Technologically advanced crushing and screening equipment is playing an increasingly important role in the diamond mining and construction industries in Namibia.

In the past year, Rex Quip (Pty) Limited — the Namibian Black Economic Empowerment supplier of well-known European and South African brand names in mining, earthmoving, building and civil construction equipment – has sold crushing and screening equipment worth more than R8-million in the region.

Rex Quip is the Namibian dealer for Gauteng-based crushing and screening solutions manufacturer Pilot Crushtec. Rex Quip sales director Alan Lang says his company is able to offer complete solutions for mining, civil and building construction.

Lang admits that competition is stiff, but says Rex Quip’s market share is growing. “In mobile scalpers and screens I believe that we now have 70% of the market share in Namibia,” he reveals’ “and we have achieved 100% of the market for washing plants.”

The first Finlay 883 Megatrak Mark 2 heavy duty scalping machine has been commissioned for exploration at Orange River Diamond Mines, according to Lang, and during the past year the Finlay 683 and 693 Supertrak mobile rinsers with production rates of 180t/h and 300t/h respectively in wet screening operations, have been sold to diamond recovery operations on the Namibian west coast.

Looking to the future, Lang said the mining and construction industries in Namibia are growing, and there are tremendous prospects for his company’s equipment in that country.