Kwatani - A Sandvik company

Sandvik has acquired Kwatani to offer best-in-class solutions in crushing and screening that ensures top-capacity, non-stop processing at low operating and maintenance costs.

In this series of short films the Kwatani people talks about Kwatani as a company, what they do and how their screening solutions help mines throughout the world become more cost-effective and profitable, with a low environmental footprint.

This film featuring Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin outlines the Kwatani DNA, their history and the vibrating equipment they offer, and how it is designed to be durable and efficient to cope with the harshest African mining conditions.

Kwatani CEO Kim Schoepflin talks about the added benefits offered to mines now that Sandvik has acquired Kwatani and how the two companies provide global technology, digital solutions and cost-effective customisation.

Frengelina Mabotja, metallurgist and Sales Manager for South Africa talks about how to optimize performance using a site audit, process simulation and testing different screening materials. That way, Kwatani’s metallurgists work out how to optimize performance, tweaking those extra percentages that make such a difference to a mine’s bottom line.

Kwatani’s philosophy is about engineering for tonnage. In other words, getting the highest throughput on same footprint to obtain the lowest carbon footprint per ton – with less environmental impact. Jan Schoepflin, General Manager for Sales and Service, details Kwatani’s full lifecycle offering, including warranties, condition monitoring and SLAs to ensure minimum unplanned downtime and risks.

Gideon De Villiers, Engineering Manager, focuses on how Kwatani develops cutting edge designs, using advanced technologies to optimally design screens for a specific process vibrating equipment that delivers on all customer expectations. He also elaborates on how the digital support functions manage equipment lifecycles to lower cost of ownership and offer better production efficiency.

Quality goes through Kwatani’s entire business, from initial contact with a new customer to how they operate throughout all departments and product lifecycles. Riaan Steinmann, General Manager for Operations, explains their quality processes from design through manufacturing, testing and delivery.

Kwatani prides itself on producing best-in-class, customized vibrating equipment. Riaan Steinmann, General Manager for Operations, talks about how manufacturing excellence at Kwatani, together with a close relationship with customers to ensure they get equipment that exceeds their expectations makes this possible. This film also expands on how Kwatani work with manufacturing, including using their skilled and highly motivated workforce as a competitive advantage.

Kwatani realizes that the way to a competitive advantage is its people. Elizabeth Arulappen, General Manager Commercial, emphasizes the importance of employing qualified, experienced, and passionate co-workers, how they continuously train them, and the support they get to be best in their business. Kwatani is the first OEM supplier of its class to exceed the requirements of the South African Mining Charter.