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Andrew Mentis Completes Major Order for Kalagadi Manganese Sinter Plant

Leading engineering and manufacturing company Andrew Mentis has successfully completed a large order for approximately 5 300 metres of handrailing, 1 600 square metres of grating and 1 100 stair treads placed by Aveng Grinaker LTA’s DSE Fabrication.

These products form part of a larger order placed on DSE Fabrication by Outotec for the supply of structural steel that will be used for the fabrication of a manganese sinter plant at Kalagadi Manganese in Hotazel, Northern Cape. Kalagadi’s new plant will be the world’s largest manganese sinter plant.

“Our company has a sound relationship with Andrew Mentis that spans several decades,” Mauro Sciscio, project manager at DSE Fabrication, says. “Apart from favourable pricing, we chose Andrew Mentis to supply these products based on their compliance with ISO 9001, delivery capabilities, reaction times and excellent customer support.”

Andrew Mentis (Pty) Ltd was established in 1950 as a precision engineering works and subsequently went into the development and manufacture of steel grating. In 1959 Gripweld grating was produced in South Africa by Andrew Mentis, followed by the unique Rectagrid grating in 1967. Through ongoing research and development, Andrew Mentis has become a leading manufacturer of grating.

The company has been successful in gaining a share in overseas markets and locally has supplied vast quantities of quality products to all the major industrial sectors including power generation, mining, petrochemical, motor, construction, food, paper and steel. In addition to grating, the company offers expanded metal, Mentrail (guardrails for roads), industrial handrail systems, Die-line and steel floor tiles.

Andrew Mentis has been located at its current 50 000 m² manufacturing facility in North Reef Road, Elandsfontein on the East Rand for the past 50 years. The company manufactures and distributes all its products.

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