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Permoseal launches Evo-Stik brand in SA

Permoseal has been appointed as the exclusive distributor of Evo-Stik to the South African market. Evo-Stik was first produced internationally by Evode Chemical Products, as a key brand for DIY enthusiasts in the 1970s and 1980s. The company was later bought by Bostik in Stafford, United Kingdom, who successfully manufactures and markets the brand and who […]

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Is your paint ‘green’?

Although some environmental scientists say the evidence is not conclusive, most of the world’s scientific community believe that with a population of close to seven billion people, we are exhausting the world’s non-renewable resources too fast and producing pollution which is adversely affecting the climate. If we do not rapidly change our way of living, […]

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A new strategy for DeWalt in SA

Caption: 1: The new DeWalt power tool stands from Benray Tool Wholsalers. 2: Shafiq Moosa (Director), Cyril Pillay (Technician), Benson (Service Manager), Zain Moosa (Marketing Manager), Faisal Hoosen (Director), Sharm Chirkoot (Director). About a year ago Black & Decker (AG) approached Benray to present to them the opportunity to distribute the DeWalt product in South […]

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Stanley makes the Super 14 great!

South Africans are extremely passionate, even more so when it comes to their favourite pastimes: rugby, soccer and cricket. This has prompted Stanley Tools to take a bold move in advertising and get their brand on the digital scrolling boards at Newlands and the Shark Tank. Yes, Stanley will now be a premier advertising brand […]

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Jack’s looks to an exciting 2010

There is a buzz of excitement at the Jack’s Paint & Hardware head office in Bedfordview, Johannesburg. The team has outlined a number of challenges and hopes to tick quite a few of the boxes over the next calendar year. “The number one priority is that we want to achieve exponential growth – we want […]

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Hardex co-locates with Interbuild

Hardex 2010, South Africa’s international hardware and allied products exhibition, will co-locate with The Star Interbuild Africa 2010 trade show for the first time this year, along with Plumbdrain/Sani’ter Africa, Frigair, Glass Expo Africa and Woodpro Africa. The show will take place from September 8-11 at the Expo Centre, Nasrec in Gauteng, offering four days […]

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Dustless tile adhesive astounds professionals

CAPTION: Chryso’s new dustless tile adhesives were used for the large tiled areas at a new mansion in Waterfall Estate. Chryso’s new green, dustless tile adhesive has astounded seasoned building industry professionals. The tile adhesives were recently applied for internal and external tiling during the construction of one of the sprawling up-market mansions in the […]

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In a class of its own

CAPTIONS: 1: Ray Whitmore, Byron Fraser (Manager of the Year) and Wayne Hook. 2: Store of Excellence Top 10: Buffalo 3: Store of Excellence Top 10: Kokstad 4: Store of Excellence Top 10: XXXX 5: National Service Provide of the Year winner, Les Pillay from Brand Equity, along with Hans Koekemoer. 6: Plascon scooped one […]

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Winner scoops bakkie

CAPTION: Mrs Sharpe, the winner of this season’s DIY with Riaan, with Riaan Venter. Riaan Venter continues to put DIY in the spotlight in South Africa and during the last season of his DIY show on SABC, DIY with Riaan, viewers stood the chance of winning a bakkie. The lucky winner was a Mrs Sharpe. […]

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Q20 goes international

Triton-Leo, the manufacturers of The Q-Range of products is very pleased and excited with the inroads it has made into the export market. “Having been the market leader in South Africa for so many years, the growth opportunities for our range of products had to come from outside our borders,” says Simon Smith, regional sales […]

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Picture perfect profit

IB McIntyre, the African agents for Master Lock and owners of hardware brands such as Mackie, launched a unique concept promotion in September 2009. The competition was aimed at the independent retailer with the focus on brand awareness. The competition was very simple in that the stockist gained entry by purchasing a fully stocked merchandiser. […]

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Lafarge appoints new chairperson

A new chairperson has been appointed to Lafarge Industries and Lafarge Mining Board. The international building materials producer, Lafarge announced that Nonkqubela Mazwai will be succeeding Wendy Lucas-Bull, previous chairperson of Lafarge Industries and Nchakha Moloi previous chairperson of Lafarge Mining. Mazwai commented on her appointment saying that a close working relationship with appointed CEO […]

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Coprox adds a touch of colour

Coprox International, one of South Africa’s leading manufacturer of waterproofing solutions and decorative coatings, has recently unveiled colourful new packaging for its product range. Always taking the needs of consumers into consideration when developing its products, from the homeowner to the contractor, has always made Coprox respected for its range of masonry waterproofing solutions and […]

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Red card for illegal copying

Posters and brochures will display an outstretched arm showing the red card and clear message “No Copy!” at the International Hardware Fair Cologne, Koelnmesse, showing the red card to product piracy. Located in a prominent position, an action and advice centre will be set up, providing concentrated support for advice-seeking exhibitors. If required, contacts to […]

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Bostik SA scoops prestigious award

CAPTION: Managing director of Permoseal, Robin Jacobs (right) accepting an Innovation Award from Andre Ladurelli, CEO of Bostik International. The award was given to recognise the substantial role Permoseal has played in growing the Bostik brand in South Africa and Africa for the past 10 years. Having recently renewed its license with Bostik International as […]

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