Mining and quarrying equipment specialist Osborn is 100
South African mining and quarrying equipment specialist Osborn is celebrating its 100th anniversary.
“In a sector with many challenges – from declining global commodity prices and constant productivity pressures, to inferior, low-cost equipment flooding the market – not many suppliers remain in business long enough to celebrate their centenary. Osborn has stood the test of time by consistently focusing on quality and relationships,” says MD Johan Goosen.
Since its foundation in 1919 as Samuel Osborn SA, a subsidiary of a steel company that supplied South African mines and industry, Osborn has grown and evolved. “Our crushing and screening business started in the late 1940s. Osborn has been in its current premises in Elandsfontein, east of Johannesburg, since 1978. What was then a small fabrication shop with adjacent offices has grown tenfold, to become Osborn’s current large, modern manufacturing facility,” Goosen reveals.
Today, Osborn is recognised as a leading manufacturer of bulk materials handling equipment for the mining and aggregate industries, with an ever-increasing global footprint. Osborn offers an expansive range of high-quality, hard-wearing products, including crushers, feeders and screens.
Goosen says that, as South Africa’s only manufacturer of large crushers, Osborn is the supplier of choice for operations aiming to ensure that they are compliant with the newly legislated mining charter.
Goosen stresses that while Osborn is proud of its many decades of experience and expertise, the company is always ready to leverage new technology and industry developments that can enhance its solutions to customers’ challenges.
“In 100 years, Osborn may have grown substantially, but the business still offers the same individual attention and personalised service to every customer. Whether we are delivering a bespoke solution or a standard Osborn machine, our aim is to ensure our customers’ expectations are met on time, every time,” he concludes.
Osborn Engineered Products is a leading name in global mining and quarrying markets, providing a full range of engineering products, including crushers, feeders and screens, as well as crushing and screening plants. Osborn is a member of the Astec Industries Inc. group of companies, a leading American manufacturer of plant and equipment for aggregate processing and asphalt road building.
Osborn’s experience and expertise encompasses the full manufacturing process, from concept and installation through to commissioning. Osborn is devoted to meeting the needs and demands of our customers, and to leveraging our unrivalled know-how and exceptional equipment to drive their productivity.