Mining and quarrying equipment specialist Osborn, a subsidiary of Astec Industries Inc, has completed a significant export order for a new aggregate crushing plant in Harare, Zimbabwe. New customer Beta Holdings, Zimbabwe’s largest brick and concrete roof tile supplier, has installed and commissioned six Osborn machines in the brand-new plant.
“The order was secured through our Zimbabwean dealer, Jacob Bethel Corporation,” explains Osborn regional sales manager Kevin Mgiba. Beta Holdings is a well-established Zimbabwean business with its origins going back to 1953, when it was established as Alpha Bricks.
“Osborn values having secured this order from Beta Holdings based on the technical solution presented and our reputation for great product quality and aftermarket support. This has been Osborn’s legacy in its 101 years of supporting the global quarrying and mining industry,” Mgiba comments. He says that the number of Osborn machines operating successfully in the aggregate and mining space in Zimbabwe is also building customer confidence in the region, together with the fact that Osborn equipment has the back-up and support of local dealer, Jacob Bethel Corporation.
The Osborn equipment supplied for Beta Holdings’ new 250 tph aggregate crushing plant includes an Osborn 30 x 42 Jaw Crusher, an Osborn 44SBS Cone Crusher, a Modular VSI2500 KPI-JCI Crusher, an Osborn 6 x 16 Double Deck Vibrating Screen, an Osborn 6 x 20 Triple Deck Vibrating Screen, and a 42 x 16 Osborn Vibrating Grizzly Feeder.
The scope of Osborn’s contract for Beta Holdings included the manufacturing and supply of the equipment.
Osborn’s Zimbabwean agent, Jacob Bethel Corporation, played a key role in the undertaking, Mgiba states, from securing the order to ensuring the optimal placement of the plant. “Our agent worked closely with the consultant assigned by Beta Holdings on the initial assessments of the site for the aggregate processing plant and recommendations on the optimal placement of the machines,” he says.
Osborn’s experience and expertise encompasses the full manufacturing process, from concept and installation through to commissioning. Osborn’s unmatched machines have made their mark around the world, operating successfully in the most arduous conditions.
Astec Industries, Inc was founded in 1972 with the vision to apply creative thinking and state-of-the-art technology to traditionally low-tech industries, bolstered by a corporate culture renowned for putting customer service first. Based in Chattanooga, Tennessee, the Astec Industries, Inc. market leading brands have become America's leading manufacturer of equipment for asphalt road building, mining, and aggregate processing.