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Continued growth for Imbalie Beauty

Imbalie Beauty_posts_positive_results_for2012JSE-listed Imbalie Beauty (formerly Skinwell Holdings Limited) has posted positive reviewed results for the interim period ended 31 August 2012. The group has retained its stronghold as the largest beauty franchise group in South Africa, with a comprehensive beauty offering of nail, hair and skincare through its bouquet of established brands. This is clearly demonstrated by the 63 per cent increase in system-wide sales revenue for the interim period, taking the system-wide sales to R99.1 million. Group revenue rose by 14.1 per cent to R34.9 million which reflects an increase of R4.3 million on the group’s 2011 results during the same period. Specific care has been taken over the last six months to define a clear strategy differentiating their main salon brands including, Placecol Skin Care Clinics, Dream Nails Beauty Salons and Perfect 10 Nails & Body Studios from one another. This long-term vision, coupled with outstanding growth over the interim period again highlights Imbalie Beauty’s definite long-term investment potential.

GEA Lyophil quadruples turnover

GEAIt was in November 2010 that GEA Pharma Systems acquired Beijing Sino-German Tianhe Technology in Beijing to create GEA Lyophil (Beijing) Ltd. Since then, the company has quadrupled turnover and enhanced its customer service by blending German quality and Chinese economy to provide a unique combined offering to its pharmaceutical clients.

DTI MCEP applications open

Online applications for the Department of Trade and Industry’s (the DTI), Manufacturing Competitiveness Enhancement Programme (MCEP) are now open on the website.

The MCEP, one of the key action programmes of the Industrial Policy Action Plan (IPAP) 2012/13 – 2014/15, will provide enhanced manufacturing support to encourage manufacturers to upgrade their production facilities in a manner that sustains employment and maximises value-addition in the short- to medium term.

Meet Covidien






Since separating from Tyco International in 2007, Covidien has continued to expand the breadth of product offerings. Covidien’s global business units have varied histories and its 43 000 employees are distributed across more than 140 countries.

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