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186 MINING SERVICES | Fluiconnecto by Manuli Fluiconnecto by Manuli, a division of Manuli Rubber Industries, is a leading international service organisation focused on high pressure hoses and fluid connectors. The company provides products and application engineering knowledge, as well as maintenance services, to all market segments through a global network tailored to local conditions.
Fluiconnecto services are available at the customer’s doorstep in 31 countries around the world, operating with more than 150 hydroshops, 110 on-site workshops and over 40 service-on-site vans.
Fluiconnecto became the expert in the mining segment in Africa with the acquisition of Hyspec Mining Services, adding to the existing network a hydraulic equipment supplier servicing nearly every corner of the West and East African mining industry.
Founded in Australia in 1996, Hyspec has grown from the ground up to become the premier supplier of replacement hydraulics parts and service equipment to Africa’s mining and exploration industries.
As a global company Fluiconnecto has much experience in all other market segments, such as: marine, oil & gas and construction,
industry and agriculture (CIA). This knowhow and experience is an advantage when expanding these other market segments in Africa.
African presence
Fluiconnecto is currently present in 13 African countries and has 67 hydraulic hose &  ttings workshops supporting the mining houses and contractors to reduce downtime and boost production.
Focusing on the mining market segment Fluiconnecto o ers specialised products and services designed and developed speci cally for the most severe applications commonly found in open-pit and underground mines. These solutions enable company’s operations to improve uptime, reduce costs and lower risks.
Colin Hood, Fluiconnecto general manager for Africa, recounts the names of the major mines the company is currently contracted with and the list is extensive.
“Mining makes up more than 70% of our sales and we’ve got contracts with a number of large players in South Africa to mention a couple: Exxaro, Glencore, AngloAmerican and Sibanye. In Botswana we have contracts with the main diamond player Debswana.”
Present day
Despite all the di culties the mining industry went through on 2016 the continued determination and the strength of Fluiconnecto employee’s made the company

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