Capital Equipment News September 2016


B MG will use this year’s Electra Mining exhibition to highlight its integrated engineering solutions and technical services aimed at optimising productivity and enhance process plant operating reliability. “The focal point of this year’s exhibit will be a display of the company’s extensive electro-mechanical range, which will include representative examples of industrial drive systems as specified by major users in southern Africa. Exhibits will feature products from Nord, Sumitomo and Paramax, with whom BMG holds exclusive distribution agreements,” says Mark Barbour, BMG business unit manager, electromechanical drives. “Since BMG’s acquisition of Hansen Transmissions South Africa in 2015, the company has broadened its mechanical drives range and strengthened its long- term partnership with Sumitomo as the sole distributor of Sumitomo’s speed reducers in sub-Saharan Africa. “Another highlight is the R350 million expansion of BMG’s company’s distribu- tion and engineering facilities – BMG World. The objective of this development

programme, which is nearing completion, is to centralise functional and support operations onto one site to improve supply chain processes across the group. Through this rationalisation initiative, BMG strives to achieve cost optimisation, improve regionalised branch office support and enhance cus- tomer service capability,” adds Barbour. BMG’s technical resources centre is said to offer services which positively influence a company’s operating efficiencies, by ensuring

services. The company now has 140 mo- bile technicians with specialist technical skills and equipment to conduct break- down and routine maintenance on plant. This team carries out trouble shooting and advises on possible productivity improve- ments to ensure maximum plant output and reliability. b

maximised mechanical reliability of plant and machinery. Services include techni- cal applications consulting, product and system design, on-site process analysis, lab and on-site oil analysis, product quality control and assurance, as well as condition monitoring services. BMG World will also be home to field

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