IMD (Pty) Ltd was founded in 1988 to market Industrial Minerals and Chrome Ores. The company serves the local and export market with both bulk and containerised shipments. IMD (Pty) Ltd is focused on the supply of raw materials (minerals, alloys, metals, and chemicals) used in the Abrasive, Foundry, Refractory, Steel and Paint Industries.

IMD (Pty) Ltd and its affiliated companies enter into long term supply agreements and/or exclusive marketing arrangements with its principal producers. IMD (Pty) Ltd sources materials for the local market from mines or by importing from major producing countries such as China. The company also supplies customers in Export Markets by sourcing materials from South African producers. Proudly run and owned this family concern continues to go from strength to strength.


Amongst the supply of top quality products we also provide advisory and consultation services. This incorporates market research and surveys of industrial minerals and markets. We export into Brazil, Malaysia, Canada, Netherlands, China, Nigeria, Ghana, Peru, India, Taiwan, Indonesia, Turkey, Kenya, U.S.A, Korea and Zimbabwe.

IMD represents major mines and producers from around the world in the South African market, as well as leading South African producers and mines in the global marketplace. With South Africa's re-entry into the international community, we are now ideally positioned to service countries in Central and Southern Africa. Our experience in shipping and logistics has been used by our customers to consolidate a number of smaller consumable, raw materials or plant spare parts into a single ocean container for cost effective delivery.

South Africa is increasingly able to offer a cost effective alternative to Europe for supplying raw materials into Central and West Africa. We are large enough to give you the most competitive prices, but small enough to give you the individualised attention your company deserves. We deal with and have long established relationships with major agencies and distributors worldwide, which results in us, giving you, the best products and support.




We supply raw material for the local paint industry from our warehouses in Johannesburg (East Rand) and Durban.


One of the uses of chromite which is related to its refractory nature is as a foundry sand in metal casting.

Washing Plant

Our product is of the highest quality and it goes through rigorous screening before it goes out to our customers.

Bagged Chrome

Our chromite ore is available as wet bulk or wet loose bulk in containers or as dried and bagged.

Durban Port

For overseas markets, sea freight is the main form of transport we use in delivery of our cargo.

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