Materials handling specialist, Industrial Conveying (Aust) believes that the current mining boom and an impending agriculture sector boom will create huge opportunities for home grown manufacture in the supply chain.
According to the company, Australian manufacturing has a very competitive labour cost base to supply to these sectors, so long as it is done in regions where the advantages can be enjoyed.
Industrial Conveying (Aust) Managing Director, Mr Don Erskine says that the thriving crops, fruits and vegetables sector is enabling managers to spend money on much needed capital infrastructure, which is expected to lead to very high demand for capital equipment right across Australia, particularly in Western Australia and Queensland.
The powerful mining sector in Western Australia is unable to find local workshops to service its needs due to the prevalent high wages. Industrial Conveying (Aust) operates from a manufacturing base in central Victoria with a more competitive labour rate, allowing them to easily manufacture to a greater level of affordability and eliminate the labour component risk.
The company advises players in these two booming sectors to consider a local manufacturing association, which will deliver not just speed efficiencies but also a very affordable labour component.
Mr Erskine believes that these sectors will be able to meet major equipment requirements by having a proven, capable and reliable manufacturing capacity at their disposal.
Industrial Conveying has been supplying mines, quarries, agricultural companies and their suppliers with engineered and tailored materials handling solutions from its manufacturing base in Bendigo, central Victoria.
Industrial Conveying’s Bendigo base employs more than 150 personnel with in-house engineering design and electrical control capabilities. The company has been able to service projects in Uzbekistan, Indonesia and Malaysia in addition to several remote areas of Australia.
Industrial Conveying brings several advantages to the table including a very large workshop capacity in Bendigo with reasonably low labour costs and the ability to deliver projects on time and within budgets.
The company’s huge sandblasting and paint facilities can operate to very high technical specifications while their large skilled workforce has traditionally manufactured equipment for the general industrial market in the Eastern States.
The company utilises its capability as both an OEM supplier and a stocker of many line items.
Industrial Conveying utilises mobile radial stacker technology to create conveying systems in double quick time for the mining industry. The radial stacker allows stockpiles to be more strategically placed and more quickly processed, with greater speed and efficiency ensured using a series of radial stackers instead of a fixed conveyor system.
Its simplified design ensures a lower unit cost and very short delivery time while the use of standard off-the-shelf components readily available in Australia ensures production is not impacted by parts delays.