From design concept and manufacture to installation and commissioning, Osborn provides the world mining and quarry markets with a full range of crushers, feeders, screens and conveyors. With its reputation as one of South Africa's foremost materials handling contractors, Osborn also specializes in skid-mounted crushing and screening plants.
Osborn was founded in 1919, as a subsidiary of British Steel company, Samuel Osborn. It was established to market special steels for industry and mining in South Africa.
Today the company is a major manufacturer of equipment for Africa's mining and quarrying industries, with a significant share in the crusher, feeder, screen and conveyor markets.
Employing over 250 people, Osborn has achieved OHSAS 18000 system certification for occupational health and safety management. Osborn is a member of the Astec Industries Inc. group of companies, a leading American manufacturer of plant and equipment for aggregate processing, asphalt road building, pipeline and utility trenching.
Osborn has a comprehensive distribution network with sales staff working out of well-established branches at Cape Town, Durban, and Witbank. Further countrywide and international distribution is handled by agents in Zimbabwe, Zambia, Namibia & Ghana.
Manufacturing is carried out at Osborn's head office and factory at Elandsfontein, near Johannesburg. The extensive, modern manufacturing facilities are supported by strong procurement, expediting and management functions to ensure contracts are fulfilled and plants commissioned on time.