Masonite Africa rebranded Evowood

Masonite Africa is reborn as Evowood

The rebranding marks a new beginning and reflects the rejuvenation and reinvigoration of a company that was acquired by the proudly South African consortium of Jacobs Capital and Black Bird Capital in August 2016. (more…)

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Working with Wood show

Woodworking show a huge success

According to the organisers this year’s woodworking show was a huge success. “We certainly had a much better turn out than last year,” said Mark Lemmer, East Rand Woodworking Association Member. “It proves that to have the right partners and supporters like Working with Wood and the Vermont Sales team, its marketing and public relations […]

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Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO ArkKonsult

New board calls for safeguard of skills funds

The newly-established Professional Board for the Master Built Environment (PBMBE) intends playing a major role in boosting the skills level and professional status of 41 industries that have pledged allegiance to the PBMBE’s goals, says Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO of ArkKonsult, the consultancy spearheading the PBMBE’s proposed operations in collaboration with Master Builders Association (MBA) […]

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SAPMA executive committee

Trio leads Exco for 7th year

The SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) executive committee will again be led by the now familiar trio of stalwarts comprising Terry Ashmore (Chairperson), Sanjeev Bhatt and Aggie Argyrou (Vice-Chairpersons) for the year ahead following the election of the Exco at the recent SAPMA annual general meeting at Zwartkop, Pretoria. (more…)

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Technical committee chair elected

Dr Siphilisiwe Nhlovu has been elected as Chairperson of the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) Technical Committee. Dr Ndlovu graduated with a BSc in Chemistry from the University of Cape Town in 1999 and continued to study there towards an MSc in Material Science, which she obtained in 2002. (more…)

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Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO ArkKonsult

New board calls for safeguard of skills funds

The newly-established Professional Board for the Master Built Environment (PBMBE) intends playing a major role in boosting the skills level and professional status of 41 industries that have pledged allegiance to the PBMBE’s goals, says Dr Ivor Blumenthal, CEO of ArkKonsult, the consultancy spearheading the PBMBE’s proposed operations in collaboration with Master Builders Association (MBA) […]

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Xena Chemicals pigment supplier

A solution for all coating applications

Xena Chemicals, the brainchild of Dudley Horne was established some 10 years ago. Horne has an impressive CV in the plastics and polymer industry. This starts at AECI then Plastomark, BASF – which included a two-year stint in Germany and First Chemicals. Horne left BASF and became a partner in First Chemicals, a multifaceted agency […]

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Topline Top Paint Loerie

Topline makes it pop

This years’ Loerie Awards recognised Topline’s ‘Festive Times’ publication as a finalist in the Direct Mailer Category as well as Pop Paint for their campaign photography in the Craft Category. The big story is the Campaign Bronze Loerie that was awarded to its Brand Design Firm, Parsons Branding, for the Pop Paint Identity Programme. The […]

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China Homelife Fair

Fairs end successfully

The three jam-packed days of prescheduled appointments, order generation and importing seminars have produced an increase of 127% visitors in what, by all indications, has been a very successful second edition of one of Southern Africa’s leading B2B Chinese sourcing exhibitions. (more…)

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Eco Tanks team

Eco Tanks serve with a smile

Eco Tanks was born out of the need to service the Eastern Cape, an area traditionally neglected by many local manufacturers and distributors. This was due to the smaller contribution this area makes to national budgets. Eco Tanks saw this as an opportunity to produce a high quality product and commenced production in 2004 from […]

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