Case Studies

Long Service Awards- 29 November 2019

30 Years Long Service Awards:Marianne Allison, Bettie Knoessen and Mr Eugene Rossouw 20 Years Long Service Awards:Elize Engelbrecht and Veronica Khoza 15 Years Long Service Awards:Jacob Mankgane, Annetjie Meerkotter, Thosmas Msiza, Basil Smit, Arthur Spires and Martiens Taljaard 10 years Long Service Awards:Lizelle Boardman, Ilze Brand, Marinda de Villiers, Divan Kapp, Jean Knoessen, Mandla Ndhlovu and Jeffrey…

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Metix and Thos Begbie Collaborates

Metix and Thos Begbie Collaborates Metix (SMS Group) and Thos Begbie have recently concluded a systems audit and associated agreement that sees Thos Begbie become an accredited refurbishment partner for Metix copper equipment. Thos Begbie will enjoy confidential access to the design details, specifications and quality requirements of the Metix equipment, affording them the ability…

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Ionic coolant sales gain momentum

Ionic coolant sales gain momentum After introducing the specially developed ionic coolant into the global pyrometallurgical market, foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie is seeing a marked increase in interest and confidence in the product, says Thos Begbie CEO Edwin Dreyer. After formalising a collaborative relationship with Austrian consulting engineering firm Mettop, Thos Begbie became the approved distributor of Mettop’s patented ionic fluid for cooling metal…

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New smelter in Zimbabwe

New smelter in Zimbabwe. 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). Middelburg, South Africa-based Thos Begbie was awarded the contract for the new smelter last year by Amplats, owing to a government regulation set…

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Foundry involved in product development

Foundry involved in product development. 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 component will “revolutionise” the industry by significantly lengthening the production life of a blast furnace. Design and initial testing are complete, and…

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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…

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Expanding into North America

Expanding into 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 engineering company, Thos Begbie. The company aims to concentrate on superior consumable items thereby…

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Graphite Freezline Solutions opens

Graphite Freezline Solutions opens. A new graphite facility, Graphite Freezeline Solutions, was opened at  Thos Begbie’s manufacturing campus in Middelburg. It will reduce the time to manufacture products that include graphite components, especially for the mining and foundry industries, says Thos Begbie, CEO Edwin Dreyer. The facility is a high-technology extruded and moulded graphite cutting and shaping line that can produce a range of graphite components and specialised designs, says…

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