IN-HOUSE CAPABILITY PUTS WEIR MINERALS OUT FRONT

As mining initiatives look to optimise their pump and process performance whereas minimising risk, there is good reason why Weir Minerals Africa is regularly awarded the lion’s share of huge execution initiatives.
According to Marnus Koorts, common supervisor pump merchandise at Weir Minerals Africa, the corporate wins about 95% of the process tasks within the mining sector today for which it bids.
“Our success has everything to do with how we leverage our full design, engineering and manufacturing capability,” says Koorts. “This level of expertise and infrastructure is something that few of our rivals can match; indeed, we’re the only pump producer in Africa with this built-in useful resource base.”

He adds that virtually all of its product offering is manufactured in-house. This inner capability gives the enterprise a definite advantage in developing and implementing custom designs and complex options. It also supplies closer management over high quality and can radically enhance lead instances.
digital pressure gauge for us is our two foundries – our Heavy Bay Foundry in Gqeberha and another in Isando which includes our progressive Replicast plant,” he says. “These two amenities give us higher reliability in our supply chain and scheduling, decreasing the chance of late deliveries that could delay customers’ venture roll out.”

With Weir Minerals Africa’s giant group of hydraulic engineers, there is additionally considerable in-country capability to assist engineered-to-order (ETO) requirements. This enhances the value of early stage collaboration with prospects, the place the company can provide insights and steerage on pump and course of associated points even at idea stage. This, emphasises Koorts, makes it simpler for project managers to pre-empt technical challenges later.
The world class facility in Isando is certainly one of Weir Minerals’ know-how hubs for a spread of its pump manufacturers including the Warman DWU and Envirotech vary. As a outcome, it is able to export vital volumes of this equipment to sister firms worldwide.
“While many competitors rely on distributors and agents to take care of customers, Weir Minerals Africa has over the years established an intensive department community throughout the continent,” he says. “This footprint ensures our direct contact with customers, so that they obtain the same excessive stage of service irrespective of their location. They even have direct entry to our extremely skilled and experienced product specialists.”

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