Earlier this year the UK Department for International Trade (DIT) hosted a trade mission to Mongolia which included several visits to key mines and participation in Mongolia Mining Expo 2019.
Air-Seal Products saw this as an opportunity, having previously supplied a trial quantity to a potential Mongolian distributor. Steve Jones, Air-Seal Products, said: “We hoped that our product was met with interest and our aim was to look for a suitable distributor to represent Air-Seal Products in Mongolia.”
The company’s Managing Director Alex Burnand and Sales Representative Steve Jones arrived in Ulaanbaatar on 6th April. They travelled by road and track for a visit to the Mongolian Mining Corporation’s Ukhaa Khudag mine, which is located in the South Gobi Desert.
The team also visited TTJVCO at East Tsankhi, another mine located in the South Gobi Desert and even larger than the first!
The next stop was the Oyu Tolgoi mine located in Khanbogd Sum, South Gobi Desert, accompanied by British Consul General to Istanbul, Judith Slater and British Ambassador to Mongolia, Philip Malone.
The Mongolia Mining Expo 2019 itself took place in Ulaanbaatar and included seminars and guest speakers from Government, academic scholars and businesses about mineral resources, mining, policies and infrastructure projects in Mongolia.
Following the Expo an evening gala was held at the Hotel Shangri-La – where Air-Seal Products won the ‘Technology Award’ in recognition of the company’s outstanding involvement in introducing the most advanced technology and innovation to the mining industry in Mongolia.
Air-Seal Products is a family-run business based in Wellington, Somerset, which specialises in premier tyre sealant.
The company said its sealants could prevent up to 95% of all punctures up to 30mm and stop all rim, bead and other slow air leaks. Its products are used all over the world in HGVs, loading shovels, dump trucks and other heavy plant.