Just over a year ago the Brakpan, Gauteng CNC machining and extruder supply company decided to open a foundry that would compliment its existing casting supplier, and increase the range of fully machined components that it offers.
“Having never been in the foundry business before, there was a huge amount of planning and learning that had to be overcome before we could even place the first orders for equipment and consumables. However we had the advantage of starting off with a clean slate,” explained Hendrick Strydom (Jnr) Managing Director of Wanderers Engineering.
Wanderers Engineering’s greenfield foundry is close to going into production. Test castings have been produced
The company purchased a site in Springs, Gauteng, did the necessary civil changes and machinery, mostly supplied by Lauds Foundry Equipment, began arriving in August.
At the time of going to press the foundry was not quite ready to start operating fully but a few test melts and pours had taken place. A broader story on the new foundry will appear in the next issue of Castings SA.
For further details contact Wanderers Engineering on TEL: 011 813 1651.