February 13 - USA headquartered mining equipment manufacturer Joy Global Mining has given the contract for its South African distribution services to IMPERIAL Distribution.

The three-and-half year contract was won by South African based IMPERIAL Distribution - a part of the IMPERIAL Logistics Group - on open tender, and represents the company's first in the mining industry.
Heinrich Strauss, managing director of IMPERIAL Distribution explained the newly-secured contract is for the distribution of spares and parts to replenish Joy Global's mining operations, and to provide breakdown services.
IMPERIAL Distribution will run a dedicated fleet of seven breakdown vehicles and six stock replenishment trucks to keep Joy Global's mining operations running smoothly.