ROXON to convey materials handling expertise message to Australia market

ROXON has launched its entire range of materials handling solutions into the Australian market as it looks to expand its reach beyond the Europe, Middle East and Asia markets that it has become familiar with.

The entry into the Australian market comes on the back of the recent acquisition of ROXON by Australian engineering, mining services and industrial manufacturing organisation NEPEAN. Previously owned by Sandvik, NEPEAN purchased the ROXON business in November 2017.

NEPEAN Managing Director, Rolf Van Rooyen, said: “The ROXON brand is well known and trusted throughout Europe, the Middle East and Asia having specialised in bulk materials handling solutions for well over 50 years. We are really excited to be bringing its world-class engineered solutions, innovative products and market leading services to the Australian market.”

NEPEAN Conveyors is the largest manufacturer of conveyor components in Australia, according to the company. It is also well known for its solutions for underground conveyors.

“With the introduction of the ROXON brand to Australia, the combined capacity will give customers access to deep technical expertise, global product sourcing and the latest in materials handling technology for surface and overland conveyors,” the company said.

ROXON is an OEM and solutions provider for bulk material handling for surface operations. Its products and services span the entire life cycle of conveyor systems – design, manufacturing, installation, maintenance, midlife upgrades and asset re-deployment – and include a comprehensive suite of conveyor components, conveyor equipment and turnkey conveyor systems.

Van Rooyen highlighted the technical expertise of the ROXON Australia team, which will be headquartered out of Gosford, New South Wales: “ROXON Australia has a dedicated team of technical conveyor system specialists who have many decades of deep industry experience and knowledge. This team of experts can also draw upon the deep experience and operational capabilities of the ROXON teams in Finland and Sweden if needed.”

He added: “Leveraging our deep domain knowledge developed over more than 40 years, our global industry leading engineering capabilities, and our best-in-class in-house software, ROXON specialises in tailored, engineered design conveyor solutions that reduce costs and increase efficiencies.”

The company recently executed its first project in Australia, a A$15 million ($10.2 million) fixed crushing and screening plant at the Lima South quarry in Benalla, Victoria. In this project, ROXON Australia partnered with asphalt plant specialists Astec Australia. The scope included the design and supply of all structural, mechanical and electrical components for conveyors, including interfaces with Astec’s process equipment; design and supply of structural support steelwork for crushers, screens and feeders; and supply of all conveyor components, 19 x off conveyors in total.