MRC acquisition supports Coxons’ mining maintenance

Coxons Group has enhanced its asset availability and support network with the acquisition of MRC Australia, bringing together two specialists in fleet management and cooling solutions.

Coxons mainly supports the east coast of Australia and was the first to implement its nosecone exchange system for reduced maintenance downtime.

The MRC acquisition sought to broaden its reach on the east coast, according to Coxons chief executive officer Scott MacDonald.

“By welcoming the MRC team into the Coxons family we’re expanding our capacity to support customers along the east coast, with a spread of well-established workshops across Queensland and New South Wales,” MacDonald said.

“Regional and sector expansion have always been key elements of our growth strategy, so we’re thrilled to continue deepening our connection to the Singleton and Mackay communities –and the Hunter Valley and Bowen Basin mining regions.”

MRC has several Tier 1 clients in the Australian mining industry, providing solutions and parts from major original equipment manufacturers (OEM) such as Komatsu and Caterpillar.

The companies will continue to operate under their respective titles as they grow together in the second half of 2021.

MacDonald said Coxons continues to consider how best to integrate the companies to serve Australia’s mining industry.

“Integration of the two companies will proceed over the coming months while we look at how best to support the industry long-term. We’ll be focusing on our same high standards of service and support, and supporting our newly-expanded team,” he said.

Coxons currently has 80 staff members across its four sites in Rockhampton, Newcastle and Mackay, with more to come through the MRC acquisition.



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