Blog: Palabora’s 2017

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Overall, 2017 has been a very successful year for Palabora Europe. The team and all of our service providers continue to deliver a quality experience to all customers, providing key support at every stage of the supply chain, and this is something that we are very proud of. Sales in 2017 have been largely characterised by the introduction of new customers and an increase in market demand. As a result, this year has seen leading sales figures.

Earlier in the year, the plant underwent maintenance. Improvements were made to machinery and the overall vermiculite production process. This was part of Palabora Mining Company’s mission to consistently supply its customers with a high quality product. The industry has increased its focus on product stewardship and thus, more product analysis, testing and sampling will be required in the future. Palabora is more than happy to develop this space with customers.

In order to expand our reach to both existing and potential customers, we have established a greater online presence this year. Our Twitter page (link located at the top right of the page) has seen growth and furthermore, the website itself has undergone a dramatic redesign in order to better attract and appeal to visitors.

As we move into 2018, our emphasis continues to focus on ensuring a quality package is delivered to all customers. As a result of the fantastic performance achieved this year, the mine will be allocating an increased budget to vermiculite production during 2018 and we are confident that product quality will continue to improve.

With regards to communication, as always, we will endeavour to maintain our close professional relationships with customers and support them in any way that we can.

From all of us at Palabora, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

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