Electra Mining Africa 2018 took place at the Johannesburg Expo Centre in September, attracting more than 29 000 visitors from 59 countries. Thousands of potential buyers had an opportunity to network and meet with over 850 exhibitors, as well as industry experts and advisers. This year’s event focused on the five themes of local manufacturing, safety, diversity, skills development and new products.
Electra Mining Africa has been on the South African exhibition calendar for 46 years attracting visitors from across South Africa, neighbouring SADC countries and other international countries. The next exhibition will take place in 2020.
Some exhibitors that took part at this year’s exhibition included Amada, Hi-Tech Machine Tools, CML Machine Tools, MTool, Fanuc South Africa and Traceability Solutions. Yaskawa South Africa demonstrated the flexibility of their products with a robot on two different stands performing eye-catching skills for visitors.
Peter Killian of Hi-Tech Machine Tools with his son Christopher
Kevin Bingham and Christo Slabbert, both of DCS Mettech. In the centre is Tim Gilbert of Toolquip and Allied
Back row left to right: Akiyoshi Kawahara and Hidetoshi Satomura, both of Fanuc Corp, Leonard Lucas of Fanuc SA, Takashi Watanabe of Fanuc Corp, Danie du Plessis of Fanuc SA, Yasuhiro Nakahama of Fanuc Corp and Henry Takenaga of Big Daishowa.
Front row left to right: Kayleigh Strauss, Willem van der Merwe and Marc Mahl, all of Fanuc SA with Tomonobu Sakuragawa of Fanuc Corp
Kiron Cardases, Wesley and Carlo Danielis, all of MTool with Roger Melenas of One Stop Procurement and Ulrich Olivier of U & L Engineering
Arthur Kempen of Safan Darley, Luis Torres of CML Machine Tools, Marnus Prinsloo of Glidorol, Tim Rossam and Sheldon De Villiers, both of CML Machine Tools
Pierre Parente and Shawn Welthadl, both of SP Laser with Rick Ferreira of Amada in the centre
Yaskawa South Africa demonstrated the flexibility of their products with a robot on two different stands performing eye-catching skills for visitors. This particular robot would take a photo of an individual and then through the software sketch a portrait of the person