One of the largest grind­ing me­dia foundry en­ti­ties –SCAW Zam­bia...

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The name ‘SCAW’ is syn­ony­mous with ‘steel and iron’ prod­uct man­u­fac­ture. In Africa’s min­ing gi­ant Zam­bia de­mand for steel prod­ucts has been on the rise...

The name ‘SCAW’ is syn­ony­mous with ‘steel and iron’ prod­uct man­u­fac­ture. In Africa’s min­ing gi­ant Zam­bia de­mand for steel prod­ucts has been on the rise and one com­pany that has lever­aged off this de­mand is Scaw Zam­bia Ltd. With an op­er­a­tion in Kitwe on the Cop­per­belt prov­ince of Zam­bia Scaw Lim­ited has built it­self a suc­cess­ful track record sec­ond to none. A lit­tle trip down mem­ory lane SCAW is a foundry busi­ness es­tab­lished in 1960 and was orig­i­nally owned by the An­glo-Amer­i­can Cor­po­ra­tion. In the early 1980’s it be­came a sub­sidiary of the Zam­bia Con­sol­i­dated Cop­per Mines - ZCCM. In 1998, the com­pany was re-pri­va­tized and it is cur­rently owned by pri­vate in­vestors who work closely with a man­age­ment team of pro­fes­sion­als. SCAW hires 500 cit­i­zens in Kitwe a min­ing town on the Cop­per­belt. How SCAW has di­ver­si­fied its prod­uct range over the years The steel com­pany has since its pri­va­ti­za­tion, evolved to be one of the largest and well known man­u­fac­tur­ers of high chrome and forged ball grind­ing me­dia, iron and steel cast­ings, and in­dus­trial gases. Since in­cep­tion, SCAW used to sup­ply grind­ing me­dia and cast­ings ex­clu­sively to the min­ing in­dus­try. Since re-pri­va­ti­za­tion in 1998, SCAW has di­ver­si­fied its op­er­a­tions to in­clude other min­ing re­lated in­dus­tries such as ag­gre­gate crush­ing, Lime and Ce­ment plants. SCAW has re­cently in­stalled a state of the art, au­to­mat­i­cally con­trolled, elec­tri­cally heated, tem­per­ing fur­nace for man­u­fac­tur­ing high qual­ity ham­mer forged balls. The fur­nace en­sures strict and au­to­mated con­trol of tem­per­ing so as to en­sure con­sis­tent achieve­ment of re­lease of stresses in the ball while keep­ing the de­sired mi­crostruc­ture and hard­ness. PROD­UCTS Grind­ing Me­dia SCAW man­u­fac­tures var­i­ous sizes of qual­ity grind­ing me­dia. It has set up one of the largest in­fra­struc­ture to pro­duce var­i­ous grades of high and low chrome grind­ing me­dia to in­ter­na­tional stan­dards which specif­i­cally meet cus­tomer needs and spec­i­fi­ca­tions, treated to var­i­ous hard­en­ing pro­cesses and size spec­i­fi­ca­tions. These in­clude: forged ball, high/low balls, chrome, high/low chrome, cylpebs and low chrome mills. Gas plants – Oxy­gen and Acety­lene SCAW has gas plants that man­u­fac­ture in­dus­trial Oxy­gen and Acety­lene gases that equal or ex­ceed the ex­pec­ta­tions of our grow­ing cus­tomer base. Strict qual­ity con­trol mea­sures have been put in place to en­sure man­u­fac­ture of con­sis­tent and high qual­ity in­dus­trial gases. Pack­ag­ing and trans­porta­tion fa­cil­i­ties are pro­vided to en­sure the prod­uct is de­liv­ered in an en­vi­ron­men­tally friendly and safe man­ner. Fer­rous and Man­ganese Cast­ings SCAW man­u­fac­tures fer­rous and man­ganese cast­ings to the min­ing and the gen­eral in­dus­try. These are sup­plied as cast or ma­chined to the cus­tomer’s spec­i­fi­ca­tion. Cast­ings con­tract man­u­fac­tur­ing range from smaller com­po­nents to large job­bing works. The SCAW tech­ni­cal team pro­vides sup­port in de­sign, in ma­te­rial se­lec­tion and in per­for­mance im­prove­ment. We have set up one of the largest in­fra­struc­ture to pro­duce var­i­ous grades of steel and iron cast­ings to in­ter­na­tional stan­dards which specif­i­cally in­clude cast­ings in low and high al­loy steels, austenitic man­ganese steel, white cast iron, grey cast iron, low and high al­loy cast iron up to 3.5tons sin­gle piece. Some of its cast­ings in­clude: mill, trun­nion, man­tle and bowl, jaw crusher plates, mill shell and mill end lin­ers. Safety SCAW ad­heres to the high­est safety stan­dards in the in­ter­est of the en­vi­ron­ment, pub­lic health, safety and nat­u­ral re­sources by seek­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal ex­cel­lence as a pri­mary ob­jec­tive for all com­pany op­er­a­tions and ac­tiv­i­ties. The achieve­ment of this ob­jec­tive is char­ac­ter­ized by con­duct­ing op­er­a­tions in an en­vi­ron­men­tally sound man­ner with em­pha­sis on con­tin­ual im­prove­ment in safe­guard­ing our en­vi­ron­ment. SCAW are sit­u­ated on 1316 Dr Ag­grey Ave, Heavy In­dus­trial Area in Kitwe, Zam­bia. En­quiries can be chan­nelled to: [email protected]­ , [email protected]­ and [email protected]­ . Sales staff can be con­tacted on: +260 212 213 946 or +260 212 213 541 while all tech­ni­cal en­quiries can be at­tended to by di­alling: +260 212 217 006.

Steel works at a SCAW fac­tory. SCAW is the lead­ing steel grind­ing foundry in South­ern Africa.

SCAW scrap metal that is used to man­u­fac­ture the steel grind­ing balls.


Gas cylin­ders for Oxy­gen and Acety­lene

Grind­ing mills

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