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Ulwembu’s Smart Integration steps up office automation offering

Smart Integration, a wholly owned Ulwembu Business Services organisation, has achieved KNX Certified Partner status, which will further empower the company in offering true integration within the office automation space. “KNX is an open protocol that is rapidly moving up on the list of required certifications named by companies operating in the building automation industry,” […]


Magna continues to expand in Morocco with new mirrors facility

Magna, a mobility technology company, has expanded its footprint in Morocco by constructing a new facility in Kenitra to supply global automakers with exterior and interior mirror systems. Production of the new plant is set to begin in Spring 2020. “Expanding into Morocco is a strategic move for Magna, as our customers continue to grow in the […]


Epicor unveils AI-based virtual agent for better decision making

Deep industry-specific application of AI technology simplifies interactions with ERP systems, automates tasks and facilitates faster operations.  Epicor Software Corporation, a global provider of industry-specific enterprise software to promote business growth, has announced the release of Epicor Virtual Agent (EVA), its new enterprise-wide digital agent designed to help users work smarter and accelerate the pace […]


Trailblazing 4.0 industry solutions in supply chain and logistics

The digital nature of business has ushered in the arrival of Industry 4.0 reflecting the interconnectedness of all aspects of manufacturing, warehousing, and distribution. As a trailblazer in the logistics world, Trackmatic is actively working with leading South African businesses to automate and digitise the distribution elements of their supply chain processes and liberate untapped […]


LanDynamix takes packaging specialist Graphica to cloud nine

A continuing relationship is seeing LanDynamix  future-proof Graphica’s ICT environment, taking a strong service focus based on the cloud. Graphica is a packaging specialist, creating solutions for the wine; spirits; stationery; bookbinding, and promotional packaging industries that complement their brand aspirations. It is a part of the Winter Group of companies. Business challenge When Graphica […]


Bidco Africa tackle accounts payable challenges with OpenText

Bidco Africa Ltd is the largest and fastest growing manufacturer and marketer of consumer products in the Eastern, Central and Southern regions of Africa. Headquartered in Kenya, the company produces, markets and distributes a broad range of products, including edible oils, cooking fats, margarine, baking products, hygiene products, detergents, laundry bars and animal feeds. From […]


Etion Create Managing Director on the ubiquity of IoT in design

The Internet of Things (IoT) is a wave that impacts all ‘verticals’ and ‘horizontals’ of the digital evolution and organisations who deliver design and manufacturing services in this hazy matrix are not spared the change. It is being ignited by the tsunami of capability presented by digital evolution and IoT and is a complex web […]


How quickly could a cyberattack take down critical infrastructure?

With crucial national infrastructure like power systems and manufacturing currently in the spotlight, Doros Hadjizenonos, Regional Sales Director at security specialist Fortinet, says stakeholders need to consider the impacts of unseen risks, such as cyberattacks, on Operational Technology networks. The recent national infrastructure challenges have thrown into sharp relief the impacts down time can have […]


Digitising traditional supply chains becoming critical for businesses

The impact of digitisation is rapidly disrupting business models across organisations. This is becoming more prevalent in the manufacturing sector, particularly supply chain where automation and data exchange are key. Cassie Lessing, Managing Director of Strato IT Group, provider of business system solutions including StratoPOD, says that digitising traditional supply chains has become a critical […]


Leveraging the capabilities of IoT to transform the sugar industry

The Royal Swazi Sugar Corporation (RSSC) is a sugar manufacturer based in the north-east corner of Swaziland. It spans around 20 000 hectares of sugar cane-producing farmland plus two mills that produce the sugar for the European and SADC markets. The organisation turned to SAP solutions and Britehouse, a division of Dimension Data, to streamline […]


Coricraft transforms customer delight and delivery with solution

Coricraft, South Africa’s premium quality home furniture and furnishing design and manufacturing company, contracted Trackmatic to help tackle the challenges it was facing around fleet visibility and customer satisfaction. The company wanted to reignite the magic of the last mile, transforming how customers perceived their performance and delivery efficiency. Today, Coricraft has reduced its delivery […]


What African manufacturers need to embrace the digitisation journey

As African manufacturers begin to upgrade their operations, mapping out an incremental approach is essential. Smart factories, digitisation, and the Internet of Things (IoT) are all hot topics in the manufacturing sector, generating considerable buzz – and some consternation. Adriaan Rossouw, a Director at EOH Infor Services (formerly Softworx) says there are five steps to […]


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