■ A Bellville firm that manufactures automated feeding equipment for poultry and pig farms has been named exporter of the year, for the third time. At a gala awards dinner on Thursday November 2, Cape Chamber of Commerce and Industry president Janine Myburgh said it was the first time a company had won the award three times. Technical Systems also won the Transnet Port Terminal trophy for the best engineering/manufacturing company for the seventh time in this annual competition. “Add to that two awards for innovation and design last year and it becomes clear that we are dealing with a very special company,” said Ms Myburgh. Technical Systems exports its products to more than 50 countries.