Motors and drives expand in WA

Industrial motors and drives innovator Bonfiglioli is expanding again with the opening of a new office and warehouse in Perth.

Industrial motors and drives innovator Bonfiglioli is expanding again with the opening of a new office and warehouse in Perth.

The extra space and service facilities will be invaluable in servicing rapidly growing demand in Western Australia, particularly from the resources and infrastructure sectors, says the Managing Director of Bonfiglioli Transmission (Australia) Pty Ltd Malcolm Lewis.

“We are experiencing strong demand across the board for our advanced drives technologies, including Trasmital planetaries and the innovative new heavy duty HDP parallel shaft and HDO bevel helical series,” says Lewis, whose Australian Operation is celebrating its 20th anniversary of operation in Australia with growth of more than 30 per cent in the latest year.

The global Bonfiglioli group — which has itself grown 75% over the past five years to sales exceeding $1 billion – is investing extensively in increased stock, and assembly and testing technology in Australia and New Zealand to further enhance product innovation, service and delivery times.

The latest Perth office opening and a recent $10 million investment in stock and technology comes after both Australia and New Zealand contributed record performances in 2007, says Lewis.

The new Perth office will be supported by the company’s new national headquarters in Sydney with expanded stocking and local assembly and testing facilities.

Bonfiglioli has introduced to Australasia a series of its latest worldwide product releases, including the compact Trasmital planetary series, heavy duty HDO/HDP helical drives, the C, A and F helical gearboxes, new W worm series and a broad range of variators, clutch-brake units and torque arm models.

Malcolm Lewis

Managing Director

Bonfiglioli Transmission

malcolmlewis@bonfiglioli.com.au

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