Modern Mining March 2023

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steel related products at its engineering workshop in Wilbart and, apart from regular orders, the company recently completed an order for cattle kraals for the farming industry and hospital beds for the health care sector. “African Trading Group is an extremely agile company that is keen to assist clients with their steel product needs,” concludes Strydom. 

African Trading provided conveyor belt equipment for a cement plant in Saudi.

According to global supply chain manager Shailen Sing, as the company expands its geographical footprint it is also promoting the uptake of South African products to international markets, including several well-known South African brands that are integral to the mining, industrial, construction, mechanical, and electrical segments (used in the assembly, maintenance, and repair processes) to Latin America and Saudi Arabia. “Courage, fortitude, and a strong leadership team have been the essential ingredients that have helped African Trading Group succeed in these new markets,” says Sing. Bridging the supply chain gap The commodities super cycle sees most metals at the top end of the pricing spectrum, particularly com modities central to the clean energy agenda, such as copper, cobalt and lithium, with miners targeting volumes to benefit from soaring commodity prices. However, as the world grapples with supply chain challenges, including shipping delays, shipping container shortages, and higher shipping costs, African Trading’s newly established presence in key international markets provides customers with vital equipment and services at close quarters to meet production targets. And given that African Trading Group is a Mauritius headquartered company, it can distribute products and equipment from Mauritius to key areas in Europe, Latin America, and Saudi Arabia. “Our expanded geographic footprint allows us to trade easily across key mining destinations and, as such, our supply chain capabilities have become exceptionally strong, tipping our growth prospects beyond expectations,” says Strydom. African Trading Group South Africa African Trading Group South Africa manufactures

African Trading Groups key offerings  Conveyor-belt maintenance: African Trading Group provides a comprehen sive range of conveyor belt maintenance services, including installations, maintenance, and repairs. The company has the expertise and equipment to handle all types of conveyor belts, regardless of size or complexity.  Belt cleaning systems: African Trading Group offers a range of belt clean ing systems that are designed to improve the efficiency and performance of conveyor belts. These systems help remove dirt, debris, and other materials from the belt that reduce wear and tear; thereby extending the belt’s life.  Belt splicing and repair materials: The company supplies a range of splic ing and repair materials, including adhesives, tools and accessories, that are used to join conveyor belts together and repair the damage. These high quality products are designed to provide a long-lasting and reliable solution.  Safety equipment: African Trading Group also provides personal protective equipment (PPE), such as hard hats, safety glasses, gloves, and high-visibility clothing, to ensure the safety of workers when working around conveyor belts and related equipment.  Procurement services: The company provides procurement services for vari ous products, including mining equipment, spare parts, and consumables. African Trading Group has established relationships with multiple suppliers and manufacturers around the world, which allows them to offer clients high quality products at competitive prices.  Logistics support: The company provides logistics support services, includ ing warehousing, distribution, and freight forwarding. This ensures that the products are delivered to the client’s sites promptly and efficiently.  Technical support: African Trading Group provides technical support to its clients, including equipment installation, commissioning and training. The company has a team of experienced technicians and engineers who can assist with installing and maintaining the equipment.  Health and safety services: The company provides health and safety ser vices, including risk assessments and safety audits. This helps to ensure that the clients’ operations are conducted in a safe and compliant manner.

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