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Mainframe structure reduced

By: System Author Materials-handling & logistics 

Multimillion-rand facilities expenditure programme demonstrates committment

By: System Author Materials-handling & logistics 

Supply chain must be refined

By: System Author Materials-handling & logistics 

R60m silica investment

By: System Author Supplier of silica material to the local market SamQuarz has invested R60-million in a new plant at its facility in Delmas, Mpumalanga. 

Swedes in materials-handling advance

By: System Author The materials-handling division of the Scottish Weir group, Strachan & Henshaw, was bought by Swedish company Svedala last month to join its R1,3-billion-a-year worldwide bulk materials-handling business. 

Bigger market-share anticipated for company

By: System Author Materials-handling & logistics 

Concern that Act does not cater for nature of logistics

By: System Author Materials-handling & logistics 

Local industry is shrinking

By: System Author Materials-handling & logistics 

20% market share in only two years

By: System Author Earthmoving and surface-mining equipment 

Continuous mining to reduce cost

By: System Author Earthmoving & surface-mining equipment 

Earthmoving firm refocus on SA mining industry

By: System Author Earthmoving & surface-mining equipment 

Maintenance procedures need attention

By: System Author Earthmoving and surface-mining equipment 

New models to fill gap

By: System Author Earthmoving and surface-mining equipment 

R22m jig plant designed

By: System Author Materials-Handling & Logistics 

US group invests R20m in SA

By: System Author Materials-Handling & Logistics 

Lining-systems contract

By: System Author Specialist geomembrane-lining contractor Aquatan Lining Systems, of Johannesburg, was awarded the contract for the supply and installation of the lining systems at Afrikander Lease. 

R3-million transfer chutes

By: System Author The R3-million transfer chutes for the Orapa 2000 expansion project in Botswana were supplied by bulk materials-handler M&J Engineering of Wadeville, Gauteng. The contract was awarded at the end of 1997. Project manager Peter Barthel reports that the company already had an estimated 40 chutes in... 

Drilling company makes an impact

By: System Author Newly-formed contract drilling company Ibora Drilling is engaged in drilling operations in Maputo mainly for the extraction of suitable-grade rock for construction of the road network for the Mozal Aluminium smelter, a deal said to be in the high seven-digit bracket. The Nelspruit company has... 

Drilling contract progresses

By: System Author An estimated R6-million exploration contract at Anglogold’s Fochville drilling project in the North West Province by wholly-owned Anglo American subsidiary Boart Longyear is clocking up significant progress. Mining Weekly has learnt that one of the two deep-hole sites is on track for... 

Latest-model wheel loader

By: System Author The latest-model granite-specification and standard Komatsu loader in the 43-t-plus class has been introduced locally by Komatsu Southern Africa. The new machine, the WA600-3, replaces the widely-used and well-proved WA600-1, the standard version of which is mainly used for loading in open-pit... 

Local ADT firm a whizz in Oz

By: System Author In a big coup for exports, South African company Bell Equipment has emerged as the frontrunner in the sale of articulated dump-trucks (ADTs) in Australia by securing a massive 39% of the market. Newly-released sales figures for 1998 show a remarkable leap from the previous year’s 20%... 

Making a case for innovation

By: System Author Refinements and innovations in its earthmoving equipment range are providing a solution to the ‘cost per ton’ question for alluvial diamond diggers in the North West Province, says CSE Equipment divisional director Rod Watson. The company has been supplying independent alluvial... 

New mining truck drives in

By: System Author A novel range of mining trucks in the 190 t to 327 t range has been launched by Liebherr. The T282 was launched in October in the US, and is the first diesel-electric ac-drive haul truck, featuring a payload capacity of 327 t and two independently-operating axles. The ac drive allows easy... 

R57m access tunnelling contract

By: System Author A R57-million primary-access tunnelling contract has been awarded to RUC Mining Contracting Company by Anglogold. The contract comprises 12 km of twin-end tunnelling on 105 level, about 2 300 m below surface at Anglogold’s Elandsrand mine near Carletonville. The contract was awarded based... 

Component-maker in revamp

By: System Author Local earthmoving equipment and component remanufacturer Komatsu Rebuild Centre, of Isando, Gauteng, has celebrated its own revamp. Komatsu Reman, as it will now be known, will operate as an independent business unit under GM Taizo Shiono. The renovated centre, the only remanufacturer in the... 

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