Osborn Celebrates 100 Years Of Service Excellence
“In a sector with many challenges – from declining global commodity prices and constant productivity pressures, to inferior, low-cost equipment flooding the market – not many suppliers remain in business long enough to celebrate their centenary. Osborn has stood the test of time by consistently focusing on quality and relationships,” says MD, Johan Goosen.
Since its foundation in 1919 as Samuel Osborn SA, a subsidiary of a steel company that supplied South African mines and industry, Osborn has grown and evolved.
“Our crushing and screening business started in the late 1940s. Osborn has been in its current premises in Elandsfontein, east of Johannesburg, since 1978. What was then a small fabrication shop with adjacent offices has grown tenfold, to become Osborn’s current large, modern manufacturing facility,” Goosen reveals.
Today, Osborn is recognised as a leading manufacturer of bulk materials handling equipment for the mining and aggregate industries, with an ever-increasing global footprint.
“Our unrivalled machines are operating around the world in the most arduous conditions. We credit this success to our consistent focus on quality, innovation and relationships – and to the support of our valued customers.”
Goosen stresses that while Osborn is proud of its many decades of experience and expertise, the company is always ready to leverage new technology and industry developments that can enhance its solutions to customers’ challenges.
“In 100 years, Osborn may have grown substantially, but the business still offers the same individual attention and personalised service to every customer,” he concludes.