REMA TIP TOP Strengthens Market Position in the African Mining Industry: Increased High-volume Manufacturing Power, Extra-wide Conveyor Belt, 360° On-site Service

Poing, near Munich, June 19th. The worldwide demand for rare minerals and metals is increasing daily, as is Africa's importance as the global center for heavy metal mining. REMA TIP TOP has played a key role in the African conveyor technology market for more than 100 years, providing its clients across the continent with high-quality conveyor belts and 360° on-site services. In 2023, the company launched a new calendar line, allowing for the manufacturing of extra-wide conveyor belting for heavy surface and underground mining applications.

Tailored conveyor solutions for the African mining industry

REMA TIP TOP has been a trusted partner to the African mining industry for more than a century, providing tailored solutions and 360° services on site to ensure cost-efficient and smooth operations in both regular and heavy mining. Their specialized teams bring a deep understanding of the business and of the challenges mining companies face across African countries and communities. In addition, they bring expertise and experience to find the best solution for each individual challenge. To meet the ever evolving needs of the mining industry, REMA TIP TOP's research and development division is constantly working on cutting-edge innovations such as low-rolling resistance, low abrasion loss, oil resistance, heat resistance and full fire retardancy with one of the lowest abrasion loss in the industry. REMA TIP TOP continues to develop and improve their rubber compounds to increase the durability and robustness of their conveyor belts.

“With our local high-volume manufacturing power and ground-breaking innovations, we are further strengthening our position as a reliable partner to the African mining industry” says Nico Prinsloo, Chief Executive Officer of REMA TIP TOP South Africa & African Group.

High-volume manufacturing power in South Africa

Rooted in Africa, REMA TIP TOP develops and produces high-quality conveyor technology locally under the Dunlop Industrial Products and Dunlop Belting Products brands. While other suppliers have to ship their products around the world to reach their destination, REMA TIP TOP is operating throughout Africa with 12 local outlets, and is thus able to deliver very quickly and in large quantities wherever needed. Sophisticated logistics ensure products and services to be delivered to remote destinations on time by road or sea. To ensure the highest availability of their proven solutions, REMA TIP TOP has invested heavily in the expansion and modernization of the South African manufacturing capacities. A new, state-of-the-art calendar system contributes to a massive increase in production power and distribution speed. It also enables innovations such as the extra-wide conveyor belting to be manufactured quickly and reliably on demand.

Innovation and digitization powered by REMA TIP TOP

REMA TIP TOP is constantly working on new solutions for the African mining industry to make conveyor systems more cost-efficient and reliable. Groundbreaking product innovations enable the company to reliably meet new requirements and tap into new markets. The latest expansion include a new state of the art calender line, 5 new press lines, 3 new mixing lines giving REMA TIP TOP South Africa a total of 8 calender lines, 14 press lines and 7 rubber compound mixers. In addition to high-quality hardware, the company has also been driving the digitization of the mining industry for years. Data-driven maintenance is an essential part of REMA TIP TOP's comprehensive on-site service. State of-the-art software supports predictive maintenance and helps to minimize unplanned, costly downtimes of conveyor systems in mining.

“What makes REMA TIP TOP a preferred partner to the African mining industry is the speed and flexibility we offer, as well as our commitment to provide our customers with exactly the solution they need for smooth operations anytime, anywhere” - Nico Prinsloo, Chief Executive Officer of REMA TIP TOP South Africa & African Group points out.

Reliable 360° service on-site

What makes REMA TIP TOP a reliable partner to the mining industry is that the company does not only supply high-quality components for conveyor systems. Its high-performance conveyor belts, scrapers, rollers and other hardware are also an integral part of a holistic service approach that provides a 360° view of material handling systems. From planning and implementation support to deploying sustainable maintenance strategies - REMA TIP TOP offers a total turnkey solution to ensure smooth and efficient mining operations. Highquality products, extensive expertise and experience, plus the company's roots in Africa for over 100 years perfectly complement to provide outstanding custom solutions and services all over the African continent: German engineering, made in Africa, for Africa.