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ITC001[Johannesburg, 8 August 2019]: In an effort to boost skills development in South Africa’s roofing industry, the Institute for Timber Construction South Africa (ITC-SA), the professional body for the engineered timber construction sector, will be hosting a CPD-accredited workshop on Understanding Roof Inspections in both Johannesburg and Cape Town from 22 to 24 October 2019.

Any person who is interested in expanding their knowledge and expertise in timber roof structures will greatly benefit from this informative workshop, which covers a comprehensive technical overview of prefabricated timber roof structures and the inspection thereof. The workshop aims to enable the individual to execute and apply their knowledge and skill in the interest of public safety, and to execute their work in accordance with general norms and regulations.

Award-winning technology from the Austrian drill bit leader

The two new SMASH and SHARP Alpen products have to be the creation of the century, when it comes to technology innovation and clever design. Launched in South Africa on a recent Vermont Sales trade show these new Alpen products made a huge impact to the customers as these new tools are certainly revolutionary when it comes to new drilling technology, viewing the demostrations they were certainly an eye-opening experience and will cause a new interest in the industry

23 July 2019: Pratley’s products for the automotive sector range from Pratley Steel Putty to Pratley RTV Silicone Gasket Maker. Both of these products have found wide acceptance in the automotive sector, Pratley National Sales & Marketing Manager Mark Bell highlights.

 A must have for every home kitchen, workshop and industry using scissors and knives

The Multi Sharp MS1901 Knife and Scissor sharpener, has become one of the most popular and successful sharpeners worldwide for the Multi Sharp group. As it can sharpen a most knives and scissors. It sharpens right and left-handed scissors, restoring a very sharp edge to the correct perfect angle, it is suitable for all smooth edge knives, cleavers, choppers and mezzalunas.

TORK CRAFT TCFL300 Packaging LED BULBFor back up lights for load shedding, camping, caravanning, indoor home mobile lights and all outdoor use

This new Tork Craft LED bulb style lamp with its handy hanging hook has become the most popular mobile lighting product in the Tork Craft range this year, snapped up by customers locally mainly due to our numerous power failures, load shedding and our poor electricity supply in the country, these clever units can quickly be activated offering  an exceptionally bright lamp that can be hung up in key spots in the home and left there. They are also handy for large dark cupboards, walk in dressing rooms, tool/garden sheds and workshops

TC GUN KIT KT2789 PackagingThis KT 2789 set has been manufactured to be used on over 100 new and antique firearms models

Tork Craft has created and produced this exclusive tailor made 89-piece gun repair and maintenance screwdriver tool bit set for all gun owners, gun shops, hunters, collectors, gun smiths, target and combat shooters. Designing all the induvial tools bits to fit all the popular brand firearms covering rifles, shot guns, antiques and all handguns.

TC620000 2Designed, specced and manufactured, for racing enthusiasts, drivers, riders, teams, workshops and automotive industry professionals

Just launched by Tork Craft is their range of limited-edition Racing Tool cabinets, Trollies and Top boxes, with their own new look. This project was given to the Tork Craft inhouse industrial designers and R&D team, to create a limited edition Tork Craft Racing, range of tool cabinets, trollies and top boxes. The Tork Craft team went to work and met the brief to develop the perfect product, the “Tork Craft Racing Limited Edition,” starting with their very own colours the white and grey powder coated hi gloss body finish, with red, yellow and black silk screen branding. For the VW HERBIE race fans the number 53 with its red blue customized racing stripes

Marks up to 50 000 times

TC ME07825 PackagingThis new Tork Craft measure and mark all in one tape measure is a must have for all users, wood workers, DIYers, workshops, carpenters, builders, construction, all homeowners and the general service industry. Tape measures are used by everyone, its one of the first and most important tool or accessory one buys and a must have. Most users will own a few tape measures, for the home, workshop and in the workplace as measuring is one thing everyone will have to do many times in their lifetime.

RAWLPLUG the original creators’ designers and manufacturers of the very first fixings and suppliers of all fasteners, technical advanced Gas powered nailers and dispenser guns.

The one stop company for all types of fixing, fasteners, tools and equipment with thousands of product line items the largest range in this Industry

RawlPlug today are the world leading manufacturers of specialist anchoring and fixing systems, with distribution on every continent. The word RawlPlug is the word that is used by the trade, retailers and all DIYers, worldwide few people know that this name is held by the original creators, Rawlplug.

The Essential Group Breaks New Ground with the Opening of their Training Centre

Johannesburg, RSA: On the 12th of June 2019, The Essential Group held the official launch party for their new business and training centre, SITE 66! This centre is set to be a key contributor to The Essential Group, as well as to the community, offering comprehensive, sustainable supply chain solutions that ensure effective procurement, B-BBEE compliance, CSI, accredited training, and enterprise and supplier development within a sustainable eco-system.

JORGENSEN 01 1Offering a full range of Pipe, Bar, C, Spring/hand, Band, Corner/frame and all specialised clamps

Pony Jorgensen’s range of clamps are made with the highest‑quality materials, for unwavering reliability, and trusted strength. Pony Jorgensen’s mission remains the same as it was more than a century ago to provide customers with a full range of top-quality clamps covering all the popular models, Pipe, Bar, C, Spring, G, hand, Band, Corner, frame and specialised clamps


Gunge Spunge from Pratley is supplied in 12 kg bagsjpg11 June 2019: Well-known manufacturer Pratley recently identified a need for a product that can be used in pollution control. More specifically, in the easy and efficient clean-up of liquid spills in the mining and other industrial sectors. The result was more than they had hoped for, and a completely natural, mineral-based product called Gunge Spunge was born.

Why is the Bessey folding utility knife simply so much better?

Because they have a long tradition of producing such innovative, practical product solutions. The utility Knife is the perfect example of their quality and expertise. Since the cold drawn steel plant was founded in Stuttgart in 1889, the Bietigheim-Bissingen based company continues to raise the bar in cutting technology. Bessey currently offers more than 1,600 products in the cutting and clamping category, the company has a specific solution for practically and are leaders in the cutting arena. Their focus is on precision and durability, convenience and safety.


Nebula pendant (P426AM)

The aim of ambient lighting is to provide a room with general illumination so that the occupants are comfortable and can move around safely.  From recessed lights and sconces to chandeliers and pendants, ambient lighting acts as the base lighting in a room and is layered with task lighting and accent lighting. Often referred to as general lighting, ambient lighting is fairly simple to achieve, but if you really want to get the most out of it there are a few points to keep in mind.

Pratley National Sales and Marketing Manager Mark Belljpg18 April 2019: The Kraftex decoupage range from Pratley has a starter kit to introduce the arts-and-crafts novice to the wonderful world of decoupage.

The kit includes all you need to produce your first painted, ultra-high gloss coated decoupage tray. The magic is added to your creation with Kraftex Pratliglo® – an ultra-high gloss polymer finish. Being self-levelling, it’s also the ideal product for table tops, bar counters, plaques, clocks, and even artistic ostrich eggs.

The decoupage kit comes with everything needed to create a masterpiecejpgThe Kraftex Pratliglo® Starter Kit includes Kraftex Pratliglo® (200 ml), Kraftex Varnish, a tray, two mixing cups (one plain and one graded), a foam and a bristle brush, Kraftex Decoupage Sealant (250 ml), acrylic paint, two mixing sticks, and a pair of polythene gloves.

“The Kraftex range has been designed specifically to make decoupage fun and rewarding, and not something that’s only attempted by hobby specialists,” Pratley National Sales & Marketing Manager Mark Bell highlights.