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Technology boost levels global playing field for local component manufacturer

The machine set-up time and machining cycle time of Daliff Precision Engineering (Pty) Ltd were reduced by 20% following the successful implementation of a Firm Technology Assistance Package (FTAP), an initiative...

Technology assistance culminates in warm reception for newly designed product

Ikhwezi Solar, manufacturer of state-of-the-art solar hot water collectors, introduced a new product in the 200 litre range specifically designed for frost-prone areas, thereby increasing its product offering and already reporting...

100% locally-produced solar water heater after technology assistance

The Department of Science and Technology’s Firm Technology Assistance Package (FTAP) assisted iSolar, a solar water heater manufacturer, to develop a flat plate collector – boasting 100% local content – and...

Metal manufacturer taps into increased turnover, job creation and production efficiency

Fabrinox, a Western Cape metal manufacturing company, has reported increases in areas such as job creation, production efficiency, Black Economic Empowerment (BEE), skills development as well as financial turnover – 20%...

Quality certification helps wheels turning on international soil

SWASAP, the only African railway axle manufacturer, was able to qualify its manufacturing technology to an EN13261 certification, hence increasing its global footprint to be able to supply any European railway...

Technology intervention for sheet metal manufacturer benefits state-owned companies

Assistance from the Department of Science and Technology’s Firm Technology Assistance Programme (FTAP) enabled Calculus Products (Pty) Ltd to design a unique lightweight and cost-effective service vehicle toolbox for Eskom maintenance...

Technology assistance keeps local bearings manufacturer moving ahead

GB Bearings (Pty) Ltd, manufacturer, distributor and refurbisher of industrial and white metal bearings for the South African and export markets, launched a new range of industrial bearings and further expanded...

Minister Pandor launches Casting Simulation Network

Simulation software improves and confirms casting processes and tools, thereby providing the South African foundry sector with advanced technology to equip it in its role to provide vital inputs to the...

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