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New materials handling facility launched

16th August 2013 Materials handling equipment provider Eurolift says that its forklift and material handling business, launched in Johannesburg in May, has had a positive response from the market. Eurolift supplies a wide range of diesel, electric and liquefied-petroleum-gas forklifts, reach trucks, power... 

New scaffolding innovation to assist mining companies

9th August 2013 Access platform provider Boom Access states that its newest innovation could assist mining companies in improving health and safety performance, while offering time and cost savings. The Monkey Tower, which was locally launched in June , is inherently safer than scaffolding and will improve any... 

SA seventh-largest iron-ore producer

26th July 2013 South Africa’s position as the number-three supplier of iron-ore to China emphasises the strategic importance of the iron-ore deposits in the country and its importance as a significant iron-ore contributor worldwide, says mineral adviser Venmyn Deloitte MD Andy Clay. He adds that this is... 

Liberia regains status as iron-ore exporter after conflict

26th July 2013 A return to political stability and prudent macro-economic management have enabled Liberia to resume its status as an iron-ore exporter by attracting foreign direct investment, states Good Governance Africa CEO John Endres. He cites steel and mining company ArcelorMittal’s announcement in 2013... 

Space mining of iron-ore not viable for local markets

26th July 2013 The supply and demand of iron-ore and precious metals is globally well balanced; therefore, the mining of these metals in space for use on earth is not viable, notes Council for Scientific and Industrial Research Centre for Mining Innovation strategic research manager Dr Declan Vogt. His comment... 

Company acquiring new technologies

5th July 2013 Heavy diesel engine and remanufactured component provider Metric Automotive Engineering is awaiting the delivery of a new RTM575 crank shaft grinder from Italy, which will enable the company to grind shafts up to 4.7 m in length. The order was placed eight months ago with materials handling... 

Company manufactures record number of mobile manufacturing units

5th July 2013 Developer, producer and supplier of commercial explosives AEL Mining Services manufactured twenty one mobile manufacturing units (MMUs) in 2012 – a record number for the company. AEL Mining Services global equipment services manager Steven Burke notes that the units were all manufactured in-house. 

Demand for surface mining equipment increasing with development

5th July 2013 Work opportunities and infrastructure development are increasing across South Africa, resulting in increased activity across the quarry industry and a growing demand for earthmoving and surface mining equipment. “The acquisition of new earthmoving and surface mining equipment is starting to... 

Company receives positive response to equipment launch

5th July 2013 Construction equipment supplier High Power Equipment (HPE) Africa notes that industry response to the launch of its Hyundai-9 Series has been positive, with increasing sales across sectors. The Hyundai-9 Series equipment range was first launched in South Africa last year, in conjunction with the... 

Bulk earthworks industry’s potential hampered

5th July 2013 The bulk earthworks industry has the potential to perform much better than it currently does, but a lack of industry development and strikes at South Africa’s major mining companies have hampered the industry’s potential, notes bulk earthworks supplier SA Earthworks CEO Danie van der Westhuizen.... 

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