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.

Outstanding Osborn Idlers win Platinum Award

A multi million Rand order for conveyor idlers for the new Booysendal platinum mine in Limpopo reflects the long-standing reputation for long life, low maintenance and minimum downtime of Osborn’s SABS-approved conveyor idlers.

Osborn conveyor products sales manager Donovan Baleta explains that it was the quality and competitive pricing of Osborn’s products that secured this order for idler bases, rolls and anti-run back rolls for Booysendal mine.

“We are delighted to have this opportunity to work with long-standing customer DRA Mineral Projects, as well as Northam Platinum, which owns Booysendal mine,” he adds. Standard Osborn idlers have been supplied for this project, for conveyor belt sizes ranging from 900 mm to 1 500 mm.

R14million order reflects Osborn's expertise in Manganese

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."