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Energize First-in-mind, first-in-choice for mines in the Northern Cape
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First-in-mind, first-in-choice for mines in the Northern Cape

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Atlas Copco’s dealer of the year, Zenith Mining and Industrial Supplies, recently secured an order from one of its longstanding key mining customers in the Northern Cape for the supply of five Atlas Copco Hilight LED H5+ light towers mounted on double axles.

“We sold our first Atlas Copco units, the older generation QAX20 generators with lighting stands, to the mine almost 20 years ago when the plant was still busy with ground clearance work,” says John O`Connell, the founder and director of Zenith. “Ensuring that we keep up to date with the latest technology from Atlas Copco, we now supply the mine with the cutting-edge compact and efficient HiLight LED units.”

Currently boasting the largest installed base of 30 Atlas Copco light towers out of all the mines in the area, the mine continues to grow its light tower fleet in line with plant expansion. Initially supplying Atlas Copco pneumatic hand-held tools during the early dealership years, Zenith soon expanded its portfolio to include the company’s compressors. Zenith currently maintains more than 100 Atlas Copco compressors ranging from small Automan compressors right up to the big 250 kW machines. The company’s extensive diesel portfolio includes Atlas Copco HiLight light towers and large stationary 1000 kVA generator plants.

Atlas Copco has engineered cutting-edge design and technology into its compact and highly cost-effective HiLight LED light tower range bringing a perfect combination of high performance, optimum efficiency, and low operational and maintenance costs for lowest total costs of ownership. The heavy duty IP67 rated LED lamps have a life expectancy or lamp durability of 50 000 hours. The flagship H5+ unit features a 20 lux average and up to 5000 m2 effective coverage.

With power supply becoming increasingly erratic of late, Zenith identified the need for more compact, mobile, and efficient generator plants rather than the stationary machines. Featuring a small footprint, high efficiency and rugged reliability, Atlas Copco’s QES generators fit the bill perfectly, delivering fast, reliable predictable power at the touch of a button. Zenith has supplied the mine with trailer-mounted Atlas Copco 30, 40 and 60 kVA QES generators.

Atlas Copco’s QES generator range offers a textbook balance between performance and affordability to seamlessly meet standby power requirements on mines and plants. With a 100% load step capability, these rugged and dependable machines can work in temperature extremes from -25°C to over 40°C. With a market-leading 500-hour service interval and a short sub-two-hour service routine, these generators will contribute to increased uptime and high levels of production and productivity on the job site.

In 2017 Zenith secured the prestigious Atlas Copco dealer of the year title. “Being awarded the title for the third consecutive year in 2020 was really a big surprise,” O’ Connell says.

Zandra van der Westhuizen, Atlas Copco’s product manager for power and lights and portable energy, says that being awarded the Atlas Copco dealer of the year title means successfully ticking quite a few crucial boxes and keeping these boxes ticked for three years in a row illustrates consistency and true commitment.

“In addition to achieving target and making use of our various online tools such as shop- and warrantee-on-line and toolbox, conducting customer visits with salespeople and submission of monthly reports are also prerequisites. We look for dealers who also sell a variety of our portable product ranges including lighting plants, generators, compressors and pumps.”

Contact David Stanford, Atlas Copco, Tel 011 821-9800, david.stanford@atlascopco.com

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