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About Consulmet - Mineral Processing Solutions



We are a specialist engineering group focused on fast-tracked design and construction of minerals processing plants on a fixed price basis (EPC/LSTK). We excel in delivering projects in remote locations and developing countries.

Our commodity portfolio includes:

  • Chromite and Ferrochrome – Recovery Plants
  • Coal Handling and Preparation (Wash) Plants
  • Copper, Lead, Zinc, Tin and Tungsten – Pre-Concentration and Beneficiation Plants
  • Diamonds and Gems – Extraction and Recovery Plants
  • Gold and Silver – Recovery Plants
  • Iron Ore – Beneficiation Plants
  • Mineral Sands – Wet and Dry Plants
  • Platinum – Flotation Plants
  • Tin and Tungsten – Recovery Plants.

We are headquartered in Johannesburg, South Africa, with offices in Brisbane and Perth in Australia and throughout sub-Saharan Africa. All of our detailed engineering and procurement is undertaken in South Africa. All plant fabrication and full trial assembly is completed at our purpose-built facility outside of Johannesburg.

We employ nearly 500 project managers, construction managers, engineers, draughters, expediters, site foremen and artisans across our operations.

We have delivered greenfield and brownfield projects in Africa, Australia, Asia, Europe and South America for BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto, Anglo American, mid-tier and junior mining companies.



First established in 1993, Consulmet focused its primary business activities on the provision of metallurgical test-work services to the mining and mineral processing industries. These services were later expanded to incorporate project engineering and management services to capital equipment suppliers of metallurgical processing equipment.

During the period of 1996 to 2000 the company consolidated its service provision activities and focused on trading in consumer commodities, expanding this aspect to achieve business stability.

In 2000, Consulmet developed a range of modular reagent plants and secured the Falcon gravity concentrator agency for Africa. Consulmet then continued to develop in the reagent plant business and introduced modular gold plants to its product portfolio.

The company expanded significantly in 2004 with the introduction of modular diamond plants to its range of process solutions. From 2004 to 2014 Consulmet developed from a single company to a group of companies, each with their own unique specialisations in mineral processing, metals recovery and engineering consulting.

Consulmet Australia opened in 2010 with offices in Brisbane and Perth.

Today, Consulmet is a specialist engineering group focused on the fast-tracked design and construction of minerals and metals processing plants primarily on a fixed-price basis.



Our clients have all benefited from Consulmet’s innovative approach to fast-track project delivery. We focus on fully understanding a client’s business case requirements through a continual process of communication, alignment and relationship management, often by locating key team members at client offices and sites.



Consulmet utilises an in-house, paperless quality assurance and control system. A key element is trial assembly of all plants prior to stripping, painting and shipping, which minimises site durations and rework.


We believe in proactively managing projects within a structured risk mitigation and decision making framework to provide reliable and cost effective solutions that exceed client goals. Our objective is the rapid deployment of robust process solutions to reduce project capital costs and risks, compress delivery schedules and simplify operations.


All of our plants are designed in-house by our team of metallurgists, multidiscipline engineers and draughters utilizing the latest 3D modeling and analysis software, and then fabricated, trial assembled and tested at our purpose-built facility prior to shipment to site. Our field teams complete site construction, commissioning and plant operation to industry-leading health, safety and environmental management standards.


All of our projects are directed by our highly-experienced project and construction managers utilizing Consulmet’s unique web-based platforms that replace traditional project controls and reporting with real time, remote access to key project metrics and data.

We also offer a targeted feasibility study service to select clients for plants within our commodity portfolio.

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