In South Africa, Alstom trains travel with Harting technology

The Harting Technology Group is expanding its business activity in South Africa. Han-Modular connectors are now produced for the train division of the French industrial group Alstom. Harting has a sales office in Johannesburg. The Technology Group is able to provide services and solutions for its partner Hiconnex Industrial to comprehensive national standards and with…

DTL CEO highlights value of utility awards

Awards celebrating learning and development in the utility sector should help more firms to see the value of growing their own talent, according to the head of a specialist training company. Chris Wood, CEO of Develop Training Limited (DTL), was commenting after judging three categories in the Utility Week Stars awards. Two of the awards…

Competing for new forms of intelligent industry

Artificial intelligence (AI) is no longer merely of interest to tech start-ups and other technology-based segments. It only may be a matter of time, but the artificial intelligence revolution is imminent in many industries. The use of AI technology brings numerous commercial benefits: it makes it possible, for example, for repetitive but hazardous activities to…

Find components and assemblies with PARTsolutions

The female peacock demonstrates the best way to go about finding a partner: The beautiful eyes on the tail of a peacock are decisive for finding the right partner. As also in engineering, the search for the right component is often much faster when the focus is on a certain subsection. For this reason, the…

Digital twins for engineering technology

IDC FutureScape: Worldwide IoT Predictions has stated that “By 2020, 30% of G2000 companies will be using data from digital twins of IoT connected products and assets to improve product innovation success rates and organisational productivity, achieving gains of up to 25%.” But what exactly is a digital twin and what could it do for…

Mombasa’s Pandya Hospital makes processes digital with SAP Business One

Hospitals across the continent are confronted with challenges brought by technological disruption and increased demands. According to the World Economic Forum, in order to deliver continued improvements to the world’s health, healthcare will need to be transformed, with digital playing a vital role. And when a hospital’s technology is inadequate, the knock-on effects can be…

Why identity verification matters for African mobile operators

According to the 2017 Mobile Economy Report of the GSM Association, Africa currently has 420 million unique mobile subscribers representing a 43 percent penetration. By 2020, the report predicts that 500 million Africans will be mobile subscribers, making it the fastest-growing mobile market. Perhaps more important, smartphone connections have doubled in Sub-Saharan Africa to nearly…

Rheinmetall flight training technology takes off

Training solutions specialist Rheinmetall has been supplying training technology for more than a decade, supporting numerous major military systems such as the NH90, EF2000, Tornado, MIG 29, Tiger, A400M and KC390, as well as civil projects like the EC135, A320 and EC145. The Düsseldorf-based group’s experience in the design, development, fabrication, maintenance and operation of…

Andela launches pan-African technology hub in Kigali

Software engineering enterprise Andela now operates a pan-African technology hub in its fourth African market: Kigali, Rwanda. Andela is partnering with the Government of Rwanda through the Rwanda Development Board, which is responsible for transforming the country into a dynamic global hub for business, investment and innovation. A model of technological excellence on the African…

BMW innovates autonomous driving with codeBeamer ALM software

Intland Software GmbH, developer of codeBeamer ALM, has confirmed that BMW has adopted its software tool. The German carmaker uses Intland’s Application Lifecycle Management software platform to propel the innovation and development of its autonomous driving technology. With this high-profile automotive customer win, Intland Software’s fully integrated collaborative ALM solution takes a step further towards…