With its large installed base of KREBS® products, FLSmidth’s Stormill facility west of Johannesburg is providing the platform for technology evolution and market expansion.
There are over 4,000 units of equipment from KREBS® pump, cyclone and valve ranges installed around its Sub-Saharan Africa, Middle East & South Asia (SSAMESA) region. FLSmidth’s pure play mining strategy sees the regions taking these solutions to the market, supported by resources in countries across the globe.
Deon de Kock, FLSmidth’s President for SSAMESA, highlights the Stormill plant’s key role in the success of the KREBS range – not just in the region but globally. The facility conducts remanufacturing, rebuilding and product assembly, as well as service exchange and testing.
It also stores a large inventory of stock worth over R250 million, ensuring quick lead times for spares and components. Aligned with FLSmidth’s CORE’26 strategy, the ongoing technological improvements focus on achieving a sustainable future by prioritising efficiency. According to Stephan Kruger, Vice President Pumps, Cyclones & Valves at FLSmidth, the KREBS® range undergoes continuous innovation through a large variety of research and development projects.