Quality local design and manufacture have catapulted Gauteng-based Kwatani into the global marketplace with its world vibrating screens.

With an established footprint around Africa, Kwatani’s exports have grown to include 40 countries worldwide in the  eight years since it began supplying abroad.

“Our success is based on years of local investment – in skills, technology and infrastructure,” says Kim Schoepflin, CEO of Kwatani. “This has given us a very high level of local content, which supports a local supply chain while advancing the expertise on which our economy can grow.”

The technical capability that has been developed underpins the performance and reliability of the company’s custom­ engineered screens. Its ‘engineered for tonnage’ motto has rung true for the growing base of customers abroad.

” As with our local market, we prioritise the support services available where export customers operate,” says Schoepflin. “In fact, we prefer not to supply machines into areas where we have not yet established a support partnership with suitable experts.”

In Canada, for instance, Kwatani now has representation in both the eastern and western regions, and its first machine was recently shipped into the Canadian market. The bespoke nature of the company’s screens means that service partners need an appropriate level of technical expertise – and even considerable refurbishment facilities.

Kwatani is no stranger to working remotely from customers, Schoepflin notes, serving mines and project houses which are often based in other countries, and even in a different country to the project’s actual location.

“Our technology base and use of online communication platforms means that our work frequently transends borders,” she says. “This also ensures that the Covid -1 9 pandemic will not put a damper on our globalisation drive.”

Schoepflin highlights the company’s strict adherence to ISO quality systems and procedures, which are a vital component of the technical excellence required when playing on the global stage.