Rand-Air’s long-term rentals give customers peace of mind, by providing a turnkey solution which keeps costs predictable and downtime minimal. Featuring only the best products and round-the-clock service, many companies prefer this rental option instead of taking on the cost and responsibility of capital equipment ownership themselves.
Betterect, a South African specialist in steel fabrication and the erection of mining, petrochemical and other industrial structures, has for over four decades undertaken projects throughout Southern and Central Africa; as well as for clients as far afield as Austria, Italy, Germany and Australia.
Winning the prestigious award of Salesperson of the Year, took recipient Liesel Johnson, a seasoned sales consultant at Rand-Air’s Durban branch, by surprise at first.
When one is striving to stay on the cutting-edge in a fabrication or manufacturing environment, getting the balance right between high-performance equipment, consumables and the accompanying technical support is crucial.
Established ship repair and wholly Namibian-owned company Namdock, strategically located on the west coast of Africa in Walvis Bay, has resumed full operations with effect from Tuesday 5 May 2020.
In the age of the fourth industrial revolution and beyond, customers have ready access to a wealth of technical resources at the click of a button. In parallel with this digital awakening, customers’ requirements have become more intricate, causing astute companies to adapt their communication approach and service offering.
Light steel frame building (LSFB) could become even more popular in South Africa than it already is, if local suppliers and builders are sufficiently well-trained and equipped to consistently produce quality light steel frame buildings.
Established Namibian ship repair company Namdock, situated in Walvis Bay on the west coast of Africa, has the health and well-being of its valued staff, community, clients and suppliers at heart during this extraordinarily challenging and uncertain time.
The current Covid19-related economic challenges both locally and throughout the Africa starkly highlight the need for pan-African companies and governments to support African supply chains, and in so doing, to boost economic activity on the continent.
Namdock, an established ship repair company strategically located on the west coast of Africa in Walvis Bay, Namibia, is leading the industry with the provision of a ballast water treatment system installation service.
In a first for Rand-Air, the company has acquired Atlas Copco DrillAir Y1260 variable high pressure (21 to 35 bar) compressors.
This new technology – from the world’s leading manufacturer of drilling equipment – has been scientifically designed around pressure and flow for a wide range of high-capacity drilling applications.
Mpumalanga, and its capital Mbombela, is the centre of South Africa’s sawmilling and timber industry. When the cutting equipment supplier and blade sharpener Bremsaw was up for sale, First Cut saw this as an ideal opportunity to further its presence in the Mpumalanga timber industry…
On average, an accountant spends 25-30% of their time looking for documentation to resolve queries, or resending documents to customers to ensure payment is made. By utilising technology to automate the control and distribution of invoices and linked statements, companies can expect to achieve a 10 to 35% improvement in their monthly cash collections. Over and above this is the 25% of time (a whole week in a month) saved when there is no longer a constant need to search for documentation…
In its 46 years of operation, Rand-Air has built up an enviable reputation in the mining industry for the quality of its compressors and the excellence of its service. The company supplies either portable diesel compressors or stationary electric compressors, each of which have particular applications. All Rand-Air compressors use screw compression elements to produce compressed air.
Since its inception in 1973, Rand-Air has been driven by a simple yet highly effective operational ethos – to exceed customer expectations at all times. The company has underpinned this with a fleet of top-quality equipment and unmatched customer service levels; and prospered to such a degree that, in a synergistic move in 1998, leading international equipment manufacturer and supplier Atlas Copco acquired Rand-Air.
The Italian company, Julia Utensili SPA, has, since its inception, been involved in manufacturing high-speed steel blading, explains First Cut Director Gary Willis. However, in terms of tungsten carbide tipped (TCT) blades, the company has now increased its range. While Julia has been producing TCT blades for cutting timber for many years, it has recently begun to develop and manufacture TCT blades for cutting steel. Recently, the company has invested substantially in machinery and developing products for this TCT blade market.
Hydrocarbon fuels are essential for our daily existence. However, extracting usable fuels from crude oil is a complex process in which hydrogen plays a cardinal role, as the correct levels of hydrogen in a refinery process stream largely determine the quality of the final product…
The Protection of Public Information Act (POPIA) is not yet in effect, but the final POPIA regulations were signed into law in November 2018, with all indications that the Act will shortly become effective. Although there is a 12 month grace period for compliance once the POPIA officially comes into play, companies should start preparing their data processes now to avoid the risk of non-compliance…
Conventional production-line steel processing dictates that one part is made at a time. Parts are processed sequentially and eventually become part of a larger whole. However, it has been shown that this system, being sequential, is inherently inefficient as, among other things, the production line has to cater for intermediate storage and retrieval of semi-finished goods…
Recently First Cut, South Africa’s foremost distributor and manufacturer of cutting consumables and importer of leading-edge capital equipment for steel processing concluded an agreement with leading German company Messer Cutting Systems, to take over the existing South African agency.
While Durban is one of South Africa’s major industrial hubs, it is also home to some of South Africa’s major oil refineries. The fuel and oil from these refineries keep much of South Africa and its economy on the move and flowing smoothly every day.
The RTS Africa Group, based in Tshwane, has been supplying effective and innovative solutions to a range of industrial issues since the early 90’s. These solutions include amongst others, spin filtration, laser-based gas detection and electrolysers for hydrogen production.
This year, the gelding ‘Do It Again’ was the fifth horse – in the 123-year history of the Durban July – to win for two consecutive years.
In a similar vein, Rand-Air’s Durban team were called on to ‘do it again’ and supply the organisers of the race meeting with temporary lighting for the 2019 event.
For the past three decades, the RTS Group has been introducing pioneering solutions to South Africa’s various industrial challenges. At the recent Africa Automation Fair held at the Ticketpro Dome in northern Johannesburg, the company joined the 124 other exhibitors in a quality exposition of control and automation.
Since its inception, thinking outside the box in order to solve the cash flow challenges faced daily by accountants, FDs and CFOs has been at the very core of Capisol Software’s innovative business model. This is according to Christopher de Zeeuw, founding…
One of the ways it is possible to exceed customer expectations is to produce effective and innovative solutions to the challenges that they contend with. When Rand-Air Business Development Manager Henry Fourie was faced with a dusty and demanding challenge, he needed to come up with a solution which would address the problem effectively...
First Cut has, quite literally, been at the cutting edge of South African industry for the past 63 years. As a proudly South African blade manufacturer, supplier of cutting equipment consumables and importer of cutting and steel processing machines, development is a continuous and ongoing process...
When it comes to lifting, rigging and lashing, Kelmeg Lifting Services (KLS) is South Africa’s leading manufacturer and supplier, and a company within the Commercial Products division of Bidvest.
In the 45 years since Rand-Air’s inception, this market-leading compressed air and generator rental business has not only maintained a stringent focus on the quality of its products and customer service – but also the quality of the people who provide the critical interface between the company and its valued customers.
Electra Mining 2018 went extremely well for Kendal Hunt Communications, our clients and our programme of media interviews at the show. Confidence in the local and pan-African mining sector is definitely increasing, which is positive news for our clients as well as all other suppliers to this sector.
“Electra Mining has definitely grown exponentially over the past few years in terms of the scale and variety of companies, products and solutions showcased”, was the observation by Glen Pringle, Technical Director at Vital Engineering, on visiting the show with members of his sales team last week.
The local market leader in portable air compressors and generator rental, Rand-Air, was established 45 years ago – long before the concept of so-called ‘positive disruption’ became a trendy topic of wider business discussion in MBA classes around the country and internationally.
Despite the many women making a sterling contribution to many facets of the local steel industry today – from management, finance and procurement, sales, marketing, production and on the shop floor itself – the pivotal role women play in this sector is not widely known and seldom acknowledged.
In a first for South Africa’s compressor rental market, compressor and generator rental stalwart Rand-Air recently took delivery of an Atlas Copco DXT85VSD electrically-driven, oil-free air/nitrogen booster complete with high-pressure hoses.
In spite of the prevailing economic challenges industry has experienced in the past few years, First Cut has embarked upon a major expansion of its offices in Benrose, Johannesburg. First Cut was ready for growth in the business and required additional floor space to cope with the growth and increased activity the company has been experiencing.