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REMA TIP TOP reinforcing conveyor partner status in African mining sector

REMA TIP TOP says it is strengthening its market position in the African mining sector through the provision of tailored solutions and 360° services on site to ensure cost-efficient and smooth operations.

The company has played a key role in the African conveyor technology market for more than 100 years, it says. In 2023, the company launched a new calendar line, allowing for the manufacturing of extra-wide conveyor belting for heavy surface and underground mining applications.

REMA TIP TOP’s specialised teams bring a deep understanding of the business and of the challenges mining companies face across African countries and communities, the company says. In addition, they bring expertise and experience to find the best solution for each individual challenge.

To meet the ever evolving needs of the mining industry, REMA TIP TOP’s research and development division is constantly working on cutting-edge innovations such as low-rolling resistance, low abrasion loss, oil resistance, heat resistance and full fire retardancy with one of the lowest abrasion losses in the industry. It also continues to develop and improve its rubber compounds to increase the durability and robustness of their conveyor belts.

“With our local high-volume manufacturing power and ground-breaking innovations, we are further strengthening our position as a reliable partner to the African mining industry,” Nico Prinsloo, Chief Executive Officer of REMA TIP TOP South Africa & African Group, says.

Rooted in Africa, REMA TIP TOP develops and produces high-quality conveyor technology locally under the Dunlop Industrial Products and Dunlop Belting Products brands. The company is operating throughout Africa with 12 local outlets, and is thus able to deliver very quickly and in large quantities wherever needed. Sophisticated logistics ensure products and services to be delivered to remote destinations on time by road or sea. To ensure the highest availability of their proven solutions, REMA TIP TOP has invested heavily in the expansion and modernisation of the South African manufacturing capacities.

A new, state-of-the-art calendar system contributes to a massive increase in production power and distribution speed. It also enables innovations such as the extra-wide conveyor belting to be manufactured quickly and reliably on demand.

REMA TIP TOP says it is constantly working on new solutions for the African mining industry to make conveyor systems more cost-efficient and reliable. Groundbreaking product innovations enable the company to reliably meet new requirements and tap into new markets. The latest expansion include a new state of the art calender line, five new press lines, three new mixing lines giving REMA TIP TOP South Africa a total of eight calender lines, 14 press lines and seven rubber compound mixers.

In addition to high-quality hardware, the company says it has also been driving the digitisation of the mining industry, with data-driven maintenance an essential part of REMA TIP TOP’s on-site service. State-of-the-art software supports predictive maintenance and helps to minimise unplanned, costly downtimes of conveyor systems in mining.

Prinsloo added: “What makes REMA TIP TOP a preferred partner to the African mining industry is the speed and flexibility we offer, as well as our commitment to provide our customers with exactly the solution they need for smooth operations anytime, anywhere.”

REMA TIP TOP expands southern Germany conveyor network with Hempel Industrievulkanisation acquisition

REMA TIP TOP AG says it has acquired HEMPEL Industrievulkanisation GmbH & Co. KG, a conveyor technology company based in Neu-Ulm in a transaction that further expands its materials processing technology service network in southern Germany.

For 45 years, Hempel Industrievulkanisation has been a force to be reckoned with in the field of conveyor technology in southern Germany, focusing on the installation, repair and splicing of conveyor belts made of rubber and PVC, REMA TIP TOP says.  The company is also a service partner for the maintenance and renewal of conveyor systems, coating and repair of conveyor belt drums and idlers and wear protection technology.

“Both companies are linked by a long-standing partnership, which will be taken to the next level with the acquisition,” company Owner Roy Hempel, who started his career at REMA TIP TOP, said.

Bodo Wein of REMA TIP TOP, who will support Roy Hempel on the management board, said “Service and solution orientation will continue to be the unrestricted focus of our thinking and business in the future.”

Fortescue and REMA TIP TOP establish Aboriginal traineeships

Fortescue Metals Group has teamed up with longstanding contracting partner REMA TIP TOP to identify opportunities within its supply chain to increase employment and development opportunities for Aboriginal team members.

This move demonstrates “the company’s ongoing commitment to provide training and employment opportunities for its Aboriginal workforce”, FMG said.

REMA has been providing belt and conveyor maintenance services at Fortescue’s operations for over 10 years, and has now signed an agreement with 100% Aboriginal-owned workforce organisation Karlayura Group to offer belt splicing traineeships.

The program will allow Aboriginal participants to gain on-the-job experience in the installation, maintenance and repair of conveyor belt systems across Fortescue’s operational sites and provide them with sustainable career opportunities, FMG said.

Fortescue Chief Executive Officer, Elizabeth Gaines, said: “At Fortescue, we believe that providing economic opportunities through access to employment, training and business development pathways is key to sustainable futures for Aboriginal people.

“We are pleased to be working with our contracting partners to develop programs that support Aboriginal employment, and it is inspiring to see the positive contribution they make to communities.”

REMA Chief Executive Officer Asia Pacific, Benedikt Schneider, said: “Working together with the Karlayura Group, we have created new opportunities for local Indigenous communities through the establishment of belt splicing traineeships.

“Our focus is always on training and development to provide career pathways – not just jobs – and I’m proud to continue partnering with Fortescue to help close the gap by creating meaningful and sustainable employment opportunities for Indigenous Australians.”

Karlayura Group General Manager, Regina Glover, said: “Karlayura has a strong history of building partnerships with various companies within the mining and construction industry. We’re forever grateful for the opportunities we get from REMA and Fortescue as we continue our journey of creating successful outcomes across Australia.”

REMA TIP TOP Australia belts up at BHP South Flank project

REMA TIP TOP Australia has been selected by Monadelphous to install more than 50 km of conveyor belting for the BHP-owned South Flank iron ore project, in the Pilbara of Western Australia.

A key component of the project to build the $3.6 billion mine, the conveyor belting will be delivered with splice kits and the installation and splicing of steel cord and fabric belt on five conveyors systems, three of which are overland conveyors, with 77 rolls of belt to be installed and 77 splices to be completed in total. REMA TIP TOP Australia will assist Monadelphous in this work.

The conveyor solutions specialist has worked with Monadelphous on a range of major projects in the past and it is this proven track record that was critical in securing the project for the business, it said.

Steve Hipwell, REMA TIP TOP Australia Projects Manager, said: “This project represents a significant win for the business and is a testament to the commitment we have shown to delivering quality projects.

“Monadelphous have a substantial pipeline of works in the resources, energy and infrastructure sectors so it’s great to continue to build on our successes with this leading engineering company.”
Hipwell said mobilisation was set to begin in the June quarter.

Earlier this year, Fenner Dunlop secured the contract to manufacture and deliver the overland conveyor belt package to South Flank.

BHP is targeting first ore extraction at the operation in 2021 and expects to ramp up to 80 Mt/y of output. This will replace production from the existing Yandi mine, which is reaching the end of its economic life.

Rema Tip Top builds local presence in Middle East

Rema Tip Top is looking to tap into new markets in the Middle East by opening its own hub in Dubai.

With immediate effect, all product and service requests of the region will be processed and implemented from the new location true to the motto “In the region, for the region”, the company said.

Target markets are the member states of the Gulf Cooperation Council (GCC) and the neighbouring countries Egypt and Jordan, according to the conveying and processing technology provider.

“Rema Tip Top is strengthening its commitment in the GCC region to directly serve the market as Rema Tip Top Middle East,” Michael Labbé (pictured), Executive Board member of Rema Tip Top AG CEO of REMA Tip Top Middle East, said.

“It is our central concern to be closer to our customers, to be their local contact and to better understand the needs and trends of the region,” he added.

With the new subsidiary, all customers in the region will have a contact person offering them comprehensive support by telephone or on site during their usual business hours, the company said.

By means of local warehousing, a 24/7 availability with correspondingly short reaction times is to be established at short notice to faster process and implement customer enquiries.

For Labbé, the combination of local conditions, existing mineral resources and German engineering skills from Rema Tip Top is an important driving force for the company: “There already is a strong demand for Rema Tip Top products in the region, which we have not always been able to meet 100% due to the long supply routes in the past.

“With our new hub, we can meet this need and further expand existing customer relationships.”

The subsidiary is preparing to present itself to the public for the first time at the Dubai Mining Show on November 5-6.

Rema Tip Top lays the groundwork for Australia expansion

Rema Tip Top has opened a “Centre of Excellence” in Brisbane, Australia, as it looks to expand its material processing capabilities into the future.

This facility will be the home of its east coast surface protection hub, extending on the expertise of its Perth surface protection operations to provide increased local and national services for its customers, the company said.

“The facility, based in Northgate in Brisbane’s inner north, is strategically positioned on the east coast to provide more agile service to new and existing customers and will offer increased support to the company’s largest clients, many headquartered in the area,” the company said.

It features dedicated workshop and office space with close proximity to transport hubs including Brisbane Airport and Brisbane Port, providing Rema Tip Top with the ability to “strengthen its approach to servicing its customers across the entire country”, the company said.

“A key component of Rema Tip Top’s focus on diversification, the centre is also poised to provide access to new materials handling operations in the region, including cement and food processing industries,” the company added.

Karsten Bartnicki, CEO Rema Tip Top Industry Australia, said that the new Brisbane Centre of Excellence will create an immediate economic impact in the region, providing a range of new employment opportunities and also underpins Rema Tip Top’s commitment to investment in infrastructure to drive sustainable growth.