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Prominent exterior paint

New exterior technology

Prominent Paints recently launched an innovative, new technology to the exterior coatings industry. (more…)

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Crown lift truck

Reaching high

Recent developments in forklift technology have resulted in cutting-edge reach trucks that are much smarter, offering an array of benefits to the end user. (more…)

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Mica Paint Centre

Now with added offering

The Mica brand has always been synonymous with DIY. Its trendy blue, yellow and orange has brightened up hardware store fronts across the country for the past 36 years. Although Mica has always played in the general DIY and paint market, it has now firmly stuck its foot in the specialist paint market with the […]

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Ingco training

Ingco now offers power tools training to retailers

Skillcraft Agencies, distributors of the Ingco tool brand has opened a power tool training centre, helping sales staff acquire the necessary skills to better understand, market and sell the brand.   (more…)

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Eureka locksets

The birth of a champ

Eureka DIY Solutions is taking local manufacture to a new level with the birth of a champ, a range of locks manufactured locally.   We all know that the Chinese are famous for making things cheap and well – Eureka DIY Solutions believe it can make them both cheaper and better. “Anything they can do, […]

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Harvey roof tiles

Nature proof roofing

Driving rain, gale force winds, pounding hail and the harshest sun is no match for Harvey Roof Tiles, a proudly South African roof tile and accessories manufacturer.   Established in 1967, Harvey Roofing Products is a market leader in steel roofing tiles and accessories. The company boasts the sturdy and attractive roofing solution available to […]

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Prouldy South African

Stimulating the economy through local procurement

It is no secret that the South African economy is under huge pressure. GDP growth is almost at a standstill and unemployment at an all time high. One way to help stimulate the economy is to buy and source proudly local says Deryn Graham, public relations manager for Proudly South African. Proudly South African was […]

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Lasher factory visit

Lasher, a tool company for the people

In September, as part of its 90th birthday celebrations Lasher Tools, in conjunction with Proudly SA, invited members of the media for a tour of one of its factories based in Wadeville, Johannesburg. (more…)

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The Concrete Institute

Cement producers apply for protection against imports

TCI has lodged the application on behalf of AfriSam, Dangote Cement SA, Lafarge Industries South Africa, Natal Portland Cement Company, and PPC. Bryan Perrie, TCI managing director, says imported cement is undercutting the industry by at least 45%. When this is combined with unprecedented low levels of demand due to slowed economic growth, the industry is facing […]

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First Cut electrodes

First Cut extends its range

Recently First Cut, South Africa’s foremost distributor and manufacturer of cutting consumables and importer of leading-edge capital equipment for steel processing concluded an agreement with leading German company Messer Cutting Systems, to take over the existing South African agency. Messer Cutting Systems has had a long history in South Africa, and much of its capital […]

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Agrinet warehouse

Agrinet opens its Bellville warehouse

Agrinet is a wholesaler and distributor of a wide selection of industrial ranges, hardware products, general merchandise and irrigation ranges to retail and trade markets in Africa. Its focus is the optimisation of the value chain from manufacturer to the retail outlet. Suppliers, both local and from abroad, retail clients, bankers, auditors and significant others […]

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Den Braven Workshop

Doing it right

As always, the Den Braven workshop is an event to look forward to. It teaches participants what exactly each product is, and its practical application and attendees get a chance to try it out – an informative affair indeed. This one was no different. The event was a practical workshop, highlighting some of the Den […]

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Lead Poisoning Prevention Week

Leaded paint remains a concern

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has estimated that 143 000 deaths every year result from lead poisoning with leaded paints a major contributor. Lead exposure is now estimated to lead to 600 000 new cases of children having intellectual disabilities every year with 99% of this happening in developing countries. Dr Olga Speranskaya, senior policy advisor at […]

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Pico 3

Pico – smallest paint matching device

The Pico device performs at the same level of accuracy as existing colour matching devices. Thanks to Palette’s latest generation technology, the device is a magnitude smaller, more robust and affordable. Key features Accuracy: It has been verified by third-parties* to be among the most accurate colour matching tools available. Matching accuracy on collections of […]

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Paint training for technical sales staff

Training for technical sales staff welcomed

Tara says the two-day training course aims to make sales personnel of member producers more conversant with paint technology when dealing with existing or potential customers. “Although SAPMA offers technical training for the coatings sector only a small percentage of students who qualify actually become paint chemists. Many are employed in other capacities, particularly in […]

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