Africa’s largest specialist distributor of engineering component Bearing Man Groups’ (BMG) stand at this year’s Electra Mining exhibition highlights the company’s integrated engineering solutions and technical services that optimise productivity and enhance process plant operating reliability.
Mark Barbour, BMG business unit manager, electromechanical drives says that exhibits will feature products from Nord, Sumitomo and Paramax, with whom BMG holds exclusive distribution agreements.
“Since BMG’s acquisition in 2015 of Hansen Transmissions South Africa, the company has broadened its mechanical drives range and strengthened its long term partnership with Sumitomo as the sole distributor in sub Saharan Africa of Sumitomo speed reducers,” says Barbour.
Another highlight is the R350 million expansion of BMG’s company’s distribution and engineering facilities – BMG World.
The objective of this development programme, which is nearing completion, is to centralise functional and support operations onto one site to improve supply chain processes across the group.
Through this rationalisation initiative, BMG strives to achieve cost optimisation, improve regionalised branch office support and enhance customer service capability.
BMG’s technical resources centre offers services which positively influence a company’s operating efficiencies, by ensuring maximised mechanical reliability of plant and machinery.
Services include technical applications consulting, product and system design, on-site process analysis, lab and on-site oil analysis, product quality control and assurance, as well as condition monitoring services.
BMG World will also be home to field services. The company now has 140 mobile technicians with specialist technical skills and equipment to conduct breakdown and routine maintenance on plant.
This team carries out trouble shooting and advises on possible productivity improvements, to ensure the highest level of plant output and reliability.
BMG is committed to providing a 24 hour customer process support for production efficiency and reliability centred maintenance. This is enhanced by advanced technical and design support across all functional disciplines.