Since its establishment 20 years ago after identifying a gap in the industry trend for outsourcing the operational aspects of minerals processing, Minopex has grown to become a leading specialist in the field of outsourced operation and maintenance of metals and minerals processing facilities in the coal, platinum, gold, iron ore, chromite and diamond industries," explains Rafael Abela, business development director.

Minopex is internationally acknowledged for its quality service and high standards. "We currently operate and maintain 14 minerals processing plants for our clients, 13 of which are in the African countries of Lesotho, Botswana, South Africa and Tanzania, with an international client in Saudi Arabia," states Minopex business development executive Renira Reddy.

While larger mining companies operate their process plants on a traditional owner / operator basis, many juniors still prefer to contract out the operation of their mines as it eliminates unforeseen costs and secures proven skills, technologies and associated systems that they would not have access to otherwise and derisks the project.

It is for this reason that Minopex plans to add further value to its client’s operations. "By diversifying our service offering, we will, in turn, enhance our overall service offering to our clients, not only within their minerals processing plant, but throughout their mining value chain," says Reddy.

Minopex has worked tirelessly over the past two decades to diversify itself into several divisions, each specialising in a field that complements the Minopex service offering. It is this continued diversification that enables the company to provide its clients with a holistic service offering, and is also what sets it head and shoulders above its competition.