Anglo American Platinum and Yokogawa forging a new way forward

Mining opportunities with new local business entity

Yokogawa South Africa is proud to announce the signing of a distributor agreement with 3E Control and Instrumentation (3E C&I) to support local business development with the supply of their wide range of instrumentation products in the North West and Limpopo regions. 3E C&I is a 100% black-owned, 50% black woman-owned and 15% local-owned engineering, procurement, construction, and management company that endeavours to empower host mining communities. In keeping with one of its founding principles of contributing to society, Yokogawa was happy to appoint 3E C&I as the reseller in the areas where Anglo American Platinum operates. Anglo American Platinum will continue to invest in the community by channelling procurement through this locally owned company in the sphere of industrial automation.

“This is one of many approaches by Anglo American Platinum to increase local economic development, as well as realising a positive impact in the form of revenue and job creation for the Rustenburg community,” says Donald Mokomane, Regional Local Procurement Manager at Anglo American Platinum. Yokogawa will work closely with 3E C&I in order to ensure technical skills transfer to their employees to ensure sustainability and excellent service delivery. “Yokogawa believes that this step, and the faith shown in 3E Control and Instrumentation will support our localisation objectives while ensuring business sustainability for Yokogawa in the region,” explains Fazel Majlessi, Senior Executive Manager: Sales, Services and Marketing.

3E C&I offers a wide variety of products in the mineral processing and metals industry including field instrumentation, analytical instruments, control systems, information management solutions as well as chemical and industrial engineering services. Their offices are in central Rustenburg. “We are excited to be a part of this strategic alliance with Yokogawa South Africa and Anglo American Platinum. Our duty will be to ensure that we offer quality and cost-effective products and services to Anglo American Platinum,” says Theko Letsie, Business Development Director at 3E C & I.

The proof of Yokogawa’s commitment to supporting the localisation objectives of the South African government has been demonstrated by the signing of several strategic reseller agreements with Level 1 B-BBEE entities across South Africa. Under the corporate brand slogan of ‘Co-innovating tomorrow’, Yokogawa seeks to establish ever greater levels of trust with its customers and to work with them to create new value for a brighter future, both for its customers and society.

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