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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Exclusive distribution deal in South Africa


March 2018: With new and innovative, disruptive technologies for the mining industry, General Kinematics has entered into an exclusive distribution deal with IMS Engineering, a leading comminution and separation solutions provider in South Africa. IMS will be the exclusive distributor for GK’s products throughout Africa.

Davide Gado

Davide Gado, Managing Director of GK Europe, GmbH, says that the synergies between the two companies are very strong: “Choosing the right partner for the African market was a key strategic goal for General Kinematics. As soon as we met the IMS Management Team, it was clear that our decision had become much easier: we found a Company that shares the same values, ethics and work culture, associated to a deep knowledge of the market and the highest level of technical expertise. As our initial discussion progressed, we had the opportunity to meet all the exceptional individuals that work at IMS and directly experience their enthusiasm and drive. We are excited about our future together”.


Both GK and IMS are deeply rooted in engineering expertise and align on the goal of delivering value to customers. IMS has laser focus when it comes to customer support, and staffs an experienced team that helps improve crushing and separating operations throughout the world. They offer guaranteed response times, remote monitoring services and assist with spares forecasting and on-time product availability to ensure uninterrupted processes. The Product Support Division is particularly capable of after-sales service of any GK equipment installed. Services include installation and commissioning, onsite inspections, plant optimization and maintenance services, technical advice and much more.


GK’s equipment is well-suited to the challenging global economy where energy and other input costs are a major concern. The uniquely designed equipment provides customers a potential to improve ownership costs delivers a solution that works.


“The market in Africa is forward-looking and now demanding sustainable and long-lasting solutions that can add value to the process and at the same time safeguard the environment and increase safety for workers. IMS and General Kinematics can deliver just that”, concludes Gado. Read the press release from IMS Engineering at:


About General Kinematics

General Kinematics Corporation, incorporated in 1960, was established to market, design, and custom fabricate innovative vibratory materials handling and processing equipment. Today the company is one of the world’s largest suppliers of vibratory processing equipment, having held more than 200 worldwide patents, and is acknowledged as a major contributor to the technical advancement of vibrating equipment design and application.  General Kinematics serves a worldwide customer base through a network of engineering-oriented independent sales representatives who cover major industrial markets throughout the United States. International markets are serviced from subsidiary operations and through a combination of representatives, licensed manufacturers, and strategic alliances with leading industry-specific organizations in other strategic locations. Today, over 50,000 General Kinematics units have been installed in virtually all of the world’s industrialized countries.  As new process and efficiency challenges emerge, General Kinematics is uniquely qualified to address these needs with advanced technology, innovative engineering, new materials, and manufacturing techniques… all applied to improving customer productivity and profitability while meeting ever more stringent requirements. Today, GK knows no limit in our ability to provide a broad level of engineering support and capacity that other companies cannot offer. We bring a 360-degree view to the whole process picture, often supplying engineering resources our customers do not have, or do not wish to fund internally.

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