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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.

21 Feb 2017
Industrial design winner visits Festool in Germany

For the exam project students of the University of Johannesburg Faculty of Art, Design Architecture and Industrial Design were tasked…

Industrial design winner visits Festool in Germany

For the exam project students of the University of Johannesburg Faculty of Art, Design Architecture and Industrial Design were tasked with researching and then designing a rechargeable lawnmower for homeowners with small gardens. Festool agents, Vermont Sales were the overall competition sponsor with Festool.

09 Feb 2017
Make or break time for PPC

PPC, one of South Africa’s biggest cement makers needs to rebuild credibility with investors after it was forced to raise…

Make or break time for PPC

PPC, one of South Africa’s biggest cement makers needs to rebuild credibility with investors after it was forced to raise R4 billion in a rights offer earlier in 2016 to service debt.  CEO Darryll Castle said 2017 will determine the company’s future after the share price almost halved in 2016.

09 Feb 2017
Going green: A business imperative

Jurie Hanekom, Chairman of windows and doors manufacturer and an industry leader in sustainability practices, Swartland, explains, “Today, the green…

Going green: A business imperative

Jurie Hanekom, Chairman of windows and doors manufacturer and an industry leader in sustainability practices, Swartland, explains, “Today, the green revolution has taken root in society’s general consciousness. Operating in an environmentally sustainable way, and offering products and services with verifiable green credentials, is no longer a mere fringe movement…

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