From Creamer Media in Johannesburg, this is the Real Economy Report.
Mining equipment and services provider Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology last month officially opened its new R15-million production unit in Boksburg. Ilan Solomons was there and filed this report.
The opening of the new 1 500 m2 facility coincided with the launch of the 5 t Sandvik LH115L low-profile load haul dumpers, or LHDs, which are new to the South African market and are targeted for use in narrow reef orebodies, which are commonly found in the South African chrome and platinum sectors.
The facility employs 15 people, who were trained specifically to assist in the assembly of the LH115L LHDs.
Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology Southern Africa sales area VP Simon Andrews explains why the company set up the facility and what it comprises of.
Sandvik Southern Africa sales area VP Simon Andrews:
Sandvik Group CEO Björn Rosengren says the new facility and the launch of the new range of LHDs highlights the importance of the Southern African market to Sandvik, and of the company’s continued commitment to provide cost effective, high-quality technologies and services to the region and South Africa in particular.
Sandvik Group CEO Björn Rosengren:
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That’s Creamer Media’s Real Economy Report. Join us again next week for more news and insight into South Africa’s real economy.