History

 

Jones Industrial Mixers has a rich history and a longstanding reputation for production of robust, high quality and long-life mixers. The business is now over 50 years old and has manufactured and marketed mixers for over 40 years.

Mr Hugh Jones established Jones Engineering in 1955 to trade in used and refurbished foundry equipment. This activity then expanded into the field of industrial drying through equipment, which he designed and built for the drying of foundry sand. In 1964 a further diversification took place into the field of industrial mixing. The seed of today’s business had been sown.

In 1969 the Jones Mixing division signed a Marketing Agreement with Chemtra (Pty) Ltd whereby Chemtra marketed Jones Mixers on an exclusive basis to the pigment consuming industry, i.e. to the paint and ink manufacturers. In December 1984 Jones Mixer Division was bought out by Chemtra.

In January 1987 Chemtra became part of the Protea Chemicals Group of Companies and because it was felt that the business would function better in an engineering environment, it was decided later in 1987 to move Jones Mixers into the ambit of Chemplast Marc Etter (later Quadrant Chemplast).
The business operated as a division of Chemplast for 20 years. Chemplast actively promoted Jones Mixers into the international market under the name Jones International. Due to the reputation gained by Jones equipment in the field over all those years, all machines continue to carry the familiar Jones logo which is so well known in the market place.

In late 2007 it was decided that Jones needed a new home and that the business needed to be re-focused on pure mixing activities. This has resulted in the sale of Jones International to new South African investors, some of which are very familiar with the Jones range of products and their capabilities. Jones International is now trading as Jones Industrial Mixers (Pty) Ltd. A new team of long experienced Jones machine designers, service technicians, draughtsmen and sales staff is in place and will drive a new and better supply capability across all the Jones Industrial Mixer products.

In August 2010 Jones acquired its own new property in Founders View South Industrial Park based in Edenvale Johannesburg. We have now also established our own factory and assembly workshop and constantly display a selected number of machines on the floor for clients to assess and purchase from available stock. Visitors to the new Jones home are most welcome.