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New headquarters affirm TOMRA Sorting Mining’s commitment to southern Africa

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TOMRA has opened new regional headquarters in Johannesburg to strengthen its commitment to customers in southern Africa.

This initiative is designed to enhance customer care through better technical support, service and training, and to ensure prompt availability of spare parts. The move will improve operational efficiencies by bringing together under one roof all three TOMRA business divisions: mining, recycling, and food.

TOMRA’s new facilities are housed in a two-story, 1800 m2 building which accommodates offices, a warehouse, spare parts area, two training rooms, and three meeting rooms connected to TOMRA’s global network of more than 4000 employees. The building’s location on the edge of the Longmeadow Business Estate, Edenvale, to the north-east of Johannesburg, is conveniently close to major road networks and the city’s airport.

Albert du Preez, Senior Vice-President and Head of TOMRA Mining, commented: “This investment affirms TOMRA’s commitment to southern Africa. This is a growing market, and one the company takes seriously. The 26-strong team operating out of the new headquarters will support customers in South Africa and all other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa.

With the mineral industry such a valuable source of export earnings, it is hugely important to national economies in Sub-Saharan Africa. The African continent can produce up to 500 tpy of gold and accounts for a large share of the world’s diamonds. In April 2020, a 1758 carat diamond, one of the largest in recorded history, was recovered in Botswana through TOMRA X-Ray Transmission sorting technology. South Africa is also a crucial global supplier of chrome ore and ferrochrome, exporting 8.5 million t of ferrochrome annually, mostly to China, and the company’s sorting solutions are ideal for the production of these minerals.

In fact, TOMRA manufactures sensor-based sorting solutions for almost every mineral application: diamonds, industrial minerals, ferrous metal, non-ferrous metal, slag metals, and coal and other fuels.

Speaking from the new South African headquarters, Helga van Lochem, Sales Manager of TOMRA Sorting Mining, said: “Opening new premises confirms TOMRA’s belief in southern Africa as a big player in the global market, and its commitment to supporting mining businesses here in the long-term. Investment in sorting solutions pays back handsomely, and the new training facility in Johannesburg can empower customers to get the most from the company’s profit-enhancing technologies.”

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