ON THE COVER: John Deere the agricultural giant, prominently known for its green machines, announced in April 2021 the decision to bring its construction and forestry product line back under its wing for their Africa Middle East branch. This expansion marks the first time that the John Deere construction products are sold under the John Deere name in 18 countries across Africa. John Deere is taking full control of the marketing and support of its own branded construction products.
“We have a deep-rooted presence in Africa in the agriculture market, and we know construction customers in these markets are eager for access to the John Deere brand and its many advantages,” says Griffiths Makgate, Sales Manager, John Deere Construction & Forestry, John Deere Africa Middle East.
Why readymix quality is vital
Quality readymix equals quality construction. In an economic climate where it is unthinkable to rebuild structures that have failed because the quality of the supplied concrete was not up to standard, the processes to ensure the quality of concrete is vital. Construction World spoke to Amit Dawneerangen, General Manager Readymix at AfriSam.
CCSA provides cement and concrete industries with unified ‘one-stop’ platform
Cement & Concrete SA (CCSA) was launched on 1 March this year following the amalgamation of The Concrete Institute (TCI), Concrete Society of Southern Africa (CSSA), and Association of Cementitious Materials Suppliers (ACMP). Here Hanlie Turner, Business Development Manager of CCSA, outlines the operations and future plans of the new organisation.