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TAKRAF appoints agent in Botswana

Tenova TAKRAF Africa strengthens its Botswana ties with the appointment of a local agent.

Global mining, materials handling, minerals processing and equipment supplier, Tenova TAKRAF Africa has appointed Etuba Engineering, as its agent in Botswana.

The appointment is expected to support the TAKRAF Africa’s ability to respond to the unique requirements of the natural resources industry in Botswana, as well as provide an enhanced service for the maintenance and optimal performance of equipment on operating mines.

Etuba Engineering boasts of well-established ties with the major mining operations in Botswana, having, amongst others, focused on the supply and servicing of industrial vacuum equipment installed at Debswana mines, as well as providing an agency for conveyor products.

Through its heritage as part of the Bateman Group before Tenova acquired the latter in 2012, TAKRAF Africa boasts a long-standing involvement in Botswana.

Its reference list in the diamond mining industry stretches back to the 1980s, with TAKRAF Africa equipment found on every Debswana mine.

In recent years, projects have ranged from the supply and installation of dust extraction systems for the Jwaneng Cut 8 project and the installation of the largest Jetfloat modular floating pontoon system that TAKRAF Africa has received to date.

TAKRAF Africa’s track record and its ability is to support its products over their complete lifecycle and is currently replacing a Tenova Dynamic Scrubber, due to normal wear and tear, that was installed at a diamond mine in Botswana in 1998.

TAKRAF Africa’s services in Botswana have also extended well beyond diamonds, the company has supplied flotation cells for the Mupane Gold Project and Mowana Copper Mine and Tenova Dynamic Scrubbers for the Tati Nickel Mine.

“The new agency brings TAKRAF Africa’s world-renowned suite of in-house technologies and license agreements right to the doorstep of the Botswana mining fraternity,” said TAKRAF Africa’s General Manager – Technologies, Richard Späth.

Etuba Engineering will market the full range of TAKRAF Africa mining, materials handling, dust control, comminution, and DELKOR solid or liquid separation equipment.

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