The T.W. Woods Group celebrated its 50th birthday this year with the completion of a multi-million dollar redevelopment that will see it expand sales of its metal fabrication and coal and ore handling technology throughout Australia and internationally.
T.W. Woods manufactures materials handling technology including transfer chutes and loading gates for many of Australia’s biggest mining and energy companies. Having ploughed millions into employment and technology in the Hunter region of Australia, the company is now reaching out to China to bring the benefits of the resulting local skills and quality to one of the world’s biggest markets.
Employing more than 40 people, T.W. Woods prizes qualities such as self-reliance and adaptability, which were put on display recently for a group of mining industry visitors from Shanghai who had heard about it through the global mining media.
Director Tom Woods, who, with his brother and fellow Director Glenn Woods has overseen a major expansion of their Tomago facility over the past three years, explains their big strength lies in their great staff skills and ability to handle complete projects on-site. Their ability to meet tight deadlines and maintain high quality control are valued internationally - the company is already translating its brochures and website material into Mandarin in preparation of a sales visit to Beijing next month.
Underlining the need to pro-actively scout for new business, Mr Woods comments that their self-reliant streak and quality product have earned them customers among the biggest names in Australian mining. Ready to take that message out to the world, T.W. Woods has already established exports as far afield as Canada and China.
The company’s latest products include low-height transfer chutes, a coal chute refurbishment and redesign service, wear plate kits for the maintenance of heavy resources machinery and giant train loaders for iron ore and coal.
T.W. Woods products are used by companies such as Delta Energy, Incitec Pivot, Integra Coal, Laing O’Rourke, Xstrata and surface and underground mining companies throughout Australia including iron ore producers in the Pilbara and coal companies in Queensland.