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Improved welding helps local company alleviate corrosion

By: Cameron Mackay     5th June 2020 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has developed and improved its welding processes to weld dissimilar metals to copper to mitigate the effects of erosion, particularly chemical corrosion, in the local industry. “It is commonly known that copper is an ideal material to be used in the... 

Engineering company exploits gap in market

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     10th April 2020 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli Bantjes explains that the shortage of capital in South Africa has forced mining companies to cut back on retaining full-time maintenance crews, instead outsourcing this critical service when necessary. This has... 

Foundry company plans further expansion into Zambia

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     4th December 2019 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie’s Zambian branch will expand its workshop into a fully equipped heavy machine and fabrication shop with fabrication facilities to cater for other industries. Thos Begbie Zambia MD Piet du Preez highlights this as the medium- to... 

Company completes smelter welding project

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     6th November 2019 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company, Thos Begbie, successfully, and timeously delivered erosion-resistant copper coolers, which are being installed, to a smelter in Southern Africa. Thos Begbie started the project in March this year and delivered the coolers at the end of April,... 

South African foundry aims to become one-stop shop

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     31st May 2019 South African foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has extended its service offering by adding a new graphite facility to its production line having acquired a new graphite carbon refractory plant last year at its manufacturing campus in Middelburg, Mpumalanga. The new graphite facility,... 

South African company building new smelter in Zimbabwe

By: Creamer Media Reporter      9th May 2019 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is working in the Great Dyke of Zimbabwe, close to the town of Shurungwi, where it is helping to construct the Unki platinum smelter, adjacent to a mining operation owned by platinum mining company Anglo American Platinum (Amplats). Thos Begbie was... 

Thos Begbie - Edwin Dreyer

7th May 2019 I was born in Johannesburg in September 1941 just 3 months before the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbour. I experienced some of the side-effects of the 2nd World War and followed the various wars since then with interest and horror. 

South African foundry involved in product development

By: Jessica Oosthuizen     18th April 2019 South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is developing a critical furnace component as part of a cooperation agreement with a major Canada-based consulting firm. Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli Bantjes tells Mining Weekly that the development is “top secret” and that the... 

Thos Begbie - Edwin Dreyer

1st April 2019 Being a privileged Caucasian, I will not deny the horrors of the Apartheid years. The depth of the harm created by the previous unjust system ran far deeper than was, at first, thought. 

Thos Begbie branches out into Zambia, builds local skills

By: Mc'Kyla Nortje     8th March 2019 Foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie has completed the registration of the company for its new branch in Zambia, which it plans to officially open later this year. “We have secured a workshop facility and all the necessary tools to set it up, while Thos Begbie sales director Piet du Preez... 

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