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UCP Africa (PTY) Ltd was formed in 2014 with a vision for a cost effective, yet HSE compliant, core handling and storage system for the African mining and exploration industries.

At UCP Africa, we strive for product and service excellence. We offer unbeatable service, with top quality products at the best available price. We are consistently looking for new ways to assist our clients in making their projects as accurate and cost effective as possible. Our global client base is growing consistently, with UCP Africa products being utilised in over 4 continents.

Grant Wilson
Managing Director

With over 19 years of experience in designing and supplying innovative products for geological and exploration markets though-out the African and global industries, Grant's experience shines through in the innovative solutions UCP Africa offers their clients. His passion for client service is something integral in UCP Africa. Having completed start-ups for international corporations to serve the African mining industry, Grant started Unique Core Products Africa (PTY) Ltd in 2014.

Adrian Crawford
BSc. Geology 

Holds a BSc Geology from the University of Pretoria. Has just over 2 years’ experience working with gold deposits in Zimbabwe and Tanzania in both mining as well as exploration aspects. Was head of the Geological department at Horn mine in Zimbabwe where he also learnt to manage the gold processing plant. His main knowledge is orogenic gold deposits especially those applying to the fault valve model. 

Markus Brits
Warehouse Manager

Markus recently joined the UCP Africa team with over 20 years’ experience in manufacturing and supply chain management. 

He obtained his experience in Operations, Production, Supply Chain, Logistics, Sales and Project Management from the mining, petrochemical, metal and chemical industries. 

His attention to detail and customer service track record will make him a valuable member of the UCP Africa team.

Rugen Pillaye
Principle Geologist 
BSc. (Hons) Geology 

Rugen has an excess of 30 years in the mining industry spanning several leading mining houses. His experience spans from exploration to mining, encompassing various ore bodies and has fulfilled roles as Ore Reserve Manager and Chief Geologist. He was also responsible for the management of several drilling programs up to R30m. He is passionate about innovation and was instrumental in pioneering the first Underground Digital Mapping Tool in South Africa. Rugen’s extensive experience and forte in the industry will be a boon to clients, being able to offer sound technical support and customer service. 

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