A train is being loaded at Sishen Mine before starting the 861km journey to the Saldanha
deepwater port on South Africa’s west coast
Quality control, from production to customer
As the ore leaves the stockpile area, in-line product sampling that complies with ISO standards ensures that only quality product is delivered to customers.
Automated excellence, ensured
At Kumba, customers know that we have a culture of service and added value. With the new Saldanha sampling plant, we are able to measure very accurately the quality of our product. This state-of-the-art facility was established to enable us to improve the sampling standards and level of service delivery of our products. It allows the sampling of a wide range of iron ore products, from fine material to lump ore. During the process, samples are taken from the supply line, en route to the ships, and are introduced into a fully automated robotic laboratory where they are prepared simultaneously for physical and chemical analysis. With the quality established and verified, flexible loading strategies allow multiple product loading on a single ship, single product loading using both conveyor lines, or the loading of two vessels with either the same or different products. We have always wanted to be the best specialist supplier of niche products in the iron ore business. With this new facility we can prove it. Ensured excellence, verified value delivered. This is the meaning of the philosophy that drives us: quality, reliability and consistency. Kumba is an accredited ISO9001 producer, with a laboratory that is ISO17025 accredited. The company also has ISO18000 and ISO14001 environmental accreditation.
Kumba Iron Ore South Africa
124 Akkerboom Street