Senegal has its first industrial tyre operation opening in Sandiara
Hercules Global sarl, a Senegalese company, has opened the country’s first commercial-scale recycling plant.
The facility will process used oil, tyres and aluminium. The project transforms motor oil and tyres into automotive lubricants and recovered carbon black powder by using state-of-the-art technology. The company’s Sandiara facility houses three plants: a lubricant mixing unit with a capacity of three million tons per year, a plant transforming tyres into recovered carbon black powder, and an aluminium alloy plant with a capacity of 10,000 metric tons per year.
While the aluminium recycling products are wholly sold and shipped to Toyota, the tyre and oil-recovered goods are now marketed solely inside Senegal.
“We are cleaning the country,” stated Manoj Solanki, Founder of Hercules an interview with Africa’s Energy Capital & Power. Solanki’s said; “I noticed that freight had gotten too expensive before COVID, and Senegal didn’t have its own lubricant manufacturing industry. I saw the potential to establish one here and also supply neighbouring countries.”
Hercules’ ambitions are wider, and the company plans on using Senegal as a base for exporting to neighbouring states and looks forward to expanding its presence in West Africa.
Source: Energy Capital and Power