IN-HOUSE CAPABILITY PUTS WEIR MINERALS OUT FRONT

As mining tasks look to optimise their pump and course of performance whereas minimising danger, there’s good cause why Weir Minerals Africa is frequently awarded the lion’s share of huge execution projects.
According to Marnus Koorts, general manager pump merchandise at Weir Minerals Africa, the company wins about 95% of the process projects in the mining sector at present for which it bids.
“Our success has everything to do with how we leverage our full design, engineering and manufacturing functionality,” says Koorts. “This level of expertise and infrastructure is something that few of our rivals can match; certainly, we are the only pump producer in Africa with this integrated useful resource base.”
He adds that the majority of its product providing is manufactured in-house. This inner capability provides the business a distinct advantage in growing and implementing customized designs and complex solutions. It also offers closer control over high quality and can radically improve lead times.
“An necessary 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. “ Authoritative give us greater reliability in our supply chain and scheduling, decreasing the chance of late deliveries that could delay customers’ challenge roll out.”
With Weir Minerals Africa’s large staff of hydraulic engineers, there’s also appreciable in-country capacity to assist engineered-to-order (ETO) requirements. This enhances the value of early stage collaboration with prospects, where the company can offer insights and steering on pump and course of related points even at idea 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’ expertise hubs for a range of its pump manufacturers including the Warman DWU and Envirotech vary. As a outcome, it is in a position to export vital volumes of this gear to sister firms worldwide.
“While many rivals rely on distributors and agents to take care of prospects, Weir Minerals Africa has over time established an extensive department network throughout the continent,” he says. “This footprint ensures our direct contact with customers, so that they receive the same excessive degree of service no matter their location. They also have direct access to our extremely skilled and skilled product experts.”
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