Screening and vibrating equipment solutions and services provider Aury Africa has opened a new office near eMalahleni to extend its presence in the Mpumalanga coalfields. The new office will serve as a Centre of Excellence for the region.
The company has already made inroads into several important mines in the area, clinching supply contracts with a range of significant players, Aury Africa Business Development George Sturgeon comments.
In order to bolster its presence even further, the company has entered into an association with Tony Weatherby from WMP Consultants, a former Metallurgical Manager at Anglo Coal South Africa, with 37 years’ experience in the industry.
Located at the Smokey Mountain Office Village in Route N4 Business Park, the new regional Aury Africa office is fully-staffed, and also includes a showroom for its extensive product range. This includes high-quality vibrating screens for the coal, gold, and minerals-processing sectors, comprising banana, horizontal, circular, high-frequency, and flip-flop vibrating screens.
Aury Africa also supplies a range of exciters to fit most OEM screen types. Consumable products available include centrifuge baskets, polyurethane (PU) wedge wire panels, intertank/interstage cylinder screens for classification, sieve bends, and static panels for separation.
“We are also working with potential distributors in order to get the Aury Africa name out there,” Director Sydney Parkhouse comments. The aim is to entrench the company’s reputation as a leading manufacturer and supplier of high-performance mineral-processing equipment to the African mining industry.
Key to this vision is the extensive industry experience represented by Aury Africa’s senior management. Parkhouse, a professional engineer, himself has 40 years’ experience in the mining industry, from coal to gold, and has worked as far afield as China, Mozambique, and Colombia.
“Our mission is to provide our clients with reliable and cost-effective solutions to their production challenges, supported by professional aftersales service teams,” Parkhouse explains. Central to this philosophy has been launching the new regional office.
The Jet Park, Johannesburg facility will continue to manufacture woven wire screens and PU wedge wire panels, with several new looms installed as part of Aury Africa’s overall growth and expansion drive.
Aury Africa is now ideally positioned to service its clients in the area, extending the local footprint of the global group, which also has a presence in Australia and China. Commenting on the success of the new Mpumalanga office to date, Sturgeon reveals that the company has already received various Requests for Quotations (RFQs), with significant orders imminent.
“It is important for us to have the Aury brand accepted by the mining industry in Africa, due to our superior products that are competitive from both a quality and price point of view. Part of our ongoing strategy is to engage the African market with the latest developments internationally,” Parkhouse concludes.