Copper industry in crisis, new areas pursued

The global copper industry is in crisis – traditional orebodies are becoming depleted and the commodity market has depressed the price of copper to such an extent that mining companies cannot afford to invest in expansion or new equipment, says foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie group executive Edwin Dreyer. “Lower ore values mean additional tonnage must be mined to obtain the same yield as before, which…

S African foundry aims to expand footprint in North America

The capacity of some aspects of the smelting industry in North America, such as the steel sector, has significantly deteriorated in the past 25 years, as a result of Chinese companies dominating the market and supplying cheaper products, says South Africa-based foundry and engineeringcompany Thos Begbie. The company aims to concentrate on superior consumable items thereby increasing the uptake of its services in…

Thos Begbie’s global quality status boosted by on-the-spot Dekra

The same-site working relationship that Thos Begbie has established with global quality inspectorate Dekra Industrial RSA is giving the prolific exporter of copper castings a commercial edge in its global dealings with mining– and smelter-related customers worldwide. Thos Begbie now hosts the official Mpumalanga branch of Dekra Industrial RSA, previously Raysonics, which puts it on the receiving end of valuable on-site inspection and nondestructive testing (NDT) services from a newly…

Thos Begbie is expanding their Zambian branch

Thos Begbie expanding their Zambian branch

Thos Begbie is expanding their Zambian branch 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…