• DIY Awards 2021

    The DIY & Industrial Trade News Industry Awards is into its 12th year and now is the time to start voting for this year’s category winners! Go through the various categories below and vote for your deserving winning company under each.

    23 Jul 2021
    Essential Hardware raises another flag

    Another independent hardware store joined the Essential Hardware group, this time in Somerset East.   Tonie de Wet took ownership of…

    Essential Hardware raises another flag

    Another independent hardware store joined the Essential Hardware group, this time in Somerset East.   Tonie de Wet took ownership of Buchner Hardware in May 2008. At the time, Buchner Hardware had already been meeting the hardware needs of Somerset East for 14 years. “Today, we are proud to have continued…

    23 Jul 2021
    Outdoor lighting tips and ideas

    Outdoor lighting is a popular way to upgrade one’s home. Use these tips and ideas to improve and move more…

    Outdoor lighting tips and ideas

    Outdoor lighting is a popular way to upgrade one’s home. Use these tips and ideas to improve and move more products out of your lighting section.  Curb appeal – it’s something everyone wants their home to have yet few people know how to achieve it using lighting. To make a…

    23 Jul 2021
    Creating real sustainability 

    With a global shift towards sustainability and environmental consciousness, the manufacturing, mining and marine market segments are increasingly seeking greener…

    Creating real sustainability 

    With a global shift towards sustainability and environmental consciousness, the manufacturing, mining and marine market segments are increasingly seeking greener alternatives.   Significant developments have been made through innovation in turning to green solutions. Even in a tough economic environment, manufacturers are continuing to make a difference in the creation of…

    23 Jul 2021
    Training academy opens its doors 

    To offer the industry an effective training solution on the correct and safe use of its consumables, Pferd has established its own…

    Training academy opens its doors 

    To offer the industry an effective training solution on the correct and safe use of its consumables, Pferd has established its own training academy.   The correct handling and application by operators of cutting and grinding machinery are not only critical in terms of operator safety, but also for the longevity of the…

    18 May 2021
    Cement & Concrete SA established to drive the industry to new heights

    Cement & Concrete SA (CCSA) has recently announced that the new consolidated industry body is open for business and is set to take the lead on all matters relating to…

    Cement & Concrete SA established to drive the industry to new heights

    Cement & Concrete SA (CCSA) has recently announced that the new consolidated industry body is open for business and is set to take the lead on all matters relating to cement and concrete in South Africa.    The single non-profit entity, CCSA, was established through an extensive and thorough process of engagement with various stakeholders to consolidate The Concrete Institute (TCI), Concrete Society of Southern Africa…

    18 May 2021
    A great loss for First Cut

    Gary Willis, First Cut’s sales director for many years recently passed away at the age of 51. The management and…

    A great loss for First Cut

    Gary Willis, First Cut’s sales director for many years recently passed away at the age of 51. The management and staff of First Cut, together with local and international colleagues mourn the loss of First Cut’s sales director Gary Willis, who passed away in April, at the age of 51.…

    18 May 2021
    Precision engineered cement that builds Africa

    Cemza cement is the new kid on the block in the South African cement market and has big plans to…

    Precision engineered cement that builds Africa

    Cemza cement is the new kid on the block in the South African cement market and has big plans to play a leading role in this sector.    Cemza cement, is a division of Oza Holdings alongside Ikwezi Resources (bulk materials) and Zarbon Coal. Cemza have also partnered with one the of world’s largest…

    18 May 2021
    Sephaku and Raubex partner on road project

    ‘What will you build tomorrow’ – Sephaku’s pertinent payoff line for 2021 encompasses everything that can be built; from a dream…

    Sephaku and Raubex partner on road project

    ‘What will you build tomorrow’ – Sephaku’s pertinent payoff line for 2021 encompasses everything that can be built; from a dream home for your growing family, garden renovations using cement, a fire-pit, large employment generating construction projects to name a few.   The versatility of Sephaku Cement ensures whatever you want to build, it should…

    17 May 2021
    Handling plastic pipes in hardware

    It is important that pipes are stored, handled and transported correctly once they leave the factory floor, or the distribution…

    Handling plastic pipes in hardware

    It is important that pipes are stored, handled and transported correctly once they leave the factory floor, or the distribution warehouse to meet the clients expectations once installed. Members of SAPPMA (the Southern African Plastic Pipe Manufacturers Association) go to great lengths to ensure that their products are manufactured according…

    17 May 2021
    New Leroy Merlin opens its doors in Fourways

    Group Adeo recently opened its fourth Leroy Merlin store in Johannesburg, opposite Fourways Mall, on Friday 26 March.   “From the day of opening and during the course…

    New Leroy Merlin opens its doors in Fourways

    Group Adeo recently opened its fourth Leroy Merlin store in Johannesburg, opposite Fourways Mall, on Friday 26 March.   “From the day of opening and during the course of the weekend we welcomed over 5 000 customers,” says Claudia Krishna, Leroy Merlin brand and customer experience leader. “We were cautiously optimistic about the turnout as we are still…

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    05 Feb 2020
    ′Silent salesman′ simplifies paint colour tinting

    Duram recently launched an innovative new Colour Tinting solution. Francois Swart, Duram sales director sat down for a Q&A to…

    ′Silent salesman′ simplifies paint colour tinting

    Duram recently launched an innovative new Colour Tinting solution. Francois Swart, Duram sales director sat down for a Q&A to tell us more about it.

    17 Dec 2019
    Reaching high

    Recent developments in forklift technology have resulted in cutting-edge reach trucks that are much smarter, offering an array of benefits…

    Reaching high

    Recent developments in forklift technology have resulted in cutting-edge reach trucks that are much smarter, offering an array of benefits to the end user.

    17 Dec 2019
    Now with added offering

    The Mica brand has always been synonymous with DIY. Its trendy blue, yellow and orange has brightened up hardware store…

    Now with added offering

    The Mica brand has always been synonymous with DIY. Its trendy blue, yellow and orange has brightened up hardware store fronts across the country for the past 36 years. Although Mica has always played in the general DIY and paint market, it has now firmly stuck its foot in the…

    17 Dec 2019
    Ingco now offers power tools training to retailers

    Skillcraft Agencies, distributors of the Ingco tool brand has opened a power tool training centre, helping sales staff acquire the necessary skills…

    Ingco now offers power tools training to retailers

    Skillcraft Agencies, distributors of the Ingco tool brand has opened a power tool training centre, helping sales staff acquire the necessary skills to better understand, market and sell the brand.  


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