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Opportunity, endorsed by the South African Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SACCI) is the mouthpiece for business in Southern Africa. The aim of the publication is to inform potential investors both nationally and internationally of the most relevant business news: trade, investment, financial, market-related information for each business sector, as well as to inform of the latest developments in business legislation from both the public and private sector.

LOESCHE SOUTH AFRICA

LOESCHE SOUTH AFRICA Loesche South Africa (Pty) Ltd is an owner-managed, export-oriented company, which was founded in Berlin in 1906. Today, the company operates from its head office in Düsseldorf and has subsidiaries, representatives and agencies around the world. It was in 1928 that Loesche built the first spring-loaded air-flow mills, which even today are still known as Loesche mills. Loesche vertical mills form the core of many plants used to dry-grind coal, cement raw materials, granulated slag, industrial minerals and ores. CORPORATE PROFILE VISION AND MISSION TURN IDEAS INTO TECHNOLOGY Three guarantees ensuring your success in the world’s comminution markets: Outstanding competence, technology, flexibility, and reliable service. Sensitive about the needs of our customers to develop smart solutions. Key competence and creative advice that gives you confidence. DESCRIPTION OF PRODUCTS/SERVICES Loesche mills for drying and fine grinding. The material is crushed between the rotating grinding track and the individually guided grinding rollers primarily through the application of compressive force vertically and the secondary effect being the horizontal shear force. The axes of the rollers are inclined at 15° to the grinding bed for optimum fine grinding and at the same time resulting in minimum wear. The mill is driven by an electric motor through a special gear system. These mills are gas swept and use integral classifiers. Overflow mills for coarse grinding. Ground material leaves the chamber under its gravitational force and the separation takes place in the external circuit. Over-grinding and unnecessary energy consumption is prevented. KEY FACTS & FIGURES Year established: 1975 No of staff: 12 Major clients: Afrisam, Sephaku, Eskom, PPC, Foskor, Lafarge, Dangote, Holcim, Nova Cimangola, Idwala, Manganese Metals, Sappi, Tronox, Zimbabwe Power Company Turnover and/or capacity: R100-120 million average per annum BEE STATUS Loesche South Africa has a BEE ranking Level 8 compliant. Head office staff compliment is 12 in total. % Black ownership: 0 % Black directors: 0 % Black staff: four (one manager) % Coloured: one % White: five (three managers, one director) % Indian: two (two managers)

TARGET MARKETS • Cement – major plants to compact cement grinding (CCG) plants • Coal milling (pulverised fuel for kiln firing) • Raw materials milling (raw feed for the kilns) • Clinker milling (cement grinding) • Slag (grinding of GGBS and other slags) • Energy • Coal milling (pulverised fuel) • Waste (processing and milling of high calorific waste for fuel) • Thermal • Hot gas generators • Mining • Milling of mineral bearing ores • Gold • Phosphates • Iron • Copper • Minerals • Fine grinding of minerals for export and local use Loma hot gas generators for firing gas, oil or pulverised coal. Loesche hot gas generators are used in a wide range of thermal processes to provide an optimum thermal configuration of the process. They are used to heat fresh air, return gases, cleaned exhaust gases, hot blast furnace gases and process gas with low dust content. Loesche hot gas generators are ideally suitable for direct drying processes and are used for example in conjunction with grinding plants, drum-type driers, fluidised-bed furnaces/driers and flash driers. Loesche air-swept classifiers for separation and grading of dry fine-ground materials. The classifier can separate particle sizes of up to 1µm and generate products with residues of 1% R10µm. The mechanical components of the classifier in combination with process influencing parameters can produce various particle size distributions. The high-efficiency classifier can be used for all gas swept grinding mills. CGP Mobile coal grinding containerised systems. This plant is designed for quick installation, mobility and adaptation. Substitution of gas or oil with coal reduces the energy costs of any process. Throughputs of 3t/h to 4t/h are achieved. Together with a LOMA hot gas generator, the system can be used for grinding coal and heating in any industrial process. Loesche vertical mills form the core of many plants used to dry-grind coal, cement raw materials, granulated slag, industrial minerals and ores Services provided • New project feasibility studies and investigation • Complete project engineering, design and implementation from single machine to turn-key capacity • Full after-sales services, contract services After-sales service We place great emphasis on customer service and strive to continually provide clients with a strong commitment to after-sales KEY CONTACTS service even in infrastructure-poor Christian Gerhard environments and provide ongoing support and solutions well after Managing director equipment installation. cgerhard@loeschesa.co.za We respond flexibly to client Jonathan Smith requirements and can structure maintenance or spare parts supply Sales and marketing manager agreements to suit your needs. jsmith@loeschesa.co.za After-sales services include: • Spares – full supply • Specialised plant and facility maintenance including longterm maintenance contracts • On-site repairs and supervision services • Plant optimisation • Feasibility studies • Specialist call-out • Preventative maintenance systems and solutions • Specialised programming and automation/control system updates • Project management Gregory Gounden Engineering manager ggounden@loeschesa.co.za Tel: +27 011 032 9360 Fax: +27 011 482 2940 Website: www.loesche.com Address: 1 Old Trafford, Isle of Houghton, 36 Boundary Road, Houghton Estates, Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa Postal address: PO Box 31908, Braamfontein 2017 CORPORATE PROFILE

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