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Management buyout

Four years after its acquisition from Kerridge, the commercial division of ADP has returned to private ownership. This is a result of a management buyout, headed up by group managing director, Ian Bendelow, along with funding from NVM Private Equity to support future growth and expansion strategies. The new company, Kerridge Commercial Systems, is a […]

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DIY Depot certified lead-free

In the April issue of DIY Trade News, we reported that the South African Paint Manufacturers Association has launched a new initiative where not only paint companies, but also retailers can join the association. DIY Depot is the first retail group to step forward and embrace the opportunity presented by the association. “It is our […]

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Mr. Build it 2010, Hannes Geldenhuys, with Build it managing director, Ray Whitmore.

Build it winners on cloud nine

When Hannes Geldenhuys was announced Mr. Build it at this year’s annual Build it Convention, smiles and sounds of cheer filled the room. Geldenhuys is no newcomer to the Build it team – he has bought, sold and formed partnerships in various Build it stores since 2007. He served on the Inland Guild for seven […]

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Nelson Mandela Bay stadium opts for a.b.e.

“With the wet summer that Gauteng has just experienced in mind, demand for waterproofing products from homeowners and DIY enthusiasts in South Africa’s winter rainfall regions should be exceptionally high this year,” says Elrene Smuts, brand coordinator for a.b.e. Construction Chemicals. “Hardware stores serving the DIY trade, particularly those in the Cape, should bear this […]

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PPC put customers in the driving seat

Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC), one of South Africa’s leading cement brands, is celebrating its 100th year as a listed company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange this year and will be sharing this landmark event with its many customers. PPC has launched a unique promotion to the local market that will see PPC SureBuild customers standing […]

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A century on the JSE

Pretoria Portland Cement (PPC) proudly celebrated its 100th year as a listed company on the Johannesburg Stock Exchange (JSE) on February 24, 2010. Over the past 118 years PPC has developed into a leading cement, aggregates and lime production and distribution company, which has played a vital role in the history and overall development of […]

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Bright colours create an uplifting space

Plascon recently donated brightly coloured paint to Nkosi’s Haven to improve the look and feel of their new buildings, making it an uplifting area for the mothers and children. Plascon decided to get involved with Nkosi’s Haven because of the many South Africans affected by HIV/AIDS. The support from the company goes a long way in […]

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Green light for Winter Olympics

The 2010 Vancouver Winter Games are committed to sustainability and ecological awareness. When constructing sports facilities, accommodation and infrastructure, the environmentally friendly use of resources is a major factor. In February 2010, energy-efficient Osram lighting will not only ensure bobsleigh events take place under ideal lighting conditions, the many international media representatives will also be […]

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LEDs made easy with new website

The new LED Light Site, www.ledlight.osram-os.com from Osram Opto Semiconductors is the leading information source on all things LED. On the online platform, customers can find news, technical information, support and tools in connection with LED lighting solutions in the fields of architectural, shop, outdoor and indoor lighting. An information source for solid state lighting, […]

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Massmart delivers satisfactory results

Massmart, Africa’s third largest distributor of consumer goods, has demonstrated its resilience, delivering a robust operational performance for the 26 weeks ending December 27, 2009, amid the toughest market conditions the group has faced since listing in 2000. The company reported a 6,1% increase in sales to R24 154 million, achieved against the backdrop of […]

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Massmart continues fight

As part of an ongoing drive towards improving food security, Massmart donated a further 3 000kg of Max-a-Meal to the Johannesburg branch of the FoodBank programme, following similar donations made during 2009. The programme is part of the feeding schemes established by international NGO Global Foodbanking Network. Massmart has donated a total of nine tons of […]

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Tool warehouse gets a spark

“In the professional power tool business, a sale is nothing without service and back-up, and we at Tool Warehouse endeavour to provide the same excellent service and back-up that has become the norm for all our products sold” – Aubrey Siebert. As of March 1, 2010, Tool Warehouse has been awarded the agency and distribution […]

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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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