One of the perpetual problems facing would-be entrepreneurs is that while they may have a great idea for a product and potentially receptive customers, entry costs remain a barrier to doing business.
Pilot Crushtec International’s range of modular crushing and screening plants is providing a workable solution to this problem by offering affordable products that enable fledgling businesses to gain a foothold into industries as diverse as quarrying, recycling, road building and agriculture.
The latest example is the purchase of a complete, comprehensively equipped semi mobile plant by Aletro Trading Enterprise, located in Meyerton, Gauteng. The total purchase price – including shipment, installation and commissioning – came in at under R1,8 million, providing trouble-free access to new and potentially lucrative markets.
Owner and operations manager Alert Thovhakale explains why he identified Pilot Crushtec International as his supplier of choice. “Before forming my present company, I gained a lot of experience working with a market leader in waste management solutions. I was responsible for sourcing recycling equipment, which is how I first came into contact with Pilot Crushtec International. I got to know its products and the technical and service support that comes with them. They are a global company and if you need a part it is just a phone call away.”
Alert, who is a metallurgist by profession, explains that the plant will initially be used to process raw or waste graphite and carborundum material for use by steel and titanium producers in the smelting process.
This is however the first stage in an expansion programme that is intended to see Aletro Trading Enterprise make its mark in converting an increasing variety of deemed waste materials into usable and commercially viable products.
“We believe in the ‘Ring of Waste’ theory. This means that we do not merely recycle discard materials but beneficiate them so that they can be used over and over again. In short, we believe there is no such thing as waste,” he says.
The enterprise will shortly be beneficiating waste from local metal producing furnaces however, thanks to the versatility of the new plant, a wide range of additional opportunities are readily available, including the recycling and beneficiation of building rubble.
“Pilot Crushtec International’s range of modular plants is designed to provide low cost, turnkey solutions to entry level participants in the crushing and screening market. This can include applications ranging from recycling high volumes of construction and demolition waste to processing hard rock,” says CEO Sandro Scherf.
“Installation is relatively straightforward as the skid mounted units circumvent the need for concrete foundations and the plant configuration can easily be changed to suit volume and plant configurations.”
The Pilot Modular plant supplied to Aletro Trading Enterprise comprises a Pilot Modular GFH560 electrically-powered heavy duty feed hopper; a Pilot Modular BR0605 electrically powered heavy duty horizontal impact crusher; a Pilot Modular DD2412 electrically powered heavy duty screen; four Pilot Modular MC10600 conveyors (10m x 600m); and one Pilot Modular MC13600 conveyor (13m x 600m).