Grant brings manufacturing back to Western Australia

Striker Australia and MAX Plant have been awarded $3.4 million in funding under Round 2 of the Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI).

The grant forms part of a total $6.8 million project to build a new, world-class manufacturing facility that will treble their existing global manufacturing footprint and bring their advanced manufacturing processes back to Western Australia.

The facility has been designed to build the Striker track range and MAX Plant modular range of crushing, screening, conveying and mineral processing equipment.

Along with manufacturing, the facility will also house spare parts, MAX Plant rental fleet and a specialised technical support and training division.

Within this project, Striker will execute a crushing and screening safety and operator training program, along with its JV partner Gidja Country.

MAX Plant chief executive officer Craig Pedley said after starting the business in Western Australia in 1998, he was proud to “bring manufacturing back home”.

“This grant has allowed us to fast track a project we budgeted for over the next seven years,” he said.

“Having the facility in WA will allow the group to increase its production and support our local and international customer base.

“I am excited to welcome all our customers to our new facility to inspect their machines during the manufacturing process but especially excited for our Aussie customers to come to the factory.

“Without the likes of companies like MACA, WA Limestone and B & J Catalano’s, we would not have the operator-friendly machine or business we have today”.

About Ray Chan

Editor of industrial titles and mastheads with Prime Creative Media. Publications include Rail Express and Australian Mining (web content).

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