KZN TOP BUSINESS AWARDS PRESS RELEASE BBF Safety Group is proud to have been recognised in multiple categories at the recent Durban Chamber of Commerce KZN Exporter of the Year Awards held at the Durban International Convention Centre. The workplace safety solutions provider – who now exports to more than 20 countries globally - was named the winner in the Emerging Markets category. With entries having been open to all exporters in KwaZulu-Natal, this was unmistakenly a top achievement for the company. Group Exports Manager, Tven Heyer, shaking hands with other nominees. In addition to this, the BBF Safety Group was also named a finalist in the following categories: • Manufacturers - all companies operating in the manufacturing sector in KZN • Africa - companies who export into Africa The awards - now in their 18th year - are a showcase and celebration of emerging and established KwaZulu-Natal based exporters of a wide range of goods and services, with the aim of stimulating the growth of the province’s economy. “We are honoured to have been recognised in these categories and want to extend our sincerest gratitude to our clients in both the exports and domestic markets for their ongoing support and continued business. As a trusted partner to hundreds of businesses across Africa and beyond, we remain deeply committed to our purpose of keeping people safe at work and continue to maintain excellence and innovation in all that we do”, said Tven Heyer BBF Group Export Manager. In addition to being the largest manufacturer of safety footwear in Africa, BBF Safety Group is an integrated workplace safety solutions provider offering a full portfolio of head-to-toe personal protective equipment (PPE) and expert SHEQ services. Operating out of five ISO 9001 accredited manufacturing facilities across the South Africa, the company offers more than four thousand PPE products and produces over 3 million pairs of safety footwear and gumboots annually. KZN Exporter of the year 2018. Tven receiving a certificate for being a finalist in one of the award categories. For more information, visit www.bbfsafety.co.za THE PETROCHEMICAL ROADSHOWS The African Petrochemical Roadshow offers a diagonal slice of the industry, showcasing and highlighting multiple products, services and expertise available to the Petrochemical Industry, General Engineering, Mining and Power Generation sectors. • The Secunda Petrochemical Roadshow • The Sasolburg Petrochemical Roadshow • The Durban Petrochemical Roadshow Each stand per roadshow includes: • LOGO ON OUR DIGITAL TICKET, DISTRIBUTED ON OUR NEWSLETTERS (Listed as an exhibitor). Added on our Roadshow page, signature and all our social media platforms (The digital ticket is shared daily on our social media pages) • 2 x EDITORIALS (Published on the African Petrochemicals website and also shared on all our social media platforms) • 3x2 EXHIBITION STAND • 2 TABLES • CHAIRS • 2 TABLECLOTHS • SINGLE PHASE POWER OUTLET • A COMPREHENSIVE DATABASE of all the visitors that attend the respective show • SOCIAL MEDIA EXPOSURE • AFTER EVENT EXPOSURE- The pictures will be published in the African Petrochemicals publication The Engineering, Procurement & Construction (EPC) Roadshow The show is an ideal business to business networking opportunity. • Specifically hosted for the Engineering Procurement Construction and the Engineering Consultants in and around JHB. Project Houses supply turnkey solutions for a successful construction & procurement processes. • The EPC Roadshow offers unique networking opportunities between suppliers, EPC & Engineering Consultants, keeping you as a supplier informed and updated with current and upcoming projects. • The show is practical and cost effective Please visit our website for more details www.africanpetrochemicals.co.za Join us on social media 27
MSA AFRICA LAUNCHES NEW WORKMAN® TRIPODS FOR CONFINED- SPACE ENTRY MineSAFE 2018 on Friday 31 August at the Gallagher Convention Centre in Johannesburg. This year saw AngloGold Ashanti awarded the surface operations trophy for its Vaal River and West Wits Chemical Laboratories, while Lonmin Platinum was awarded the underground operations trophy for its K3 Shaft UG2 Section. Munawar comments that innovation is key to MSA Africa’s ongoing success in the Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) market for industries such as mining. “Ongoing development is critical for us to refine our products continuously, and thereby introduce the latest technology to our global customer base. “It is important that we engage with our customers at exhibitions such as Electra Mining Africa 2018 in order to keep them up to date with our newest developments. This not only allows us to understand the specific needs of our customers even better, but gives us a broader insight into specific markets and industries,” Munawar explains. An example of ongoing innovation is the inclusion of Bluetooth technology in several product groups in MSA Africa’s PPE range, such as hearing devices. This latest development enhances health and safety even further in dangerous working environments such as underground mining. A leading manufacturer of high-quality safety solutions for hazardous environments such as mining, MSA Africa used Electra Mining Africa 2018 to display some of its latest products. The Workman tripod from MSA Africa can be set up and dismantled without use of tools. These included the Workman® range of tripods, which are used specifically to facilitate confined-space entry via vertical descent. The latest iteration of the tripod features an improved casing for extra durability and ruggedness, according to MSA Africa Marketing Specialist Samantha Munawar. About MSA MSA has been the world’s leading manufacturer of high-quality safety products since 1914. MSA products may be simple to use and maintain, but they’re also highly-sophisticated devices and protective gear – the result of countless R&D hours, relentless testing, and an unwavering commitment to quality that saves lives and protects thousands of men and women each and every day. Many of MSA’s most popular products integrate multiple combinations of electronics, mechanical systems, and advanced materials to ensure that users around the world remain protected in even the most hazardous of situations. MSA’s dedication to safety has been the key to its impressive year-over-year growth. In eight of the past ten years, MSA has achieved record growth numbers, with annual revenues of more than US billion. The Workman tripod from MSA Africa facilitate confined space entry via vertical descent. The advanced features of the Workman® tripod include an internal leg-locking mechanism that allows for incremental adjustment, in conjunction with skid-resistant feet, a maximum height indicator on the tripod legs, cut-resistant leg-pin retention chains, recessed product labels, an overall reduced weight for added portability, and an integral carry strap. Munawar highlights that MSA Africa also used Electra Mining Africa 2018 as a platform to showcase some if its important channel distribution partners, including Firebreak SA Safety Appliances. “We provide the technology and innovation, and then our channel partners promote this in the broader market. Therefore a major exhibition such as this one, one of the biggest of its kind for the mining industry in the world, is an important networking event to introduce our channel partners.” 28 MSA Africa is a long-standing supporter of health and safety in the mining industry, sponsoring the John T. Ryan Safety Trophy at An integral carry strap and reduced weight enhance the portability of the Workman tripod.