Boiler company grows and diversifies

February 10th, 2014, Published in Articles: Energize

06-gn-actom-boiler-companyJohn Thompson, a division of ACTOM, has entered the Australian market, as well as increasing sales into its traditional markets in sub-Saharan Africa and South-East Asia. The company’s first boiler sold into Australia was supplied in October last year. It was transported by road from the factory near Cape Town to Port Elizabeth, where it was shipped on a roll-on roll-off vessel which was taking motor vehicles to Brisbane, Australia. The company, which sold seven wood-fired boilers to customers in the tea industry in Kenya, Tanzania and Malawi this year, has also recently supplied a large copper mining operation in Zambia with three boilers each, which are designed to deal with the fluctuating load profile of the process, together with a pressure de-aerator. Each boiler is also equipped with an economiser to enhance operational efficiency. South-East Asia remains by far the largest export market for the company, which supplies the region with custom-designed Europac boilers that can burn the low-grade coal used there.

Contact Simon Boiskin, John Thompson, Tel 021 959-8400, simonb@johnthompson.co.za

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