Crushing and screening specialist Pilot Crushtec International has recently concluded the sale of three Sandvik products for use in an extensive coal mining project in northern Mozambique.

The Johannesburg-based company’s Africa sales manager, Wayne Warren explains that the business was facilitated by sourcing specialist Maxim Trading Enterprises, which managed the transaction on behalf of the end user.

“Maxim’s customer was looking for equipment to produce economically viable quantities of aggregate to be used in the infrastructure necessary to support a large and expanding open cast operation. The company had ruled out the continued use of contractors and provided Maxim with a specification brief for the necessary equipment and the quality and volumes of material required.”

According to Warren, Pilot Crushtec International’s policy of growing its footprint in Mozambique delivered a rapid response in terms of providing the most suitable equipment as well as the accompanying after sales support.

The equipment supplied to Maxim’s customer comprises a Sandvik QJ241 Jaw Crusher, a Sandvik QH331 Cone Crusher and a Sandvik QA451 Triple Deck Double Screen.

The train of equipment was selected due to its compatibility in operation and the flexibility to produce four separate sizes of material simultaneously, should the need arise.

A number of other significant factors also influenced the purchase decision:

  • • The Sandvik brand is held in high regard in Africa
  • • The products are tracked and so, are fully mobile
  • The equipment working in train can produce up to 130 mtph of sized aggregate
  • Pilot Crushtec International was able to supply the products ex-stock together with a comprehensive range of parts
  • Pilot Crushtec International was able to provide installation, commissioning and training on site, conducted by Portuguese speaking sales engineers
  • The three units are all powered by CAT diesel engines, known and respected throughout the continent
  • Service calls to site will be conducted on an ongoing basis

Heath McMaster, partner in Maxim Trading enterprises was impressed by the competent way in which the transaction was handled.

“We were obviously looking for a respectable company from which we could source the equipment and Pilot Crushtec International was a logical call as it leaves a very visible trail within southern Africa. They are very professional in the way they conduct business which is important as this is only the early stages of a very large project.”

McMaster has recently returned from northern Mozambique and is upbeat about the region’s future: “Apart from coal there are good prospects centred on commodities like gas, oil, precious stones and graphite.”

Boksburg based Maxim Trading Enterprise was founded in 1987 and is active in distributing a wide range of products across the African continent. Its major focus is the supply of equipment related to the mining and chemical industries and fast moving consumer goods.

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