Metso have recently demonstrated their position as leading suppliers of grinding media in northern Africa by securing a six-month long grinding media order to a gold mine in Egypt. The value of the order exceeds EUR 5 million.
Rodrigo Gouveia, senior vice president, Wears Solutions, Services business line, Mining and Construction, Metso, said: ‘Our comprehensive value-adding services packages will materially improve the productivity of our customers' processes and their overall performance. The quality of our grinding media will lower both the wear rate of the grinding media as well as the operative costs for the customer.’
Metso entered the grinding media business by acquiring the Spanish grinding media supplier Santa Ana de Bolueta SA (Sabo) in late 2013. The acquisition complemented Metso's current comminution wear parts offering for mining customers and helping them to gain a better overall control of mill performance.
‘The integration of Sabo into Metso has progressed well. We are currently expanding our grinding media factory in Bilbao to better meet the market demand,’ said Felix Fornaguera, vice president, Grinding media solutions, Services business line, Mining and Construction, Metso.
Grinding media is used inside grinding mills to improve the efficiency of the grinding process. Sabo's offering covers grinding media for SAG, ball mill and Vertimill grinding applications as well as bars for rod mills. These are available in different diameters and materials to guarantee the best performance for the mineral to be processed.