Founded in 1983 by a group of 15 prominent South African-Italian businessmen we strive to fulfil our mission, which is, to be the foremost point of liaison between Italian and South African commerce. We aim to achieve this by fostering sustainable relationships among Italian and South African professionals, disseminating information about both countries to respective entrepreneurs and encourage commercial activities between South Africa and Italy.
In addition to the wide range of services we offer to members and non-members, we support clients by means of personalised trade and investment solutions.
The Italcham head office is based in Johannesburg.
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Centlube specialises in the delivery of Mobil lubricants to you and your outlets. Centlube is backed by Mobil’s quality products from a technical point of view.
For the last 40 years, Mobil 1 synthetic motor oil has set the benchmark for outstanding performance, both on the track and on the road. That’s why many of the world’s leading automotive manufacturers and motorsports teams rely on Mobil 1 lubricants as an extra engine design component for performance excellence.Website
Festo is a leading world-wide supplier of automation technology and the performance leader in industrial training and education programs. Our aim: maximised productivity and competitiveness for our customersWebsite
SMC Pneumatics is the worldwide leading expert in pneumatics and industrial automation and offers a wide range of solutions and dedicated service to the food, beverage and packaging industries.
Available in 83 countries and with a local staff complement across South Africa, SMC prides itself in constantly researching and developing, and has been voted one of the world’s most innovative companies in Forbes Magazine Top 100 for three consecutive years.
SMC is able to support the demand and meet the stringent requirements by the industry while helping lower costs, reduce energy usage and increase efficiencies. Our range consists of hygienic-design, washable components, corrosion-resistant materials, special seals and lubricants and guarantees non-toxic final products.
SMC’s range for the industry includes; actuators, valves, flow control equipment, static neutralisation equipment, detection switches, temperature control equipment and more.Website
Engineering News is source of weekly real economy news on projects, products, policies, personalities and technoeconomic progress, covering a wide range of industries. The news magazine, websites and newsletters provide a unique forum where readers can find news and comment critical to business success. A mobile version of Engineering News is available at m.engineeringnews.co.za and an Engineering News application is available in the iTunes and Google Play stores for users of the iPhone and Android devices respectively.Website
Food Manufacturing Africa targets decision-makers in the manufacturing processes of food, beverage and related industries from raw material sourcing to manufacturing and packaging, down to distribution and marketing of finished goods across the African continent.
Food Review, incorporating Beverage and Packaging Review is an industry journal that informs readers on all aspects relating to the food and beverage sector. It provides information on new ingredients, processing equipment, products, packaging technologies and objective commentary on local and international market trends and issues.Website
Industrial Buyer is a comprehensive, easy-to-use ‘cata-zine’, catering to buyers in the general manufacturing; equipment and services; building and construction; transport; and engineering sectors.
The print publication is published seven times a year and distributed to over 40 000 key industry buyers. In addition the Industrial Buyer website lists over a thousand products and has a detailed catalogue of companies.Website
Published 11 times a year, PACKAGiNG & Print Media is a vertically-integrated magazine serving the commercial printing sector, packaging printers and converters, and packaging end users in the FMCG and retail sectors. Its mission is keeping these readers abreast of worldwide and local trends and technological developments affecting their businesses.Website
Pharmaceutical & Cosmetic Review is the only magazine of its kind in South Africa, targeting decision makers in the manufacturing of pharmaceuticals, cosmetics, toiletries, health supplements and household products. It offers incisive and authoritative reports on all aspects of the manufacturing process, from raw material sourcing, manufacturing and packing to marketing and distribution. The magazine brings readers up to date on the introduction of new ingredients, equipment, products and packaging. It also provides commentary on local and international trends and developments.Website
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The GAPP Brand reaches key decision makers in the Printing, Packaging, Signage, Graphics, Advertising, Corporate and FMCG industries. With the largest audited reach, this internationally distributed publication offers an excellent return on your advertising investment, delivering measurable results by connecting you to your industry. Incorporating highly informative and educational content and breaking news, our cutting-edge technology enables you to communicate with the reader on a platform of their choice.
The GAPP, your portal to the industry.Website
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If you’re looking for breaking news on the South African wine industry, look no further than WineLand Media. We’ve been offering expert opinion, analysis and innovations on viticulture, winemaking and marketing for the past 86 years. Social upliftment, learning and development are also prominent themes, which allow WineLand Media – in addition to some light hearted, tongue in cheek stories – to embrace the dynamic and quirky South African wine industry.Website
The Aerosol Manufacturers' Association of South Africa, ( AMA), is the voice of the South African Aerosol Industry. It acts on behalf of the industry in a variety of issues such as legislation, education and setting of national standards. There is also regular interaction with local and international organisations on global technical specifications, trends, environmental issues and new developments. Training resources provided by the Association, ensure that employers and employees of the industry are fully au fait with the complexities of the manufacturing processes of aerosol products.Website
IPSA promotes high standards and professionalism in the packaging industry, provides opportunities for networking and education and promotes the recognition of packaging as a profession IPSA offers the Gold Pack and Student Gold Pack Awards, a three-tiered packaging education programme, workshops, conferences, regular regional meetings, factory visits and social events.Website
MetPac-SA brings together the entire metal packaging value chain in South Africa. It provides the metal packaging industry with a unified voice and presents the industry’s views, makes recommendations and offers opinions. Its’ primary mission is to establish the industry as a valuable and recognised contributor to sustainability throughout the supply chain and beyond. The organization supports and represents members’ on industry matters related to operational, regulatory and environmental issues.Website
PETCO, the industry body responsible for the end-of-life solutions for PET plastic in South Africa, is committed to ensuring PET recycling in South Africa. Financed by a voluntary recycling fee paid annually by members, PETCO has collected over 500 000 tonnes of post-consumer PET bottles for recycling to date, saving almost 800 000 tonnes of carbon and over 3 million m3 of landfill space. Their efforts over 2016 led to a recycling rate of 55% of post-consumer bottle PET, equating to 2 billion PET bottles collected for recycling across South Africa and creating some 62 000 income opportunities.Website
Plastics|SA represents the broader interets of the plastics industry of South Africa. Its members represent all sectors of the plastics sector including polymer producers and importers, converters, machine suppliers fabricators and recyclers.
Plastics|SA plays an active role in the growth and development of the South African plastics industry. Employing over 60 000 people, the industry’s combined turnover is estimated to be around R76 billion per annum, contributing 1.9% to the national GDP. Consumption is approximately 1.783 million tons per annum - 1.490 million tons of which is virgin material and 293 000 tons recycled material.
Plastics|SA provides industry training and drives the plastics industry environmental initiative.Website
The Polyolefin Recycling Company NPC (Polyco) is a not-for-profit industry body that was established to focus on reducing the amount of polyolefin waste going to landfill by increasing the sustainable collection, recycling, recovery and beneficiation of polyolefin plastics.
Polyco aims to minimise the environmental impact of post-consumer polyolefins on the South African landscape. Activities include, amongst others: project support investment for collectors and recyclers, new membership drives, packaging clean-up campaigns, brand owner recycling support projects and consumer education and awareness campaigns.Website
The Polystyrene Association of South Africa previously known as The Polystyrene Packaging Council (PSPC) represents the major players in South Africa's polystyrene manufacturing industry and has become a facilitator between the recyclers and suppliers of recycled polystyrene (post-consumer and post-industrial) and the buyers representing the various end-markets.Website
The Paper Recycling Association of South Africa (PRASA) promotes a conscientious attitude towards paper recycling and efficient waste separation in businesses, homes and schools. By advocating for a culture of environmental and waste consciousness, millons of tonnes of recyclable paper are diverted from landfill. This supports job creation and local manufacturing, while making effective use of an alternative fibre in papermaking. South Africa is a water-scarce country with limited hectares of land available for timber plantations which is why paper recycling has always been essential to ensure a sustainable local paper industry.Website
The official Trade Federation representing Printers and Suppliers to the industry, covering all printing processes from gravure to digital. Provides training; representation on various Industry and Statutory Bodies; provides commercial, technical and legal advice, as well as labour relations and secretariat services for the sustainability and sustainability of the industry.Website
The South African National Bottled Water Association has two key objectives:
It achieves the first by requiring members to adhere to its environmental vision. This includes measures to ensure source sustainability and protection, water usage and solid waste minimisation, energy efficiency, and post-consumer recycling initiatives.
The second is addressed through adherence to the SANBWA Bottled Water Standard, which covers legal, hygiene, food safety and quality, and environmental requirements. Members are audited annually to ensure compliance.
All SANBWA member producers carry the SANBWA logo on their bottles. This acts as a seal of quality.Website
The South African Plastics Recycling Organisation (SAPRO) represents the plastics re-processors in South Africa. Its members procure sorted, baled end-of-life plastics and re-process it into raw material. The recycled material can be used to manufacture new plastic products. Recyclate can be used as a percentage of the final material mix and in some cases can even solely be used to produce new products.Website
The Southern African Vinyls Association (SAVA) is the representative body for the Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) industry fulfilling an active role in the sustainability of the sector. With the support of its members, SAVA addresses PVC related issues and constructively engages with stakeholders and other role players to create a positive environment for a vibrant and sustainable PVC industry. SAVA is dedicated to enhancing the growth and protecting the stature of the vinyls industry.Website
The Glass Recycling Company (TGRC) consists of a team dedicated to increasing glass recycling in South Africa. The organization is passionate about ensuring that every South African realises the value of recycling glass and actively embraces this practice. It furthermore strives to educate, enable, encourage and inspire individuals to separate their glass for recycling, but do not physically collect or recycle the glass. The focus extends beyond consumers and communities, but also on trade, industry and corporate South Africa. It also endeavours to uplift impoverished communities by creating income generating opportunities and skills development in the recycling sector.Website