rebranded and its full line of power tools will carry the name Hikoki, effective immediately. (more…)

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Eurolux acquires Radiant Lighting

Eurolux acquires Radiant Lighting

Eurolux believes it will bring positive change to the local lighting market after its acquisition of Radiant Lighting.  (more…)

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Vermont Sales trade show

Vermont to host its annual trade show

The Vermont Sales annual Open trade show will take place from 15 to 17 March at is premises in Midrand Corporate Park South.  (more…)

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Strike-Arc welding products

New spark in welding

The domestic welding category is a key category within general and hardware stores. The introduction of new, more compact welding technology has sparked an increase in micro-industrial businesses, and an uptake of welding by the general DIY enthusiast. (more…)

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Real People Home Finance Division

10 year partnership

Build it awarded Real People consumer finance with an award in recognition of its 10 year partnership. In this decade Real People paid out R2.5bn to Build it stores for consumer finance which amounts to around 150 000 approved loans. The average basket size derived from the finance is R20 000. In one month Real […]

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