Made in Africa, to suit African conditions
One of Pilot Crushtec International’s major marketing propositions has been that its products are built in Africa to meet African conditions. Judging by the sales of its modular crushing and screening plants into the more remote areas of the continent, this continues to hold true.
Its relationship with a large copper and cobalt mining operation in the Democratic Republic of Congo’s Katanga province serves to confirm this claim.
“The customer has for almost a decade been using Pilot Modular equipment under the harshest imaginable conditions and insists on using our products on account of their durability even under extreme circumstances,” says CEO Sandro Scherf.
The products exported to the region include no fewer than five Pilot Modular MC130 heavy duty cone crushers, a Pilot Modular MJ3042 single toggle jaw crusher, two Pilot Modular DWS4824 dewatering screens and two DD7215 screen boxes.
Scherf explains that the quality of Pilot Modular products is just one part of the equation as service and support are key to the customer’s needs, irrespective of the 2,000 kilometres separating supplier and end user.
“Personal contact with the customer, especially when it comes to technical input, is more important than ever before and the mine appreciates the regular on site presence of our sales engineers. Spare parts availability is also a crucial factor and we ensure that there is always a stock of key components at the mine.”