Wescoal Trading is a leading coal distributor in South Africa with a network that extends to neighbouring countries. It is a strategic distribution company that specialises in the supply of coal by road and rail to the point of consumption, to diverse customers and industries throughout South Africa, including blue chip companies ranging from power generation to manufacturing sectors. The company offers a complete range of coal products, including small nuts, industrial peas, duff and anthracite at its operations countrywide.
The coal supply business of Wescoal, originated from Chandler Coal and Macphail, coal traders with many years of operational experience in South Africa. In 2015 it consolidated the operations of Chandler Coal and Macphail to become Wescoal Trading a leader in it’s field.
Wescoal Trading has an inland direct sales operation procuring coal from various mines and using a number of reliable inland hauliers to deliver coal timeously to the customer. The depots in Isando and Pretoria deliver coal in smaller loads and service the seasonal domestic market with its own fleet of vehicles. Wescoal has coastal depots in, Worcester and Bellville, where coal is received from road transporters and Transnet, and redistributed by the company's fleet or alternatively the coal is supplied on a mine direct basis. There is also a coal handling facility at Stanger.
In addition to commercial and marketing services, Wescoal provides technical assistance to consumers for coal and plant related problems for the efficient use of the coal as and when required.
Wescoal Trading in inconjunction with Logistics Intelligence, has access to a Coal Distribution Centre in Belville in the Western Cape. This facility has switched transportation from road to rail, and ensures that the product does not go to ground in Bellville, containers are railed from Pretcon to Belville to decant the 12m containers by tipping it into a large hopper that can accommodate 30 tons of coal, which is then fed by conveyor and next loaded into trucks and trailer for despatch for delivery to clients premises.