Multotec makes global mark with SACEEC Exporter of the Year award

Multotec recently announced it has won the South African Capital Equipment Export Council’s (SACEEC) Exporter of the Year Award in the category for companies with a turnover of R2-R5 billion (US$105-262 million) per year.

Processing MD Bheka Majola said the award is not only an indication of the company’s growth over the years, but also the culmination of a 15-year strategy to grow its global presence and income from its export business.

He noted Multotec, a South African-grown mineral processing specialist, is capable of deploying high-quality products and expertise internationally, meeting global standards, and has a solid reputation as an established company within the international mineral processing industry.

“More importantly, the award is a testament to the quality of our mineral processing expertise and the products and technologies that underpin our capabilities. Increasingly, international customers are coming to us for solutions for their processing plants and to partner with us to ensure that their infrastructure operates optimally,” says Majola.

The SACEEC Exporter of the Year Awards celebrate the passion and commitment of members who have participated and succeeded, through determination and innovation, in their respective local and export markets.

Large range of quality products
Majola explained that exports currently contribute 63% of Multotec’s total annual turnover, of which more than 60% is exported into Africa. Multotec has more than 50 years of experience and expertise in supplying a large range of good quality mineral processing equipment that is backed by field service and maintenance specialists in most of the commodities, including gold, platinum group metals, lithium, and copper.

“Because no two processing plants are the same, Multotec is a customer- and a needs-driven company that has an in-depth understanding of our customers’ applications. We engineer solutions that address the specific and unique requirements of each of our customers,” said Majola.

“Our range of technologies and expertise extends over the entire flow sheet, meaning that we are not dependent on selling one type of technology. We therefore have the flexibility to ensure that the right application is backed by the right technology within our suite of products, so our customers trust us to develop solutions that are specifically suited to their needs, wherever they may be in the world.”

Hybrid manufacturing model
He noted that Multotec operates a hybrid manufacturing business model with 85% of current export volumes emanating from South Africa. This is supplemented by strategic production in many of its international branches. A notable development includes the establishment of a new factory in Brazil, further expanding Multotec’s global manufacturing footprint.

Active involvement in global mineral processing industry
Multotec conducts a series of customer training workshops at least four times per year, which take the format of an online webinar with live presenters, allowing customers to interact and ask questions of global industry experts. These workshops are not only presented by Multotec staff but also by global experts from a range of peer companies, to provide the most relevant and balanced information to customers.

Multotec also runs an extensive programme of internal and customer-targeted training programmes to ensure its export success. Internal product training is conducted two to three times monthly and participation from staff members across the world is encouraged. Product expertise is shared to ensure that the full range of Multotec products is supported globally. 

“The SACEEC award shows our international customers and prospective customers that we are a serious player in the mineral processing space. There is definitely scope for us to continue growing our business, as a significant number of critical minerals are found outside our home market, and that’s where the future growth will come from. This will require us to grow our international infrastructure to be able to compete in those minerals of the future,” Majola said.

Source: Multotec  

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