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04 Apr 2017
Practice your swing

SAPMA’S annual day of fun in the sun is somewhat earlier this year. The Golf Day will be on Wednesday…

Practice your swing

SAPMA’S annual day of fun in the sun is somewhat earlier this year. The Golf Day will be on Wednesday 03 May. In a break with tradition, the AGM will be held after the Golf Day this year – so please diarise May 04 at 2.30pm for that important meeting.

04 Apr 2017
Coating show entrusted to new organisers

Coatings for Africa, the longest-running coatings event in Africa – is jointly presented by the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA)…

Coating show entrusted to new organisers

Coatings for Africa, the longest-running coatings event in Africa – is jointly presented by the SA Paint Manufacturing Association (SAPMA) and the Oil and Colour Chemists Association (OCCA). The major trade exhibition will augment dmg events’ growing the coatings industry portfolio, which already includes six exhibitions held across the Middle…

04 Apr 2017
A new paint retail brand to hit the local market

When reviewing the retail sector, it is evident that most retail brands and general dealer hardware stores, including Essential Hardware…

A new paint retail brand to hit the local market

When reviewing the retail sector, it is evident that most retail brands and general dealer hardware stores, including Essential Hardware sees trade paint products as just another commodity, with very little attention paid to specialisation.

03 Apr 2017
Versatile and built for business

As a winner of International Van of the Year, the Ford Transit Connect is an extremely capable and practical panel…

Versatile and built for business

As a winner of International Van of the Year, the Ford Transit Connect is an extremely capable and practical panel van designed to suit the needs of business owners that require a compact vehicle that offers a robust, practical and cost-effective solution for their day-to-day operations.

03 Apr 2017
Skil exits South Africa

Since the end of February 2017 Bosch Power Tools will no longer supply the Skil brand to the South African…

Skil exits South Africa

Since the end of February 2017 Bosch Power Tools will no longer supply the Skil brand to the South African market and Africa. Skil has been sold to one of its manufacturers.

03 Apr 2017
Are you a pusher or a puller?

In the world of the manufacturer and wholesaler there is often a basket full of brands to keep track of.…

Are you a pusher or a puller?

In the world of the manufacturer and wholesaler there is often a basket full of brands to keep track of. These are product brands, your company brand and your customers’ brands. In the greater picture of production volumes, driving sales and logistics brand and marketing strategies sometimes fall by the…

23 Mar 2017
Brands – what’s all the fuss about?

As with people, brands are the sum of all interactions they have with customers and prospective customers says Adéle Maritz.…

Brands – what’s all the fuss about?

As with people, brands are the sum of all interactions they have with customers and prospective customers says Adéle Maritz. There is a famous and very true quote from the American poet Maya Angelou: “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never…

13 Mar 2017
Matus launches new products at its annual trade show

The Matus journey started back in 1942 with brothers Lukie and Sam Matus. Little did they know that 75 years…

Matus launches new products at its annual trade show

The Matus journey started back in 1942 with brothers Lukie and Sam Matus. Little did they know that 75 years later Matus would be the number one trusted partner in the industry. Serving the industrial, construction, engineering, agricultural, retail DIY and mining sectors – the Matus story is a story…

13 Mar 2017
Gathering momentum

In January I organised a gathering of leading independent retailers from ten countries in Paris, France. The objective was to…

Gathering momentum

In January I organised a gathering of leading independent retailers from ten countries in Paris, France. The objective was to develop a think tank where we could openly share ideas about the future of retailing at an independent level and how we could develop individual businesses.

13 Mar 2017
A new Triton hits the market

The 2017 model, the fifth in the Colt/Triton lineage, is the most advanced pick-up ever to be developed by Mitsubishi…

A new Triton hits the market

The 2017 model, the fifth in the Colt/Triton lineage, is the most advanced pick-up ever to be developed by Mitsubishi with its balanced combination of true SUV-like road manners with heavy-duty workhorse capabilities.