Case Studies

Foundry company plans further expansion into Zambia

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 long-term vision for the company. The workshop was recently secured for its latest branch, near Kitwe. Du Preez notes that…


Company completes smelter welding project

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, 2019, Thos Begbie sales engineer Esli Bantjes tells Engineering News. The company used hardfacing to make the coolers erosion-resistant. Hardfacing is a coating technique that involves welding a hard,…