MDS appoints ELB Equipment as first major distributor for South Africa 

MDS, a leading global provider of heavy-duty rock trommels and conveyors, has appointed ELB Equipment (ELB) as its official distributor for South Africa.
Screening Static & Mobile / July 4, 2023
By Guy Woodford
Pictured left to right: Raheel Qamar, MDS business development manager; Desmond van Heerden, CEO, ELB; Conor Hegarty, MDS general manager; and Gerrit Kapp, ELB commercial director. Pic: MDS-ELB Equipment

ELB is one of a few South African companies that can offer a broad range of earthmoving, construction, mining, and quarrying equipment from a single supplier. The company has established itself as one of the most respected names in the industry.

Raheel Qamar, MDS business development manager, explains: “ELB is a logical partner since they already represent other Terex brands such as Powerscreen scalpers and screens, which already dominate the local market. The addition of our leading heavy-duty rock trommels will close the circuit for miners already familiar with ELB’s high level of service and minerals processing offerings.”

MDS-tracked, static and recycling trommels can handle a wide range of media, including blasted rock and riprap, as well as varying substrates such as clay, limestone and even recycled concrete rubble. The rugged ability of the trommels makes them stand out in the market as they can shorten the processing equipment chain onsite – either direct from blasting and loading or from a primary crusher or even recycled materials and composting. This ability to speed up processing and handle oversized materials is most exciting for the local South African market.

ELB divisional director Wakefield Harding says: “The addition of MDS static and tracked trommels supports our growth strategy to expand our offering into new crushing, screening, and environmental industries, with products that complement our existing portfolio. This range is unmatched in the local market and is simply not available as standard-produced machines elsewhere. It will introduce a new way of doing things in the local market and is bound to turn up production volumes while increasing profitability on many new and existing plants in South Africa.”

Qamar concludes: ”We want to extend a warm welcome to the team at ELB Equipment, who are known for providing excellent service and after-sales support to their customers. I am really looking forward to working closely with the team to build and develop MDS across South Africa.”

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