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Astec extends MPS fixed plant distribution rights to NSW

Mineral Processing Solutions (MPS), an OPS Group company, will expand its distribution of Astec’s fixed plant and equipment to include aggregate and mining sectors in New South Wales.

Under the terms of the new agreement, MPS will supply fixed plant crushing and screening equipment to the NSW aggregate and quarry industry.

The move is an extension of a 2021 agreement between both two companies that saw MPS take on distribution of Astec Material Solutions’ products in Western Australia, the Northern Territory and South Australia, as well as the mining sector in Australia’s eastern states.

Astec regional managing director David Smale welcomed the move.

“Astec and MPS have forged a strong partnership over the years – one that has been of real benefit to our customers,” Smale said.

“The MPS team’s extensive local market knowledge and experience in mineral processing – supported by Astec’s innovative technologies and manufacturing capability – has made MPS the perfect partner to deliver outstanding products and service.”

MPS also distributes Astec Telestack mobile bulk materials handling equipment and Astec Breaker Technology International products throughout Australia, demonstrating the company’s strong presence on the east coast.

Local sales and service teams are in place, and new local support facilities in the NSW Hunter region have been stocked with the latest Astec crushing and screening equipment.

“MPS taking our fixed plant into the aggregate industry in NSW is the first step in what we expect to be a continuing expansion, with the company moving into the Queensland and Victorian markets over the next few years,” Smale said.

“For our existing quarrying customers, little will change. Through MPS, they will still have access to the complete range of Astec’s industry-leading crushing and screening equipment, plus the extensive knowledge and experience of the MPS sales and service teams.

“I’m delighted to be making this announcement, and (I) look forward to working alongside MPS as they continue to support our customers in building the infrastructure of Australia.”

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