Following the success of its locally patented Nip Guard, an innovative product developed in 2018 and rolled-out to the South African mining industry, Brelko, a Johannesburg based conveyor cleaning equipment supplier to the mining sector, has been granted a US patent on its innovation. By Nelendhre Moodley.
Brelko Conveyor Products’ hefty investments in product development over the past decade and in the expansion of its facility in Booysens, south of Johannesburg, have set the conveyor-belt cleaning equipment designer and manufacturer on a path to success, with the company posting a 15% increase in revenue from 2021.
A company that implements green, sustainable initiatives within the business has the future of their business, their people, and their community in mind. This is the view of KENNY PADAYACHEE, MD of Brelko Conveyor Products. It is with this in mind that the company has embarked on initiatives to ensure a greener, more sustainable future.
While the Covid-19 pandemic has taken its toll on many companies, industrial engineer Brelko has used the global pandemic to streamline its processes in manufacturing.
Innovation doesn’t stop. Instead, it is constantly evolving to produce more technologically advanced and safer mining equipment. This is the view of KENNY PADAYACHEE, MD of Brelko Conveyor Products, a company where R&D underpins its success. GERARD PETER reports.
From being the new kid on the block trying to muscle in on an already well-established segment of the mining business 35 years ago, Brelko is today firmly established as a premium quality supplier of conveyor belt cleaning equipment locally and in the SADC region.
When it comes to spillage control in industries such as mining, often the costs involved to install the necessary spillage equipment can be seen as costly, and sometimes business owners would rather ‘save’ their money and find other alternatives.
COVID-19 pandemic has brought the local manufacturing sector to its knees, with global supply chain disruptions adding a further layer of misery to manufacturers and forcing suppliers to international markets to reconsider their global market growth strategies.
Mondi, a global packaging and paper company, secured the help of Johannesburg based Brelko Conveyor Products in 2020 to assist with a large spillage issue occurring on one of their conveyor belts.
A company that implements green, sustainable initiatives within the business has the future of their business, their people, and their community in mind. Brelko Conveyor Products is no exception and has started paving the way within their company to a greener, more sustainable future.