A strategic drive to grow the Grindex dewatering pump footprint in key Southern African markets has already begun to deliver results for local distributor Integrated Pump Technology, with significant take-up in mines where dewatering is mission critical.
Among the countries seeing the most action is the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) and Zambia, says Integrated Pump Technology Managing Director Jordan Marsh. With rising global demand for copper in a world pursuing a lower carbon future, mines in the DRC have been growing.
“With many of these mines being among the wettest in the world, dewatering is a vital duty that is well served by our quality Grindex pumps,” says Marsh. “Since we established sales and support channels with well-placed distributors in these regions, we have seen sizeable orders coming through for our equipment.”
He notes that many copper mines in Southern Africa are expanding and mining deeper, and in countries like the DRC, Zambia and Tanzania this means much more water being encountered in mining operations. Grindex submersible pumps are now playing an important role in keeping deeper mining areas operational and safe.