A wholly owned subsidiary of StitchWise (Pty) Ltd, with offices located in the heart of South Africa’s historical Goldfields near Carletonville. In operation since January 2015 and only a stone’s throw away from the deepest mines in the world. Backfill is the support of choice in deep level mining and the service focus for UTC. A well-knitted team, with countless years’ experience in the backfilling and process industry. UTC is committed to continually improve the quality of backfill mining support, fill and processes for our clients.
Increasing the sustainability and safety of the Southern African Mines by working with mining houses to establish, implement and monitor backfill standards.
To propel the mining industry forward through an innovative and scientific approach.
Quality – first time every time
StitchWise (Pty) Ltd is the sole shareholder of UTC. An Employees Share Trust holds 26% of the company shareholding for the benefit of historically disadvantaged individuals. The company is currently under the leadership of the sole director Lelanie Gryffenberg who is supported by a dedicated team to ensure the highest standard of corporate governance and service delivery.
CORE MEMBERS OF UTC
Lelanie obtained her MSc Mineralogy degree from University of Pretoria in 2010. A registered Professional Natural Scientist since 2011. She has 10 years experience in the mining and process industries with 5 years experience in different management roles. She is responsible for operations, growth and direction of the company.
In 1976 Basil started with his mining career and has been involved in backfill systems for 17 years. He is passionate about mining and safety. His expertise is of benefit to clients regarding training, recommendations on backfill placement and systems.
Internal training takes place on a regular basis to promote team spirit and skills development.
We are a small to medium enterprise with a Level 4 B-BBEE rating.
Management is committed to ensure that a quality standard is implemented, maintained and understood, throughout the company. It includes a commitment to meet the requirements of our clients, as well as legal and regulatory requirements. Continual system development will ensure that the company remains effective.
All staff within the company are responsible for the quality of their services provided to clients. The company provides training and has a system in place assisting all personnel to achieve the standard required. While we strive to ensure that we provide professional services we don’t always achieve our own standards. When a client complaint is lodge, we are committed to investigate and rectify the justifiable complaints.
HEALTH AND SAFETY
Management is committed to ensure that all employees providing services in the mining sector comply with a client’s health and safety regulations as required.
In the laboratory employees have access to personal protective equipment in compliance with regulations. Regular task observations and procedure reviews occur to increase safety awareness.