Pump and Steel Supplies, Bulawayo Zimbabwe – Transforming for the future!

Pump and Steel Supplies – Bulawayo ZimbabweIn the heart of Bulawayo Zimbabwe, a young couple, Eugene and Agnes Jackson, have created an amazing company called Pump and Steel Supplies, and in a few short years have grown it into a powerhouse of productivity, and now employ more than 300 personnel. They manufacture everything from Structural Steel to roofing materials to door and window frames, and everything in between.

Roofing manufacturing lines at Pump and Steel Supplies

Roofing manufacturing lines at Pump and Steel Supplies

They currently operate from a 300,000 sqft building, previously the railways workshop building, and have started to transform this facility from an essentially manual operation into a state of the art CNC automated manufacturing facility.

Peddinghaus 210AD Ironworker from 1971

Peddinghaus 210AD Ironworker from 1971

One of the older machines in their floor is their trusty Peddinghaus 210AD Ironworker built in the Peddinghaus Germany factory back in 1971, and this machine still performs as well as it did when it was built, more than 46 years ago. This machine will now reside across from their most recent installation, a line featuring a dual column Terminator Band Saw and the formidable Ocean Avenger PLUS CNC Drill Line. And just across from the drill line is their new Ocean Clipper CNC Angle Line.

Recent installation featuring a dual column Terminator Band Saw and Ocean Avenger PLUS CNC Drill Line

Recent installation featuring a dual column Terminator Band Saw and Ocean Avenger PLUS CNC Drill Line

One senses that not only is Pump and Steel Supplies about to rewrite structural steel fabrication in the country, but the entire country of Zimbabwe is poised for a massive bounce as soon as investment capital rolls in. While the departing president Robert Mugabe might have been reviled, the one thing he really did well was invest in education of the citizens, and the talent and skill in Zimbabwe is ready to make their mark on the continent of Africa.

Left to Right – Ray Chellew (SKOK salesman), Eugene Jackson (Managing Director – Pump and Steel Supplies), Ndaba Mhlanga (Technical Director – Pump and Steel Supplies), Sean Devenny Skok Installer

Left to Right – Ray Chellew (SKOK salesman), Eugene Jackson (Managing Director – Pump and Steel Supplies), Ndaba Mhlanga (Technical Director – Pump and Steel Supplies), Sean Devenny Skok Installer

Ray Chellew and Sean Devenny of SKOK Machine tool in front of the Ocean Clipper CNC Angle Line at Pump and Steel Supplies Zimbabwe

Ray Chellew and Sean Devenny of SKOK Machine tool in front of the Ocean Clipper CNC Angle Line at Pump and Steel Supplies Zimbabwe

 

 

 

CUSTOMER SPOTLIGHT: Adena Corporation

High School project

This Ohio High School project was completely fabricated and erected by Adena Corp.

The Adena Corporation is located in Mansfield, OH, and with over 200 employees is a very large general contractor that does it all – carpentry, building foundations, masonry, concrete work, steel fabrication and steel erection. The steel fabrication side of the business, North Central Fabrication, fabricates for many different industries including: commercial, industrial, institutional and healthcare, they recently made the decision to add automation to the shop in order to be more competitive and win more jobs. They needed to increase production while maintaining low overhead costs, after weighing all options from Robot Plasmas to Single and Multi Spindle Drill Lines they concluded Ocean Machinery was the perfect fit, and ultimately chose the Ocean Avenger Drill Line and Ocean Terminator Band Saw.

It sure has changed the manner in which we put product out the door. We went from fabricating 100 tons per month to 100 tons within the first week of having the Avenger
– Mike Hall, Division Manager – Adena Corporation

Ocean Avenger

Putting the Avenger directly in line with the Terminator saw minimizes the use of overhead cranes.

 

 

Ocean Avenger, Eliminator and Terminator Installation

South Florida based Go-Tilt recently purchased the Ocean Avenger, Eliminator and Terminator for some exciting new projects they have coming up. With this new location just up the street from our office it gave us the unique opportunity to get photos of the actual deliveries and shoot some really cool video.

The Ocean Avenger and Eliminator were the first pieces of equipment to arrive.

Ocean Avenger

Ocean Avenger and Eliminator shipment arrives

Ocean Avenger delivery

Ocean Avenger and Eliminator shipment unwrapped and ready to unload

The next day the Ocean Terminator shipment rolled in.

Ocean Terminator delivery

Ocean Terminator shipment has arrived

Ocean Terminator shipment

Ocean Terminator unwrapped and ready to be unloaded

Ocean Avenger

Everything is here, let the installation begin!

With everything now in the building and the installation ready to begin, it was time to have some fun. We placed a GoPro camera in the rafters during the installation to get some time-lapse footage of everything coming together. We weren’t sure what to expect, but we were hoping for some pretty cool footage… and that is exactly what we got!

Check it out – 3.5 day installation in just 2 minutes.

BONUS FOOTAGE – the comical version!

 

 

Ocean Avenger Forty and Ocean Terminator DCM speeds up production at True Fab Inc. in Freeport, Texas

Ocean Machinery is so proud to see our newest customers, True Fab Inc. from Freeport, Texas, show off their new installation of the Ocean Avenger Forty CNC Beam Drill Line and their new Ocean Terminator DCM 18/25 band saw.

This was a special day as their two certified machine operators, Caden and Caleb Romero, who are twin brothers, celebrated their 21st birthday on the day of this photo.

Ocean Avenger Forty

From left to right: Caden Romero, Sammy Romero, Caleb Romero, Mark Romero, and Holly Romero

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According to the Romero’s… “We are really happy! So far the machines have really sped up the production through our shop. We love it!!!

 

Recent Machinery Installation: Avellini Brothers (Durban, South Africa)

We just love it when our customers go the extra mile with their machine installations. Skok Machine Tools, with help from Peddinghaus and Ocean, recently installed an Avenger PLUS CNC Drill Line and the Terminator DCM18/25 Dual-Column Mitering Band Saw, along with material handling equipment in a flexible parallel configuration at Avellini Bros in Durban South Africa. Shortly thereafter, the customer fabricated additional safety barriers to protect their machines, as well as a great transparent  practical office for the machine operator, and then painted nearby machines to match the Ocean blue and orange. One of the cleanest installs out there. Congrats to all at Avellini for the fine work!

CNC Drill Line set up with Band Saw

AvengerPLUS CNC Drill Line installed with Terminator DCM-18/25 Band Saw

AvengerPLUS CNC Drill Line installed with Terminator DCM-18/25 Band Saw

AvengerPLUS CNC Drill Line installed with Terminator DCM-18/25 Band Saw

AvengerPLUS CNC Drill Line installed with Terminator DCM-18/25 Band Saw

AvengerPLUS CNC Drill Line installed with Terminator DCM-18/25 Band Saw