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Floor and wall solutions

Kirk Marketing is the brainchild of Michael Kirkland, who founded the business in 2002 through the Kirkland Family Trust. (more…)

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Concrete Institute grows

South Africa’s three leading civil engineering associations have become the first Associate Members of The Concrete Institute. (more…)

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Better and better

Vermont Sales’ annual Open Day in Johannesburg continues to improve not only with its offering but also through growing attendance figures. (more…)

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Hyster range of high capacity forklift trucks and container handlers

A powerful combination

Barloworld Handling has been the southern African dealer for Hyster since 1929. Today the company offers a comprehensive range of forklift trucks, warehousing and container handling equipment, complemented with value-added solutions. (more…)

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As part of a.b.e.  Construction Chemicals’ annual Safety Day function which took place in Boksburg recently, three members of staff spoke about their job responsibilities and priorities for 2015. Pictured from left to right are: Warren Delaney (Technical Manager), Elrene Smuts (Communications Manager) and Laurence Mashiloane (Costing & Pricing Controller).

a.b.e to continue growth

Despite strong competition, a.b.e. Construction Chemicals’ sales growth in 2014 is expected to continue this year, driven by the launch of new products, inroads into Africa, and significant market share gains, explains Norman Seymore, international vice-president of a.b.e.’s holding company, the Chryso Group. (more…)

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Revolutionary new charging system for cordless power tools

Bosch Power Tools SA is opening up a new dimension in charging technology and providing new ways to make working with cordless tools more time and cost-efficient. (more…)

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Solar power and lights from Sungrid Group

Energy crisis creates new market opportunities

“It is a sad reality that our country’s load shedding days are far from over, but this is opening up a whole new market and revenue opportunity for local retailers,” says Paul Hubers, founder and director of Sungrid Group. (more…)

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Prominent Paints centre

Addressing skills shortage with practical training

Prominent Paints, a fully integrated member of PPG and a leading paint manufacturer in South Africa, is addressing the skills shortage within the local paint industry through its training academy. (more…)

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New home for CMA

The Concrete Manufacturers Association moved to new premises in Hatfield Pretoria. (more…)

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Debbie with one of the Buco floor staff

Sika surprises Buco customers

Customers at Buco in Pinetown were in for a surprise when Sika’s Debbie Westwood, treated them to a special promotion in store. (more…)

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Mandy Linossi, SAPMA Training Administrator, says a new coatings industry Training Centre will be established in Bedfordview at SAPMA and SAPITI’s current operating base.

SAPMA set to build training centre

The South African Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) is planning to establish a new permanent facility for its training arm. (more…)

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sapma - green earth and kids

Passionate about paint and the environment

Harlequin Paints was started in 1999 by three people – a chemist, a designer and a paint applicator – who used a special blend of technical and management skills to produce a pioneering range of solvent-free paints.   Today Cape Town-based Harlequin, which has recently joined the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA), manufactures only environmentally […]

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Two-man auger back by popular demand

Power tool manufacturer Stihl has re-introduced its BT 360 two-man earth auger into the market following demand from local hire companies and contractors.   The Stihl BT 360, big brother to the popular BT 121 one-man auger, is used to drill holes up to 350 mm in diameter for erecting fencing, prefab walls, telephone or […]

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Store of the Year: FH Chamberlain Centurion

Industry Awards get thumbs up!

The DIY Trade News Industry Awards got two thumbs up from delegates attending the function at the picturesque Moyo restaurant at Zoo Lake. The event saw all major players within the DIY, construction and hardware industry brought together for a fun-filled afternoon. Editor from DIY Trade News, Johann Gerber, opened the proceedings highlighting the challenges […]

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Build it: Group of the Year 2009

Glitz and Glamour

On the 14th of October, 2010 DIY Trade News will host its first DIY Trade News Industry Awards function. The ceremony will honour the leading players in the South African hardware industry and award them for excelling in various areas of it. The DIY Trade News Industry Awards will be held at Moyo on the […]

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