Products and Services

New factory set to significantly increase industrial fan manufacturing capacity

AirEng and Aerotech Fans have announced today that they will be consolidating manufacturing operations in new larger premises at 176 Colchester Road in Bayswater, Victoria. To celebrate this occasion AirEng and Aerotech Fans will be having a joint opening ceremony of the new factory on Wednesday 8th November 2017. AirEng Managing Director Rhys Thompson said he is excited that The Hon Tony Smith MP, Speaker of the House of Representatives and Member for Casey will be conducting the official opening of the new facility. “We are also pleased to welcome the state member for Croydon David Hodgett MP as an official guest,” he said. The new manufacturing plant will incorporate state-of-the-art production processes that will significantly increase our manufacturing capacity and reduce delivery lead times. “This initiative represents a milestone in the history of both AirEng and... more

Newly integrated company to offer solutions for the mining, industrial and construction industries

Bridgestone Earthmover Tyres Pty Ltd (BSEM) is pleased to announce the integration of Bridgestone Engineered Products of Asia Sdn Bhd, Australian Branch (BSEA AU) into its operations. As a result of the integration, BSEM and BSEA AU will operate under the new name of Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia Pty Ltd. (BMSA). Both the integration of BSEA AU and the new name become effective from 1 January 2018. “Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia will strengthen our leading position in the market in both product and service solutions,” says Steve Niho CEO, Bridgestone Earthmover Tyres. “The new business structure will enable greater focus on specific functions of the business to enhance value creation for our customers, making us their indispensable partner. The name Bridgestone Mining Solutions Australia reflects our Solutions Driven focus and commitment to the mining, industri... more

New Scott Safety AVIVA Respirator sets benchmark

A new AVIVA range of half-mask respirators is being introduced by Scott Safety to optimise worker respiratory safety across diverse industries and workplace hazards found in Australia and New Zealand. AVIVA is a global product range, engineered and manufactured in Australia and the UK to meet or exceed global respiratory protection standards and is the next step forward in half-mask respirator technology from Scott Safety, a global leader in the design and manufacture of respirators and personal protective equipment. The mask features and design are the result of requests from customers for an innovative, extremely comfortable half-mask respirator of exceptional build quality and durability at an affordable price. “The result is a safety product that workers want to wear – rather than have to wear – because it’s comfortable and easy to fit and breathe through, plus the ... more

‘Built to last’ – Striker appoints Onetrak as the dealer for Australia

Striker mobile crushers and screens have been working in Australia for over 20 years. The company is privately owned, Australian built and bred, and encompasses the core values of a ‘can do’ attitude and specialises in crushers and screens that are ‘built to last’. All Striker crushers and screens are track-mounted and used in various applications ranging from traditional quarrying, mining and recycling to more specialised applications like gold and copper heap leaching operations, rare earth projects and the disposal of illegal ivory.  Striker products are today sold and serviced all over the world through an expanding network of dealers. Australia has always been the home of Striker and with the Striker team focusing more on manufacturing and further product development the decision was made to appoint Onetrak as the dealer of Striker in Australia. Onetrak’s expertise... more

New senior leadership positions appointed for Asia Pacific Region and Mining Worldwide

Sodexo, world leader in Quality of Life services, has appointed Johnpaul Dimech to be the Asia Pacific Region Chair from 1 September 2017.  Concurrently, Paul Bean will assume the role of CEO, Mining Worldwide, a division of Sodexo’s Energy & Resources segment. A seasoned international CEO with 20 years’ experience, Johnpaul Dimech began his tenure at Sodexo in 1998 in Australia.  With a proven track record of leading teams across cultures, he has held various C-suite positions in Singapore, India and Australia.  He takes over from Aurélien Sonet, who will lead Sodexo’s Benefits & Rewards Services as Global CEO from the same date. As the Managing Director of Sodexo Singapore from 2004 to 2006, Johnpaul developed Sodexo’s client portfolio in a wide spectrum of industries, providing food and facilities management services to healthcare institutions, multi-national... more

Central Queensland Coal Mine Adopts New Technology

Victaulic, the world leader in mechanical pipe joining systems, is proud to announce that a key coal mine in Central Queensland has recently decided to go against the grain for a new water delivery line to be installed later this year. Instead of opting for the traditional Poly-Welding, they have decided to utilize one of our newly released products, the Style 908 HDPE coupling. The key benefit to the site will be the much shorter construction schedule. The Style 908 coupling has been estimated to save as much as 60% of the installation time, compared to Poly-Welding. Other benefits include the ability to access the system, installation of the line in any weather condition, as well as switching out pipes quickly in the event of a burst spool. This line will be 400mm PN12.5, approximately 8km in length. For more information on the Style 908 coupling, or to view the rest of our ou... more

Qenos launches its direct channel for the specialties polymers market

Qenos - Australia’s sole manufacturer of polyethylene – is set to extend its industry reach by launching its specialty polymer distribution group, eXsource.  The launch of eXsource opens a direct channel that offers a new and expanded product range of local and international specialty polymers.  A pioneer in the Australian polymer market, Qenos has been supplying polyethylene to the manufacturing and processing industries for over 60 years.  The launch of the eXsource channel represents a significant investment in this growing market.   “The launch of eXsource is an exciting chapter for us.  It means that we can now offer businesses big and small an accountable and reliable supply of the best local and international polymers.  I’m thrilled to offer businesses the chance to directly source the quality raw materials they need, including specialty polymers and Qenos Polyeth... more

The challenges of critical voice communications in an ever-changing operational environment

How Business Operations are Changing Centralisation of remote operations The requirement of communications to support global operations Increase of real-time communications between centres of excellence and field technicians. The requirement for communication agility within dynamic operational environments Rapid expansion and deployment of communications into temporary sites. Support temporary workforce increases without adding additional infrastructure Ability to adopt and communicate over new technology and standards Communicate anywhere, anytime with borderless communications Integrating disparate communications The integration of multiple standalone systems commonly deployed like P25, TETRA, and DMR into a communications ecosystem Leveraging emerging technologies such as public and private LTE networks, WiFi and existing wide area ne... more

Gates Australia celebrates 1000 days of safety

The writing was on the wall for Gates Australia with all eyes focused over the past few weeks on the ‘Days Since Lost Time Injury’ board. On 16 March, that board proudly declared that Gates Australia had reached 1000 days without a lost time injury. This significant milestone is the result of years of dedication by Gates Australia employees to creating a safe work environment. Warehouse Manager Geremy Tassone said, “At GAPL, our motto is ‘Safety Is Everyone’s Responsibility’. We reinforce this basic principle and strive for continuous improvement through the execution of Gates Corporate and Australian safety standards. None of this would be possible without the support of empowered, engaged and diligent employees. I thank them for their efforts and focus on an improved safety culture. Many safety initiatives have been implemented at Gates Australia, including a revis... more

Gates celebrates 30 years of doing business in Australia

Customers, staff, industry partners and supporters celebrated in style to mark Gates Australia’s 30 year anniversary on 17 February. The event gave attendees the opportunity to reconnect with industry colleagues and put a face to the email signature in the beautiful surrounds of Melbourne steak bar, The Cut. Guests were treated to hors d’oeuvres and drinks on arrival, before moving to the dining room to enjoy an array of delicate entrees, sumptuous steaks and petite desserts, all set within the dark wood paneling and old-world style of The Cut. “Gates has gone from strength to strength over the years. Thanks to the support of our customers we’ve grown out of two offices already and we’ve got a really enviable position in the market. This event was really an opportunity to celebrate where we’ve come from and thank all of those who have helped Gates Australia to ge... more