Brown Engineering Group, a proudly Zimbabwean company, is wanting to make it known that they have diversified from their roots in the agricultural industry and applied this knowledge base into the mining sector. The Group sees a bright future in the Zimbabwean mining industry and aims to support the economy by providing homegrown solutions to the mining industry’s needs.
Rhett Edwards, the Companies Business Development Manager says; “We have diversified our offerings by applying the knowledge and skills attained from decades of manufacturing in the agricultural sector, to different industries with similar requirements for structural steel support and mechanical processing equipment. We believe this is imperative not only for continued business operations, but also to make sure that the country’s productivity increases. We want to showcase that the mining entities can support Zimbabwean manufacturing companies and we can provide the solutions required to fulfill their expectations.”
“We are currently competing with regional and international companies and must adhere to the high standards already set. We have achieved this, on several projects, the most predominant one being Pickstone Peerless Mine in the Chegutu area. Brown Engineering were commissioned to build a CIP tank farm of over 165 tons, comprising of 6 tanks with all the launders, walkways, supports and necessary interfaces. The company sees this offering of bulk steel structures as a key focus due to the expertise and capabilities they have in terms of manufacturing.”
Brown Engineering not only specializes in mining, agriculture, and structural work, they also focus on pipelines and tanks, as well as material handling equipment, namely conveyors, weighbridges and silos. All these products and services allows customers to deal with one entity that can provide a one-stop solution to customer specifications at very competitive prices be it regional or local.
On the infrastructure side, Brown Engineering Group has focused on commercial structures, having built many warehouses for various entities, namely Varun Beverages (PEPSI) and tobacco houses, measuring up to 15,000m² per individual warehouse. Although these projects rarely come around, the company acknowledges that their specialty lies between the 800m2 to 6,000m² warehousing which conforms to their standard designs which allows them to deliver quickly. The application of these commercial structures has now been adapted to mining, one in particular, a 5,000m2² structure for the up and coming Prospect Lithium Mine.
During a factory tour, it was great to see what a Zimbabwean manufacturing company can achieve. Brown Engineering Group are undertaking projects for the mining industry, pipelines for hydro power in the Eastern Highlands as well as numerous commercial structures locally and regionally.
Brown Engineering Group is venturing into the mining sector, as mining is now one of the biggest industries in Zimbabwe which can help revive the nation’s economy from where it is right now.
Rhett maintains “We are open for business and we are ready to deliver what the customer needs in terms of quality, time frame and with a budget considerate approach.”
Brown Engineering Group lives by its slogan, ‘A passion for delivery!’ and looks forward to fully engaging clients and their requirements in the mining sector.