Martin Engineering, the Neponset, Illinois-based supplier of systems to improve bulk material handing, has announced the purchase of Scorpio Conveyor Products, Ltd, of Witbank, South Africa.

By purchasing Scorpio Conveyor Products Ltd. from Grinaker-LTA Limited, Martin Engineering now assumes a position as the leading supplier of belt cleaning and sealing systems and installation and maintenance services to the South African mining industry.

In South Africa, Scorpio Conveyor Products will continue to manufacture and distribute the full range of SCORPIO™ Products. In addition, the operation will now offer MARTIN® Products including belt cleaners, air cannons, engineered chute systems, impact cradles, load zone sealing systems, belt tracking devices, and industrial vibrators.

Headquartered in Neponset, Illinois, Martin Engineering is a pioneer and world leader in the development of engineered belt cleaning and sealing systems and other custom-designed systems to improve bulk material handling. Since 1944, Martin Engineering has made bulk materials handling cleaner, safer, and more productive. Martin Engineering owns and operates subsidiaries in Michigan, Mexico, Germany, Brazil, France, Japan, China, and Indonesia. Martin Engineering has approximately 500 worldwide employees, and will post consolidated sales in excess of $60 Million (USD) for 2003. MARTIN® Products are available from licensees and authorized representatives around the world.

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