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ATLAS COPCO – A GIANT OF INDUSTRIAL INNOVATION

Atlas Copco’s reputation and customer reach spans the globe. The company has more than 44,000 employees, supplies customers in 180 countries and has multi-billion dollar earnings in construction, industry and mining.   Of course countless people may not even be aware that it has a hand in the production of many everyday things – from…

DHL – BACK TO THE FUTURE

The pace of change in the delivery and logistics sector is breakneck; new technologies are constantly shifting boundaries and customers’ expectations. Who would have thought that a few years ago you could literally track a delivery right to your doorstep? But guess what industry experts reckon will be the biggest factor in retaining business? None…

JOHANNESBURG WATER – WATERCHEIFS BATTLING DROUGHT AND VANDALS

The City of Johannesburg’s water company has been urging more use of boreholes amid the country’s worst rainfall in more than 100 years.   Householders in affluent areas and other organisations like golf clubs have been tapping into groundwater to make up for the shortages. Although several provinces have declared emergencies, the national government has…

NAMPAK – PACKAGING GIANT’S DRIVE FOR NEW MARKETS

Africa’s leading producer of cans and packaging Nampak is pushing forward an agenda for cultural change as it seeks new market opportunities.   The South African-based conglomerate Nampak is eyeing fresh challenges in sub-Saharan markets as well as driving forward a cultural change within the organisation. Declining revenue in its home market has triggered a…

NIGERDOCK NIGERIA PLC – FACING UP TO OIL PRICE CHALLENGE

The falling oil price remains the biggest challenge to Nigeria’s prospects and its leading players like Nigerdock. Uncertainty has already led to some job losses across the industry which is battling one of its biggest ever pricing downturns.   The heartbeat of the Nigerian economy is the coastal enterprise zone of Snake Island where Nigerdock…

NU-LINE ELEVATOR PRODUCTS PTE LTD – ELEVATING BUSINESS TO ANOTHER LEVEL

Nu-Line Elevators have thousands of happy customers every day – it’s just that they might not realise it!   The company provides lifts and escalators in high profile, high-footfall locations like the Morning Glen shopping centre and Cape Town airport. But it’s also an unobtrusive business – meaning that it often only gets noticed when…

ROYAL BAFOKENG PLATINUM – PLATINUM CAUGHT IN METALS STORM

ROYAL Bafokeng Platinum (RBPlat) suffered a tough year after a one-fifth reduction in the basket price. Share earnings dipped but the downturn also led to a write down of R2,89m of assets following the price collapse of platinum group metals (PGMs).   The company says figures were also hit by production interruptions related to safety…

SASOL – POURING OIL ON TROUBLED WATERS

Cost savings have helped energy giant Sasol in its battle against a depressed oil price and market volatility. A restructuring of its operations and reduction in headcount have all been part of the fight to weather the storm and lessen the impact on financial performance.   The South African gas and chemicals company is also…