S&V Weekly Newsletter Vol.2 No.22, June 6, 2016
S&V Footwear and Leather Goods / S&V African Leather/ S&V Protect
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‘Kit Group facing liquidation’
Johannesburg (SA) – Credit Guarantee Insurance Corporation (CGIC) is to decide shortly – perhaps as soon as tomorrow – whether to put M1 Latex Products (Pty) Ltd, trading as The Kit Group, into liquidation.
Simply Shoes closes
Krugersdorp (SA) – Mini-chain Simply Shoes went into liquidation at the end of March, owner Preshan Ramharack said, blaming trading conditions.
The LRI project: Week 3
The Big Wigs
From Karl Flowers, sub-contractor for the Institute for Creative Leather Technologies, who are consulting for the DTI on the proposed Leather Research Institute
Source Africa: Fair kicks off on Wednesday
Cape Town, (SA) – If you have not yet pre-registered to attend Source Africa, you can still do so online at www.sourceafrica.co.za.
SAFLIA Digest out
From Jirka Vymetal, director, SAFLIA
SAFLEC board nominations
Durban (SA) – SAFLEC has extended the nomination period for new board members to Friday, June 10. Nomination forms are available from Prenisha Dukhipersad at email@example.com.
Atom buys Shoemaster from Torielli
Vigevano (Italy) – The Atom group and Torielli have reached an agreement for the acquisition by Atom of the UK company CSM3D, developer of the Shoemaster CAD/CAM systems. This important strategic investment by Atom is for the expansion and technological development of the suite of integrated Shoemaster applications. Atom has acquired from Torielli S.p.A 100% of the capital of CSM3D. The investment is not only in advancing the technological development, but also enlarging the worldwide distribution network for the suite of Shoemaster applications that are recognized as the leading platform for 3D integrated shoe design and manufacture.
They Said It
"Trading conditions? That’s easy. K. A. K." - Greg Bing, member of Fish Hoek retailer A.P. Jones, responding to our request for comment..
"It’s Jo’burg – everyone thinks it’s Hollywood here." - Claudia Civico Ingram, of Zaccara Couture, on prices in the wedding industry.
"Small shop we started to keep busy, something to do." - MF Seedat, who recently sold repairer and crafter supply company Prince International, supposedly to retire, on why he has opened Same Time Shoe Repairs in Durban’s CBD.
ABSA Agri Trends 31/05: Hides & skins prices
The average hide price over the past week was R14.60/kg green. Hide prices are determined by the average of RMAA and independent companies.
Birthdays this week
06/06/1963: José Leite, SA Polymers & Compounds, Gillitts.
In Memoriam this week
06/06/2002: Willie Compion (b. 21/10/1929), G&D Shoes, Bulawayo.
Trade Fair dates
For a list of local and international trade fairs covering footwear, leather goods, leather and PPE, visit our website: http://www.svmag.co.za/events.php
KZN agent seeks new principals
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Next newsletter: June 13, 2016.