Bucyrus, an international company claiming to be a world leader in the design and manufacture of high productivity mining equipment for surface and underground mining, is currently in Botswana, targeting local mining companies to purchase their “first class” mining equipment.
The company, which places its headquarters in South Milwaukee, Wisconsin, in the United States of America, claims to have branches spread throughout the world, in USA, Chile, China, Canada, Europe, Australia, Brazil, Peru, and South Africa.
It offers its potential mining clients surface equipment such as drills, shovels, draglines and belt systems that is used for mining coal, copper, iron ore, oil sands and other minerals.
They also provide underground equipment in the form of long wall and room and pillar systems, which is used primarily for mining coal.
Bucyrus’ representatives from the South-African branch, were recently exhibiting the company’s profile and services at this year’s Global Exposition held at Ditshupo Hall.
The Global exposition, an annual event sponsored by BEDIA, provides platform for both local and foreign investors to market themselves while networking with other investors in a Botswana environment. Bucyrus was among the international companies attracted to the annual event.
Jim Hannigan, sales manager for the subsidiary of Bucyrus international in Middleburg, South Africa, revealed to the Sunday Standard that the global exposition, was the first time the company had presented and marketed itself to potential buyers in that type of environment.
“Regarding our surface mining equipments, our mechanical division provides field repair service and installation of OEM parts to our customers, while our electrical division provides electrical service and support. The underground mining equipment is also backed up by outstanding customer service with on-site-service, repairs, overhauls and spare parts,” said Hannigan.
Hannigan further revealed that they saw Botswana as a potential platform for serious buyers, as they were looking to provide their high quality equipment to current projects like the cut-8 project in Jwaneng as well as the Mmamabula project.