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Unlocking mining excellence with trusted energy partner Astron Energy

15th February 2024

     

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In the vibrant world of mining, where operational efficiency and reliability are paramount, petroleum products supplier Astron Energy (AE) stands as a beacon of experience and commitment. With over two decades of mining business expertise, AE is dedicated to elevating your mining operations through tailored solutions prioritising uptime, performance and compliance.

Customer Experience

Astron Energy’s quality lubricants meet stringent OEM approvals. Its proven total fluid management translates to over 23 000 service hours without an engine overhaul, using its Delo® lubricants in a Komatsu 785 mining haul truck.

Astron Energy’s Diesel with Quartech™ D maintains the cleanliness of fuel injectors to minimise power loss, providing formidable protection against corrosion while delivering excellent anti-foam performance to maximise equipment uptime and performance, despite harsh operating conditions.

Health, Environment and Safety Goes Beyond Compliance

Astron Energy’s dedication to zero environmental incidents is reflected in its proactive health, environment and safety (HES) practices.

“With ISO 45001 certification, AE supports customers with emergency response plans, mine safety training, and safe used-product disposal. Environmental compliance (ISO 14001 certified) and operational excellence (HES ISO certifications) are hallmarks of Astron Energy’s commitment to safety and quality,” says Astron Energy.

Astron Energy is a member of the ROSE Foundation (Recycling Oil Saves the Environment) https://rosefoundation.org.za/about-us/, dedicated to collecting and reusing used oil, boasting an impressive record of 5674 injury-free days, prioritizing safety in the workplace. Their initiatives extend to environmental conservation by striving to eliminate spills and incidents while mitigating environmental risks. Additionally, they prioritise employee health and well-being and maintain industry-leading asset reliability by operating incident-free. Furthermore, maximising resources and asset efficiency, demonstrating a commitment to sustainability and excellence in operations.

Empowering Communities

Astron Energy’s approach to transformation is grounded in recognising the strategic imperative of economic and social development (ESD), particularly in response to regulatory and societal pressures for establishing diverse and inclusive participation in mining through procurement.

The strategy involves the cultivation of a robust pipeline of empowered emerging suppliers for the mining industry and promoting localisation by building a supplier base within the communities where mines are situated.

Additionally, Astron Energy aims to contribute to the transformation of these communities, fostering prosperity and resilience. A key component of Astron Energy’s transformation agenda revolves around fostering the growth of local communities through initiatives such as developing emerging suppliers to reduce reliance on mines as the primary revenue source, implementing enterprise development solutions to address challenges faced by emerging suppliers, establishing a level playing field for competitiveness, and ensuring meaningful participation by emerging suppliers in crucial aspects of mining operations.

Astron Energy’s objective for transformation is to promote fair and sustainable access to economic opportunities through employment and skills development. We aim to enable entrepreneurship by collaborating with the government, businesses, and the communities affected by Astron Energy’s value chain. Through our Preferential Procurement and Enterprise Development component, we contribute to Astron Energy’s overall strategy by ensuring compliance, long-term sustainability, and enhancing value for our business.

Our Enterprise and Supplier Development (ESD) Program focuses on South African exempt micro enterprises (EMEs) and Qualifying Small Enterprises (QSEs), which are small Black-owned businesses with an annual turnover of under R50 million. We apply ESD principles to help these businesses grow beyond survival mode and contribute to job creation. Our approach involves building a strong pipeline of empowered emerging suppliers for the industry, thereby creating a transformed supplier base that can participate in the Astron Energy supply chain.

Astron Energy is committed to implementing transformation solutions that address the challenges faced by previously disadvantaged South Africans. Our goal is to establish an economic entry point that fosters skills development, competitiveness, and quality delivery, while also promoting meaningful participation in the oil industry and beyond.

Technical Support

AE’s technical team is a cornerstone in supporting businesses, focusing on improving competitive advantages and operational reliability. By reducing maintenance costs, decreasing component failures and boosting the potential of lubricants, Astron Energy ensures your mining operations achieve key performance indicators, ultimately improving your bottom line.

Choose Astron Energy as your trusted energy partner, and let us drive excellence, reliability and growth in your mining operations. Your success is our commitment.

Edited by Creamer Media Reporter

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