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  • B2B Central is a hub for business to business industry news. Featuring the latest in products, equipment, services, personnel, research and development and trends across a wide variety of industries.

    Industries we cover include:
    Architecture
    Construction
    DIY & Hardware
    Engineering
    Environmental Management
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    Pharmaceutical Manufacturing
  • Architecture

    6 Reasons to choose AXOR

    Over the last 25 years, AXOR has carved out a space in the design history books as a brand that creates new benchmarks in form and function. Their range of around 2,000 products are each finely crafted, with no detail left untouched. And over time, AXOR has come to embody the creative spirit infused by the world-class...

    SABIS School Runda achieves Green Star Africa-Kenya PEB rating

    The new SABIS® International School – Runda in Nairobi achieved a 4-Star Green Star Africa-Kenya PEB v1 Design Rating in April 2020. The school is being presented as a case study at the World Green Building Week (21-25 September), and a tree-planting ceremony is being planned as part of the Green Star design certificate handover...

    Radisson Red is the new Green

    No. 6 Silo building receives star environmental rating from the Green Buildings Council of SA The V&A Waterfront today achieved another sustainability accolade when the Green Buildings Council of South Africa (GBCSA) handed over a plaque recognising the sustainable development of the Silo District’s No. 6 Silo building. The building, which now houses the new-concept 252 room...

  • Construction

    React24 CEO named finalist in three Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2020 categories

    React24 co-founder and CEO Celeste Margo Le Roux has been selected as a finalist in three categories for the prestigious Standard Bank Top Women Awards: Top Woman Entrepreneur, Top Woman in Property and Fast Growth Owned SMME.  “We believe that now more than ever, it is crucial to recognise the companies and individuals such as...

    6 Reasons to choose AXOR

    Over the last 25 years, AXOR has carved out a space in the design history books as a brand that creates new benchmarks in form and function. Their range of around 2,000 products are each finely crafted, with no detail left untouched. And over time, AXOR has come to embody the creative spirit infused by the world-class...

    Five ways to boost availability of your mining equipment

    It could cost a mine operator over a thousand dollars per hour for a mining dump truck or a mining excavator not to be working. With such high costs associated with downtime, there is no question how important it is to improve equipment availability within the mining industry. Let’s define equipment availability as the duration...

  • DIY & Hardware

    Matus makes a move

    Matus had spent around 28 years in its operations building based in Durban, but the time has come and to move on and they are now situated at new address in Springfield Park, Durban.

    Product of the Year 2020

    A product that is new, innovative and ticks the most important retail boxes for you.

    DIY Awards 2020

    The DIY & Industrial Trade News Industry Awards is into its 11th year and the voting process has started. Go through the various categories below and vote for your deserving winning company under each. Judging: All nominated companies are judged as follows: Every month DIY & Industrial Trade News readers can vote online at www.diytradenews.co.za...

  • Engineering

    React24 CEO named finalist in three Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2020 categories

    React24 co-founder and CEO Celeste Margo Le Roux has been selected as a finalist in three categories for the prestigious Standard Bank Top Women Awards: Top Woman Entrepreneur, Top Woman in Property and Fast Growth Owned SMME.  “We believe that now more than ever, it is crucial to recognise the companies and individuals such as...

    6 Reasons to choose AXOR

    Over the last 25 years, AXOR has carved out a space in the design history books as a brand that creates new benchmarks in form and function. Their range of around 2,000 products are each finely crafted, with no detail left untouched. And over time, AXOR has come to embody the creative spirit infused by the world-class...

    Five ways to boost availability of your mining equipment

    It could cost a mine operator over a thousand dollars per hour for a mining dump truck or a mining excavator not to be working. With such high costs associated with downtime, there is no question how important it is to improve equipment availability within the mining industry. Let’s define equipment availability as the duration...

  • Environmental Management

    How the COVID-19 pandemic shows that humanity can reverse climate change

    As the COVID-19 crisis continues, smog disappears and waters run clearer. Not only does the prospect of our uncertain future reveal the roles humanity play in the planet’s environment, but our true power and resolve to finally reverse the course of what could one day become the worst pandemic we’ll ever face — climate change....

    Confronting Climate Change

    While there is much alignment on the issue of climate change, there are also points of differentiation, illustrating the complexity of the challenges facing the farmers and consumers of the future. Overwhelmingly, next-gen farmers and consumers indicate they believe climate change is occurring, and the majority across markets believe that humans have contributed to it....

    Everyone Will Need to Compromise to Secure the Future of Food

    “The Future of Food and Farming” study clearly shows that the next generation of consumers and farmers share many concerns about the future. Both feel strongly about wanting more of a voice in determining how food is grown, sold and consumed. They especially believe that the future of food and farming is in their hands,...

  • Finance

    Women are lagging in retirement savings and are debilitated by stress

    In a recent study of their client base, Momentum Corporate revealed that almost half (41%) of the employees on the FundsAtWork Umbrella Funds are women. With an almost 50/50 gender split across the client base, a one-size-fits-all approach to advice on employee benefits simply won’t cut it. This is according to Shaeera Essop, Strategic Client...

    Despite COVID-19, SA investors expect higher future returns

    Even as COVID-19 halted the longest economic expansion on record and plunged the world into deep recession, South African investors expect to make an average annual total return of 12.67% – almost 2% higher than the global average predicted returns of 10.9%. This was revealed in the recently released Schroders’ Global Investor Study 2020 –...

    Are cryptocurrencies here to stay?

    The recent news that cryptocurrency giant, Digital Currency Group, has acquired cryptocurrency exchange company, Luno, has once again highlighted the rise of cryptocurrencies as a possible alternative to the current global financial system. According to Old Mutual Investment Group Director of Investments, Hywel George, Bitcoin, as well as a number of other cryptocurrencies, are looking...

  • Food Manufacturing

    TOMRA guides vegetable processors through the challenges of COVID-19

    TOMRA Food is helping vegetable processors tackle the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic with an information campaign.   By launching the campaign and sharing advice online for plant managers, production managers, process engineers, and quality managers, the company is taking steps to explain how the latest, state-of-the-art sorting technologies can help solve the operational issues that have been caused...

    Protect South Africa’s potato industry

    The Potato and Vegetable Processors Forum (PVPF), which includes PSA, McCain Foods South Africa, Natures Garden and Lamberts Bay Foods, have been lobbying the Government to institute a temporary prohibition on imports of frozen potato chips from the European Union as a consequence of market conditions impacted by COVID-19. Since 2000/01 potatoes accounted for approximately...

    Tetra Pak introduces innovative, low energy JNSD processing line

    Tetra Pak has launched a first-of-its-kind low-energy processing line for juice, nectar and still drinks (JNSD) that uniquely combines pasteurisation, filtration and UV light to treat beverages in two separate streams, which are aseptically blended together into the final beverage. Rather than pasteurise the whole product volume, the new production line separates out water and...

  • Industrial Manufacturing

    React24 CEO named finalist in three Standard Bank Top Women Awards 2020 categories

    React24 co-founder and CEO Celeste Margo Le Roux has been selected as a finalist in three categories for the prestigious Standard Bank Top Women Awards: Top Woman Entrepreneur, Top Woman in Property and Fast Growth Owned SMME.  “We believe that now more than ever, it is crucial to recognise the companies and individuals such as...

    Five ways to boost availability of your mining equipment

    It could cost a mine operator over a thousand dollars per hour for a mining dump truck or a mining excavator not to be working. With such high costs associated with downtime, there is no question how important it is to improve equipment availability within the mining industry. Let’s define equipment availability as the duration...

    Society of Women Engineers annual conference goes virtual

    The Society of Women Engineers’ WE20 is now a two-week virtual conference and career fair scheduled for 2-13 November 2020.  WE20 provides a platform for women in engineering to gather with like-minded peers, share innovative ideas, make connections for career advancement and ultimately make strides in recruiting more women in engineering.  Global conference trends   “Based on the...

  • Insurance

    Women are lagging in retirement savings and are debilitated by stress

    In a recent study of their client base, Momentum Corporate revealed that almost half (41%) of the employees on the FundsAtWork Umbrella Funds are women. With an almost 50/50 gender split across the client base, a one-size-fits-all approach to advice on employee benefits simply won’t cut it. This is according to Shaeera Essop, Strategic Client...

    Despite COVID-19, SA investors expect higher future returns

    Even as COVID-19 halted the longest economic expansion on record and plunged the world into deep recession, South African investors expect to make an average annual total return of 12.67% – almost 2% higher than the global average predicted returns of 10.9%. This was revealed in the recently released Schroders’ Global Investor Study 2020 –...

    Are cryptocurrencies here to stay?

    The recent news that cryptocurrency giant, Digital Currency Group, has acquired cryptocurrency exchange company, Luno, has once again highlighted the rise of cryptocurrencies as a possible alternative to the current global financial system. According to Old Mutual Investment Group Director of Investments, Hywel George, Bitcoin, as well as a number of other cryptocurrencies, are looking...

  • Investment

    Women are lagging in retirement savings and are debilitated by stress

    In a recent study of their client base, Momentum Corporate revealed that almost half (41%) of the employees on the FundsAtWork Umbrella Funds are women. With an almost 50/50 gender split across the client base, a one-size-fits-all approach to advice on employee benefits simply won’t cut it. This is according to Shaeera Essop, Strategic Client...

    Despite COVID-19, SA investors expect higher future returns

    Even as COVID-19 halted the longest economic expansion on record and plunged the world into deep recession, South African investors expect to make an average annual total return of 12.67% – almost 2% higher than the global average predicted returns of 10.9%. This was revealed in the recently released Schroders’ Global Investor Study 2020 –...

    Are cryptocurrencies here to stay?

    The recent news that cryptocurrency giant, Digital Currency Group, has acquired cryptocurrency exchange company, Luno, has once again highlighted the rise of cryptocurrencies as a possible alternative to the current global financial system. According to Old Mutual Investment Group Director of Investments, Hywel George, Bitcoin, as well as a number of other cryptocurrencies, are looking...

  • Laboratories and analytics

    Electromagnetic flowmeters upgrade

    Instrotech has announced that the Kobold magnetic inductive flowmeters MIM and MIS have been upgraded and further developed. Kobold MIM, for measuring and monitoring of conductive liquids, is available for nominal sizes, ½” to 2”, and measuring ranges from 15ml/min to 350l/min. The new remote version, still manufactured in stainless steel, is designed to withstand...

    Labotec’s Precision Furnace Series

    The Labotec Precision Furnace Series consists of ashing, muffle, fibre and ceramic chamber furnaces. They provide an excellent fit for scientific laboratories, educational institutions, ceramic studios, medicine and industry as they are designed for material testing and heat treatments firing up to 1 300°C. Fibre chamber furnaces The high accuracy electric, solid ceramic chamber furnaces...

    Calibration bath or dry-well calibrator – which is the right choice?

    Temperature sensors – like all other sensors – must be calibrated at regular intervals. This ensures they deliver accurate and consistent measured values. Temperature calibration (e.g. using a calibration bath or dry-well calibrator) is generally carried out by measuring temperature points within the temperature range of the probe. The results are then compared with a...

  • Pharmaceutical Manufacturing

    New dates for MAGHREB PHARMA

    Easyfairs Northeral, the organiser of MAGHREB PHARMA Expo has announced new dates for its annual international tradeshow for the pharmaceutical industry in North Africa. In this context, the Algerian Pharmaceutical Industry Minister, Lotfi Benbahmed, announced end of August in Algiers that Algeria plans to export the equivalent of $ 5 billion worth of locally produced...

    Are you the next generation of brave healthcare professionals?

    Season 2 of ‘Sponsors of Brave’ is now open for nominations.  The 2020 Sponsors of Brave campaign – a partnership between Adcock Ingram OTC and News24 – aims to celebrate the unsung heroes and brave professionals in healthcare. In particular, season 2 recognises that pursuing a career in healthcare during the height of a pandemic...

    How data sciences will help you get optimum value from your factory floor

    Industry 4.0 and IIoT have been buzz words for several years and these concepts are actually implemented on more and more machines.   A huge amount of data becomes available: machine data, data of the production process and data regarding the manufactured product. Big Data has entered the factory floor.  Data pipeline   Data is easily collected and stored,...

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