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Supply chain solutions offered to coal sector

15th March 2019 Supply chain solutions provider Makoya Group has celebrated a successful five-year relationship with heavy equipment supplier HPE Africa, the sole distributor of Hyundai construction equipment in South Africa, and has affirmed that the partnership has been integral in securing the company’s... 

New rock drill set to disrupt the mining industry

26th October 2018 Three concept designs for a new rock drill that is set to disrupt the mining industry were revealed at the Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) on 25 October 2018. Following a nationwide initiative to gather concept designs for a new rock drill, the MMP is proud to announce three winning entries... 

MMP announces shortlist of three in rock-drill innovation challenge 

By: Irma Venter     25th October 2018 The Mandela Mining Precinct (MMP) has announced the three winners of phase 1 of its Isidingo Drill open innovation challenge. They are Novatek, HPE and Fermel. Fermel is a Gauteng-based manufacturer of mechanised machinery for underground hardrock and flameproof mining operations. 

Excavators moving mountains in Lesotho

By: Halima Frost     28th September 2018 Contractor Basil Read’s mining division has added four new excavators from construction equipment manufacturer Hyundai to its fleet of mobile mining equipment. The excavators – a Hyundai R520LC-9S hydraulic crawler excavator, a Hyundai R850LC-9S tracked excavator, and two 22 T Hyundai R220LC-9S... 

New crawler excavator available to local market

20th July 2018 The new, robust Hyundai R260LC-9S crawler excavator from construction equipment manufacturer Hyundai Earthmoving Equipment is now available and has been introduced to the Southern African market, says Hyundai Construction Equipment distributor HPE Africa. The R260LC-9S crawler excavator is... 

Wheel loader boasts exceptional performance

1st June 2018 Earthmoving equipment and construction equipment dealer HPE Africa’s Hyundai HL780-9S wheel loader, which is being used by plant hire company Vanalls Plant Hire at a manganese smelter in eMalahleni, in Mpumalanga, to break up and transport silica manganese, is “coping efficiently in harsh... 

Regular undercarriage maintenance reduces excavator running costs

7th July 2017 Correct machine operation, together with regular maintenance, significantly reduces undercarriage wear, improves operating efficiency and reduces running costs of tracked excavators, says Hyundai earthmoving equipment supplier HPE Africa. 

AfDB imposes penalties on Hitachi in wake of Medupi probe 

By: Terence Creamer     2nd December 2015 The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) confirmed on Wednesday that it had imposed penalties on Hitachi, of Japan, following a three-year probe into allegation of “sanctionable practices” relating to Eskom’s Medupi power station boiler works contract, awarded in 2007. AfDB is a part funder of... 

Eskom grants Hitachi six-month grace to regain BEE status as Chancellor House exits 

By: Terence Creamer     28th February 2014 The Germany-based controlling shareholder of Hitachi Power Africa (HPA) has acquired the controversial 25% stake held in HPA by the African National Congress’s (ANC's) investment arm, Chancellor House Holdings. The transaction, the terms and value of which were not disclosed, became effective... 

Hydropower increasingly used as opposed to compressed air in platinum, gold mines

By: Chantelle Kotze     23rd August 2013 The biggest combined force driving the adoption of hydropower equipment in the underground mining industry – specifically in gold and platinum mines – is the need to move away from using compressed air and an understanding by industry that it must do so, hydropower specialist Hydro Power... 

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