Case Studies

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…

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Smelter welding project completed

South Africa-based foundry and engineering company Thos Begbie successfully completed a smelter welding project 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…

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Graphite Freezline Solutions opens at Thos Begbie

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 Graphite Freezeline Solutions director Hercules van der…

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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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