As mining initiatives look to optimise their pump and process performance while minimising danger, there is good reason why Weir Minerals Africa is regularly awarded the lion’s share of enormous execution tasks.
According to Marnus Koorts, common manager pump merchandise at Weir Minerals Africa, the corporate wins about 95% of the method projects within the mining sector today for which it bids.
“Our success has every thing to do with how we leverage our full design, engineering and manufacturing functionality,” says Koorts. “This degree of expertise and infrastructure is something that few of our competitors can match; indeed, we’re the only pump manufacturer in Africa with this integrated resource base.”
He adds that the majority of its product providing is manufactured in-house. This internal functionality offers the business a definite benefit in growing and implementing customized designs and sophisticated solutions. It also supplies closer control over quality and may radically improve lead instances.
“An important differentiator for us is our two foundries – our Heavy Bay Foundry in Gqeberha and one other in Isando which incorporates our innovative Replicast plant,” he says. “These two services give us larger reliability in our supply chain and scheduling, reducing the chance of late deliveries that could delay customers’ challenge roll out.”
With Weir Minerals Africa’s giant group of hydraulic engineers, there is additionally appreciable in-country capacity to support engineered-to-order (ETO) necessities. This enhances the worth of early stage collaboration with customers, the place the corporate can offer insights and guidance on pump and process related issues even at concept stage. This, emphasises Koorts, makes it simpler for venture managers to pre-empt technical challenges later.
The world class facility in Isando is one of Weir Minerals’ know-how hubs for a variety of its pump manufacturers including the Warman DWU and Envirotech range. As a result, it is in a position to export important volumes of this equipment to sister firms worldwide.
“While Extra depend on distributors and brokers to cope with prospects, Weir Minerals Africa has over time established an in depth branch community throughout the continent,” he says. “This footprint ensures our direct contact with prospects, in order that they receive the identical high stage of service no matter their location. They even have direct access to our highly skilled and skilled product specialists.”

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