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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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Matus trade show

Matus launches new products at its annual trade show

The Matus journey started back in 1942 with brothers Lukie and Sam Matus. Little did they know that 75 years later Matus would be the number one trusted partner in the industry. Serving the industrial, construction, engineering, agricultural, retail DIY and mining sectors – the Matus story is a story of building – building relationships, […]

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New Mitsubishi Triton bakkie

A new Triton hits the market

The 2017 model, the fifth in the Colt/Triton lineage, is the most advanced pick-up ever to be developed by Mitsubishi with its balanced combination of true SUV-like road manners with heavy-duty workhorse capabilities. (more…)

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Festool industrial design winner copy

Industrial design winner visits Festool in Germany

For the exam project students of the University of Johannesburg Faculty of Art, Design Architecture and Industrial Design were tasked with researching and then designing a rechargeable lawnmower for homeowners with small gardens. Festool agents, Vermont Sales were the overall competition sponsor with Festool. (more…)

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PPC cement

Make or break time for PPC

PPC, one of South Africa’s biggest cement makers needs to rebuild credibility with investors after it was forced to raise R4 billion in a rights offer earlier in 2016 to service debt.  CEO Darryll Castle said 2017 will determine the company’s future after the share price almost halved in 2016. (more…)

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Jurie Hanekom, Chairman of Swartland

Going green: A business imperative

Jurie Hanekom, Chairman of windows and doors manufacturer and an industry leader in sustainability practices, Swartland, explains, “Today, the green revolution has taken root in society’s general consciousness. Operating in an environmentally sustainable way, and offering products and services with verifiable green credentials, is no longer a mere fringe movement reserved for boutique consumer products, […]

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Eureka store branding

Eureka brands hardware store

Marketing Director at Eureka DIY Solutions, Willem Marais, explains, “When the store moved its main entrance in 2016, it allowed us an opportunity to position our product stands directly behind the store’s main entrance.” The branding is easy to see as customers enter the store. Visitors immediately see the fasteners section as well as the […]

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