July/ August 2020

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COVID-19 field hospital opens at converted PE auto plant

VOLKSWAGEN Group South Africa (VWSA) recently handed over the first phase of a temporary medical facility for COVID-19 patients it had developed to the Eastern Cape Department of Health. The company announced in May that they would make its former Po...

Turning steel sector challenges into opportunities

DESPITE the local steel sector currently experiencing tough times, some businesses within the steel supply chain have seized the opportunities presented by these challenges to grow their success. One such business is NitraLife, a local pioneer in the...

Materials Handling & Bulk Handling

Adapting a road-freight business for survival – and growth – in the COVID-19 era

COMPOUNDED by a technical recession, a third-quarter GDP drop of 2%, and lockdown restrictions passing the 100-day mark, South Africa’s already pressured freight-forwarding market remains gripped by cross-border trucking congestion, an increasing num...

Mega crane fab project for EC company

PORT Elizabeth-based Load Mass Crane Services (LMCS) was awarded a contract to design, manufacture and install a 40-ton Double Girder Overhead Crane for Auria Solutions that will be used in their new production facility currently under construction i...

Water & Effluent Management

Robust, reliable drives for water and sewage sector

THE selection of robust equipment which can endure continuous operation under severe conditions is critical when it comes to drive solutions for the water, wastewater and sewage sectors. That’s according to Kelly Mac Iver, Gears Business Unit Manager...

Portable powerhouses: Mobile pumps prove their worth

THE mobility of trailer-mounted pumps has earned them a reputation for versatility and efficiency, according to Integrated Pump Rental. That’s according to Henru Strydom, Sykes product specialist at Integrated Pump Rental, who said the company’s line...