Osborn sponsors IMESA Conference

The 2012 annual conference for the Institute of Municipal Engineering SA will be the 76th, and will take place at the Outeniqua Railway Museum in George. The IMESA conferences are always a major event on the engineering calendar,  and this year is expected to be a unique occasion. Technical tours will provide an opportunity to introduce delegates to engineering feats in the area, some being a first for South Africa.

Osborn launches new Vertical Shaft Impact Crusher

A full range of robust vertical shaft impact crushers has been added to the product offering of Johannesburg-based Osborn. Manufactured in the USA by sister company KPI-JCI, these versatile, low-maintenance vertical shaft impactors (VSIs) have proved their mettle in the USA, Canada and Europe.

With the Government’s planned increase in infrastructure spend in the second half of 2013, Product specialist Shane Beattie believes that the addition of the new VSIs to Osborn’s range means the company is perfectly-placed to reap some of the rewards of the accompanying demand for sand.

Drilling into the SA Market

A R10-million order for three horizontal directional drills has been secured by Osborn, reflecting the success that this new addition to the company's product line-up is achieving.

As a member of the US-based Astec Industries Group, Osborn is the official OEM supplier in Southern Africa of horizontal directional drills (HDDs) manufactured by sister companies Astec Loudon and American Augers.

Product sales manager Peet Venter notes that since then, the new equipment has received a rousing reception from the South African market, with three horizontal directional drills sold to a prominent directional drilling company that specializes in laying fibre optic cables.