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Vital Engineering: ensuring quality and safety standards don’t slip in the local and pan-African mining sector

20th September 2018 “Electra Mining has definitely grown exponentially over the past few years in terms of the scale and variety of companies, products and solutions showcased”, was the observation by Glen Pringle, Technical Director at Vital Engineering, on visiting the show with members of his sales team last... 

Vitaglass - ‘reinforcing’ the trend toward maintenance-free, glass fibre reinforced gratings

13th September 2018 For nearly 80 years, Vital Engineering has been providing clients across various industry sectors – from food and beverage, marine exploration, minerals sands processing, architectural, construction, petrochemical, mining, and power generation – with a range of products. This comprises non-slip... 

‘Solid’ safety: Vital Engineering’s solid forged handrails and stair tread nosing – safety assured for the local and pan-African mining sector

7th August 2018 Mining is a primary creator of wealth and employment, and, as such, places demands on the people and equipment employed this all-important sector. To keep mines operating efficiently, quick, safe access to areas such as minerals processing plants is essential. Founded in 1939, Vital Engineering... 

High-quality products equal reduced maintenance on mines

By: Marleny Arnoldi     23rd June 2017 To lower maintenance costs and increase plant efficiency in trying economic times, gratings, stair treads, pressed floors and safety handrails manufacturer Vital Engineering offers clients service level agreements (SLAs) after the completion of projects.  

Africa’s largest gratings, handrail and stair tread contract successfully completed

26th August 2016 Vital Engineering, a company dedicated to ensuring optimum human resource safety on site, has been closely involved in power utility Eskom’s coal-fired power generation projects, Medupi and Kusile. 

Precious metals resurgence bodes well for mining suppliers

26th August 2016 Despite an unsettled global economic climate, local company Vital Engineering believes market turmoil bodes well for a resurgence of faith in precious metals, which, in turn, should have positive spin-offs for suppliers. 

Tough decisions regarding floor gratings

17th June 2016 The choice between fibreglass, steel, and performance versus cost can be bewildering when it comes to installing floor gratings, says gratings, stair treads and safety hand-rails manufacturer Vital Engineering MD Dodds Pringle.  

Mine walkway safety assured with ‘Vital’ floor gratings and handrails

3rd May 2016 Ensuring safety is the number one concern for all mining operations. Vital Engineering understands this, and over the past few decades has produced a range of products of uncompromising quality which are now found on a growing number of mining operations throughout Africa and other parts of the... 

Manufacturer showcases new fibreglass range

By: Pimani Baloyi     31st October 2014 Gratings, stair treads, pressed floors and safety handrails manufacturer Vital Engineering last month showcased its range of fibreglass products to the local mining industry. The range was introduced at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, which took place in Johannesburg from September... 

Floor gratings, treads and handrails: Vital Engineering to showcase an array of innovative new products at Electra Mining 2014

2nd September 2014 For many companies involved in manufacturing, mining and engineering, a chance to see and be seen at the biennial Electra Mining Africa exhibition is of great strategic importance. Well-known local manufacturer of gratings, stair treads, pressed floors and safety handrails, Vital Engineering, is... 

Vital Engineering positions itself for major mining shift in Africa

29th August 2014 Quality of product is the ultimate test when it comes to meeting the challenge of harsh mining conditions on the African continent. This is the view of Chris Spacey, export executive at Vital Engineering, a Johannesburg-based company with over 70 years’ experience in supplying products to the... 

Getting It Right

29th November 2013 The article published in the Mining Weekly edition of November 15, 203, entitled 'Vital Engineering emphasises quality in developing products for challenging environments incorrectly stated: “Vital Engineering’s cost of installation is cost-efficient, with little or no downtime on site, as a... 

Vital Engineering emphasises quality in developing products for challenging environments

By: Sashnee Moodley     15th November 2013 Diversified engineering company Vital Engineering says the quality of products is an important factor in constantly developing new products for challenging mining environments. 

Company’s products a match for tough mining conditions in Africa

8th November 2013 With massive growth prospects and investment opportunities in Africa, supplier of steel products to mining companies Vital Engineering believes that a major mining investment shift is currently taking place on the continent, and it has strategically positioned itself to meet strong demand for a... 

Engineering company looks forward to mining trade show

By: Anine Kilian     23rd August 2013 Diversified engineering company Vital Engineering, which will exhibit at Electra Mining Africa Botswana, reports that it will support its distributors at the event to create awareness of its stockholding, products, the extent of the product range and its uses, as well as product availability in... 

Safety essential to ensuring productivity on mines

10th May 2013 Mining operations must conform with the Occupational Health and Safety regulations to enable employees to work in safe environments, as this will motivate them to work more efficiently, says local grating, handrail and expanded metal manufacturer Vital Engineering MD Dodds Pringle. Industrial and... 

Company Announcement: Mining Sector to take centre stage at Electra Mining Africa 2012

29th August 2012 The African mining industry will take centre stage in September at the world’s second largest mining show and the biggest trade exhibition in Southern Africa 

SA-manufactured safety products on show 

28th August 2012 South African manufacturer of fully serrated nonslip gratings, stair treads, pressed floors, expanded metals and safety handrails, Vital Engineering will showcase its range of patented products and new safety offerings at Electra Mining Africa 2012. Vital Engineering MD Dodds Pringle says that it... 


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