At the end of 2013 AUMUND Fördertechnik delivered eight belt bucket elevators to the end-customer Base Titanium Ltd. via the global engineering and project management contractor AUSENCO Ltd. in Kenya. Here, Base provides the titanium mining with the Kwale Mineral Sands Project.

Operation of the complex has successfully commenced at Kwale, an area in Kenya of 56km2, about 50km south of the port of Mombasa and 10km from the Indian Ocean.

The mined ore contain amongst others ilmenite, rutile, and zircon. The beneficiated materials are being lifted to the process plant by the AUMUND belt bucket elevators. The belt bucket elevators with axis-centre distances between 26m and 32m have a capacity of 6tph (tonnes per hour) to 90tph.

AUMUND is a world market leader in conveying solutions in the international cement industry and specialist in the transport of hot and abrasive bulk materials. AUMUND produces high-performance bucket elevators with conveyor heights up to 170m. In the Kwale project the challenge was less to achieve high conveying capacities or maximum lifting heights: the German machinery builder succeeded in equipping the belt bucket elevators with belts suitable for

high material temperatures up to 140°C. “The project at Kwale demonstrates that AUMUND products provide accepted solutions outside of the cement industry as well”, stresses Dr. Michael Mutz, general manager at AUMUND.


The AUMUND Group is active worldwide. The conveying and storage specialists have special expertise at their disposal when dealing with bulk materials. With their high degree of individuality, both its technically sophisticated as well as innovative products have contributed to the AUMUND Group today being a market leader in many areas of conveying and storage technology. The manufacturing companies AUMUND Fördertechnik GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany), SCHADE Lagertechnik GmbH (Gelsenkirchen, Germany), SAMSON Materials Handling Ltd. (Ely, England), as well as AUMUND Logistic GmbH (Rheinberg, Germany) are consolidated under the umbrella of the AUMUND Group. In conjunction with the headquarters of the manufacturing companies, the global conveying and storage technology business is spearheaded through a total of eight locations in Asia, Europe, North and South America.