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Capital Equipment News December 2017

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Capital Equipment News Dec Cover 2017From the editor:

As 2017 comes to an end, in this issue of Capital Equipment News, we ask the pertinent question: Is Africa still rising? On the back of a ferociously volatile global economy, the ‘Africa rising’ story has been under severe pressure for the past two years. As the growth outlook in developed markets remains pedestrian, the majority of emerging markets are also experiencing the full brunt of the slowdown.

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Capital Equipment News: Latest News

Manitou reappoints Michel Denis as President & CEO

Published: 13 December 2017

The Board of Directors of Manitou BF has decided unanimously to renew the mandate of Michel Denis as President & CEO of Manitou for a further period of four years...

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Terex Trucks and Babcock International stand strong in southern Africa

Published: 12 December 2017

Two years since forging a partnership with Babcock International, Terex Trucks is steadily strengthening its perception in southern Africa through a series of strategic investments.

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Buses and extra heavies to the rescue of the local truck market in November

Published: 11 December 2017

After 11 selling months in 2017, the local truck market is lagging 2,9% behind the sales recorded during the corresponding period last year. A total of 24 201 trucks has...

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Paint innovation makes mines safer

Published: 08 December 2017

Mining is a dangerous business. South Africa has some of the world’s deepest mines, a distinction that comes with significant safety risks. In 2016 alone, 73 people lost their lives...

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Good training key to safe use of conveyor splicing equipment

Published: 07 December 2017

Training in the correct use of mechanical splicing equipment is critical to ensure safety and productivity, according to Benjamin Sibanda, general manager of Mato Products.

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Three tips for meeting production targets

Published: 06 December 2017

Mines are dynamic environments with loads of pressure on managers, department heads and procurement officers to keep up the pace, but there are three key bases to be covered if...

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Non-telematics risk management for heavy commercial vehicles

Published: 05 December 2017

Although much has been said and done of late with various telematics programmes and the good risk management results starting to be of value, it must be noted that telematics...

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Daimler AG’s Daylight+ improves alertness of truck drivers

Published: 04 December 2017

They spend days or even weeks in their truck. Most of the time, long-distance truck drivers are exposed to poor light conditions in their cab. During winter in particular, the...

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TDS delivers extensive infrastructure at Finsch Mine

Published: 01 December 2017

TDS Projects Construction is completing a mammoth installation of extensive ground handling infrastructure at Petra Diamond’s Finsch Mine.

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Sandvik adds new intelligent solution to its AutoMine portfolio

Published: 01 December 2017

Sandvik is introducing AutoMine Tele-Remote for underground loaders, a new smart entry-level addition to its industry-leading AutoMine product family. AutoMineTM Tele-Remote provides an easy way to start exploring the full...

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Hauling new payloads

Published: 30 November 2017

Liebherr is entering the 100 t class size of the rigid dump truck market for the first time with its new T 236 mining truck with a diesel electric drive...

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Connecting the strategic footprint dots

Published: 30 November 2017

MB AfroAsia SA has added yet another strategically located Iveco dealership to its ever-growing MB Truck City footprint, completing a strategic network presence in all key corridors of South Africa...

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Understanding patterns in vehicle theft

Published: 30 November 2017

Undoubtedly, the high rate of vehicle theft in South Africa is a cause for concern. Understanding the patterns at play, and acting accordingly, is essential if one is to be...

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BMG’s Slogging Hammer and Wheel Slogger for quick loosening and tightening of bolts

Published: 30 November 2017

BMG’s extensive range of tools and equipment now encompasses the Slogging Hammer and Wheel Slogger, developed and manufactured locally by precision engineering and tooling specialists, Slogging International.

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Transnet and OTGC make headway on New Ngqura liquid bulk terminal

Published: 29 November 2017

Progress has been made on the Port of Ngqura’s establishment as a new petroleum trading hub for Southern Africa, ahead of the planned decommissioning and rehabilitation of the existing liquid...

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JCB rollers for Cricket South Africa

Published: 29 November 2017

Cricket South Africa (CSA) has welcomed Kemach Equipment on board as an official supplier on a three-year contract which will run until October 2020.

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Governments continue to be the prime owners of construction projects in Africa

Published: 29 November 2017

The 2017 edition of Deloitte’s Africa Construction Trends report, which looks at the regions and sectors that have been the driving force for construction across Africa, finds that governments own...

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Technical support brings customised applications solutions to the fore

Published: 28 November 2017

When economic pressure increases, companies often adopt a cautious stance. Conversely, Countapulse Controls has survived by instituting technological innovation in the face of socio-economic uncertainty.

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Contact Capital Equipment News

Title: Editor
Name: Munesu Shoko
Email: capnews@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

Title: Advertising Manager
Name: Elmarie Stonell
Email: elmaries@crown.co.za
Phone: +27 11 622-4770
Fax: +27 11 615-6108

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