IN-HOUSE CAPABILITY PUTS WEIR MINERALS OUT FRONT

As mining projects look to optimise their pump and process performance whereas minimising risk, there’s good purpose why Weir Minerals Africa is regularly awarded the lion’s share of enormous execution projects.
According to Marnus Koorts, basic supervisor pump products at Weir Minerals Africa, the company wins about 95% of the method tasks 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 experience and infrastructure is one thing that few of our competitors can match; indeed, we are the only pump manufacturer in Africa with this integrated resource base.”

He adds that the majority of its product offering is manufactured in-house. ไดอะแฟรม ซีล inside capability offers the business a definite advantage in growing and implementing customized designs and complicated options. It additionally provides closer management over high quality and can radically enhance lead instances.
“An essential differentiator for us is our two foundries – our Heavy Bay Foundry in Gqeberha and another in Isando which incorporates our innovative Replicast plant,” he says. “These two facilities give us higher reliability in our supply chain and scheduling, decreasing the chance of late deliveries that would delay customers’ project roll out.”

With Weir Minerals Africa’s massive staff of hydraulic engineers, there might be also appreciable in-country capability to support engineered-to-order (ETO) necessities. This enhances the worth of early stage collaboration with customers, the place the company can supply insights and steering on pump and course of associated issues even at idea stage. This, emphasises Koorts, makes it simpler for challenge managers to pre-empt technical challenges later.
The world class facility in Isando is considered one of Weir Minerals’ know-how hubs for a spread of its pump brands together with the Warman DWU and Envirotech range. As a result, it is able to export vital volumes of this gear to sister companies worldwide.
“While many opponents depend on distributors and brokers to take care of customers, Weir Minerals Africa has through the years established an intensive branch community throughout the continent,” he says. “This footprint ensures our direct contact with clients, in order that they obtain the identical excessive stage of service irrespective of their location. They also have direct access to our extremely expert and experienced product specialists.”

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