Osborn SA showcased at Russian mining exhibition

Osborn SA showcased at Russian mining exhibition

Johannesburg-based equipment specialist Osborn was one of the exhibitors at the recent Mining World Russia exhibition.

This three-day event was held at the Crocus Expo International Exhibition Centre in Krasnogorsk, in Russia’s Moscow Oblast. Osborn marketing director Martin Botha reports that it attracted visitors largely from all over Russia and from former Soviet Republics that are now CIS (Commonwealth of Independent States) countries; these include Azerbaijan, Ukraine and Kazakhstan, to which Osborn has previously exported equipment and continues to make inroads into the regions’ mining industries, Botha states.

Osborn has supplied a double-toggle jaw crusher to Kazakhstan operation Kazchrome, one of the world's largest chrome exporters. The firm’s most recent export order to Azerbaijan was for one of Osborn’s locally-manufactured track-mounted primary jaw crushers, to be employed at an aggregate mine. A modular plant designed and built in South Africa by Osborn is currently operating in snowy Siberia, at the Alrosa iron ore facility.

“Despite the depressed economy, there are still opportunities to be had in Russia and the CIS countries, and we are actively marketing Osborn’s range of high quality machines in the region. We have a very pro-active agent representing us in Russia, and also believe that shows like Mining World Russia offer a worthwhile platform to showcase our equipment,” Botha concludes.