Unlocking African Markets For South African Stakeholders

Aug 24, 2017

Despite Africa’s market and political challenges, local property developers, contractors and investors are still delivering projects successfully throughout the continent. How South African companies manage to do this will be one of the topics in the spotlight at the 8th annual Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo, taking place at the Sandton Convention Centre this week (Thursday 24th and Friday 25th August 2017). One of the core focus discussions will be on managing project delivery risk in Africa. While emerging African markets are filled with long-term growth and investment opportunities, conventional insurers and financiers remain hesitant about covering local property stakeholders wanting to do business in African markets. As the African property landscape shifts and investors and developers increase their focus on delivering projects on time and within budget, Nkuhlu believes there is a growing need for proper planning around managing in-country and Africa specific risk.

Africa Property Investment (API) Summit & Expo

Morphy Richards Brings Its Global Range Of Products To India

Aug 23, 2017

Morphy Richards, a kitchen and home appliances brand today launched its global range of products namely Redefine, Prism and Total Control. With the launch of this product line, Morphy Richards aims to capture the interest of the Indian audience through smart technology and innovative designs. Redefine is the new premium, highly innovative product group by Morphy Richards. The USP of the range is the Intelligent ThermoGlass technology that allows you to clearly see your bread being toasted/water being boiled to perfection. Prism collection is a leading iconic design piece for those who do not worry about going against the crowd. The USP of the range is the most striking design with a textured finish and vibrant colours and design which is sure to make a statement in your kitchen. The smartest amongst the lot the Total Control Collection has a range of products enabling you to prepare food just the way you like it. The uses Smart Response Technology which intelligently controls the motor in a variety of ways, providing the right level of power regardless of the mixture. Priced at Rs. 6,000 to Rs. 30,000 these products will be made available in the Indian market starting the first week of September. 

Grundfos Launches Dewatering Pumps

Aug 23, 2017

Grundfos India, the leading manufacturer of intelligent & efficient pumping technologies, has the ideal solutions for the monsoons. Grundfos’ reliable dewatering pumps, DPK and DWK, aimed at easing the way of life while restricting the economic losses. These compact submersible pumps can dewater effectively. DPK & DWK can be used not only in homes, offices, gated-communities but also at construction sites, excavations, tunnels, underground parking, industrial drainage pits, and more, hence making it a perfect solution for all the water logging and drainage related issues during the monsoons. Grundfos Pumps India Pvt. Ltd. (Grundfos India) is a solely owned subsidiary of Grundfos Holdings was established on March 13, 1998. Grundfos India is responsible for sales of Grundfos products in India, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives and Nepal. 

Sophus Elevators Aim To Solve City Parking Issues

Aug 23, 2017

Sophus introduces world-class tower parking system by globally recognized brand Fuji-Nippon. Sophus Elevators is the only distributor for Fuji-Nippon Parking Systems in India. Tower Parking Systems are the most common answer to the parking problems of a country bringing in a plethora of advantages like optimal utilization of space, lower maintenance and operational costs, centralized operation and management, computerized tracking of cars, lower construction costs for builders by saving height and depth and comfortable for drivers. Sophus Elevators is the only Parking Company in India that uses Original Japanese Motor & parts for manufacture of Parking Systems. It has the largest variety of Tower parking Models to suit the space availability and car parking requirements, presenting 3 models, namely Sky Park, Sky Lift and Sky Port, accommodating 2 cars horizontally, 2 cars vertically and more than 2 cars per level, as per the model respectively.

U-like Fabrics Launches Florid Collection

Aug 22, 2017

Florid collection redefines traditions with a contemporary stroke. Highlighting all-season flavour, it revolves around an ethnic feel that casts a bold and deep effect in its design. It masterfully displays the contrasting upshot with geometric stripe and abstract patterns that blend well with plain, free-flowing textures. It is made using superior quality material that adds to its appeal, making it widely acceptable across countries. It comes in different gold tones and texture variations that make a subtle yet strong modern statement. Made with cotton and polyester blend, the dobby and jacquard fabrics use intermingled yarn in the weave. With an overall versatile finishing, the collection has a universal appeal, assuring to fit all your needs with dot precision. To that, its sturdy base ensures to deliver optimum value to money with high durability and other premium features like colour fastness, light fastness, resistance to piling, and more. Perfect for upholstery, cushion covers, table runners and more, this versatile, joyful and festive collection is all one needs to enhance their interior in a grand fashion.


Step Service By Luminous To Consumers Building New Homes

Aug 22, 2017

Luminous recently announced its entry into the modular switch industry. The idea is to make the life of consumers, already burdened by the construction of a new home easy and help them make informed decisions to uplift the décor of their house. The key features include a doorstep service where a Luminous customer representative will be available at your doorstep to showcase the premium range of Luminous modular switches and access to the Luminous verified top interior designer in your city. With a series of exciting new launches and product upgrades in the pipeline, Luminous aspires to be the most attractive switches brand in the country. The launch further strengthens Luminous’s ambition to serve the ever-evolving electrical and power needs of home consumers in India. Luminous, a consumer super brand already has a strong portfolio in fans, solar, power backup & the recently launched LED lighting products.

Hitachi Launches New Tx Series Escalator For India, Asia And The Middle East

Aug 22, 2017

Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Building Systems Co., Ltd. today announced the launch of the new TX Series escalator for India, Asia and the Middle East. The escalator has already been released in China and will be released in stages across the remainder regions, commencing August 21, 2017. In July 2016, Hitachi integrated its escalator businesses of Japan and China, consolidating its resources and enhancing its business operations in both countries, centred around its key business location in Guangzhou, China. The new TX Series escalator launched by Hitachi is a model that meets multiple standards in China, India, Asia and the Middle East. The model follows the same concept for the machine room-less elevator for Asia and the Middle East which was launched in September 2016. In addition to conforming to Chinese safety and quality standards for escalator equipment, the TX Series will be manufactured in accordance with Hitachi’s own strict standards of safety and quality, adhering to safety standards in all other regions. It also adopts a functional design based on the concept of an escalator that fits closely with the unconscious actions of users, in the pursuit of their ease and comfort. 

The Last Scrapper Designed By Zaha Hadid Is To Be The World’s Highest

Aug 21, 2017

The Lize Financial Business district, a new hub in Beijing is a 46-storey mix of shops and offices. This was the last scrapper designed by Zaha Hadid before her death last year. The tower is a single volume divided in the centre with a 45 degree twisted central atrium to align with the east west axis for the higher floors.  The 190 metres central atrium connects the two halves of the building. The tower will achieve the title of the world’s highest building, once completed. This title is currently held by the Burj Khalifa in Dubai. Zaha Hadid Architects is also currently working on the 185-metre tower in Melbourne and the proposed super tall tower at 666 Fifth Avenue in Manhattan.

Gauri Khan Reveals New Lighting Collection With Tisva

Aug 21, 2017

One of the most sought after interior designer of tinsel town in India, Gauri Khan has unveiled her signature collection for Tisva. The premium lighting brand by Usha International Limited revealed the swankiest new luxury luminaries collection along with the interior designer. From golden trimmings to dimming technology, the new exquisite pieces offer quite a stunning package. The new range offers these features in an energy efficient range to make these designer pieces even more coveted. Gauri Khan also recently completed the project of Arth in Bandra and the nursery for Karan Johar’s twins among other design collaborations.

Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre Wins Award Of Merit At Enr’s Global Best Projects Awards

Aug 21, 2017

Kuwait’s Sheikh Jaber Al Ahmed Cultural Centre (JACC) has been recognised with the Award of Merit at ENR’s Global Best Projects Awards. The complex will be honoured at a gala ceremony on 23 October, at the Sheraton Hotel, Times Square, New York. Since its grand opening in November 2016, the complex has showcased performing arts, local performances and international acts. The facility is the centrepiece of a world-class theatre quarter set in spacious parkland. Complex geometric shapes, inspired by Islamic architecture, from the richly textured outer skin of the four buildings that make up JACC, which sit like jewels in a larger public park. Luxurious world-class buildings below the outer skin exude character, drama and a heightened sense of expectation. SSH was appointed as lead architecture and engineering designer on the complex. The ENR (Engineering News-Record) Global Best Projects Awards focus on the challenges, risks and rewards of designing and constructing in other countries.