The global copper industry is in crisis

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…

Thos Begbie: Edwin Dreyer

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…