Specialist earthmoving contractor Benicon Opencast Mining has embarked on a new journey aimed at drastically improving every aspect of its business. This forms part of parent company Sentula’s greater strategy to see all its business arms recognised as preferred mining service providers, Benicon’s recently appointed CEO Philip van Vuuren tells Laura Cornish.
It is no secret that Sentula is in the process of restructuring its entire business – which entails selling off its coal assets and focusing on strengthening and improving its core assets. In addition to 35 year old Benicon Opencast Mining (Benicon), this includes Jeff Drill & Blast, Classic Challenge Trading (CCT), Geosearch and Ritchie Crane Hire.
New management teams for all five companies, including Benicon, have been introduced as a starting point from which new and improved business delivery is expected, and has already started to emerge. Van Vuuren is new to the position of CEO at Benicon, having been in the position only two months. His position with Sentula however extends back to July 2013 when he held the position of group technical executive.