Modern Mining December 2017
BULK MATERIALS HANDLING
Local engineering for a true pit-to-port solution
The provision of bulk materials handling equipment and systems to industries such as mining and power generation is a keenly contested market in Africa, with a host of suppliers and contractors competing for the available business. But if there’s one company that stands out due to the depth of its experience and the breadth of its offering it is thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa, based in Johannesburg, with a brief that extends over much of sub-Saharan Africa.
P art of the giant global thyssenkrupp group, which is headquartered in Essen, Germany, thyssenkrupp In- dustrial Solutions South Africa can deliver not just individual machines for materials handling – such as a full range of stackers and reclaimers – but entire ‘pit-to-port’ solutions. Its offering includes fixed, semi- mobile and mobile plant and in-pit crushing stations, conveyors, stockyard equipment, rail wagon tipplers, feeders, spreaders as well as train and ship loading and unloading systems. The previously well-known Polysius business unit, now part of the rebranded thys- senkrupp Industrial Solutions, also offers a full range of comminution equipment, includ- ing one of the most comprehensive crusher ranges on the market – often a key part of any materials handling system.
Jacques Steyn (left), General Manager – Materials Handling, and Philip le Roux, Sales Manager, Materials Handling, thys- senkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa. While thyssenkrupp Industrial Solutions South Africa serves many industries, mining is a key market for the company and has been so for decades. “We count most of the mining majors operating in Africa as our customers and we have enjoyed relationships with most of them which go back to the late 1950s,” says Jacques Steyn, General Manager – Materials Handling. “thyssenkrupp is renowned for the reliabil- ity and longevity of the equipment we provide. Via our Asset Management Programme and rebuild and refurbishment capabilities, we are able to extend the life of our machines even
A thyssenkrupp drum re- claimer at an iron ore mine in the Northern Cape.
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