Gebr. Pfeiffer, Inc. Announces New Project in Cali, Colombia
Gebr. Pfeiffer, Inc. was recently awarded a contract to supply a new MPS “Swing Mill” at the Cement Plant for Cementos San Marcos SA. The plant is located near the company’s limestone and derivatives quarry in Cobo Lloreda, north of Yumbo, Colombia. The unique advantage of the MPS Swing Mill is that it can alternately grind both raw material and clinker using the same vertical roller mill. This feature allows Cementos San Marcos to increase plant efficiency while reducing their overall mill investment costs by providing them with the ability to grind different types of raw materials and clinker, interchangeably, depending on their changing needs.
Cementos San Marcos SA is a newly established company owned by a consortium of four companies; The Family Otoya Dominguez, The Siderurgica de Occidente SIDOC S.A. and CSS Construcciones SA
The plant will also save on transportation costs, giving them a competitive advantage, due to the close proximity of the new plant and the existing mine. The project will generate approximately 210 direct jobs with an estimated production capacity of 200 thousand tons per year and is scheduled to be up and running within 24 months, with delivery of the MPS Swing Mill taking place in 12 months.
Gebr. Pfeiffer, Inc. of South Florida, is a subsidiary of Gebr. Pfeiffer AG, with headquarters in Kaiserslautern, Germany. Gebr. Pfeiffer AG has a staff of over 400 employees worldwide. By developing specialized equipment for grinding, drying, separating, hydrating and calcining applications, Gebr. Pfeiffer, Inc. is able to offer superior products and services to their customers located throughout the North, Central and South American markets.