Energosteel Company continues to expand new sales markets. Thus, the steel grinding balls by Energosteel production were delivered to one of the West Africa countries in the first quarter of 2018 for the first time. As is known, the West Africa countries have a huge natural resources reserves and mining industry is one of the main branches at region.West Africa countries produce gold, manganese, bauxite, diamonds; and also – kaolin (white clay), siliceous sand and mica.
A rather complicated task has faced for our production department – to produce the 25-125mm steel grinding balls with hardness not less than 50 HRC in the center of the balls. None of grinding media producer at the CIS countries has taken to implement this kind of balls, because the requirements for grinding balls are higher at several times than requirements for grinding balls the 3rd or 4th hardness group according to DSTU 8538:2015 and GOST 7524-2015. Also, certain difficulties caused the delivery conditions of grinding balls, namely – a large volume shipment by sea containers.
The equipment of our plant and the developed technologies for grinding media production have made possible to produce grinding balls with a quality completely corresponding to the consumer special requirements. Thanks to the flexible logistics system of ENERGOSTEEL Company, we have managed the conditions for shipping grinding balls.
In addition, the consumer representatives have already visited our production plant, where they have been impressed by the high level of the production process organization.
We have already signed the contract with this client on 5 000 tones of grinding balls. We intend to strength our positions in this market and increase the grinding balls supply to West Africa countries consumers in the future.