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Shosholoza Technologies upholds good partnerships for future growth 

By: Simone Liedtke     16th September 2022 Hydraulic equipment supplier Shosholoza Technologies will continue to focus on growing its existing client base, while also attracting new clients, says MD Amar Soodiyal. However, he notes that while there has been a general recovery in the market, the ongoing challenge remains the lead times... 

MD Amar Soodiyal
Shosholoza Technologies MD Amar Soodiyal speaks to Creamer Media at Electra Mining.

Schneider Electric advancing Electricity 4.0, Industry 4.0 with solutions 

By: Simone Liedtke     16th September 2022 In continuing efforts to digitize its customers, energy management and automation specialist Schneider Electric’s connected products can communicate well with each other on its digital platforms, as well as those of third parties, says Schneider Electric global marketing director Quintin... 

Schneider Electric global marketing director Quintin McCutcheon
Schneider Electric global marketing director Quintin McCutcheon speaks to Creamer Media at Electra Mining.

Geotab, DriveRisk advancing driver, operator safety through AI 

By: Simone Liedtke     16th September 2022 The primary objective of getting drivers and operators home safely has advanced significantly via telematics company Geotab Africa and behavioural risk monitoring company DriveRisk, with the companies continuing to merge risk and efficiency data to provide customers with “richer holistic insights... 

Geotab Africa sales director Ryan Diesel
DriveRisk chief business development officer Clay Colegate and Geotab Africa sales director Ryan Diesel speak to Creamer Media at Electra Mining.

AVK Valves’ training, manufacturing facility promoting local manufacturing, job creation 

By: Simone Liedtke     16th September 2022 Valve manufacturing company AVK Valves has reiterated its commitment to Africa through the expansion of its SAIMech.E accredited valve training facility in South Africa, which it has now expanded to accommodate the rest of the African continent. Industrial division manager Riaan Kloppers speaks... 

Industrial division manager Riaan Kloppers
AVK Valves industrial division manager Riaan Kloppers speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Oristo AR promotes AR technology at Electra Mining 

By: Simone Liedtke     15th September 2022 Augmented reality (AR) technology provider Oristo AR intends to expose, and promote, AR technology and its benefits to as many industries as possible over the next 12 months, as adopting this technology can significantly improve operations. However, GM Shawn Bezuidenhout stresses that introducing... 

Oristo AR GM Shawn Bezuidenhout
Oristo AR GM Shawn Bezuidenhout speaks to Creamer Media at Electra Mining.

Interceptor by Hi-Tec keeping feet on the ground with their range of safety footwear  

By: Simone Liedtke     15th September 2022 Having evolved out of footwear company Hi-Tec Sports, which was founded in 1974 by Frank van Wezel, subsidiary Hi-Tec Work has evolved into Interceptor, which the company says “answers to end-users’ demand in providing safety footwear”. Interceptor by Hi-Tec, explains brand manager Geraint... 

Interceptor by Hi-Tec
Hi-Tec brand manager Geraint Beacham speaks to Creamer Media at Electra Mining.

BMG confident about post-Covid recovery 

By: Simone Liedtke     14th September 2022 While economic recovery from the Covid-19 pandemic has been slower than expected, industrial equipment supplier BMG is confident that this will speed up as infrastructure development starts to increase following the pandemic. “We are certainly starting to see that improvement in economic... 

BMG MD Robin Briggs
BMG MD Robin Briggs speak to Creamer Media at Electra Mining.

Ramjack systems, services making ‘mine of the future’ possible 

By: Simone Liedtke     14th September 2022 By focusing on real operational challenges as well as niche technologies that can help the digitisation journey, mining consultancy Ramjack Technology Solutions says a pragmatic approach enables mine operators to realise the true value of their technologies. With this evolutionary approach,... 

Ramjack systems, services making ‘mine of the future’ possible
Ramjack Technology Solutions president and CEO Mike Jackson and Ramjack Technology Solutions GM for Sub-Saharan Africa Duncan Lee talk to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Klüber Lubrication able to meet very specific customer needs 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th September 2022 Specifically designed with application in mind, chemical manufacturer Klüber Lubrication has been able to, through extensive research and development (R&D), innovative product development and meeting customers’ “very specific needs”, provide the correct product for the correct applications.... 

Klüber Lubrication able to meet very specific customer needs
Kluber Lubrication director Koos Meyer speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

MacLean Engineering advancing fleet electrification in Africa 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th September 2022 Mining equipment provider MacLean Engineering intends to build the next 50 years of Maclean mining vehicle innovation on the three pillars of electrification, automation and digitalisation. The company’s current push, explains Africa GM John-Paul Theunissen, is on expanding the MacLean electric... 

MacLean Engineering Africa GM John-Paul Theunissen
MacLean Engineering Africa GM John-Paul Theunissen speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Magni machines provide highest standard of back-up, support and safety 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th September 2022 With “definite signs” of activity picking up, particularly within the mining and green energy spaces, Magni SA CEO Lindsay Shankland says the company’s main focus will remain on offering “the highest standard of back-up and support” to its customers. Simultaneously, the company will look to... 

A photo of Magni SA machines
Magni SA CEO Lindsay Shankland speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Kal Tire promoting ESG, sustainability through tyre recycling 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th September 2022 Mining tyre service provider Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group continues to innovate how it works, its tools and its technology to meet evolving needs and deliver positive change when working through the lens of how to solve customers’ challenges. These challenges, says senior VP Dan Allan, include... 

Kal Tire senior VP Dan Allan
Kal Tire senior VP Dan Allan speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Brelko using post-pandemic era to streamline manufacturing processes 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th September 2022 While the Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on many companies, industrial engineer Brelko has used the global pandemic to streamline its processes in manufacturing. “There seems to be a buzz in the air, design houses are hiring staff which would indicate projects are being discussed or... 

Brelko sales and service manager for Africa Jacques du Randt
Brelko sales and service manager for Africa Jacques du Randt speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Advanced Fire Global, HANSA-FLEX focusing on African footprint, customer commitment 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th September 2022 The South African mother company of fire suppression product supplier Advanced Fire Global, Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies (Advanced FST), will be co-exhibiting at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, alongside several other member companies within the group. These include... 

Picture of Advanced Fire Suppression Technologies' logo
Advanced Fire Global director Wesley Barnardt and Hansa-Flex sales manager for mining Greg Bowman speak to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

IAS expects 2022 to exceed 2021 business levels 

By: Simone Liedtke     13th September 2022 With 2022 set to exceed business levels of 2021, compressed air solutions provider Integrated Air Solutions (IAS) says that tailwinds from the strong mining cycle and related projects have positively impacted the company’s business activities, as well as the recovery of manufacturing and... 

IAS expects 2022 to exceed 2021 business levels
GiGi Investments Group CEO Graham Russell and ELGi Africa & Middle East head Mohammed Saifullah talk to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Battery Electric aiming to advance electrification of mining vehicles 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 Electronics manufacturer Battery Electric is aiming to further advance the electrification of mining vehicles, the optimization of battery sizing and the charging of electric vehicles. The company intends to achieve this through the continued provision of its complete system solution, which... 

Battery Electric engineering manager Marnus Marais
Battery Electric engineering manager Marnus Marais speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

WearCheck presents ‘all-under-one-roof’ solutions hub for customers 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 Implementing a good condition monitoring programme has been proven to save money for customers, as it helps to avoid debilitating, unplanned equipment failure and assists in ensuring uninterrupted productivity, ensuring components operate at optimum efficiency and that necessary repairs can be... 

WearCheck presents ‘all-under-one-roof’ solutions hub for customers
Wearcheck MD Neil Robinson speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Schauenburg promotes its ‘innovation that saves’ at Electra 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 Electronics manufacturer Schauenburg will be launching several new products in the gas detection environment and will also be scaling up its real-time solutions in collision awareness. MD Lewis Mathieson explains that this is part of the company’s goal to develop solutions to not only keep people... 

Schauenburg MD Lewis Mathieson
Electronics manufacturer Schauenburg MD Lewis Mathieson speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Siemens combining traditional, digital tech to improve customer operations 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 Owing to automation company Siemens’ diverse portfolio, the company can provide traditional and digital technologies in the electrical and automation space to its clients. In the mining sector specifically, Siemens Large Drives South Africa country CEO Tim Walwyn says that Siemens provides... 

Siemens Large Drives South Africa country CEO Tim Walwyn
Engineering Company Siemens Large Drives South Africa CEO Tim Walwyn speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining exhibition, in Johannesburg.

Smart, efficient and cost-effective fire-suppression solutions from FOGMAKER South Africa on show at EMA 2022 

By: Simone Liedtke     9th September 2022 High pressure water mist fire suppression systems provider FOGMAKER South Africa is using Electra Mining Africa 2022 as a platform to showcase its renowned fire suppression systems, as well as to introduce new products and technologies to the mining industry. “Based on our past experience, this... 

Smart, efficient and cost-effective fire-suppression solutions from FOGMAKER South Africa on show at EMA 2022
FOGMAKER South Africa MD John Russell and FOGMAKER International MD Andreas Svensson talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Traka Africa to launch next-gen key management systems in 2023 providing enhanced security, serviceability, traceability 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 Global leader in electronic key and equipment solutions Traka Africa will be launching next-generation key management systems in 2023, which will provide enhanced security,  serviceability and traceability for its customers and resellers. In addition to the launch, Traka Africa has “aggressive... 

Traka Africa mining sector specialist Nicolai Van Zyl
Traka Africa mining sector specialist Nicolai Van Zyl speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining expo.

Donaldson ‘still here, and here to stay’ 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 Filtration company Donaldson has dedicated laboratories for developing its own filter media. The technology-driven filtration company has led the industry in this regard, says engine air product management manager Ivan Botha. The company’s aftermarket products are classified as premium... 

Donaldson ‘still here, and here to stay’
Donaldson engine air product management manager Ivan Botha and Donaldson IAF division commercial manager Darren Naicker speak to Creamer Media at Electra Mining.

MIP Process Technologies provides full dewatering solution to miners 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 More than 90% of water used in mineral processing facilities is recovered, which means that mines use very little fresh water, says South African process equipment sales and manufacturing company MIP Process Technologies. This, explains MD Philip Hoff, is why the company can provide a full range... 

MIP Process Technologies provides full dewatering solution to miners
MIP Process Technologies MD Philip Hoff talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining Africa expo.

Sandvik to showcase ‘Future of Mining’ at Electra Mining 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 Global engineering company Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions will have a major presence at this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition, with its 385 m2 indoor stand introducing a ground-breaking battery electric vehicle (BEV) to the African mining market. Virtual reality (VR) and simulator... 

Sandvik Southern Africa marketing manager Natalie Santiero
Sandvik Mining & Rock Solutions VP for Strategy and Commercial Jakob Rutqvist speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Post-Covid environment brings further growth for Goodwin  

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 The post-Covid economy is proving prosperous for slurry pumping technology company Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa, who not only managed to stay afloat throughout the global pandemic, but also saw growth. During this time, the company also managed to expand its reach further into South Africa,... 

Post-Covid environment brings further growth for Goodwin
MD Rui Gomes talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining Africa.

Valecus, Elite Vine develop cloud solution for health, safety prioritisation 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 Cloud-based platform Valecus and South African technology firm Elite Vine have, together, developed a solution for businesses that enables the prioritization of employee health and safety. Elite Vine CEO and founder Jandre Janse van Vuuren and Valecus CEO Mario Nel give Creamer Media more insight... 

Elite Vine CEO and founder Jandre Janse van Vuuren
Elite Vine CEO and founder Jandre Janse van Vuuren and Valecus CEO Mario Nel talk to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining Africa.

Howden sees steady increase in greenlit projects  

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 The market has been responding favourably to industrial equipment supplier James Howden Holdings’ integrated solutions, with a steady increase in the number of proposals that have been submitted over the last few months.  Further to this, the company’s MD, Kudzai Nyangoni says the company has won... 

MD Kudzai Nyangoni
Howden MD Kudzai Nyangoni speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining Africa expo.

RS Components continues to support customers at biggest Africa trade show 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 Leading omni-channel industrial product and service solutions provider RS Components, a trading brand of the RS Group, stocks more than 700 000 industrial and electronic equipment products. Sourced from over 2 500 leading suppliers, the company provides a wide range of product and service... 

RS Components continues to support customers at biggest Africa trade show
RS Components South Africa MD Brian Andrew speaks to Creamer Media at Electra Mining.

Actom anticipating demand as energy projects continue to flow from REIPPPP 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 With a major increase in renewable energy projects anticipated over the next 12 months, turnkey electrical solutions provider Actom is confident that this will translate into an increased demand for products and services, especially considering the general maintenance backlogs for power... 

CEO Mervyn Naidoo
Actom CEO Mervyn Naidoo speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

TLT-Turbo Africa focusing on providing clean air to advance mining operations’ success 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 With mining being the most important sector for technology-driven ventilation systems provider and manufacturer TLT-Turbo Africa’s products, sales and marketing head for sub-Saharan Africa Vusi Madlopha emphasises the importance of providing clean, contaminant-free air. He explains that the... 

TLT-Turbo Africa products, sales and marketing head for sub-Saharan Africa Vusi Madlopha
TLT-Turbo Africa products, sales and marketing head for sub-Saharan Africa Vusi Madlopha speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

High-tech launches from SEW-EURODRIVE at Electra Mining 

By: Simone Liedtke     8th September 2022 Visitors to this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition in Johannesburg will be spoilt for choice as drive component manufacturer SEW-EURODRIVE South Africa unleashes more technology to drive productivity and efficiency.  

SEW-EURODRIVE national sales and marketing manager Jonathan McKey
SEW-Eurodrive national sales and marketing manager Jonathan McKey speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining.

Weir Minerals Africa has big plans for Electra Mining 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th September 2022 Equipment and solutions provider Weir Minerals Africa, which enjoyed excellent attendance at its stand at the last Electra Mining Africa in 2018, will once again be exhibiting its extensive range of minerals processing equipment at this year’s show where it will have a capacious 300 m2 outdoor... 

Weir Minerals Africa regional MD Rajen Govender
Weir Minerals Africa regional MD Rajen Govender talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Probe IMT – leading the way for integrated digital mines 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th September 2022 Productivity and safety product supplier Probe Integrated Mining Technologies’ (IMT’s) end-to-end digital mine operation solutions can significantly improve the design of digital mines, says CEO Gert Roselt. “We have built a strong reputation for providing a comprehensive range of premium... 

Probe IMT Mining Regional Manager for Mpumalanga Wesley Dean Lynn.
Probe IMT Mining Regional Manager for Mpumalanga Wesley Dean Lynn talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Booyco Electronics continues to play pivotal role in Zero Harm 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th September 2022 South African proximity detection system (PDS) pioneer Booyco Electronics continues to play a pivotal role in the quest for Zero Harm in the mining sector. An acknowledged leader in the field, the company offers safety solutions for underground and surface mining, quarrying, construction,... 

A photo of Booyco's solutions
Booyco Electronics chief sales officer Graeme Jardine speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Brasco emphasizes the importance of dust-control, filtration equipment management 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th September 2022 A combination of lost knowledge and the loss of skilled workers has caused many companies to neglect maintenance of dust-control equipment, which industrial filtration company, Brasco Group, stresses is “an unfortunate situation that most industrial companies find themselves in”. “Industrial dust... 

A photo of Brasco's logo
Brasco Industrial Filtration divisional manager Hanru Coetzee talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

FLSmidth focusing on ‘MissionZero’ at Electra Mining 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th September 2022 Global leader in the supply of equipment and solutions to the minerals processing industry FLSmidth will be using this year’s Electra Mining Africa exhibition to demonstrate the progress it is making in realising its MissionZero strategy, an ambitious programme which aims at allowing mines and... 

A graphic of a MissionZero operation
FLSmidth VP for mining Alistair McKay speaks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.

Zest WEG poised for African growth 

By: Simone Liedtke     7th September 2022 After a decade-long expansion of its manufacturing capabilities in South Africa, Zest WEG, the South African subsidiary of Brazil’s WEG Group, is well placed to extend its already extensive footprint in the African market. “We now have six manufacturing facilities in Gauteng and Cape Town,... 

A photo of Zest WEG equipment being delivered
Zest WEG CEO Eduardo Werninghaus talks to Creamer Media at this year's Electra Mining. Video & Editing: Creamer Media's Nicholas Boyd.
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