SEW Eurodrive has begun construction on its new Heavy Industrial Solutions Service centre in Mackay.
As reported in Australian Mining’s August edition, the company announced plans to open the facility during this year’s Queensland Mining and Engineering Exhibition.
According to SEW, the 2000 square metre service centre, scheduled to open in March 2017, will allow it to better support gear drive customers in Mackay and surrounding areas.
Mackay mayor Greg Williamson attended the official opening of construction, expressing his “delight” over the development.
“The confidence shown by SEW-EURODRIVE in establishing a new centre in Mackay is indeed welcome. The fact that a multinational company, as highly regarded as SEW-EURODRIVE, is willing to back itself in this region, in these tough times, speaks volumes for the ongoing future of the industry sector in the Bowen Basin region,” Williamson said.
“The Council, and the industrial sector in our community, welcomes SEW-EURODRIVE and we look forward to their contribution as a partner in this region’s growth.”
SEW sales and operations manager for the region, Daniel Dallari, said the new facility will provide technical expertise for the region and a local presence for greater reliability.
“SEW-EURODRIVE’s Heavy Industrial Solution Service Centre combined with our product specialists and the support of Werner Engineering’s machine shop will provide assistance from repair of SEW products, all the way to replacing aging non-SEW units with energy efficient, modern and space saving ‘drop-in’ engineered replacements,” Dallari said.