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Congo Equipmenthas been the exclusive Caterpillardealer since 2007 following a merger between Tractafric EquipmentandBarloworld Equipment. Congo Equipment was created and designed to meet the infrastructure needs in the provinces of UpperKatanga,Lualaba, UpperLomamiandTanganyika.We provide distribution and maintenance ofCaterpillar machinery, equipment and generators. Congo Equipment also directly supplies equipment for the mining industry,construction as well as for theproduction of energy. Congo Equipment accompagnies operators of the industry with :
For the province of Katanga, Tractafric Equipment is represented in Lubumbashi by the Congo Equipment company, as part of a joint venture with the Barloworld Group, with a group of experts specialised in supporting mining operators.
Two businessmen on their iPhones argue over Congolese economic policy at Le Caf Conc, an expensive French restaurant in the middle of Kinshasa, the capital of the Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC) The businessmen Joseph and Patrice are small-scale investors from the city. They are sending emails to their brothers in France and Belgium, one of whom responds: Dude, I am not coming back to the D-R-C until the news changes on this side of the worldlol. These two businessmen are childhood friends who remain skeptical about their future in the central African country. But their optimism for its potential, and investment opportunities, overshadows any calls from their brothers to leave.
Thousands of Congolese die every year due to disease, political violence and poverty. The international news is rightfully not slow in getting this out to the public. But some often fail to capture the changing investment environment. The government wants to change the countrys image, says Patrice. He tells me it is mostly a peaceful place, despite a few locations. But it is only businessmen like us and foreign investors, he adds, that will change that image.
In Africas third most populous country, jobs are at a minimum along with capital. Local businessmen are making money but desperately need more capital to grow. The business environment requires some zeal and determination. But returns are to be made and risk is definitely overstated. Heres a look at some of the top investment opportunities DRC:
Given the DRCs sizeable land mass 227 million hectares the Congolese still endure a system that provides an insufficient amount of crops. The main agricultural exports in terms of value unmanufactured tobacco, green coffee, sugar, wheat and dry rubber still have great potential, as commercial agriculture is limited. Most farmers are still subsistence or small-scale. A lack of manufacturing and packaging infrastructure hinders the countrys ability to move the value chain further onshore and capture greater profits and rewards for the farmers.
The livestock and fishery sectors have the highest potential. Imported frozen chicken and fish are the norm in the DRC. The cost of chicken and eggs in Kinshasa is approximate twice the price you would pay in South Africa. The same story applies to milk and cheese. Both poultry and dairy suffer from a lack of capital and outdated equipment. Boosting production and lowering costs is the name of the game. Most of the DRCs urbanized population are seeing gains in income but are still waiting for lower prices in order to meet their greater consumption needs. The cost of eating anything in the city is high, says Joseph and Patrice, but we need a lot more capital and advanced equipment and technology to change the situation.
Mining in the DRC is full of returns. The first step is understanding the regional politics and operating costs. Transparency has vastly improved. Licenses and tariffs are not left to chance. Investors must still address human capital issues and management. But an anxious and interested labour force is ready to learn. Equipment, expertise and capital are the inside track for investors. Copper grabs the news spotlight but value opportunities exist in diamonds, gold and manganese.
Telecom is always a virtual gold mine in a country of more than 75 million people. But the gold mine has not been tapped. Estimates have mobile penetration rate slightly above 25 percent. News circulation is limited outside the main cities of Kinshasa and Lubumbashi. Internet penetration is all but nonexistent outside internet cafes. Mobile phones provide an opportunity for accessing a vastly growing consumer base, especially with a large amount of Congolese outside its urban areas.
President Joseph Kabila is focused on increasing mining and oil production in the country. Ramping up such efforts require investment in regions far from Kinshasa. North and South Kivu, flooded with gold and other metals, are still fairly disconnected. Oil potential in the regions is unknown but thought to be high. An improvement in the telecom industry is essential to these sectors. Accessing untapped resources is more than getting past economic mismanagement, says a Rand Merchant Bank (RMB) executive, it also includes connecting one side of the country to the other. Nigerian telecom managers created the ideal situation by packaging a growing oil & gas industry with emerging mining companies and a huge population to generate great returns. The DRC has similar potential as Nigeria, says the RMB executive, granted on a smaller scale with half the population.
The DRCs transport infrastructure is vastly underdeveloped. Previously built infrastructure is now decrepit after years of mismanagement and war. Given these conditions, reliable and capable transport and warehousing is in high demand. Margins are high, says a private equity executive looking at the county, but challenges still remain. Cement imports and mineral exports require a change in the sector. Dependent on the current infrastructure, both heavy construction and mining struggle to reach full potential. Transport and warehousing are necessary to access the most volatile or remote parts of the country. This does mean that you are in danger zones, adds the executive, but it does mean that the infrastructure you encounter is extremely subpar. With Kinshasa and Lubumbashi at opposite ends, a lot still must happen throughout the country.
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Having the right gold prospecting equipment will change your entire approach to this fun hobby. With the right equipment, your chances of finding this precious metal is much greater than having the bare minimum. With several key items included in any gold panning kit, being aware of the best items to have within your budget will help ensure you have a successful gold prospecting hunt.
With a wide range of gold prospecting equipment for sale, you certainly dont want to be wasting money purchasing the wrong items. At Kellyco, we have you covered for every circumstance and any budget. As a result, there are a number of different items that we believe should form the basis of any treasure hunter kit.
This hobby doesnt need an individual to have a wide range of mining equipment. Instead, gold prospecting can be easily achieved on a small budget while still enjoying the exciting experience of gold panning.
Looking through the pages of gold prospecting equipment, you may feel confused as to what is worth spending your money on. However, we feel that there are some key items that should form the basis of any gold prospecting kits.
The exact items will depend on how serious you want to take gold prospecting. If you love the idea of dredging rivers or streams to see how much gold you can uncover, then we have the equipment that you will need to do just that. Also, if the idea of some gentle gold panning or metal detecting is more up your street, then we have you covered as well.
First, if you love the idea of covering rivers and streams to uncover any gold that may lie in the water or bed, then a dredger would be important. This item comes with a motor, sluice, classifier, and suction hose to bring up the material from the bottom and to then be sorted through.
At Kellyco, we stock each individual component that would be required to either establish your dredging kit or to replace items that may be tired or require updating. From a wide array of suction hoses to attach to your power jet, to a variety of engines with different HP, our team of gold prospecting experts will be able to advise you on the best equipment to purchase for your bounty hunting adventures.
Of course, for those who are beginners with gold prospecting there are more inexpensive ways to build your kit. A simple gold panning kit costs very little and yet it is a wonderful way for someone to be introduced to the joys of gold panning. But, if you want to invest some extra money, then there are several items that should be on any list.
First, you need to consider if you wish to use a water sluice or a drywasher. As the name suggests, a drywasher uses alternative methods in that it focuses on air to separate the gold from other debris. Also, having a range of classifying meshes to hand can help you quickly sort through debris and be left with pure gold at the end of it all.
Of course, you may be drawn to the idea of gold prospecting with a metal detector, and that is an area where we certainly excel. With several options available, we have several gold detectors and search coils from manufacturers such as Whites, Nokta Makro, and Fisher.
However, dont break your budget on a gold detector, there are several cheap gold detectors at great quality. With every type of gold detector, no matter the budget, you will be able to distinguish between rocks, debris, other metals, and the gold itself. It does most of the hard work for you allowing you to simply enjoy the act of uncovering the gold.
For those just starting out with gold prospecting, we also have a number of kits that can be used as a way of an introduction. From the Minelab gold panning kit complete with a riffle pan and classifier, to Garrett producing their own sets, some of the biggest names in the industry understand exactly what you need when searching for gold panning equipment.
We know that you may have a number of questions surrounding what to buy and whether or not certain items are worthy of the investment. If this sounds like you, then make life easier for yourself by giving us a call here at Kellyco. A member of our team of expert detectorists will be happy to advise you on the best items to purchase that will allow you to get started with gold prospecting.Get in Touch with Mechanic