Zimalco relaunches its online presence

Zimalco has reported it has redesigned and relaunched its online presence with a new website designed to deliver “all your aluminium foundry alloys, powders and deoxidants needs.” Zimalco is a division of the Zimco Group (Pty) Ltd, one of South Africa’s leading producers of industrial and base minerals and incorporates some of South Africa’s leading recycling companies including Fry’s Metals and Zinchem.

The website — www.zimalco.co.za — describes the company’s expertise, operations, capabilities, and quality and control standards, in an online presentation that is easy to navigate.

The company was founded in 1948 and is the beneficiary of many decades of experience and stands out amongst its peers as the leader in technical innovation. It also has access to the most advanced international technology through information exchange with research groups and other international leading suppliers of secondary aluminium. Such expertise and competence provide a sound backing for all its products and it has the ability to challenge international suppliers of similar products, especially in terms of quality, cost and service.

The bulk of the Zimalco business comprises of the supply of international standard products to markets both locally and around the globe. Zimalco also produces many specially designed products to meet customers’ specific process needs.


In 1989 Zimalco became the first secondary aluminium smelter in South Africa to be listed under the SABS 0197 Quality Manufacturing Standard. Today Zimalco is listed under the current ISO 9001 Quality Management System, OHSAS 18001 Occupational Health and Safety and ISO 14001 Environmental Management Systems. These ensure that the Zimalco products and services not only fully meet their intended quality and service but also that they are manufactured with consideration for the safety of all employees and users of their products, while Zimalco’s immediate environment, and that influenced by their operations, is well managed to reduce the effects of the company’s carbon footprint.

The Zimalco plant, which is situated in Benoni, Gauteng, has a capacity in excess of 30,000 ton per year and employs more than 160 people. Raw materials are obtained from many of the South African aluminium converters, scrap metal recyclers and when required, from the primary aluminium smelters.

The Zimalco products are marketed under the world renowned and registered brand names Supral for foundry ingots and Supramex for specialty powders.

The company is Level 6 BBBEE certified and on the corporate social development aspect Zimalco has adopted Kgothalang Primary School in Wattville. The co-educational school, which caters for primary education for previously disadvantaged learners, has seen significant improvements in structural facilities over the last two years, all sponsored by Zimalco. The company has continued its involvement with the school in the form of supplying uniforms and computers and other monthly expenses.

For further details contact Zimalco on TEL: 011 914 4300 or visit www.zimalco.co.za