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BMG acquires Rustenburg Engineering and Joerg Foundry

Through BMG’s acquisition of Rustenburg Engineering and Joerg Foundry in 2018, the company is now a major player the foundry industry.

“This strategic investment in a dynamic sector of the engineering business, enhances BMG’s service offering and broadens the company’s product range to include the supply of SG and cast-iron components and products to original equipment manufacturers and end-users,” says Anton Kritzinger, general manager, Rustenburg Engineering – which now forms part of the Engineering Solutions Group (ESG) business segment of Invicta Holdings Limited. “Apart from the benefits of new customers and broader markets which are leveraged through BMG, growth of the existing operation is being achieved through product development and increased production at the foundry. Capital investment improvements and expansion in the foundry are currently being planned.

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BMG acquires Rustenburg Engineering and Joerg Foundry – a Polystyrene pattern being prepared for a pulley

“This acquisition is also a boost to the Fenner brand. BMG acquired FPT Distribution SA (Fenner Power Transmission) over 20 years ago and is the exclusive distributor locally, of highly acclaimed Fenner products. Joerg Foundry has been manufacturing Fenner Power Transmission components under license since 2011 and this new agreement provides exciting opportunities for all companies. BMG and Fenner are harnessing their respective strengths to develop sales opportunities throughout Southern Africa for ferrous casting supply. We are now able to procure Fenner components from our own foundry, offering shorter lead times on Fenner-accredited components and products.

“Fenner conveyor belting products, which include steel cord and solid woven conveyor belting, are manufactured at the Fenner Isando plant. However, whenever castings are required, we are able to source them from Rustenburg Engineering and Joerg Foundry.”

Rustenburg Engineering and Joerg Foundry, which was established in Rustenburg, North West Province, in 1964, operates as a medium-sized iron foundry, producing castings for original equipment manufacturers and end-users, in a range of internationally compliant material specifications.

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