Mining and Technical Exhibitions (MTE) stunned the heart of gold in Johannesburg on Thursday 11 November 2021 with their famous high impact Sibanye-Stillwater Gold Division Mining and Technical Exhibition. The show attracted over 330 visitors with 80 high quality exhibitors showcasing mining innovations and supplies. This is but one show in a string of successful expos for MTE in the Fourth quarter of 2021, managed under strict Covid-19 protocols.
Stakeholders from an international mine were amongst the visitors, which were made up of decision makers across the board, from Vice Presidents of the local mines, through to engineers and supervisors across divisions.
Some of the suppliers exhibiting at the show spoke with Andrew Macnamara, MTE Operations Director, about their experience on the day. Marnus Marais, Design Engineer at Battery Electric, commented that the show was extremely beneficial to his company in that a number of the Key Stakeholders they deal with at Sibanye Stillwater came through to the show to see the showcasing of their solution, with specific reference to their conversion of a 5t diesel locomotive to an electric system. The system is currently in testing phase for future commercial sale. (see video interview)
Marnus Marais, Design Engineer at Battery Electric. Video credit: ©Andrew Macnamara | MTE
With Occupational Safety top of mind for mines, Armand Broodryk, Regional Sales Manager at Draeger took Macnamara through their offering in safety solutions displayed in their mobile showroom at the expo. Their focus at the show was particularly on their ‘Detection and Protection Products’. The quality and breathability of their respiratory protection being a key focus on the day. Broodryk highlighted the fact that Draeger exhibits at the MTE shows in order to reach some of the decision makers in the more remote areas. (see video interview)
Armand Broodryk, Regional Sales Manager at Draeger. Video credit: ©Andrew Macnamara | MTE
Tristan Visser, Head Operations Manager at V&S Mining Technology (Pty) Ltd, took Macnamara through a demo of their winch signalling device innovation, which incorporates a PDS system to offer miners greater safety while using a winch. He too saw great benefit in the exposure they had received at the at the MTE Sibanye-Stillwater Gold Division Mining and Technical Exhibition. (see video interview)
PDS Winch-Signalling Device. Tristan Visser, Head Operations Manager, V&S Mining Technology (Pty) Ltd. Video credit: ©Andrew Macnamara | MTE
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