Rand-Air’s TwinPower generator hire to Diva Nutritional Products: a doubly powerful solution!

One of Rand-Air’s TwinPower generators hired to Diva Nutritional Products.

Rand-Air’s TwinPower generator hire to Diva Nutritional Products: a doubly powerful solution!

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Recognising skilful sales and brand ambassadorship: Rand-Air’s Salesperson of the Year award

Winning the prestigious award of Salesperson of the Year, took recipient Liesel Johnson, a seasoned sales consultant at Rand-Air’s Durban branch, by surprise at first. “I was initially really shocked – albeit pleasantly! After a while I gathered my thoughts and realised what a privilege this award is,” Johnson says. She adds that as a salesperson, recognition is “very important”, and she is therefore most appreciative of being acknowledged in this manner for her hard work. She believes her passion for the company and belief in its technology and products…

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Crushing’ the competition: Betterect builds semi-mobile crushing plant for Mozambique mine

Loading of bottom section of sizer base frame on SMCP project.

Crushing’ the competition: Betterect builds semi-mobile crushing plant for Mozambique mine

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Best ranked tanks: Betterect employs pan-African project know-how and SA steel to build tanks for RioZim mine

The first completed tank for the RioZim project.

Betterect, a South African specialist in steel fabrication and erection of mining, petrochemical and other industrial structures, is drawing on its extensive experience of successfully delivering steel projects locally and across Africa to fabricate and install ten large steel tanks for RioZim, at its Cam and Motor gold mine in Zimbabwe. The tanks – of which the largest measure 12 m in diameter and 12.7 m in height – are part of an expansion of the gold processing plant at the mine. Betterect has also been appointed as the only…

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South Africa: COVID-19 SA – AMCU Judgment and the Effect On all Mines

South Africa: COVID-19 SA – AMCU Judgment and the Effect On all Mines

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How the Coronavirus Pandemic Has Disrupted the Global Mining Industry

Some have called the COVID-19 crisis a black swan event. It has had an extreme impact and the world was unprepared for what has transpired, even though, in hindsight, it was not unexpected. The mining industry has also been caught up in the turmoil. While previous global economic downturns hold clues as to what will happen next, there are several aspects to this crisis without similarities to the other economic collapses that have affected the mining industry. A mining downturn like no other Mining industry downturns are usually due to…

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The strongest link is local: Africa must support African supply chains to unlock sustained economic growth

Erection of Convevors- Crushers and Screens by Betterect

 The current Covid19-related economic challenges both locally and throughout the Africa starkly highlight the need for pan-African companies and governments to support African supply chains, and in so doing, to boost economic activity on the continent. This can be achieved by procuring the production of goods and services for infrastructure and industrial projects via the mechanism of ‘Team Africa’, which is a concept in which local suppliers and manufacturers collaboratively supply mining, industrial, power generation and other sector projects. “Covid-19 provides further impetus for Africa to support its own supply…

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Getting to the core: faster drilling and reduced fuel costs with Rand-Air’s new DrillAir compressors

In a first for Rand-Air, the company has acquired Atlas Copco DrillAir Y1260 variable high pressure (21 to 35 bar) compressors. This new technology – from the world’s leading manufacturer of drilling equipment – has been scientifically designed around pressure and flow for a wide range of high-capacity drilling applications. These two new units are ideally suited for applications such as mineral exploration drilling, geothermal drilling, construction and blast hole drilling; as well as for services such as aerated drilling and the drilling of wells. “At Rand-Air, we constantly strive…

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Whether portable diesel or stationery electric, for every application Rand-Air has a compressor to blow you away

In its 46 years of operation, Rand-Air has built up an enviable reputation in the mining industry for the quality of its compressors and the excellence of its service. The company supplies either portable diesel compressors or stationary electric compressors, each of which have particular applications. All Rand-Air compressors use screw compression elements to produce compressed air. “In mining, industry and manufacturing, compressed air is frequently absolutely essential,” explains Rand-Air Fleet Manager Craig Swart. In the extraction of minerals from the ground, the first action that is taken is exploration…

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New Rand-Air GM to build further on the company’s firm foundation

Since its inception in 1973, Rand-Air has been driven by a simple yet highly effective operational ethos – to exceed customer expectations at all times. The company has underpinned this with a fleet of top-quality equipment and unmatched customer service levels; and prospered to such a degree that, in a synergistic move in 1998, leading international equipment manufacturer and supplier Atlas Copco acquired Rand-Air. Throughout his 33 year tenure, previous Rand-Air General Manager Louwrens Erasmus maintained and developed the company’s dynamic growth and development trajectory very successfully. However, in December…

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