Komatsu Australia’s Gunnedah Branch in regional New South Wales has relocated to a new facility as it looks to cope with increased demand for its products from the local coal mining sector.
Komatsu Gunnedah had originally supported regional construction customers, yet, with the opening of coal mining north-west of Gunnedah and the sale of mining trucks, dozers and loaders, the requirements of the small branch rapidly increased, the company said.
For several months, the Gunnedah team had been looking for a suitable premise to support the increased demand and, on May 18, it moved into the new branch at 34 Allgayer Drive, Gunnedah, NSW 2380.
The new facility is “far beyond the ‘old branch’ in many ways”, Gunnedah Branch Manager, Peter Phillips, said.
“The office area is spacious as is the parts warehouse,” he said. “The parts warehouse is professionally laid out, including the mezzanine area set up for filter storage in racking.”
The workshop provides ample room to repair machines indoors and the yard access for transporting vehicles is substantial, according to the company. While the showroom is currently empty, moving forward, the branch plans to display construction machines for sale along with rental units in the dedicated space.
This move uplifts the profile of Komatsu Gunnedah in the region, according to Phillips.
“Our focus it to maintain this with our customers and promote Komatsu to be the place to visit as supplier of choice,” he said.
“To all from the branch who worked tirelessly with the move and in the Komatsu spirit, also the Mining Service Manager for support over the weekend of the move – thank you.”