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Materials Handling and Logistics

Local crane company wins South American order

4th October 2002 Local company Condra has reported an order of 24 hoists for export to the South American copper mining group, Codelco. 

Gold-mine's drive to upgrade aided by excavator fleet

4th October 2002 Afrikander Lease (Aflease) mine near Klerksdorp, in the Northwest Province is planning to complete its upgrading project by the end of this year. 

New dual purpose hose introduced

4th October 2002 Following two years of development and testing, specialist in industrial, mining and marine rubber, Transvaal Rubber Company (Truco), has released a new pulp dredging hose onto the market. 

New jigging plant part of plant upgrade

4th October 2002 Project management and engineering company, Dowding, Reynard and Associates (DRA) has commissioned a jigging plant as part of a plant upgrade at Ingwe’s Optimum colliery. 

Dealer restructures its KZN operations

7th June 2002 Consolidated Rock Machinery (CRM) has restructured its Kwazulu-Natal operations to expand its market share and enhance service levels in this region. 

Iron-ore mine awards conveyor belt contract

7th June 2002 Leading conveyor belt manufacturer Goodyear has won a multimillion-rand contract to supply about 11 000 m of conveyor belting to a large iron-ore mine in the Northern Cape. 

Zinc-mine takes delivery of forklift trucks

7th June 2002 Skorpion Zinc Mine in the south-western Namibian desert has just taken delivery of 15 Hyster forklift trucks. 

A clean sweep for Swedish equipment

7th June 2002 The order of another Volvo from the diamond digging industry is a further indication of the reliability and productivity of these machines in the toughest working environments. 

Tower cranes are to raise gold production

7th June 2002 Johannesburg-based SA French, the Southern African distributors for Potain, has recently supplied two new tower cranes for use in the 220 000 t/m gold plant at South Deep mine, in Gauteng, which is a joint venture between Western Areas and Canadian miner Placer Dome. 

Mpumalanga mine replaces 20-year-old coal haulers

7th June 2002 An established track record for cost efficient and reliable operation saw three new Euclid-Hitachi CH 135 coal haulers being commissioned at Kleinkopje colliery, in Mpumalanga, at the beginning of this year. 

Platinum ore no match for chute systems

7th June 2002 The installation of Weba Chute Systems at Anglo Platinum’s Amandelbult UG2 Concentrator has resulted in a marked reduction in the high wear associated with the UG2 material being processed at this platinum-mine in the Northern Province. 

Diagnostic monitoring bridges technical gap

By: candice haase     7th June 2002 Diagnostic monitoring is a service that process plant specialist Bateman has recently offered its customers. 

South America beckons SA firm

7th June 2002 Gauteng-based crane and hoist manufacturer Condra has been invited to submit tenders to several mining expansion projects in South America. Management believes success is likely because of the high profile of the Condra brand in this region, and because of a solid record built up over fifteen... 

High-payload shuttle car added to series

7th June 2002 Joy Mining Machinery South Africa recently introduced a lower-profile high-capacity shuttle car to the region. 

Pta quarries corral new workhorses

7th June 2002 Canyon Rock recently took delivery of three new Liebherr hydrostatic drive wheel loaders for use in the company's Pretoria quarries. 

New loader for W Cape quarries

7th June 2002 Transand in Mossel Bay has taken delivery of the new 12,3-t model Liebherr L 538 wheel loader with stepless hydrostatic travel drive, to be used for materials handling at the company’s quarries. 

Equipment refurbisher sets new standards

By: candice haase     7th June 2002 Local firm Manhattan Mining Equipment is engaged in developing standards for equipment production refurbishment that will meet with the ISO 9001 ratings. 

Mining could profit most from logistics

By: candice haase     7th June 2002 The effective implementation of the management science called logistics has begun to have an appreciable impact on South African business, maintains the Southern African Council of Logistics Management president Mike Johnston. 

Conveyor system contract awarded for southern Namibian zinc-mine

7th June 2002 Bateman Materials Handling has awarded the contract to Continental Meco for the manufacture and supply of conveyor idler assemblies for 21 belt conveyors and five belt feeders at the new Anglo American Skorpion Zinc Mine and refinery in southern Namibia, north of Rosh Pinah. 

20 km of conveyor belting to be sold

7th June 2002 One of the leading South African manufacturers and distributors of mining, marine and industrial products, Transvaal Rubber (Truco), is in the process of aggressive expansion into a number of markets not previously serviced by itself. 

Mainframe structure reduced

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Supply chain must be refined

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Multimillion-rand facilities expenditure programme demonstrates committment

By: System Author     6th October 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Concern that Act does not cater for nature of logistics

By: System Author     9th June 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Local industry is shrinking

By: System Author     9th June 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Bigger market-share anticipated for company

By: System Author     9th June 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

Logistics solutions delivered to large SA corporations

By: System Author     9th June 2000 Materials-handling & logistics 

US group invests R20m in SA

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Materials-Handling & Logistics 

Sishen contract marks giant’s re-entry into SA

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Materials-Handling & Logistics 

R22m jig plant designed

By: System Author     8th October 1999 Materials-Handling & Logistics 

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