Swedish engineering company Sandvik to acquire South African screens and feeders manufacturer Kwatani
11-05-2021 13:52:18 | by: Pie Kamau | hits: 2333 | Tags:

Sandvik signed a deal to acquire the South African based company Kwatani, the supplier of screens and feeders for the mining industry. The company will be reported in Stationary Crushing and Screening, a division in Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions.

“I am pleased that we are continuing to execute on our strategy to grow through acquisitions and at the same time strengthening our position in rock processing. I look forward to welcome Kwatani to our Group,” said Stefan Widing, President and CEO of Sandvik.

The acquisition of Kwatani, which is the first since the Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions business area was established at the beginning of 2021, will expand Sandvik’s equipment range and complement the existing aftermarket product and services portfolio. Kwatani’s strong offering in large multi slope screens for the mining industry will add to Sandvik’s existing portfolio while also strengthening the Group’s position in Africa.

“Kwatani's offering of large vibrating screens and feeders for the mining industry is in line with our strategy to strengthen our capabilities in comminution and will be a good complement to Sandvik’s strong competence and experience within stationary crushing and screening. This will further accelerate our growth within rock processing”, said Anders Svensson, President of Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions.

Kwatani is headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa. In 2020 Kwatani had revenues of about 175 million SEK and an EBIT margin slightly dilutive to Sandvik Rock Processing Solutions. Impact on Sandvik’s earnings per share will initially be neutral.

The transaction is expected to close during the fourth quarter 2021 and is subject to relevant regulatory approvals.