Industrial Insight 2018

Zululand’s industrial sector is one of the most important drivers of the local economy. After Gauteng province, KwaZulu-Natal’s manufacturing sector is the second largest in South Africa. Nearly a third of South Africa’s manufactured exports are produced in KwaZulu-Natal. This sector also provides a massive 20% of the province’s employment. Here are some of the industries that make Zululand tick.

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Paint to withstand any environment

A tough industrial environment calls for tough protective coating.
Choose a top quality paint that will protect and even strengthen your surfaces.
Paint Centre Zululand prides itself in stocking superior quality industrial protective coatings – good enough for bridges, vessels, fuel pipes, chemical tanks, road markings, electric appliances and steel furniture.
These paints are fit for purpose and designed to deliver long-lasting strength and protection in the most demanding conditions and environments.
Whether you need industrial paint that is fire retardant, rust preventative, waterproof, anti-static, corrosive resistant or stretchable, you will find what you need at Paint Centre Zululand.
Its long serving staff have endless knowledge. With more than 30 years’ experience in the field, the Paint Centre team will assist you with specifications and expert advice on all and any applications required.
They do site visits for product testing and render technical support.
Paint Centre Zululand also specialises in automotive paint.
They do in-house tinting across all ranges and to any colour specifications.
Zululand Paint Centre has a branch at 71 Boullion Boulevard, Richards Bay (telephone number 035 7891558), as well as 35 Knutzen Street, Empangeni (telephone number 035 7871770).
Richards Bay l 035 789 1558/9 l Bullion Blvd
Empangeni l 035 787 1770/1 l Knutzen Street

Toyota Forklift offers support

With its highly skilled technical personnel and state-of-the-art equipment, Toyota Forklift’s in-house engineering department provides its customers with access to specialised expertise in the maintenance, rebuilds and repairs of Toyota Forklift, BT, Raymond and Flexi material handling equipment distributed by the company in southern Africa.
Based at the head office in Johannesburg, the in-house engineering department of Toyota Forklift, part of the EIE Group, provides dedicated technical support to its products, maximising equipment uptime and life expectancy and, where required, tailoring machines to the specific requirements of the application.
The engineering department’s comprehensive services range from building standard carriages and new loud back rests, to overhauling steering axles and hydraulic cylinders, fitting hose reels and repairing oil tanks and cracked welding.
In addition, modifications carried out to forklifts cover, among others, drive in racking, gas bottle brackets, shortening forks and dropping overhead guards.
Special parts are supplied throughout Toyota Forklift’s network of branches, providing its southern African customer base with direct access to its internationally recognised technical expertise.
As the engineering department does not outsource the critical engineering and boiler making tasks, and carries out its own welding, turning, drilling, gas cutting and brazing in-house, tight quality assurance is maintained during all stages.
At the same time such a comprehensive in-house service also facilitates a faster turnaround time and saves on costs.
‘The engineering department is a vital link in Toyota Forklift’s overall service delivery,’ says Gary Neubert, EIE Group’s CEO.
‘In line with our commitment to building partnerships for life, we have the most comprehensive product support infrastructure in the region aimed at assisting our clients, maximise their investment in our best-in-class brands.
‘Our engineering department, with its specialist expertise, is an invaluable ‘helping hand’ to our field service technicians, quickly carrying out those tasks that cannot be done in the field and to Toyota Forklift’s exacting standards.’
New and Refurbished Equipment
Outright purchase, long & Short Term Rental
Maintenance & Service Packages
Driver Training & Loading Testing
Fleet Management (I-Site FMX)
24 Hours Backup Service
Toyota Forklift Richards Bay
Tell: 0357975263 • 26 Copper Coner, Alton, Richards Bay
Phone: 035 789 0260
Address: 48 Dollar Drive, Richards Bay
11 McGra Park
1Bronze Bar, Cnr Alumina Allee St 24 HOURS • 083 524 5799
Richards Bay – Sales: Francios – 076 502 5780 / 035 751 1033
Pongola – Sales: Gerhard – 082 853 8198 / 034 413 2358

KZN’s filtration specialists

ZF Filters & Technologies was founded in Richards Bay in 1991.
Driven by the sound business principles of customer satisfaction, the company has grown into the largest filtration supplier and services organisation of its kind in KwaZulu-Natal.
ZF Filter & Technologies designs, fabricates, installs and maintains filtration systems, catering for all applications ranging from dust, oil, water, fuel and air, to medical applications and odour control.
Its markets include mining, manufacturing, automotive, power generation, shipping and consumer markets.
Backed by suppliers with unparalleled quality and research capabilities, ZF Tech has the capacity to find a solution to all filtration requirements.
ZF Tech supplies OEM parts to the shipping industry and also offers complete consulting, project management and turnkey project solutions.
A highly energetic and experienced workforce with immense experience allows ZF Tech the capability to perform exceptional services for its clients, which include, but are not limited to, the monitoring and servicing of filter units, cleaning and replacing of filters, as well as the design, implementation and commissioning of de-dusting filtration, clean room and ventilation systems.
ZF Filters & Technologies’ head office is situated at 105 Dollar Drive, Richards Bay. It also has offices in Durban and Mozambique.

Water Purification Specialists, Clean Air, Dust Control Experts, Heavy Duty Filtration
• 105 Dollar Drive   •   Tel: 0357899226   •   [email protected]

Bidvest McCarthy Toyota Empangeni 89 Tanner Road, Empangeni
Tel: 035 787 0900
Sandy Camminga – [email protected]
Tel: 035 786 0076 | Cell: 083 515 2384
To log air quality complaints: [email protected]

Nissan still caters for the small business

Are you a small business owner?
Or do you want to start your own mini enterprise?
If the answers two those to questions are ‘yes’ and ‘yes’, then Nissan has the solution to your future transport needs.
Tried, tested and affordable.
Those three words describe the Nissan bakkie range perfectly.
The NP200 is the only half-tonne bakkie on the market and has proved its worth to thousands of business owners.
With a starting price of
R168 500, the faithful little NP200 offers value for money, low running costs and is also a good investment as there is always a demand for these compact workhorses in the pre-owned market, even more so now that the NP200 is the sole offering in this class.
Even though the NP200 has no competition, Nissan strives to keep pricing affordable.
Imperial Nissan invites prospective buyers to call on them for the best deals on this little never-say-die vehicle.

109 Alumina Alley
Ngoya Park unit 10, Alton
Tel – 035 751 2497
89 Tanner Road, Empangeni,
Tell: 035 787 0900, Fax: 035 787 0174
[email protected]

All Isuzus now made under one roof

Isuzu Motors recently announced its business plans in SA, which apart from the continued manufacturing of light commercial vehicles in Port Elizabeth, also includes the balance of shareholding in its Isuzu Trucks SA operations.
The launch of Isuzu Motors SA comes after General Motors’ disinvestment from the local market at the end of last year, and the subsequent sale of GM’s Struandale light vehicle plant in Port Elizabeth to Isuzu Motors SA.
Isuzu said it will continue to build its KB range of bakkies in Struandale, as the new MU-X SUV.
The manufacture of Isuzu trucks, including the N, F and FX Series models will move from the current factory in Kempston Road to the same Struandale plant less than 10km away.
Isuzu can’t confirm how long the move will take but says the consolidation process could take at least a year.
The brand currently operates 47 manufacturing plants outside of Japan as part of joint ventures, but the Struandale facility is now the only commercial/light commercial factory running under 100% ownership of Isuzu Japan.
‘Our decision with regards to SA demonstrates the confidence we have in this market and is also indicative of our longer-term view that SA will serve as an important base for our future growth on the African continent,’ said Isuzu President, Masanori Katayama.
All Isuzu vehicles built in Port Elizabeth are sold in SA, and are also exported to sub-Saharan Africa.
At the official launch of Isuzu Motors SA held in Port Elizabeth, Isuzu Motors SA CEO and MD Michael Sacke said that last year Isuzu trucks accounted for around 15% share of SA’s medium and heavy commercial market, thus cementing its leadership position in these segments of the market for over five years in a row.


RICHARDS BAY TEL: 035 797 5101
SALES TEAM: Pat Singh 082 673 6590
Peter Gauld 083 792 3679
Cynthia Campbell 079 611 6174 (Mtubatuba)

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