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Bearing Man Group acquires Klep Valves

02 February 2015

BMG – Bearing Man Group - part of Invicta Holdings Limited, has extended its operations in the fluid technology sector, with the recent acquisition of Klep Valves.

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VAMCOSA Investing in the Next Generation

02 October 2014

30 September, Katlehong, the Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (VAMCOSA) have officially launched the Discover your Career in Valves pilot project in association with D Three - Discover Develop and Deploy Services (Pty) Ltd. The Discover your Career in Valves initiative is the first project from the transformation-working group of the cluster and has been tailored to address critical skills shortages within the sector. The aim of the initiative is to take industry to high school learners and expose the type of career opportunities and the potential career path, from training as an artisan through to potentially, a business owner.

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Ainsworth Celebrates 71 Years of Local Manufacturing

24 September 2014

“Our active participation in VAMCOSA is to see the return of what was a thriving industry as a whole. From the perspective of Ainsworth, we are only running at 40% capacity and have gone from a staff compliment of 98 to 56 due to the influx of imports. Designation and the promotion of buying local as a natural mind-set will see not only this industry flourish but also the manufacturing sector as a whole. We look forward to the next 71 years.” Colleen Moir, Director, Ainsworth Engineering (Pty) Ltd.

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Minerals processing equipment cluster gains momentum

19 September 2014

The South African Mineral Processing Equipment Cluster (Sampec), which was launched earlier this year, has gotten off to a flying start, says South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) MD Sybil Rhomberg.

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SAMPEC Launch

17 September 2014

NASREC, 16 September 2014, The South African Mineral Processing Equipment Cluster (SAMPEC), formed earlier this year, made its official debut to industry at Electra Mining.

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New Mineral Processing Equipment Industry Cluster launched

01 September 2014

The first meeting of the Mineral Processing Equipment Cluster was held at the end of June 2014. Hoosen Essack of Roymec Technologies and Fernando Monteiro of Tega Industries SA were selected to champion the cluster.

Those present at the meeting acknowledged the importance of clustering in South Africa. Sybil Rhomberg, Managing Director of SACEEC, explained that clustering is not a new concept; in fact it began in the mining sector in the Scandinavian countries as early as the 1700’s, which has contributed to these countries’ subsequent development into dominant global forces. “Clustering is about maximising the collective assets and skills of a sector whilst maintaining your individual intellectual property, co-operating in the value chain yet still remaining firm competitors. South Africa does not have the money for the capital investment needed to gear each of the individual companies to be global players, but it could be achieved for the industry as a whole,” she said.

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Instruction Notice for Designation of Valves And Actuators Issued

31 March 2014

The long-awaited instruction notice in relation to the designation of valves and actuators has been published in relation to VAMCOSA.

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VAMCOSA And SAIF Strike A Strategic Alliance To Win Back Lost Markets

08 March 2014

Both foundries and Valve manufacturers have seen a rapid decline in business over the years. However, with the designation set to be issued as a practice note and gazetted into law imminently, valve manufacturers are poised to see an immediate upswing in orders. For this reason, closer relationships with foundries are vital to ensure that quality and pricing standards are in line with customers’ expectations.

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Valves industry under the pump - Vamcosa

23 October 2013

The South African valve manufacturing industry is in dire straits, as imports continue to flood the country, and as a result the rapid implementation of valves designation for all State-owned enterprises (SOEs) is required to save the industry, Valve and Actuator Manufacturers Cluster of South Africa (Vamcosa) champion Gregory Walker tells Engineering News.

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