25 Feb 2021
The passing of an industry icon

South African manufacturer Pratley announced with much sadness the passing of its managing director, Kim Pratley on 19 January 2021.…

The passing of an industry icon

South African manufacturer Pratley announced with much sadness the passing of its managing director, Kim Pratley on 19 January 2021. World first plastic putty Kim’s father, George ‘Monty’ Pratley, established the company in 1948. During the 1960s, the company invented and produced the world’s first epoxy putty. Initially intended for…

19 Feb 2021
Jet Demolition remains upbeat about growth prospects in 2021

Being crowned ‘Best of the Best’ at the World Demolition Awards 2020, in addition to winning the Explosive Demolition category,…

Jet Demolition remains upbeat about growth prospects in 2021

Being crowned ‘Best of the Best’ at the World Demolition Awards 2020, in addition to winning the Explosive Demolition category, in an online awards ceremony on 12 November topped out an extraordinary year for Jet Demolition. “The honour of being recognised as world leaders by our peers gave us an…

17 Feb 2021
New online home improvement concierge takes the headache out of renovations

A South African digital start-up launched its brand-new online concierge service, E-FFICIENCY, that simplifies the tedious task of home improvement…

New online home improvement concierge takes the headache out of renovations

A South African digital start-up launched its brand-new online concierge service, E-FFICIENCY, that simplifies the tedious task of home improvement and offers complete peace of mind. E-FFICIENCY, a market first, offers end to end management of the service booking process, instant quotations known as Insta Quotes as well as securely…

12 Feb 2021
AECOM ranked No. 1 by Fortune magazine as World’s Most Admired Company in its industry

Premier infrastructure consulting firm AECOM has ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies in…

AECOM ranked No. 1 by Fortune magazine as World’s Most Admired Company in its industry

Premier infrastructure consulting firm AECOM has ranked No. 1 on Fortune magazine’s list of the World’s Most Admired Companies in their industry. This is the seventh consecutive year that the company has been recognised on the list. “Leading Fortune magazine’s World’s Most Admired Companies list in our industry highlights our…

01 Dec 2020
Upskilled entrepreneur wins big during the lockdown

A massive rollout of infrastructure projects countrywide is one of the four priority interventions in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s South African…

Upskilled entrepreneur wins big during the lockdown

A massive rollout of infrastructure projects countrywide is one of the four priority interventions in President Cyril Ramaphosa’s South African Economic Reconstruction and Recovery Plan, and as such, established construction business owners need to be upskilled and equipped to be ready to take on these projects. One such business owner…

07 Nov 2018
Putting the spotlight on Flash Harry’s, Delaney Impey

Delaney Impey heads up sales o at Flash Harry. “Our focus is to ensure our customers continue to expand and…

Putting the spotlight on Flash Harry’s, Delaney Impey

Delaney Impey heads up sales o at Flash Harry. “Our focus is to ensure our customers continue to expand and grow together with the Flash Harry brand. As the company sales director I am responsible for sales of both the retail (Flash Harry) and industrial (Darachem) sides of the business.”

15 Oct 2018
Hand tools for every customer

KDM Tool Distributors is the proud sole distributor of Topex Tools, Neo Tools, Top Tools, Graphite Power Tools, Verto Power…

Hand tools for every customer

KDM Tool Distributors is the proud sole distributor of Topex Tools, Neo Tools, Top Tools, Graphite Power Tools, Verto Power Tools and De Forte Locks in southern Africa.

15 Oct 2018
A world-class player

If you think shower gel bottles, soccer cleats and a car have nothing in common, think again.  They do! The…

A world-class player

If you think shower gel bottles, soccer cleats and a car have nothing in common, think again.  They do! The common denominator is the glue that literally holds these products together. In sport items, shoes as well as cosmetics it’s easier to accept that glue keeps these products together, but…

18 Sep 2018
Duram evolves with a new logo

Duram recently launched its new logo to the market. DIY & Industrial Trade News spoke to Francois Swart, Duram Sales…

Duram evolves with a new logo

Duram recently launched its new logo to the market. DIY & Industrial Trade News spoke to Francois Swart, Duram Sales Director about it.

15 Aug 2018
50 years of passion

The company’s original product range included downpipes, gutters and accessories. Du Plessis bought the company and moved the manufacturing plant…

50 years of passion

The company’s original product range included downpipes, gutters and accessories. Du Plessis bought the company and moved the manufacturing plant to its current premises in Zandfontein, Pretoria in the early 1970’s. Koot Heunis, du Plessis’s son-in-law bought the business in 1992 and in 1999 it again changed hands when Anton…

06 Jul 2018
70 Years of Pratley

This year marks 70 years since George ‘Monty’ Pratley founded Pratley Adhesives. Established in 1948, the company has since grown…

70 Years of Pratley

This year marks 70 years since George ‘Monty’ Pratley founded Pratley Adhesives. Established in 1948, the company has since grown into a brand-leading adhesive manufacturer that produces over 1 000 products, including an impressive array of electrical and mineral products. Pratley has filed over 350 patents world-wide and they even…

14 Jun 2018
Three decades of exceptional service

Vermont Sales has delivered exceptional service to the trade since it began trading. In doing so, it has developed top…

Three decades of exceptional service

Vermont Sales has delivered exceptional service to the trade since it began trading. In doing so, it has developed top brands like Tork Craft, Alpen, Festool, Triton, Pro-Tech, GAV, Kreg, Fixman MPS, Plugfones, RawlPlug, Olfa, Bessey, Felo, Saw Stop, Schroder, Bondhus, Drill Doctor, Flexipads, Accud, Multi Sharp, Mag-Switch, Nes, Spring…

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