Neighbour companies Polysius, a leading engineering company for the cement and mineral industry, and Haver & Boecker Machinery Division and Wire Weaving are especially pleased about a recent award. Their subsidiary companies have been awarded with the IDF Prize 2010 as the best suppliers of production equipment and process technology by the world’s second largest mining company, VALE corporation (Fig.). Emphasis was not only placed on the high quality of the products, but also on social aspects.
Polysius has had close relations to the Brazilian mining concern since 1977. So far Polysius has delivered 30 grinding mills to various mining locations throughout Brazil. Here raw materials such as iron ore or copper ore are unlocked. The latest order includes the delivery and installation of two grinding plants at a copper mine in northern Brazil. Haver & Boecker successfully made its debut in Brazilian iron ore processing in the early 1980s. An order for 18 de-watering machines from Companh-ia Vale do Rio Doce – the name of the Rio de Janeiro-based company back then – was the breakthrough. Business relations were especially intensified over the last two years. Before the financial crisis, VALE requested bids for screening machines in order to find a screening solution for both rainy seasons and drought seasons. Haver & Boecker Latinoamericana convinced VALE with its eccentric screening machines, and the mining company closed a long-term contract, thus making the Brazilian HAVER daughter company the main supplier of the vibrating screening machines for large mining operations.
Haver & Boecker OHG, Oelde (D),