K-TEC joins forces with Ukwazi in sub-Saharan Africa

K-Tec’s revolutionary ADT technology converts articulated dump trucks into scraper haulers.
K-Tec’s revolutionary ADT technology converts articulated dump trucks into scraper haulers.

In a strategic move set to transform the landscape of earthmoving and mining operations in sub-Saharan Africa, K-Tec Earthmovers, a leading manufacturer of innovative earthmoving scrapers, has announced a partnership with Ukwazi, a prominent mining services provider in the region.

This collaboration aims to leverage the strengths of both companies to enhance efficiency, productivity and sustainability in the mining and construction sectors.

K-Tec, renowned for its advanced earthmoving scrapers, has consistently pushed the boundaries of innovation to provide equipment that offers superior performance, durability and efficiency.

Their product line includes scrapers designed for various applications, from large-scale mining operations to heavy construction projects.

K-Tec’s scrapers are known for their high load capacities, fuel efficiency, and the ability to handle tough terrains, making them an ideal choice for the demanding conditions often found in sub-Saharan Africa.

The K-Tec pull-pan scrapers are towed behind high-horsepower tractors or articulated dump trucks for a solution that offers one operator and one engine running to pick up material, transport material, and evenly spread the material efficiently.

K-Tec’s scrapers have been effectively moving material on all seven continents of the world. K-Tec scrapers have been effective in the mining market with a proven track record of stripping overburden, mine reclamation, haul road smoothing, gold, salt, lithium, potash, aggregate, clay, bauxite and gypsum rock transportation for processing.

Ukwazi’s contracts manager, Werner Louw, comments on the new agreement: “Ukwazi has selected K-Tec as its preferred partner and their K-Tec scrapers as unique earth-moving equipment due to their innovative, cost-effective, safe, and practical on-site applications. The innovative application of established equipment and methods aligns perfectly with our strategy to provide safe contract mining and site construction solutions with a significant competitive advantage, reducing the cost per unit of material moved by up to 50%.

“Additionally, the environmental footprint is substantially lower, with diesel consumption approximately 40% lower than conventional methods. Moreover, the reduced reliance on scarce water resources provides a significant advantage over wet mining systems. We look forward to implementing these methods to make a real difference to our clients in sub-Saharan Africa.”

Ukwazi, headquartered in South Africa, has established itself as a key player in the mining and construction sectors across sub-Saharan Africa. With a deep understanding of the local market dynamics, regulatory environments, and operational challenges, Ukwazi brings invaluable insights and expertise to the partnership.

Their extensive distribution network and strong relationships with mining companies and construction firms make them an excellent partner for K-Tec as they expand their footprint in the region.

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