Superior Invests in Manufacturer for Global Supply Chain

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is excited to announce a new partnership with AMPCO Minerals. This investment furthers Superior’s goal to improve responsiveness, reliability and quality of its North American supply chain.

“It’s an investment in a team whose core members each have more than 30 years of experience developing crushing and screening technology for international markets,” says Jarrod Felton, president of Superior Industries. “These are accomplished professionals that people in our industry know and trust.”

Working in a brand new purpose-built factory in Shanghai, this fully-integrated partner will collaborate closely with Superior’s manufacturing efforts in North America, providing access to a dependable, high-quality supply chain.

Beyond North America, global customers will benefit from access to complete crushing, washing, screening and conveying machinery from Superior manufacturing operations located in the Eastern Hemisphere.

“Whether it’s application advice, service response or manufacturing efforts, our goal is to be closer to our customers,” says Felton. “This partnership allows us to continue improving our results for them.”

About Superior Industries, Inc.
From Rock Face to Load Out®, Superior Industries engineers and manufactures groundbreaking bulk material processing and handling equipment and cutting-edge components. From its headquarters in Morris, Minnesota, USA, the manufacturer supplies bulk crushing, screening, washing and conveying systems and related parts for industries like aggregates, mining, bulk terminals, agriculture, power and biomass. In addition to its home plant, Superior operates from several other U.S. facilities and internationally-based plants in Canada, Brazil and China.

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Experienced Conveyor Components Salesman Joins Superior in Northeast U.S.

Morris, Minn. USA — Superior Industries Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, says industry veteran Cary Octavio is its new territory sales manager for conveyor components in the Northeast United States. Octavio comes to Superior after almost 30-years of sales and service in bulk material handling markets.

headshot Cary Octavio

“Cary likes to get his hands dirty and comes to Superior with an incredible amount of technical conveying experience,” says Mike McFerren, the conveyor components sales manager at Superior Industries. “He’ll be an asset to our distribution partners and bulk material producers throughout the Northeast and will make our whole sales and service group better.”


To date, Octavio has spent the majority of his career with Fenner Dunlop Americas where he was in outside sales territory development and sales management. Most recently, he was vice president of sales at International Conveyor and Rubber, a Pennsylvania-based supplier of conveyor and rubber products and services. At Superior, Octavio will work with the manufacturer’s distribution partners from Maine to Virginia and all states between.

Octavio is a proud veteran of the United States Navy and currently lives in Western Pennsylvania with his wife and their teenage daughter. Additionally, he has two adult children. Away from work, Octavio enjoys fitness activities and has various roles in his church.

Superior Industries Seeks Distribution Partnerships at bauma 2019

Morris, Minn. USA — Superior Industries Inc., an American-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is seeking new relationships with construction equipment dealers and distributors at bauma 2019. Before the event, distribution representatives looking to meet with Superior at bauma are asked to complete an online form at www.superior-ind.com/bauma-2019.
 
“Outside of the Americas, we’ve built successful distributor relationships in Australia, New Zealand, Russia and other regions,” says John Garrison, the manufacturer’s vice president of sales. “Our target at bauma will be dealers located in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).”
 
Late in 2016, Michael Dunne joined Superior as its first ever business development manager responsible for opportunities throughout the EMEA. The industry veteran – with experience inside Weir and Terex – has established a European-based entity for Superior and works closely with the manufacture’s product development team to establish design standards and unique features for the European market.
 
“At Superior, our dealers play a major role in our new product development process,” says Garrison. “We’re looking for partners who know their local market well and want to be served by a manufacturer who will custom design, build and relentlessly support equipment specific for the region and it’s dry bulk material producers.”
 
A dozen executives, product specialists and application experts will be available throughout the duration of bauma. Superior’s showcase will be located in Hall B2, stand 107.

Superior to Display New Modular Washing and Classifying Plant at Hillhead 2018

Spirit Sand Plant 02 by Superior Industries

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, will display its new modular wash plant at Hillhead 2018 inside stand CE16. Known as the Spirit® Sand Plant, the flexible plant merges the manufacturer’s Helix® Cyclone, Dewatering Screen, sump tank and slurry pump into a single plant capable of sand production, fines recovery and dewatering.

According to Superior, it’s brand new Helix Cyclone is uniquely designed with a geometrically efficient inlet, which proves to boost performance and lower wear to internal components. In addition, all wetted surfaces are lined with cast polyurethane for extended performance and life. For fines recovery applications, the Helix Cyclone is designed and built by Superior in 305-406mm models (12” or 16”). Meanwhile, sand production models are sized 406-762mm (16” to 30”).

The manufacture’s dewatering screen is capable of removing all but 8% moisture content, meaning the sand produced is immediately sellable. It achieves this due to a deeper bed deign and urethane sidewalls, which remove moisture from the material screens at the tops and sides. These high tonnage dewatering screens process material up to 360 MTPH (400 STPH).

For sand production applications, Spirit Sand Plants are manufactured in five models with production up to 300 MTPH (330 STPH) from the screen. Seven ultra fines recovery models can be fed at rates from 20-161 MTPH (22 to 177 STPH). Each plant is designed to fit into standard shipping containers.

Superior Industries To Significantly Increase Footprint at Bauma 2019

Morris, Minn. –Superior Industries Inc., an American-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, says its presence at Bauma 2019 will be three-times larger than previous editions of the world’s largest trade show. Today, the builder of crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment unveiled its display plans.

Inside Hall B2 at stand 107, Superior plans to showcase its brand new Alliance® Low Water Washer. The one-of-a-kind technology allows crushing operators to wash fines within their crushing circuit. It saves from transporting the fines to a separate wash site, which requires costly trucks and harmful re-handling of the material.
 
Available for production rates of 90 – 272 MTPH (100-300 TPH), the Alliance Low Water Washer accepts a dry feed from the crushing circuit. An agitator converts the material to a slurry before an integrated dewatering screen removes excess water, leaving as little as 8% moisture in the discharged manufactured sand. Superior says existing units have required as little 45-90 m3/hour of water (200-400 GPM), depending on production rates. That’s significantly less water consumption than a traditional screw or cyclone.
 
In addition to wet processing equipment, Superior is planning to showcase a group of conveyor components. Included in this display are:

Chevron® Pulley: Invented at Superior in 2007, this unique v-shaped wing pulley deflects oncoming rocks and other material, which prevents it from trapping between the pulley’s wings. No rocks in your pulleys means longer lasting conveyor belts and pulleys.

Moxie® Roll: Made from a composite blend, this steel alternative idler sheds sticky material to maintain properly tracked conveyor belts. The rolls are 50% lighter and at least three times quieter than steel.

High Performance DT Idler: For improved performance in high capacity applications, the double tube (DT) design features inner and outer tube construction for increased rigidly and better bearing insulation.

Exterra® SFL Dual Belt Cleaner: This one-of-a-kind conveyor belt cleaning solution is a primary and secondary scraper sharing one mounting pole. This allows for quick, uncomplicated installation. Tension is set just once – at installation – and automatically maintained for the life of the blade.

In addition to these products, Superior plans to showcase videos and presentations of all its products including crushing, screening, washing and conveying equipment for bulk processing and handling of materials in quarries, mines, and marine and rail terminals. A dozen product and applications experts will be available throughout the duration of the bauma.

Superior Schedules Dealer Open House for End of August

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, says it’s planning a dealer open house at its home factory in Morris, Minnesota. Known as IGNITE18, the two-day event is open to the company’s equipment dealers of crushing, washing, screening and/or conveying equipment. IGNITE18 is scheduled on August 28-29, 2018.
 
“It’s our first opportunity to meet as a large group since our big Rock Face to Load Out® product reveal at CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2018,” says VP of Sales, John Garrison. “Our dealers are an important part of our future and we’re excited to reveal lots of new updates to our products and services. Guests will leave Morris informed, entertained and well-fed!”
 
According to Superior, events will include a hands-on tour of its company-owned gravel pit. The operation supplies sand and gravel to pre-cast concrete manufacturer and sister company, Hancock Concrete Products. However, the pit is also used as a showcase and proving grounds for Superior’s recently launched and developing product lines. In addition, all four product managers will share design and manufacturing updates, customer success stories and development plans for each product segment.
 
Superior is also planning an equipment expo, dealer program updates, aftermarket initiatives and marketing opportunities. Jarrod Felton, the manufacturer’s president, will give a keynote address to share exciting developments about the future.
 
Dealers have received promotional materials to save the date. During the middle of June, they can expect to receive communication related to registration.

Superior Industries and MIMICO Create New Partnership in New Zealand

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, says Matamata Industrial Machinery Imports Ltd (MIMICO) has been appointed the sole New Zealand distributor for Superior’s line of washing systems and conveying equipment. MIMICO’s sales and service operation spans the country, with head office in Matamata and branches located in Auckland, Paraparaumu and Christchurch. MIMICO has service agents in 15 locations as far north as Whangarei and as far south as Invercargill.

“We’re proud to work with a number of world-class equipment brands and we’re happy to add Superior to our stable,” says Chris Gray, MIMICO’s general manager. “It’s important that we provide our customers with industry-leading equipment and, in Superior’s range of washing systems and conveying equipment, we are definitely adding that to our offering.”

The product range on offer in New Zealand will include Superior’s Aggredry® Dewatering Washer for fine materials, which will be on display at the 2018 edition of QuarryNZ, and the Alliance™ Low Water Washer. In addition, the RazerTail® Truck Unloader is just one of Superior’s conveyors available in New Zealand, alongside the TeleStacker® Conveyor for radial stacking.

“At Superior, providing innovative products is the key component to our success,” says Jeff Steiner, the manufacturer’s territory sales manager in the Oceania region. “New Zealand customers can be sure that if they purchase Superior wash systems or conveying equipment from MIMICO, they’ll be getting the best equipment and support available on the market today.”

Superior’s Screening Technology to Make European Debut at Hillhead 2018

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S.-based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, is excited to display it’s new horizontal vibratory screen for the first time in Europe at Hillhead 2018. The manufacturer will be displaying at stand CE16. Named the Guardian® Horizontal Screen, the triple-shaft, adjustable oval stroke design was engineered and built using valuable customer feedback.

According to Superior, several key features help distinguish the horizontal screen as a unique new processing solution for the aggregates industry:

• Patent pending bottle jack lifting points simplify and speed spring replacement and improve safety. No crane required.
• Segmented belt guard and tailgate sections greatly lighten the loads of these two features, requiring only one person to remove and replace for maintenance.
• Exclusive to Superior, and new to the industry, are bolt-locking, hinged access doors. The convenient feature allows access for screen media maintenance and hinges prevent operators from misplacing the spillage-preventing doors.
• A 100% fully-enclosed belt guard ensures maximum safety while an integrated, onboard tensioner accelerates maintenance to the motor belt.

Superior designs and manufacturers its Guardian Horizontal Screen in two, three and four deck configurations for 5×16, 6×16, 6×20, 7×20 and 8×20 models. Each unit is equipped with spray bar knockout holes for quick conversion to wet processing applications.

New Washing Equipment Within Crusher Circuit at Hillhead 2018

Morris, Minn. – Superior Industries, Inc., a U.S. based manufacturer and global supplier of bulk material processing and handling systems, plans to show its new Alliance® Low Water Washer in stand CE16 at Hillhead 2018. A first of its kind for aggregate producers, the unique low water washer is capable of accepting a dry feed directly within a crushing circuit. These fines are then pressure washed and dewatered for production of sellable manufactured sands.

“Historically, all of the machinery used to wash crusher fines has been traditional sand screws,” said John Bennington, director of wet processing technology at Superior. “That typically means material producers are handling and hauling the material to a separate wash site, which adds cost quickly.”

During operation, an agitator section accepts the feed where it is mixed with water to produce a thick slurry. This slurry is then dumped onto a dewatering screen with a series of spray bars to help clean and wash out the fines. The end result is a saleable manufactured sand with just 8% moisture content.

“The Alliance Low Water Washer is designed specifically for washing crusher fines and uses 80% less water than the traditional screw/screen combination,” Bennington says.

Superior manufactures models of its new Alliance Low Water Washer for rates up to 272 MTPH (300 STPH). Custom designed machines can produce higher rates if required.