GFG relies on best in the Bis for materials handling

Bis has signed a new multi-year contract with GFG Alliance’s Whyalla integrated mining and steelworks which will see the company continue providing materials handling and export facilities services at the site.

Bis will carry on with the movement and processing of bulk materials, iron and steel slag, scrap and semi-finished products at the steelworks.

The company will also continue their work unloading trains and loading ships at Whyalla Port along with management and maintenance of the steelworks’ export facilities.

The contract renewal continues Bis’ long-standing residence in Whyalla, South Australia, where the company has provided logistics and materials handling support for GFG Alliance and its predecessor companies since 1959.

The Whyalla operation is one of 50 sites across Australia and Indonesia where Bis provides haulage, materials handling, specialised equipment hire, automation and value chain solutions.

Others include Karara, Murrin Murrin and Granny Smith mine sites in Western Australia, the Tarrawonga open cut coal mine in New South Wales, while Bis also provides asset hire, materials handling and site services at Norske Skog’s paper mill in Boyer, Tasmania.

Bis’ first commenced their relationship with GFG Alliance in 2017 when the global industrial group purchased the company operating the site at the time, Arrium, which had gone into voluntary administration the year before.

In 2019, Bis became the single materials handling contractor at Whyalla after several materials-handling work packages were consolidated into a single contract to be operated by the one partner.

With Bis’ long-standing residence and understanding of the Whyalla site, the contract extension will drive continued improvement across both each company’s assets and workforce.

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