Founded in 1949 in South Africa, IMS Engineering (IMS), is a leading comminution, separation and sorting technology provider.
We focus on end-product requirements and provide comprehensive end-to-end solutions specific to their business.
IMS Engineering provides extensive and reliable process and engineering expertise for every application. We also assist in the optimal integration of new products within our customers’ plants. In addition, IMS Engineering delivers ongoing process optimisation in an effort to lower the cost of ownership.
The applications IMS Engineering specialises in include crushing, briquetting and compaction, separation and screening, feeders, drying, recycling, and tube cleaning systems.
Through applying its philosophy of ‘Machines Matched to Material’, IMS Engineering rapidly grew in the minerals market. Our customers continue to benefit from improved recovery of product and reliable plant operations.
Our team’s in-depth knowledge and expertise are continuously developed, ensuring they can provide you with information on the latest industry trends and technology that can be implemented through the design and commissioning of the plant. They also have practical, hands-on experience operating plants. Our customers can be confident that they have partnered with an industry leader.
IMS Engineering has built a formidable reputation for excellent after-sales service with dedicated assembly and product support facilities. In addition, our team of specialist technicians are available for any on-site requirements on a 24-hour callout basis.
IMS Engineering has manufacturing and distribution agreements with many of the world’s leading technology providers. These include, ETCL/Kawasaki, Köppern, MinPro, TAPROGGE, General kinematics and allmineral among others, as well as HAZEMAG – the majority shareholder in IMS Engineering.
IMS Engineering has completed more than 600 installations in the mining and minerals processing, construction materials (aggregate, sand, clay, and limestone) and recycling (concrete, rubble, and scrap metal) segments. In addition to the Sub-Saharan Africa region, IMS Engineering has installations in South America and Australasia, with expansion planned into other regions.
IMS Engineering has distribution agreements with many of the world’s leading comminution technology providers. These include, ETCL/Kawasaki, Köppern, MinPro, TAPROGGE, and allmineral among others, as well as HAZEMAG – the majority shareholder in IMS Engineering.
IMS Engineering’s continued investment in South Africa resulted in expanding their facilities on Derrick Road, Spartan. Their modern facility combines an extensive service centre and warehouse, and provides engineering, sales, marketing, and administration functions. It also features a fully functional training centre and one of the most comprehensive test plants for crushing, screening, and sensor sorting in Southern Africa.
These test plants feature a range of crushers and HPGR equipment, as well as an X-ray sorter, induction sorter, colour sorter, 3D sorter, twin mass screen and an upcurrent classifier.
IMS Engineering’s involvement in the comminution industry started in 1962 when we became the licensees of HAZEMAG’s range of horizontal shaft impactors, hammer mills, and roll crushers in Southern Africa. This deal also included MinPro’s feeder breakers, horizontal jaw crushers and related equipment.
In the late 80s, IMS Engineering developed their comminution service and entered into a license agreement with the crushing plant division of Kawasaki Heavy Industries (KHI) in 1991. KHI has since merged with the crushing department of Kobe Steel, to form EarthTechnica Company Limited or ETCL, a 100% subsidiary of KHI. ETCL/Kawasaki’s range of comminution equipment includes primary and secondary gyratory crushers, cone crushers, jaw crushers (including specialised preferential jaw crushers) and specialised horizontal ball and rod mills.
In 2004, IMS Engineering identified that high pressure grinding rolls (HPGR) offer substantial metallurgical and other operational benefits in various fields and entered into co-operation with the German company, Köppern, for their HPGR technology, and briquetting and compaction ranges of equipment.
In 2010, IMS Engineering extended its range to include separation and sorting technology. This comprises traditional magnetic separation and state-of-the-art sensor sorting machines using eddy current, optical (cameras) and X-ray sensors, or a combination thereof for the separation of materials and minerals.
2012 saw the inclusion of the allmineral range of products into the IMS Engineering stable. This involved jigging machines, fluidised bed separators, air-pulsed jigging machines, and magnetic separators.
In 2016 IMS Engineering was awarded the HUSAB contract and established a branch in Namibia.
IMS Engineering extended their manufacturing rights for ETCL/Kawasaki in 2017 to include Europe and North America.
In 2018 IMS Engineering signs an exclusive distribution agreement with General Kinematics for Sub-Saharan Africa.
Complete Iron Ore Handling at Saldanha
Taprogge representation for automatic tube cleaning system
ETCL/Kawasaki License for Cone and Jaw Crushers, JV Partnership for Primary Gyratory
First Contract leading to 14 Gyratory and Cone Crushers for Debswana
Cone Crusher Exports to Australia
ETCL/Kawasaki Heavy Industries merged with Kobe Steel to form ETCL
Sishen Project Awarded & Partnership with Koppern established
Sishen Project Commissioned
Opening of Kathu Branch
IMS includes Sensor Sorting in their portfolio
IMS integrates allmineral in RSA and opens up branches in Botswana and Cameroon
Awarded the HUSAB contract. Opened up a branch in Namibia
Extended the Manufacturing rights for ETCL/Kawasaki to include Europe and North America
Sole Distribution throughout Sub-Saharan Africa for General Kinematics