Bulk materials handling product supplier, Kinder & Company has celebrated their 25th anniversary in style with the opening of a new factory and office complex.
Located in Braeside in Melbourne’s south-east, the new Kinder & Company complex features state of the art warehousing and administration facilities and is expected to improve inventory and logistics management as the company serves a growing client base across the country.
Officially opened by independent quarries association, CMPA, honorary chairman, Ron Kerr, the complex consists of 2500m² of warehousing space - a massive upgrade on the previous premises according to Managing Director Neil Kinder.
“The new premises illustrates the fantastic growth we have experienced as a company over the past decades but also represents the future direction Kinder & Company is taking,” says Kinder.
As well as opening the new warehouse complex, Kinder & Company has recently unveiled their new brand proposition, “Made Better”, and introduced a range of relationships with world-class bulk material handling equipment manufacturers.
CMPA honorary chairman Ron Kerr said the Kinder & Company bluk materials handling business reflected what was good about small to medium enterprises in Australia.
“SMEs play a significant role in innovation, employment, economic growth, social support and stand as fine examples of what can be achieved. Growing an SME is always exceptionally difficult on cash flow and can drain on the family relationships as well as the workforce. What we see here is a family business that has worked its way through the pain barrier,” says Kerr.
“SMEs are only as strong as their support staff. Unless they have a loyal team a team that is interested and committed, and a succession plan, success will be limited.
“Here is a company that has grown over 25 years supporting customers such as Xstrata, BHP Billiton, Boral and the many hundreds of independent businesses across Australia.
“There would not be a person in our industry who is not aware of Kinder & Co and the range of conveyor products they provide,” concludes Kerr.