keyboard_arrow_upStefan Fageräng to lead Tetra Pak Southern Africa
keyboard_arrow_downStefan Fageräng to lead Tetra Pak Southern Africa

Stefan Fageräng takes the helm at Tetra Pak Southern Africa in May, 2018.

keyboard_arrow_upIFF to combine with Frutarom
keyboard_arrow_downIFF to combine with Frutarom

International Flavors & Fragrances Inc. and Frutarom announced that they have entered into a definitive agreement under which IFF will acquire Frutarom in a cash and stock transaction valued at approximately $7.1 billion, including the assumption of Frutarom’s net debt. Under the terms of the agreement, which has been unanimously approved by the Boards of […]

keyboard_arrow_upABB investing in Africa’s youth
keyboard_arrow_downABB investing in Africa’s youth

Social investment in Digital Technology Centre offers under-privileged youth access to the fast-changing digital technology economy to develop local Industrial Internet of Things (IIoT) solutions.

keyboard_arrow_upHealth promotion Levy will increase beverage prices
keyboard_arrow_downHealth promotion Levy will increase beverage prices

The South African Government’s new Health Promotion Levy on sugar sweetened beverages came into effect on Sunday 1 April. As a result the prices on beverages with added sugar will increase, including some of Coca-Cola’s products. However, the following range of Coca-Cola products will not be affected by the Levy: its lower sugar (less than […]

keyboard_arrow_upFruit-full game continues to grow
keyboard_arrow_downFruit-full game continues to grow

Usage figures for Tru-Cape Fruit Marketing’s branded educational game where players engage with the fruit growth, processing and sales, Fruit-Full, showed a 304.81 per cent increase in active game players. There are over 4000 users of the game. Although audience profile figures suggest a 39 per cent bias in favour of females aged between 34 […]

keyboard_arrow_upWater is the heart of sustainable development
keyboard_arrow_downWater is the heart of sustainable development

World Water Day is celebrated on 22 March every year, and each year it highlights a specific aspect of fresh water. This year’s theme is ‘Nature for Water’, which will be amplified through the South African Department of Water and Sanitation’s National Water Week awareness campaign from 18-24 March 2018. ‘These campaigns serve as a […]

keyboard_arrow_upSpecialised Exhibitions Montgomery turns 50!
keyboard_arrow_downSpecialised Exhibitions Montgomery turns 50!

Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery hosted a very special event for industry partners, suppliers, media, shareholders, owners and employees past and present at the Expo Centre Clubhouse in Johannesburg to celebrate its 50th birthday.

keyboard_arrow_upNovus Holdings moves to save water
keyboard_arrow_downNovus Holdings moves to save water

Novus Holdings, South Africa’s leading commercial printing and manufacturing company based in Cape Town, has taken action to reduce its reliance on municipal water, having spent in excess of R1.7 million on various water-saving initiatives at its Paarl Media Cape division since early 2017. Businesses across the drought-stricken Western Cape have recently been urged by […]

keyboard_arrow_upAre you entitled to compensation if you’ve contracted Listeriosis?
keyboard_arrow_downAre you entitled to compensation if you’ve contracted Listeriosis?

Victims who can establish they have contracted Listeriosis as a result of eating infected foodstuffs may be able to recover damages either by virtue of the provisions of the Consumer Protection Act, or alternatively by way of a potential delictual claim as the result of negligence.

keyboard_arrow_upEnterprise and Rainbow Chicken issued with recall notices in midst of listeriosis outbreak
keyboard_arrow_downEnterprise and Rainbow Chicken issued with recall notices in midst of listeriosis outbreak

Processed food manufacturers Enterprise and Rainbow Chicken Limited (RCL) have been issued with safety recall notices following the listeriosis outbreak in South Africa. This follows a media briefing by Health Minister Aaron Motsoaledi on Sunday 4 March.

keyboard_arrow_upNew premises for Unilever Food Solutions’ kitchen
keyboard_arrow_downNew premises for Unilever Food Solutions’ kitchen

Unilever Food Solutions has opened a new training kitchen at a culinary school in Kempton Park, at the rockface of the industry it services. Remco Bol, MD of Unilever Food Solutions, says, ‘We have set standards in place for our UFS team to be experimental and collaborative and break down silos within the organisation, and […]

keyboard_arrow_upBrazil’s chicken producers should be inspected before SA imports their products
keyboard_arrow_downBrazil’s chicken producers should be inspected before SA imports their products

Following recent reports about the working conditions at some Brazilian poultry producers, the South African Poultry Association released a statement expressing its concern.

keyboard_arrow_up36 die from listeria infection in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_down36 die from listeria infection in South Africa

SA Health minister Dr Aaron Motsoaledi announced the outbreak of the food-borne disease listeria with the National Institute for Communicable Diseases (NCID).

keyboard_arrow_upVolvo Financial Services launched in South Africa
keyboard_arrow_downVolvo Financial Services launched in South Africa

Volvo Financial Services, the global captive finance arm of the Volvo Group has announced the launch of its operation in South Africa through the newly established Volvo Financial Services Southern Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upPollution liability risk on the rise for SA businesses
keyboard_arrow_downPollution liability risk on the rise for SA businesses

Pollution liability is becoming an increasingly intricate issue in South Africa and businesses, as well as the relevant directors and employees in their personal capacity, are facing an increased risk of being held criminally and civilly liable for causing damage to the environment. A person or business who pollutes the environment if found guilty can […]

keyboard_arrow_upIllovo Sugar South Africa announces Mpho Makwana as new board chairman
keyboard_arrow_downIllovo Sugar South Africa announces Mpho Makwana as new board chairman

Illovo Sugar South Africa (Illovo SA) announced the appointment of Mpho Makwana as chairman of the Board with effect from 1 December 2017.   He succeeds Gavin Dalgleish who, after four successful years as Chairman, has chosen to step down from the demands of the South Africa Board to further focus on his role as group […]

keyboard_arrow_upLocal Manufacturing Exhibition 2019 launched
keyboard_arrow_downLocal Manufacturing Exhibition 2019 launched

The South African Capital Equipment Export Council (SACEEC) has partnered with Specialised Exhibitions Montgomery to launch the Local Manufacturing Exhibition (LME).

keyboard_arrow_upNew managing director for Gemü Valves Africa
keyboard_arrow_downNew managing director for Gemü Valves Africa

Brian Allingham has been appointed managing director of Gemü Valves Africa.

keyboard_arrow_upNovus Holdings welcomes ITB Manufacturing on board
keyboard_arrow_downNovus Holdings welcomes ITB Manufacturing on board

In June 2017, the Competition Commission approved the proposed merger between Novus Holdings, a leader in commercial print and manufacturing, and ITB Manufacturing, a private company that manufactures and supplies flexible plastic packaging solutions. The merger has now come into effect.

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise continues growth track at accelerated pace
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise continues growth track at accelerated pace

Symrise AG accelerated its growth course in the third quarter, achieving overall a considerable increase in sales and earnings for the nine-month period. This positive trend was driven by strong demand across all segments. Symrise increased its sales organically by 6.5 percent in the first nine months of the year. Organic growth was particularly dynamic […]

keyboard_arrow_upLab Innovations 2017 celebrates another triumph
keyboard_arrow_downLab Innovations 2017 celebrates another triumph

On 2 November, Lab Innovations celebrated the end of another extremely successful show at the NEC, Birmingham, UK, involving over 130 exhibitors and over 2500 visitors. Suppliers and manufacturers rubbed shoulders with existing and prospective customers over the two days, sharing novel ideas and discussing creative solutions to day-to-day laboratory challenges. Visitor Denise Rooney, managing […]

keyboard_arrow_upSenior appointment at Ishida enhances support in central and eastern Europe
keyboard_arrow_downSenior appointment at Ishida enhances support in central and eastern Europe

Leading packing line solutions specialist Ishida Europe has strengthened its senior management team with the appointment of Robert Kaluza as general manager, central and eastern Europe.

keyboard_arrow_upTop trends for 2017/2018 from the 16th Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards
keyboard_arrow_downTop trends for 2017/2018 from the 16th Ask Afrika Orange Index Awards

At the same time that Finance Minister Malusi Gigaba was issuing his bleak interim budget, the news was announced that South Africa’s private sector service delivery is at an all-time high. 

keyboard_arrow_upCompetition Tribunal gives greenlight to Capitalworks R907 million acquisition of Sovereign Foods
keyboard_arrow_downCompetition Tribunal gives greenlight to Capitalworks R907 million acquisition of Sovereign Foods

Sovereign Foods announced on 2 November that the South African Competition Tribunal has approved Capitalworks’ acquisition of Sovereign Foods.

keyboard_arrow_upSymrise to present taste inspirations for the Middle East and North Africa
keyboard_arrow_downSymrise to present taste inspirations for the Middle East and North Africa

Symrise will present taste solutions for the cuisine of the Middle East and North Africa with a focus on natural raw materials from the region at Gulfood Manufacturing. From 31 October to 2 November 2017, the company will present at the trade show in Dubai. The event is the centerpiece of the culinary world in […]

keyboard_arrow_upSovereign Foods shareholders approve R12 offer and delisting from JSE
keyboard_arrow_downSovereign Foods shareholders approve R12 offer and delisting from JSE

Sovereign Foods announced the outcome of the special general meeting of shareholders held on 9 October 2017.

keyboard_arrow_upNiceLabel’s webinar recording and presentation
keyboard_arrow_downNiceLabel’s webinar recording and presentation

In a recent NiceLabel webinar, Ken Moir, VP marketing and Janez Sodja, enterprise sales manager discuss the impact of digital transformation of labelling in the food and beverage industry. A case study showcased a large company that is leveraging labelling for their competitive advantage. The webinar recording and presentation  has been shared for viewing:

keyboard_arrow_uptna’s new energy efficient freezer fan reduces energy consumption
keyboard_arrow_downtna’s new energy efficient freezer fan reduces energy consumption

tna has introduced a new energy-efficient fan design for its Ferguson ener-freeze® FFV 3 to reduce energy consumption by more than 30 percent, providing French fry manufacturers with a more cost-effective and sustainable freezing solution. Featuring the latest airflow technology, the Ferguson ener-freeze FFV 3 is able to evenly freeze a variety of potato products […]

keyboard_arrow_upWater crisis puts plant operating efficiencies under pressure
keyboard_arrow_downWater crisis puts plant operating efficiencies under pressure

As South Africa’s water resources dwindle under endemic drought and rapid urbanisation, it is imperative that water efficiency be achieved in the plants and processes that deliver drinking water and waste treatment facilities, through the installation of effective and efficient process controllers and systems.

keyboard_arrow_upBarentz International acquires Finnish Leipurin’s meat industry unit
keyboard_arrow_downBarentz International acquires Finnish Leipurin’s meat industry unit

Barentz, an international leader in the distribution of high-quality ingredients, announced the acquisition of Finnish Leipurin’s Meat Industry Unit. The acquisition will widen Barentz’s ingredients portfolio dedicated to the meat industry, and strengthen the company’s market share in the Nordic region.