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Tire Group International enters into Distribution Arrangement with GITI Tire USA

Attached please find a press release on: Tire Group International (TGI) and GITI Tire USA are pleased to announce they have entered into an distribution arrangement that will allow TGI to distribute GT Radial branded tires in South Florida. TGI will

CCT begins marketing drive for its FT-based technology

Attached please find a press release on: South Africa has embarked on an aggressive international marketing drive following the successful operation for commercial use, of its pilot plant in China over the past 18 months.

Gear maker establishes service centre in response to growing demand

Gear manufacturer David Brown Gear Industries has extended its capabilities by adding an in-house gear service centre at its premises in Benoni, east of Johannesburg. The service centre was built at a cost of R12-million, and has seen the company become

New technology monitors tyre pressure

Producer of electronic braking, stability, suspension and transmission control systems for heavy-duty commercial vehicles Wabco Automotive South Africa has introduced a new technology that will monitor tyre pressures and enhance the safety of a fleet.

World steel output reached highest level for 2009 in July

The 66 countries reporting to the World Steel Association (Worldsteel) produced 103,9-million tons of steel in July ? its highest monthly production figure for 2009. In June, global steel output reached 99,8-million, up from May?s production of

Water proof temperature data loggers with RTD Pt1000/3850ppm sensor from Pacific Sensor Technologies

immersion into water.Data loggers supplied by Pacific Sensor Technologies are suitable in the food production, mining and mineral processing, building HVAC automation and management, warehouses, glasshouses, manufacturers, archives,

Cutting Energy Costs For Compressed Air

Attached please find a press release on: According to Christian Boehm, manager, Solution Engineering Centre, Festo Corp. a Rockwell Automation EncompassTM Product Partner and Sean Schmelzer, Power and Energy Management Products, Rockwell Automation,

Water proof temperature data logger with external plug in PT1000 sensor

Data loggers supplied by Pacific Sensor Technologies are suited in the following industries: Food production Mining and mineral processing  Building HVAC management Building HVAC automation Warehouses Glasshouses

ABB unveils R400m Gauteng green building

Engineering firm ABB South Africa's new R400-million Longmeadow facility is fully operational, the company announced on Tuesday. The new facility, designed according to international green building standards to boost energy efficiency and to reduce water

Thuraya Launches World's Toughest Handheld Phone

Attached please find a press release on: announced today the launch of the world?s toughest satellite phone, the new Thuraya XT, confirming the Company?s leading position in the mobile satellite handheld industry. The innovative satellite handheld

World steel output down 21% in first half of 2009

Global steel production declined by 21,3% in the first half of 2009, compared with the first six-months of last year, the World Steel Association reported on Monday. Most of the major steel-producing countries showed a decrease in their crude steel

Company Announcement: Caterpillar® AccuGrade saves time and money in Slovenia

Attached please find a press release on: Primorje d.d., Slovenia?s largest general construction group, operates 35 Cat machines and undertakes major projects both in Slovenia and throughout Central Europe. Last year, needing to grade and pave an

Company Announcement: ALL Erection & Crane Rental Corp. Names Scott Russell Director of International Operations

Attached please find a press release on: ALL announces the appointment of Scott Russell as Director of International Operations. Russell is based at the company?s headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio, and in Tampa, Florida. He is charged with developing

Company Announcement: RopeCon® – a transport solution worth its weight in gold

Attached please find a press release on: After successfully completing the RopeCon® project in Jamaica, struck gold on the tropical island of Simberi, : since the beginning of May 2008, a new RopeCon® has been transporting gold ore from Sorowar mine

Coupling range prevents bearing failure

Engineering solutions company Renold Crofts says that bearing failure in large machines can often be attributed to the effect of magnetic currents. There are many factors affecting the lifetime of bearings, regular maintenance and correct lubrication

Oil rises above $60 amid equities rally, worries linger

Oil reversed the previous session's losses and rose above $60 a barrel on Tuesday, thanks to improved sentiment amid a stock market rally, but lingering fears of the deep and long recession capped oil's gains. U.S. crude for August delivery rose 38 cents

GMSA breaks ground on new parts centre

Vehicle assembler (GMSA) on Monday turned the first soil on the construction of its new Pan-African parts distribution centre, in the Coega Industrial Development Zone (IDZ), in Port Elizabeth (PE). Upon its opening, the R250-million, 38 000 m2 centre

Industrial action impacts on Buildmax mining services unit output

JSE-listed construction materials group Buildmax said on Friday that its mining services subsidiary, Diesel Power, would only return to full production by the end of July, after industrial action during May and June disrupted operations. ?Despite the

Southern African power generation meeting to get under way next week

Ministers, policymakers, power utilities, regulators, project developers and investors in the Southern African region would meet in Zambia next week to discuss the implementation of regional power generation and transmission projects. The Development

Leica Geosystems launch Leica Active Customer Care programme

up their leading-edge products and standing by their maxim of “your mining operation – our priority” the new Leica Active Customer Care programme, and complementing Active Customer Care Portal, have been developed to offer an effective and

ArcelorMittal may restart two furnaces

The world?s biggest steelmaker, Arcelor-Mittal, may restart two blast furnaces at its Indiana manufacturing facility to take advantage of higher demand, said CEO Lakshmi Mittal. ?You may hear two blast furnaces starting in the US because there has

New Siemens SA CEO still expecting growth in 2009, despite recession

Electronics and electrical engineering group Siemens was continuing to budget for growth in orders and sales in South Africa and Southern Africa during 2009, despite the descent of Africa's biggest economy into its first recession in 17 years. The

More low-carbon technology inventions needed to combat climate change – report

The fight against climate change would not be won unless a ?revolution? in the use of existing low-carbon technology, and numerous new inventions took hold, said the Global Climate Network (GCN) in its report released on Wednesday. Entitled ?, the

PetroSA awards contracts for October shutdown

PetroSA has appointed two engineering managing contractors to run the planned October maintenance shutdown of its Mossel Bay operations, the parastatal said on Wednesday. Its shutdown manager Sesakho Magadla told journalists at a briefing on board the FA

Company Announcement: GE Transportation Celebrates Grand Opening of New Locomotive Assembly Plant in Kazakhstan

Attached please find a press release on: GE Transportation has announced the grand opening of a new locomotive assembly plant in Astana, Kazakhstan.