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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.

NEPEAN bulks up conveyor component reach with addition of Tefco Engineering assets

NEPEAN’s PROK Conveyor Components has extended its conveyor component capability with the addition of a fully-operational specialised original equipment manufacturer (OEM) pulley business based in New South Wales, Australia.

NEPEAN Chief Executive Officer, Miles Fuller, said the new business, which comes from Tefco Engineering’s assets, is a perfect extension of its conveyor pulley capability in key mining regions and will strengthen PROK’s offering to customers on the east coast of Australia and internationally.

With the integration of Tefco Engineering’s assets, PROK is positioned to provide customers in core mining regions with a dedicated and local option for OEM pulleys and pulley overhauls, the company said.

Fuller said: “The new facility will be integrated with our existing PROK business with a focus on growing, improving and innovating to ensure that our customers are the winners.”

The acquisition includes over 3,500 m² of manufacturing operations in New South Wales, bolstering PROK’s existing capability with six overhead cranes, plate rolling, computer numerical control machining, in-house stress relieving, shot-blasting, painting facilities and specialised pulley acceptance testing equipment, the company said.

NEPEAN is already the largest manufacturer of pulleys and idlers in Australia, and one of the largest specialists in conveyor components globally, the company said. Through operations in six continents, NEPEAN produces thousands of large engineered pulleys and millions of rollers for distribution to over 66 countries.

Fuller said: “Our service offering and the wider suite of products positions NEPEAN as the number one choice for quality conveyor components.

“Our investment in the Tefco Engineering business, and more importantly Tefco Engineering’s customers and employees, is a further commitment to an industry we know well. It is a step in NEPEAN’s journey to be the global leader in innovative conveyor components.”

NEPEAN’s conveyor expertise in Australia includes fully-integrated bulk materials handling solutions from the mine to the train or truck load station.

NEPEAN and Fitzroy enter into Ironbark No 1 coal mine construction partnership

NEPEAN Mining is to design and deliver certain pieces of key equipment and infrastructure for Fitzroy Australia Resources’ Ironbark No. 1 coal mine in Queensland, Australia, the company has confirmed.

NEPEAN and Fitzroy will execute the project as an integrated project team in two phases:
1. The accelerated design and development, and;
2. The acquisition, installation and commissioning.

The project will leverage NEPEAN’s leading stream specialist businesses; NEPEAN Conveyors, NEPEAN Power and NEPEAN Longwall., with the scope of the contract including conveyors, electrical systems, electrical reticulation, the mine ventilation system and the longwall system.

Ironbark No 1 (formerly known as the Ellensfield coal asset) is an advanced project situated around 30 km northeast of Moranbah and 125 km southwest of Mackay. Fitzroy is currently finalising the feasibility and approval processes to enable the construction of an underground longwall coking coal mine. The company, earlier this month, received the mining lease for the project and signed up Golding Contractors in an early contractor involvement agreement.

Fitzroy Australia Resources CEO Grant Polwarth said: “We are excited about working with NEPEAN in a true partnership sense to deliver a result which has the potential to be company building for both groups as well as change the industry landscape and expectations on major project delivery.”

NEPEAN CEO Miles Fuller said the partnership would “achieve a superior outcome for Fitzroy, by significantly reducing project cost, accelerating delivery time, and ensure superior equipment lifecycle performance”.

“This model will redefine how successful projects can and should be delivered,” he added.

Founded in 1974 in Narellan, New South Wales, NEPEAN has grown to become a global organisation with 25 businesses across five continents. It is renowned for its innovative solutions, inhouse design capabilities, world-class manufacturing operations, on time project delivery, specialist commissioning and optimisation services, and life cycle support capabilities, according to NEPEAN.