Global quality status boosted by Dekra

Global quality status boosted by Dekra

Global quality status boosted. The same-site working relationship that Thos Begbie has established with global quality inspectorate Dekra Industrial RSA is giving the prolific exporter of copper castings a commercial edge in its global dealings with mining– and smelter-related customers worldwide.

Thos Begbie now hosts the official Mpumalanga branch of Dekra Industrial RSA, previously Raysonics, which puts it on the receiving end of valuable on-site inspection and nondestructive testing (NDT) services from a newly built state-of-the-art metallurgical laboratory.

Dekra Industrial RSA, which is part of Germany’s Dekra Group, has invested R10-million-plus in the large metallurgical laboratory, which is equipped with high-technology equipment for the NDT that takes place on the 16.7 ha Middelburg site of the 130-year-old Thos Begbie, the producer of some of the world’s largest pure copper castings.

“To have Dekra on site is an incredible advantage to us,” Thos Begbie CEO Edwin Dreyer told Engineering News in an interview.

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