South African self-lubricated polymer-bushing manufacturer Vesconite Bearings will have its polymer bearing materials, Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube, on display at the Caltex Hall at Nampo, South Africa’s largest agricultural exhibition, in May.
Its polymer bearings are valued by farmers and agricultural equipment manufacturers for being self-lubricating, wear resistant and useful in tough agricultural applications characterised by grit, mud and water.
Their display at Nampo is seen as a recognition that Vesconite and Vesconite Hilube bearings are important products to have displayed at South Africa’s largest agricultural expo, where role-players in the farming industry seek solutions to challenges that they face.
Vesconite Bearings’ factory in Virginia produces rods, hollow bar and wear plates for the agriculture and other industries, and also machines bushings and wear components to specification for the industry.
The company also provides extensive machining services and has the largest machine shop in the Free State, with 60 computer numerically controlled lathes and machining centres, and numerous large conventional lathes that are capable of machining bushings up to 3000 mm in diameter.
Vesconite Bearings has warehouses in Johannesburg, Texas, the UK, the Netherlands and New Zealand, with stocking distributors in Argentina, Australia and Singapore.
The company boasts customers in more than 100 countries, exports over half of its total sales, and dispatches large orders regularly to the US, China, South America and Australasia.