A Member of: The Aggregate & Mining Group
Osborn enjoys a reputation for service excellence and innovative machine design. The company offers process equipment to the mining and aggregate industry, including new machines, factory warranted rebuilds, original equipment replacement parts, conveyor idlers and field service maintenance support. While continuing to expand the product offering of its own in-house designs, Osborn has also enjoyed long associations with overseas principles, enabling the production of complementary machines to be built under license, thereby enhancing the "total offering" solution to our customers. The offering includes locally built jaw, cone, double roll and rolling ring crushers, rotary breakers, vibrating screens and feeders, apron feeders, track or rubber mounted mobile equipment, and mills.
Osborn will market products manufactured by Astec Industries' sister companies to the African continent in 2011. In many instances these machines compliment our own and add a level of automation and sophistication not previously enjoyed or supported in our market.
In 2010, Osborn sold the first modular 36/38/44 cone structures to compliment the 3042 modular jaw units developed in 2009. The related 6x20 TD modular screen structure is currently in production. These units suit African countries where supply of cast reinforced concrete or fabricated steel supporting structures are less available. These units are also popular in the local market where they are cost competitive to traditional tracked units, in terms of both initial investment and ongoing running and maintenance costs.
Osborn purchased the intellectual property related to the design of a range of mineral sizers, to compliment our existing coal mining and softer ore machines. While the mineral sizer has been absent from our offering for the past ten years, we have much experience and look forward to again being a player in this market.
Osborn continues to purchase new machinery, or upgrade machinery with new CNC controllers. This has resulted in productivity benefits, which with the recent commissioning of a computer based production-scheduling system, should result in quicker lead-times and lower work-in-progress inventories in 2011.