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2 Nov 2020

Retecon Group of Companies celebrates 50-year milestone

This year the Retecon Group of Companies celebrates the half-century mark, which all began with the establishment of Retecon Machine Tools in 1970. Burkhard Herrmann, who had emigrated from Germany to South Africa in 1967, was supplying imported tooling and accessories to the South African industry before establishing a company to sell machine tools and related equipment. Since then the Group has grown into one of South Africa’s leading suppliers to the metalworking industry, covering all disciplines of metalworking.

The 1970s started off promisingly from a technology standpoint. Manufacturing was starting to see the benefits of computer control. In 1970 the US machine tool exhibition IMTS had over 50 machines featuring Numerical Control (NC) and Direct Numerical Control (DNC). In fact, according to the AMT – The Association For Manufacturing Technology, this and other technologies were expanding so rapidly that the show switched from a five year to a two year cycle after that.

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2 Nov 2020

VM Automotive installs laser blanking line from Schuler despite the challenges presented by COVID-19

The flexible blanking method means there is no more need for procurement and handling of blanking dies.

VM Automotive is currently reaching the final stages of installing a Schuler laser blanking line in its facility in Berlin, near East London, Eastern Cape. The line will cut blanks out of a moving sheet metal coil that then get formed into car body parts in further steps. As fiber lasers are used for the cutting process, no dies are required, in contrast to conventional blanking lines.

The flexible blanking method means there is no more need for procurement and handling of blanking dies. Product changes can be made almost without any set up time, simply by loading the corresponding cutting programme. Additionally, material can be saved by optimising nesting. If more shaped blanks can be cut from the same surface area, this significantly reduces coil waste.

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28 Oct 2020

Retecon Report Edition 2 – 2020

We invite you to have a look at the latest edition of the Retecon Report – Edition 2.

To download, please click on the image or link below:

Retecon Report – Edition 2

28 Oct 2020

Celebrating 50 Years Supplying and Servicing the Metal Working Industry!!

We invite you to have a look at the history of Retecon (Pty) Ltd and our incredible milestones over the past 50 YEARS!!!

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To download the PDF version please click HERE

4 Sep 2020

Congratulations on completing the VUCA II Programme!

A huge CONGRATULATIONS to the staff members of the Retecon Group who have recently completed the VUCA II Programme.

It has been 12 months of learning, self-introspection and blissful moments.

Well done, we’re proud of your accomplishments.

24 Aug 2020

RETECON SERVICE CONGRATULATES OUR NEWLY ELECTED BOARD MEMBERS

We would like to congratulate the newly elected members of Retecon Service Board of Directors, Jacob Makgai and Schalk Mostert.
We are all confident that you have a great deal to offer in directing the future growth of the company.

From left to right: Jürgen Lecki, Chris Kroeger, Jacob Makgai, Schalk Mostert, Darryn Lopez and Hans-Peter Neth

3 Aug 2020

Retecon Report Edition 1 – 2020

We invite you to have a look at the latest edition of the Retecon Report – Edition 1.

To download, please click on the image or link below:

Retecon Report – Edition 1

22 May 2020

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18 May 2020

Hexagon Celebrating 10 years of the Absolute Arm

13 May 2020

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