Craster International is a major supplier of cast spare parts and engineering services to the mining and railway industries.

Besides the supply of grinding balls, the mining industry depends on Craster for the following:

  • Complete rod mills
  • Complete ball mills
  • Complete gravity mills
  • Rotary dryers
  • Sands water / slurry pumps
  • H & H slurry pumps
  • Pump spare parts
  • Converters
  • Ball mill classifiers
  • Hoist drums
  • Jaw crushers
  • Sheave wheels
  • Ball mill liners (in manganese, ni-hard and white-iron)
  • Miscellaneous cast iron or steel parts made to spec
  • Repair of ball mills
  • Repair of jaw crushers

Since 1980 Craster International has supplied cast railway spare parts to South Africa, Zimbabwe, Zambia, Mozambique, Tanzania, Botswana and our own NRZ. The items most commonly required by the various railway authorities are:

  • 18” and 21” Vacuum Cylinders
  • Brake beams
  • Couplers
  • Brake shoes
  • Operating leavers
  • Friction wedges
  • Rigging boggie levers
  • Link-C sating beams
  • Tie bars
  • Wearing plates
  • Safety valves – complete (for ammonia tanks)

Orders from railway companies account for well over 15% of Craster business every year.