R14million order reflects Osborn's expertise in Manganese

Osborn supplies to North Cape Mine

Reflecting the outstanding reputation of its hard-wearing machines in the manganese industry, Osborn Engineered Products has supplied equipment totalling R14-million to a new mine in the Northern Cape.

Osborn product specialist Francois Scott elaborates: "We secured this order, for a new manganese mine situated between Black Rock and Sishen, based on the number of machines that we already have operating in this area."

In the past 12 months, Osborn has supplied eight machines into this part of the country, primarily for manganese production, he says. "Some 90% of all the machines operating here currently are Osborn's," Scott adds. He says that this, combined with fact that this customer – a prominent new mining company in the region – has Osborn crushers operating successfully at another site, led it back to Osborn for this latest order, which includes an Apron Feeder, Vibrating Grizzly Feeder, Jaw Crusher and an Osborn 57SBS Gyrasphere Cone Crusher. The installation and commissioning were undertaken by Osborn.

Also included in the equipment supplied was a BTi MRHT25BXR50 stationary Rockbreaker system, which is perfectly suited to this hard rock application. Osborn is the local distributor for Breaker Technology, a world-class supplier of stationary and mobile Rockbreakers to all industries.

The production of manganese - an essential ingredient of steel - represents an area of vast untapped potential for the South African mining industry. The country has 80 percent of the world's identified high-grade manganese reserves, but has, to date, only cornered 15 percent of the world market.

"With Osborn's rugged machines having established their reputation in this tough industry, we look forward to supplying even more equipment into this fast-growing sector," Scott concludes.

A member of the Astec Industries group of companies, Osborn’s line-up of robust, high quality machines includes Apron Feeders, Screens and an expansive range of crushers for the mining and quarrying industries.