our business

Our Business

Since its formation in 1988, Independent Mineral Distributors (Pty) Ltd known as IMD has developed into a formidable company, providing trade and industry, with our range of well-sourced materials and minerals as well as raw materials for the paint industry.

our products

Our Products

We are suppliers of raw materials, industrial minerals, alloys and chemicals to the foundry, steel, abrasive, refractory & paint industries.

We have a wide product range and we have provided the respective datasheets for your information on our products page.

our locations

Our Locations

Our products are from various parts of southern Africa, renowned for its quality minerals and natural resources. Southern Africa is often considered the minerals treasure chest of the world as many important minerals are found in abundance in this region.

Our Export Products are shipped out of Durban and Richards Bay.

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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.

warehouse Furnace washing plant bagged chrome Port

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