Shaft Sinkers is the mining operations company for the UMS Group and has the sinking experience as well as the design and mine shaft engineering capability to execute shafts as deep as 3000 meters through almost every type of rock strata. Shaft Sinkers understands that rapid access to deep level ore bodies is of critical importance to its clients. Around this, the Company has developed a culture of excellence and innovative thinking, and as a result, we have pioneered many ground-breaking mining methods which have enabled us to perform at the forefront of sinking, development and construction. By way of example, Shaft Sinkers pioneered mid-shaft development – a system which facilitates horizontal access to the ore body from the vertical shaft while primary shaft sinking is still in progress. This is just one of our many successful innovations worldwide aimed at speeding up shaft sinking processes and for which we have gained renown. Driving our innovative spirit are teams of highly specialised technical and managerial personnel are dedicated to providing safe, cost effective and innovative solutions to its clients and this makes us a leader in the industry. In delivering on its projects, Shaft Sinkers never compromises on safety. Our ethos is Safety Above All Else. .
meters of vertical shafts to date
meters of incline & decline shafts to date
deepest single drop shaft sunk
widest diameter shaft sunk
largest oval shaft sunk
What We Offer
Shaft Sinking & Equipping
Surface & Underground Construction
Mine Rehabilitation & Refurbishment
Large Underground Excavations
Our Academy of Learning is audited and accredited by the South African Mining Qualifications Authority including most of the major Mining Houses that Shaft Sinkers conducts business with. Our training focuses on technical, health, safety & management skills. We also provide artisan and engineering learnerships.