AE ETT Signing

Mammoth Mining Partnership for Africa

RICHARDS BAY, South Africa – 31 January 2020

Austin Engineering™, a company that provides custom mining equipment to major global mining clients, mining contractors, and original equipment manufacturers, has entered into a significant partnership agreement with ETT. ETT manufactures open-pit mine support equipment and specialised mobile industrial equipment.

This is a momentous partnership. The agreement involves both companies jointly marketing, selling, and supporting our products through a single entity in Africa.

The joining of these two southern hemisphere industry mining equipment powerhouses is significant. It follows months of discussion and planning to ensure that customers serviced by both companies remain the focus and that product quality and after-sales service support are stronger than ever.

Austin EngineeringTM is an Australian Stock Exchange-listed company with headquarters in Brisbane. The company holds more than 50 years’ global experience in engineering and manufacturing equipment for the mining industry, with operations in Australia, Asia, North and South America, and now South Africa. In a cutting-edge environment where “design matters®”, Austin’s customised dump truck bodies, buckets, water tanks, tyre handlers and other ancillary products provide compelling productivity gains for its clients in the mining industry.

The importance of this partnership for Africa is that Austin now have a solid and reliable platform through which customers can be offered a world-class product supported by world-class service.”
– Austin EngineeringTM Managing Director, Peter Forsyth

Austin does not currently have a presence in Africa. ETT, a privately owned South African company based in Richards Bay, with products already distributed across more than 20 countries around the world, celebrates 25 years of engineering excellence this year.

With the end customer’s uptime and seamless operational equipment solutions top of mind, ETT’s specialised support equipment for the mining industry improves productivity and safety. ETT’s range of equipment, including Water Trucks, Diesel Lube Trucks, Recovery Gooseneck and their infamous Lowbed Off-Road Trailers, are designed and manufactured to suit global OEM specifications and can also be customised to suit certain applications

ETT’s manufacturing and innovative record, as well as our strong presence and product supply into Africa, is one of the key reasons why this partnership was formed. We are confident that the industry is ready for a partnership like this that will provide the widest range of mining attachments and support products in the world.”
– ETT Managing Director, Andre McDuling

The official launch of the partnership will be announced in due course, but plans are well underway to finalise further legal requirements.

Both companies are present at this week’s Mining Indaba in Cape Town or can be contacted through their respective websites.

To find out more about Austin EngineeringTM, visit

To find out more about ETT, visit


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