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Centlube 

15th September 2016 What started as a small family-run business more than 25 years ago has grown exponentially to become a major player in the manufacturing, distribution and marketing of lubricants and grease products in South Africa. 

Hydro Power Equipment 

15th September 2016 Hydro Power Equipment has pioneered the use of hydropower (high pressure water) as an alternative powering source in mining and industry since 1985.  

Hydro Power Equipment Sales & Marketing Director Ulrich Kiesel
Hydro Power Equipment Sales & Marketing Director Ulrich Kienle. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Maizey Plastics 

15th September 2016 Maizey Plastics is the largest, independently owned supplier of semifinished thermoplastic materials in Southern Africa.  

Maizey Plastics General Manager Andre Muller
Maizey Plastics General Manager Andre Muller. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Voith 

15th September 2016 The Voith TurboBelt Hese pulleys are technically and economically optimised belt conveyor pulleys that allow for a long product life cycle.  

Voith Vice President Grant Robinson
Voith Vice President Grant Robinson. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Mine land, water should be used for agriculture – Exxaro CEO 

By: Martin Creamer     14th September 2016 The vast tracts of land and abundant water supply held by mining companies around their mines should be used for community development through agriculture. “We sit on land, vast land. We sit on water resources, where because of new legislative requirements, we have to make sure that we put in... 

Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo
Photo by Duane Daws
Exxaro CEO Mxolisi Mgojo

Verlinde Cranes & Hoists  

14th September 2016 Verlinde Cranes & Hoists is the product of more than 150 years of experience in the design and manufacture of lifting equipment. 

Verlinde Cranes & Hoists MD Warren Shankland
Verlinde Cranes & Hoists MD Warren Shankland. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Afrox 

14th September 2016 African Oxygen Limited (Afrox) is sub-Saharan Africa’s market leader in gas and welding products. Afrox was founded in 1927, listed on the JSE in 1963, and has since prospered by constantly meeting the needs of customers and developing solutions that add value to customers’ applications. Afrox... 

Afrox
Afrox Head of Marketing - Customer Solutions Dhevan Moodley. Camerawork & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Dachser South Africa 

14th September 2016 Dachser South Africa brings both local expertise and global coverage to address logistics needs, offering its customers across different sectors a range of supplementary services such as customs clearance, warehousing and distribution.  

Dachser SA MD Detlev Duve
Dachser SA MD Detlev Duve and Dachser CEO Bernhard Simon. Camerawork & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Hot Platinum  

14th September 2016 Hot Platinum (HPT) is a South African technology company focused on the development and manufacture of innovative induction heating systems for processing precious and base metals.  

Hot Platinum Managing Director Ali Brey
Hot Platinum Managing Director Ali Brey. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Pump and Abrasion Technologies 

14th September 2016 South African slurry pump manufacturer Pump and Abrasion Technologies has taken the exciting and bold step of designing and manufacturing a new range of slurry pumps tailored specifically to the needs of the market.  

Pump and Abrasion Technologies Africa Sales Head James Pienaar and Sales Manager Pieter Jordaan
Pump and Abrasion Technologies Africa Sales Head James Pienaar and Sales Manager Pieter Jordaan. Camerawork & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

SA Heavy Rim Importers t/a Rimex SA 

14th September 2016 Rimex Supply is a world-leading custom manufacturer of all off-road wheel and rim assemblies for mining, forestry, agricultural and industrial application, specialising in haul trucks and loaders. 

Rimex Tyresense ICT Manager Justin Alberts
Rimex Tyresense ICT Manager Justin Alberts. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Multotec Group 

14th September 2016 Through the development and manufacture of high quality, application specific mineral processing equipment and solutions Multotec has been refining the way mining, mineral processing, power generation and wastewater companies do business for over 40 years. 

Multotec Group CEO Thomas Holtz
Multotec Group CEO Thomas Holtz. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Kal Tire 

14th September 2016 From its inception nearly 45 years ago, Kal Tire’s Mining Tire Group has been driven by three goals: optimise customers’ return on their earthmover tyre investment, help improve mine site productivity and solve customers’ tyre challenges. 

Kal Tire
Kal Tire's Mining Tire Group Senior VP Dan Allan. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

MSA Africa 

14th September 2016 MSA Africa will use Electra Mining Africa 2016 as a platform to display a range of new products and technologies as part of its total solutions approach. 

MSA Africa
MSA Africa Executive Director Colin Oliver. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Mackie DIY 

14th September 2016 Master Lock, which is imported and distributed throughout South Africa by IB McIntyre & Company, has been in existence since 1921 and is the largest manufacturer of padlocks in the world. 

Master Lock South Africa Product Manager Conrad Greer
Master Lock South Africa Product Manager Conrad Greer. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Banding & Identification 

14th September 2016 Banding & ID Solutions Africa’s featured product on display at Electra Mining Africa 2016 is the UL4000-C Ultra-Lok application tool, which is ideal for hose clamping, which has been designed to replace band and buckle systems in high-volume applications. Combined with the Ultra-Lok band and... 

Banding & Identification Sales Manager Matthew Campbell
Banding & Identification Sales Manager Matthew Campbell. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

BMG 

14th September 2016 Through the consistent expansion of our operations since 1974, BMG has become Africa's largest specialist distributor of engineering components. Now, as a combined force with well over 100 outlets in Southern Africa, BMG is strategically positioned to service all sectors of industry including... 

BMG Managing Director Gavin Pelser
BMG Managing Director Gavin Pelser. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

ContiTech 

14th September 2016 ContiTech is one of the largest conveyor belt manufacturers and service providers in the world. We manufacture belts in more than 20 locations worldwide, with one in South Africa, Uitenhage.  

ContiTech Vice President Andreas Bakenhus
ContiTech Vice President Andreas Bakenhus. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Magnet Service Binder  

14th September 2016 Magnet Service Binder is the sole distributor of all Binder, Siegerland and Merobel brake products in Africa. We distribute a variety of Kendrion solenoids and magnets.  

Magnet Service Binder Sales Manager Arnold Brand
Magnet Service Binder Sales Manager Arnold Brand. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Regal Beloit 

14th September 2016 Regal Beloit is the world's largest manufacturer of electric motors, with 69 manufacturing facilities globally. 

Regal CEO Hilton Fortmann
Regal CEO Hilton Fortmann. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Platinum miner says mechanisation, modernisation is only way forward  

By: Ilan Solomons     13th September 2016 To remain relevant in the South African mining industry, mines will have to substantially change how they operate and Anglo American Platinum (Amplats) mining head Frik Fourie does not see any future for conventional mining methods in South Africa. “Conventional mining methods are no longer a... 

Amplats low profile mechanised equipment in operation
Amplats mining head Frik Fourie discusses some of the technologies the company is developing. Camerawork: Ilan Solomons. Editing: Lionel da Silva.

Verder Pumps 

13th September 2016 A reliable and efficient pump allows you to have better results. This is what happens in the human body, which uses,the most important pump to perform: the human heart. Every engineering system using pumps for the production process is based on the same principle. Verder Pumps South Africa is a... 

Verder Pumps International Product Manager Duncan Brown
Verder Pumps International Product Manager Duncan Brown. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

I-Cat Environmental 

13th September 2016 Leading environmental solutions company I-Cat Environmental Solutions, which is exhibiting for the first time at Electra Mining Africa 2016, is launching a range of water, fire and dust-suppression technologies at the exhibition this year. Electra Mining is an ideal forum to showcase the... 

I-Cat Environmental Solutions Director
I-Cat Environmental Solutions Director Winston Warries. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa 

13th September 2016 The Goodwin submersible slurry pump, synonymous with pumping extreme slurries, has had a presence on the African continent since 1996. Today, these high-quality heavy-duty pumps are found in applications across a range of commodities including gold, copper and platinum group metals. This range is... 

Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa Director Ian Farquhar
Goodwin Submersible Pumps Africa Director Ian Farquhar. Camerawork & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Mechanisation key for sustainability, says ABB exec

By: Anine Kilian     13th September 2016 The mining industry is increasingly moving to automation to remove people from hazardous situations, but this also results in higher energy costs, ABB global mining manager Leonard Eros said at the Electra Mining Africa 2016 conference in Johannesburg. He pointed out that the move to automation... 

Kwatani 

13th September 2016 Kwatani, first in its class to exceed the mining charter requirement, is one of the largest OEMs producing custom engineered vibratory equipment solutions for the African mining sector and beyond. 

Kwatani Managing Director Kim Schoepflin
Kwatani Managing Director Kim Schoepflin. Camerawork & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

National Instruments 

13th September 2016 National Instruments' (NI's) platform-based approach combines modular hardware, flexible software and services to help you solve complex engineering challenges. 

National Instruments SA District Sales Manager Philip Ehlers
National Instruments SA District Sales Manager Philip Ehlers. Camerawork & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

North Safety Products Africa 

13th September 2016 North Safety Products Africa will showcase its full range of products designed to mitigate various hazards that mining workers are exposed to at Electra Mining Africa 2016, including its latest engineering and consumable products. 

North Safety MD Craig Garvie
North Safety MD Craig Garvie and Allied Mesh & Filters GM Derrick Cochrane. Camerawork & Editing: Nicholas Boyd.

Astore Africa 

13th September 2016 Astore Africa is the leading supplier in Southern Africa of the most comprehensive range of thermoplastic pipe fittings, valves and pipeline accessories in all recognised materials as well as plastic welding equipment.  

Astore Africa Branch Manager Wayne Masters
Astore Africa Branch Manager Wayne Masters. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva.

Ideas Solutions 

13th September 2016 Ideas Solutions supplies and installs conditioning monitoring products, for which it also provides services and training. Condition monitoring products typically include thermal imaging cameras, vibration data loggers, alignment tools, vibration sensors and accessories, and online systems – both... 

Ideas Solutions
IDEAS Solustions Director Kobus van der Westhuizen. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

RS Components 

13th September 2016 RS Components is a global distributor of products and components for the industrial and electronics sector. RS stocks over 500 000 products across 2500 leading brands.  

RS Components
RS Components General Manager South Africa Brian Andrew. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Arint South Africa  

13th September 2016 Arint South Africa is a South Africa-based international professional engineering services company, originally established in 2002 in Lyon, France. Since then, Arint has expanded worldwide with its customers and their needs. The South Africa head office is now in Centurion, Gauteng, though the... 

Arint South Africa
Arint South Africa Risk Engineering Manager Thor Govender. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Altech Netstar 

13th September 2016 As a leading supplier of digitally connected fleet management and vehicle telematics services Altech Netstar, which pioneered the stolen vehicle tracking and recovery industry in South Africa in 1994, now provides a fully integrated fleet and asset management software platform that manages the... 

Altech Netstar Business Development Manager James Hulley
Altech Netstar Business Development Manager James Hulley. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Rockwell Automation 

13th September 2016 Rockwell Automation, the world's largest company dedicated to industrial automation, makes its customers more productive and the world more sustainable. Throughout the world, our flagship Allen-Bradley® and Rockwell Software® product brands are recognised for innovation and excellence. 

Rockwell Automation Managing Director Barry Elliot
Rockwell Automation Managing Director Barry Elliot. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Mines need to rethink traditional business models, says software developer   

By: Ilan Solomons     12th September 2016 Mining companies need to introduce new ways of thinking about their overall business model to ensure more efficient and successful operations in future, says local enterprise software developer NxGN MD Harry Sinko. Speaking at the Southern African Institute of Mining and Metallurgy’s Mining for... 

NxGN MD Harry Sinko
NxGN MD Harry Sinko discusses how mining companies are likely to develop in future. Camerawork: Nicholas Boyd. Editing: Lionel da Silva

Low commodity prices negatively affecting the mining industry

By: Anine Kilian     12th September 2016 Many projects in Africa have stalled as a result of low commodity prices and companies’ reluctance to build new projects in a low-price environment Eaton – Global Mining, Metals and Minerals Industry Manager David Durocher said on Monday Speaking at a conference at Electra Mining Africa 2016, in... 

Mining needs disruptive digital change, Electra Mining conference hears

By: Martin Creamer     12th September 2016 The mining industry, which has a past of intervening with key technologies at critical times, is currently at an important leverage point that requires disruptive change. Envisaged is that disruptive change will be supported by the interaction of people, process and technology and definitely not... 

Telstra Mining Services head Jeanette McGill
Photo by Duane Daws
Telstra Mining Services head Jeanette McGill
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