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Heyl & Patterson signs bulk handling agreement

World Coal,

Heyl & Patterson Inc. has announced the signing of an exclusive license agreement with ELB Engineering Services (ELB), a bulk material handling provider based in Johannesburg, South Africa.

Rail capabilities

The agreement combines Heyl & Patterson’s engineering skills with ELB’s local execution capability and expertise. Heyl & Patterson will provide designs of rotary railcar dumpers in single and tandem configuration to unload railroad cars, as well as train positioning equipment to move the railcars through the system. The license agreement covers 40 countries in Sub-Saharan and Southern Africa.


“This is a fantastic business opportunity and will give ELB the exclusive rights to market and sell Heyl & Patterson tipplers in Africa. ELB will be responsible for the marketing, manufacturing, installation, erection and commissioning of railcar tipplers, both single and tandem, and the side arm chargers,” commented Tony Pinto, General Manager of Business Development at ELB.

John Edelman, President of Heyl & Patterson , added: “ELB is a leader in the industry, and this move will allow Heyl & Patterson to increase its profile on the African continent. We feel this collaboration will result in great things for both companies, and the relationship will ultimately bring value to all of ELB’s customers.”

Mining export initiative

The agreement was made possible through the Pennsylvania Mining Export Program (PAMEX), an initiative that promotes Pennsylvania manufacturers in the Southern African market.

Adapted from press release by Katie Woodward

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