Pilot Crushtec launches Jonsson crushers and screens in southern Africa

The L 120 – 330 is a heavy-duty, primary and secondary crushing and screening processing plant that includes a primary jaw crusher, a secondary cone crusher and a finishing screen all on one chassis.
The L 120 – 330 is a heavy-duty, primary and secondary crushing and screening processing plant that includes a primary jaw crusher, a secondary cone crusher and a finishing screen all on one chassis.

Pilot Crushtec International is expanding its product lineup with the addition of Jonsson crushers and screens. The range – which includes tracked units – complements the existing Metso offering, particularly at the large tonnage, heavy-duty end of the crushing and screening scale.

P.J. Jonsson och Söner is a Swedish mobile crushing and screening plant provider that has traditionally operated in the Nordic Region. Established in 1953, initially trading in fur and eventually construction machinery and used crushing equipment, Jonsson started manufacturing wheeled crushers in 1984, before venturing into the tracked market in 1998. To date, the company has supplied more than 350 tracked machines and in excess of 400 wheeled units.

Following the 2018 acquisition by Metso, Jonsson is on a drive to expand its business internationally, and southern Africa is one of the strategic markets. The brand will leverage Metso’s existing eight-year partnership with Pilot Crushtec to grow its footprint in the region.

“Our partnership with Pilot Crushtec is aligned with our strategic focus to expand our global footprint,” explains Mikael Delbrant, Sales and Marketing Director at Jonsson. “We are excited to partner with Pilot Crushtec, an established name in the crushing and screening market in southern Africa.”

The same view is shared by Adam Benn, Director, Capital Sales, North EMEA, CEA and Southern Africa at Metso, who commends Pilot Crushtec’s focused business model, which has a strategic dedication to crushing and screening. The concentrated focus and unprecedented commitment to a specific line of products has, over the past three decades, served as the cornerstone of Pilot Crushtec’s success.

“Pilot Crushtec is unique in its own way,” says Benn. “The primary focus on crushing and screening has over the years allowed the company to develop a profound understanding of the crushing and screening sector, which uniquely positions them to forge long-lasting connections with their customers in southern Africa.”

Jonsson’s range comprises tracked crushers and screens, unique double crushers and screens, feeders and conveyors. “The Jonsson range is primarily focused on the premium, high tonnage, heavy-duty crushing segment and is ideally suited for demanding customers who appreciate high quality, high production and high operating efficiencies,” explains Timo Nakari, VP – Jonsson Business Line at Metso.

Pilot Crushtec will initially focus on selected products, particularly the tracked double crusher concept as well as heavy-duty jaw crushers, cone crushers and screens, confirms Francois Marais, Sales & Marketing Director at Pilot Crushtec.

Marais says the focus is initially on products that complement the existing Metso offering. Key among them is the Jonsson L 120-330 double crusher, which combines the two Nordberg C120 and GP330 crushers and a screen on one compact tracked chassis – the only mobile unit of its kind available.

“The Jonsson L 120-330 double crusher is a gamechanger for the local market,” says Marais. “Where customers would traditionally need to mobilise and run three separate machines, we can now bring an entire plant on one compact chassis. This is a unique proposition for the market; instead of three engines to maintain and three machines to transport, now there is only one.”

The Jonsson L 120-330 double crusher, says Marais, will be a big benefit for mining contractors who, by their very nature, place value on ease of plant movement on and between sites. Once on site, they can mobilise and start production in a fraction of the time that it would take them to establish a traditional fixed plant.

In addition, Pilot Crushtec will offer two heavy duty Jonsson jaw crushers (L 150 and L 160), three large Jonsson mobile cone crushers (L 400, L550D and L 500D) and the Jonsson L 354 mobile screen. These models have been carefully selected to complement the existing Metso models.

“Of note is that the Jonsson range incorporates Metso crushers, a product that we are familiar with and have the expertise to service and support. With energy efficiency and sustainability in mind, dual-powered and fully electric variants are available,” concludes Marais.

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