Carbon Neutral Gate-to-gate

Aiming to be the world’s most sustainable lubricant solutions provider is the driving force behind FUCHS’ sustainability initiatives, says Esther Seabi, Sustainability Director at Fuchs Lubricants SA. Using 2021 as the base year, the group aims to reduce its greenhouse gases (GHG) emissions as follows: A Scope 1 and 2 reduction of 42% by 2030 […]

Large Investment in Local Production 

Following the successful completion of its Phase One expansion at its Isando facility, Fuchs Lubricants SA is on track with the next phase of the project. Commencing earlier this year and expected to be completed in 2024 at a total cost of R218 million, Phase Two will see a 40% increase in lubricants production capacity, […]

 Analysing an Oil Filter

Used oil filters provide lots of clues about the oil condition. Inspecting a dissected filter reveals information about the filter itself when looking for collapsed media, bad seals or weak points that developed during use. The debris remaining in the used filter also indicates important facts about the machine’s health. Here, we discuss three different […]

Diesel Quality and its Importance

The quality of the diesel in South Africa is often a topic of hot debate. One of the first things to identify, is what we mean by ‘quality diesel’ – let us not confuse poor quality with dirty, wet or adulterated fuel. It is extremely unlikely that a single drop of diesel leaving South Africa’s […]

Well-documented Generator Fuel Savings

BMG has teamed up with Liqui Moly who are global leaders in additives, motor, transmissions and hydraulic oils, to offer cost saving solutions to the local generator market. Carlo Beukes, Business Development Manager, Agricultural, Automotive and Lubrication divisions, BMG says, “Generators often operate at low efficiency rates, resulting in exorbitant diesel consumption and a significant […]

Lubricant for Commercial Truck Fleets

Trucks in South Africa operate under arduous conditions on the road and therefore must minimise harmful emissions, reduce engine wear and have improved start-up protection. “If one considers the South African car park or truck yard, so to speak, the importance of a technologically advanced low-SAPS product like Titan Cargo Maxx 10W40 is imperative,” says […]

Acquisition of Blending Facility

African Group Lubricants (AGL), a subsidiary of the JSE-listed enX Group Ltd, acquired the Cera blending facility, after securing long-term commitment with global market leaders ExxonMobil and Quaker Houghton. The acquisition increases AGL’s operational capacity by 500%, allowing the company to offer toll-blending and warehouse facilities, and further securing future growth opportunities while enabling the […]

Specially-matched Lubricant Solutions

Industrial and manufacturing activity is on the uptick, with the South African Iron and Steel Institute (SASI) reporting that crude steel production increased 10% from June 2021 to May 2022. This is a clear indication of the importance of the engineering sector to the local economy, says Ashleigh Pollen, Metalworking Specialist in the industrial segment […]

Special Lubricants for Wind Power Plants

Modern wind power plants must have the highest possible effectiveness to generate electricity efficiently. Optimum design of the machine elements is required to achieve this over a plant lifetime often exceeding 20 years. Minimising friction in the entire system is critical, but avoiding wear is even more important.  Once the moving components such as roller […]

Possibility of Circulating Oil Indefinitely

SKF RecondOil’s technology, which removes even the smallest impurities from circulating oil, is now available in a compact form. The RecondOil Box is a smaller version of SKF’s industrial scale DST systems, which have previously been applied in large applications in metal working and quenching. The smaller system is suitable for a broader range of […]