Sandvik has upgraded its Mackay productivity and aftermarket facility in Mackay.
The upgrade to the site comes just months after sandvik launched another productivity, repair, and remanufacturing centre in Orange.
According to Tony McDonald, Sandvik's area manager north - service, the facility is designed to deliver high levels of service, as well as environmental, health and safety performance to Central Queensland mining operations.
It incorporates a high-tech repair and rebuild facility, including a paint booth, as well as a large parts warehouse operation.
McDonald said the facility as well as its processes have been upgraded and streamlined to improve its service to the region's mines, as well as enhance safety performance in line with Sandvik's requirements.
“Our Mackay Productivity Centre – as one of four of these centres nationally – sets new standards for safety and environmental performance, service efficiency and turnaround times for our Central Queensland customers.
“The Sandvik Productivity Centre concept has been designed with one purpose: to align with our customers’ goals and boost their productivity,” he said.
He went on to say a major focus has been on time and waste.
As part of this upgrade it has also opened a number of dedicated field support centres throughout north and central Queensland, located in Emerald, Townsville, and Mt Isa, bringing the total number of Sandvik employees to 122 in the region.