As a market leader in engineered wear-protection solutions and flux-cored welding wire technology, Welding Alloys South Africa (WASA) has been servicing the sub-Saharan Africa market since 1976. WASA is part of the Welding Alloys group, which covers more than 150 countries through a network of 30 subsidiaries worldwide.
Since 2016, the company has, together with its new subsidiary, KRAM Engineering, supplied the mining, cement, power, petrochemicals and steel industries with abrasion-, impact- and corrosion-protection services to reduce cost of ownership through extended life, and decrease downtime and maintenance costs.
KRAM Engineering offers refurbishment and wear linings in basalt and alumina ceramics; silicon, tungsten carbide, rubber and epoxy wearing compounds; idlers; ultrahigh-molecular-weight polyethylene and hydro cyclones.
Operating from its facilities in Benoni and Roodepoort, Gauteng, WASA has 147 employees and is equipped with wire manufacturing, automated plate-, pipe-, roller-press- and table-welding equipment. The company also offers a range of flux-cored welding wire and turnkey fabrication in chromium-carbide overlay.
Applications of its product offering include coal transport, mining and quarrying equipment, excavator buckets, cyclones, feeders, chutes, hopper bins, pulley lagging, launders, pulverised coal systems, thickeners, screw conveyors, crushers, steel mill rolls, sugar cane milling, caterpillar rollers and tracks, valves and forge hammers.
WASA is ISO 9001- and ISO 3834-3-accredited.