As mining projects look to optimise their pump and process performance whereas minimising risk, there is good purpose why Weir Minerals Africa is regularly awarded the lion’s share of enormous execution initiatives.
According to Marnus Koorts, common manager pump merchandise at Weir Minerals Africa, the company wins about 95% of the process initiatives within the mining sector at present for which it bids.
“Our success has every little thing to do with how we leverage our full design, engineering and manufacturing capability,” says Koorts. “This level of expertise and infrastructure is one thing that few of our rivals can match; certainly, we are the one pump manufacturer in Africa with this integrated resource base.”
He adds that the majority of its product providing is manufactured in-house. This inner capability provides the business a definite benefit in creating and implementing customized designs and complex options. It also offers nearer management over quality and can radically enhance lead times.
Instantly for us is our two foundries – our Heavy Bay Foundry in Gqeberha and one other in Isando which includes our revolutionary Replicast plant,” he says. “These two amenities give us higher reliability in our supply chain and scheduling, lowering the chance of late deliveries that would delay customers’ project roll out.”
With Child’s play of hydraulic engineers, there is also appreciable in-country capacity to assist engineered-to-order (ETO) necessities. This enhances the worth of early stage collaboration with prospects, where the company can provide insights and steering on pump and process associated points even at concept stage. This, emphasises Koorts, makes it easier for venture 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 brands including the Warman DWU and Envirotech range. As a end result, it is able to export significant volumes of this tools to sister corporations worldwide.
“While many opponents depend on distributors and brokers to take care of clients, Weir Minerals Africa has through the years established an extensive branch community across the continent,” he says. “This footprint ensures our direct contact with customers, in order that they obtain the identical high stage of service irrespective of their location. They even have direct access to our highly expert and experienced product experts.”

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