Category: Australasia

AUSTRALIA: Alimak Group signs new Construction and Rental orders with Construction Company Lendlease

Alimak Group signs new Construction and Rental orders with Construction Company Lendlease worth approximately SEK 53 million in Sydney, Australia.

Alimak Group, market leader in vertical access solutions, has been awarded the contract to provide equipment and services on Crown Towers in Sydney, Australia.

The orders include high performance Construction Hoists with related services for the vertical access systems during the project. The project will run until 2020 with most of the equipment being delivered during 2017 and 2018. Alimak has been involved in previous projects with Lendlease and are very pleased to see a continued trust and interest from the company who are constructing Sydney’s first six-star luxury hotel resort.

Alimak Group acquires Australian Facade Access Group

Alimak Group, the vertical access solution company, acquires the leading global BMU (Building Maintenance Unit) provider Facade Access Group.

Australian based company, Facade Access Group, has a global market leading position in permanent Building Maintenance Units, BMU solutions, based on high safety standards and with a long lifecycle. The company addresses the market via two brands; CoxGomyl and Manntech. Through this acquisition Alimak Group strengthens and broadens the product portfolio, expands the existing footprint and business into a global adjacent niche market within vertical access while benefitting from a healthy underlying growth in the BMU-market.

BlueMAC Spreads Its Wings!

Since early 2014, when Blue Group and Dmac Engineering combined their expertise and resources to create bespoke MRF manufacturing specialist, BlueMAC Manufacturing, the company has gone from strength to strength and seen a remarkable level of growth. Building on this success and looking to further its expansion programme, BlueMAC is now pleased to announce that it has appointed SKALA Australasia Pty Ltd as the exclusive distributor of BlueMAC products and services throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.

This partnership heralds new exporting opportunities into sophisticated and discerning markets for BlueMAC in partnership with SKALA – already a well-established equipment supplier and solutions provider for the recycling, mining, bulk materials and industrial processing sectors. Even at this early stage in the relationship, BlueMAC already has two plants in build for SKALA customers and when these are commissioned later in the year they will be two of Australia’s largest C&D processing facilities.

Telstra digs up a $23 million contract with Komatsu

Telstra has announced that it will continue to partner with leading mining and construction equipment manufacturer, Komatsu. The agreement will see Telstra facilitate the future of Komatsu’s ICT and Machine to Machine (M2M) strategy in a whole of business deal worth $23 million over the next three years.

Building on a 15 year relationship, Telstra will provide the core telecommunications (voice, data and mobile) and strategic ICT services (M2M and agile cloud technologies) that helps Komatsu remain at the forefront of innovation.

Komatsu Australia unveils new rental business

Komatsu Australia has unveiled its new equipment rental business, offering a fleet of more than 200 Komatsu construction and utility machines throughout Australia’s eastern seaboard plus New Zealand.

According to Geoff Pisani, Komatsu Rental’s National Rental Manager, the business is now well established in these market regions, having shown strong growth since its initial start in mid-2013 with a relatively small fleet.

Australia: Hunter Mining Show’s unique approach resonates with suppliers

The Hunter Mining Show’s unique approach of a high level of engagement with the regional community has resonated with industry suppliers, resulting in very strong levels of support for the event from regional, national and international suppliers.

The Show, which will be held from March 12-14 in Singleton Council’s Civic Centre – in the heart of the Hunter mining region – incorporates a Community Day and Street Parade aimed at engaging the community across all sectors.

It is being held in conjunction with the inaugural Hunter Coal Festival, which is being run across the entire Hunter region from March 12 to 29.

Australia: Sandvik and Downer join forces on service solutions for mining materials handling projects

Sandvik Mining Systems and Downer EDI Limited (Downer) have announced a memorandum of agreement (MOA) that will see them offering high-level field service and maintenance solutions for mining materials handling projects around Australia.

Under the memorandum of agreement, these two leading mining services providers will work together to offer the highest levels of field service and maintenance solutions for mining materials handling projects.

The MOA will enable Sandvik to engage Downer to carry out any maintenance work on Sandvik Mining Systems equipment operating on its customer sites, ensuring equipment is safely up and running in the shortest possible time to meet production targets.

Kobelco expands OEM agreement with Yanmar

Kobelco has had an OEM agreement with Yanmar mini-excators for the domestic Japanese market for many years. Under the revised agreement, Kobelco will begin offering a range of mini-excavators worldwide.

With expanded OEM supply from Yanmar, Kobelco will offer worldwide four short rear tail swing models of 1.0, 1.7, 2.0 and 2.5 tons. Conventional models will be expanded to six machines: 0.5, 0.8, 1.6, 1.8, 2.2, and 2.6 tons. This will expand the total number of OEM machines to 10. No time is given for when the additional minis will be available.

JCB heavy line excavators to be available in Australia

JCB Construction Equipment Australia (CEA) has announced that the new JCB heavy line excavators will be available in Australia from September, 2014.

With operating weights from 13 to 38 tonnes, the new range includes the JS220LC, fitted with the JCB Ecomax T4i engine – the only engine in its class to achieve T4i emission levels without the use of a DOC/DPF filter.

NC2 Global Australia becomes Navistar Auspac (Australia Pacific)

Navistar, Inc. today announced Navistar Auspac Pty Ltd. will be the new name for NC2 Global Australia, which sells International® and Cat® branded trucks in Australia, New Zealand and Pacific markets. Navistar Auspac is a wholly owned subsidiary of Navistar, Inc. and its executives and staff will maintain their existing roles.

“This is an extremely positive and timely change,” said Kevin Dennis, managing director, Navistar Auspac. “Navistar sees growth opportunities in the Australian, New Zealand and Pacific markets, and we are committed to realising the potential. To have a major company like Navistar put its name to this region creates assurance for our current and future customers that they are dealing with a company that is totally dedicated to the truck business.

“It’s certainly refreshing to now be officially operating under one powerful and widely respected brand name.”