Our Commodity Focus

 Our Commodity Focus

VBKOM’s team of experts have been creating amazing solutions for each of our clients, which expand over various commodities.

Ferrous Metals

Ferrous metals are generally mined as bulk commodities, which necessitates specialist skills for mine planning, unit cost optimisation and strategic throughout management.

VBKOM focuses on the raw commodities related to the steel and alloys industries such as iron ore, manganese, chrome and vanadium.

Iron Ore

Iron OreIron Ore Facts

South Africa is the world's sixth-largest iron ore producer, and the third-largest iron ore exporter (2019 statistics).


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Iron OreVBKOM's Iron Ore Facts

We offer a wide variety of services to the iron ore mining industry, from feasibility studies to closure plans.


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Iron OreWhy VBKOM?

We are not your typical engineering consultancy. We rather see ourselves as our clients' strategic partners.


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Manganese

Manganese

The global Manganese market is projected to register a Compound Annual Growth Rate of more than 4% during the 2022-2027 forecast period.


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ManganeseVBKOM's Manganese Facts

VBKOM offers a wide variety of services to the Manganese mining industry from turn-around projects to feasibility type studies.


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ManganeseWhy VBKOM?

VBKOM is not your typical engineering consultancy. We rather join hands as our clients' strategic partners.


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Base Metals

Base metals are widely used in commercial and industrial applications and are more abundant in nature than precious metals like gold, silver and platinum. It is for this reason that base metals trade at lower prices.

Base metals are widely found in Africa, and include aluminium, copper, cobalt, lead, nickel, tin, zinc, mineral sands, and industrial aggregates.

Bauxite

BauxiteLittle known facts

Bauxite is not a mineral, but a rock that is composed of aluminium-bearing minerals, and is the principal ore of aluminium.


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Precious Metals

Precious metals have a high economic value and their natural occurrence in nature is rare. The VBKOM team is able to provide an experienced, one-stop service within the platinum group metals, gold, and diamonds.

Diamonds

DiamondsDiamond Facts

Southern Africa is a leading diamond producer, delivering some of the largest and rarest diamonds in the world.


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DiamondsDiamond Cost Factors

Although all diamonds are precious, not all are equal. There are various factors at play when determining its value.


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DiamondsVBKOM's Diamond Facts

VBKOM offers a wide variety of services to the diamond mining industry, from pre-feasibility studies to operational support.


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Energy

Energy is the life source of human existence. It enables the production of food, fuel transportation, and power communication channels across the world. Energy is the key enabler to progress and development. Without it, infrastructure development and GDP growth will be constrained.

Africa is electricity-starved, but it is blessed with an abundance of natural energy resources, such as coal and uranium.

Coal

CoalCoal Facts

Despite the global transition to Green Energy, the coal sector remains a significant part of South Africa's future with promising investments for the next generation.


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CoalVBKOM's Coal Facts

We understand the entire coal Mining Value Chain, and we have been delivering customised solutions to our clients in the coal industry for more than thirteen years.


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