GE Patterns is a foundry that casts high-chrome white irons with a wide range of supply capabilities to the mining, dredging, construction and power generation industries.
Based in Brakpan, South Africa, GE Patterns makes castings to the highest quality standards and has the capacity to meet the requirements of large and small customers alike.
Chrome products are produced from chromite containing ores, such as the Middle Group Chromitite layers of the Bushveld Complex. The key drivers for the production of chrome are the ferrochrome and stainless-steel industries. Some 85% of all chrome produced is converted into ferrochrome by a smelting process. Ferrochrome is a raw material used in the manufacturing of stainless steel. Chrome is also used in the chemical and foundry industry, this is houses small in comparison to the stainless-steel industry.