Tomra opens regional headquarters in South Africa
Tomra, a manufacturer of sensor-based sorting solutions for mineral applications, has opened a new regional headquarters to support its customers in southern Africa.
The new facility is part of an initiative to provide additional technical support, service and training as well as prompt spare parts supply to local companies.
Tomra’s new facility includes offices, a warehouse, spare parts area and training and meeting rooms with additional space to demonstrate the company’s sensor-based sorting technologies.
“This investment affirms Tomra’s wholehearted and long-term commitment to southern Africa. This is a growing market, and one we take very seriously.” Albert du Preez, senior VP and head of Tomra, said in a release.
“The 26-strong team operating out of our new headquarters will support customers in South Africa and all other countries in Sub-Saharan Africa,” he said.
In April, a 1,758-carat diamond, one of the largest in recorded history, was recovered in Botswana through Tomra X-Ray Transmission sorting technology.
South Africa is also a crucial global supplier of chrome ore and ferrochrome.
Tomra provides technology-led solutions that enable the circular economy with collection and sorting systems that optimize resource recovery and minimize waste in the food, recycling and mining industries.
(This article first appeared in the Canadian Mining Journal)