Malaga based Mining Equipment Spares has rolled the dice and won at the International Mining Expo in Las Vegas.
The family owned company has returned to Australia with a large order book for its niche range of multi-purpose service trucks.
To meet the order the company will be building 20 trucks over the next 12 months, managing director Ivan Erceg said.
Erceg established Erceg Mining Trucks (EMT), a special division of Mining Equipment Spares, after recognising the niche market for custom built trucks.
EMT’s service trucks cost up to $1.9 million and have supplied to BHP Billiton, Rio Tinto Iron Ore and Orica.
“Our competitive edge is our ability to customise vehicles to carry out specific functions in particular environments,” Erceg said.
“It’s a very specialised, totally tailored service.”
The EMT trucks are all individually designed to suit the specific functions and conditions under which it will operate.
According to Erceg, the trucks are designed to perform in tougher mining conditions, with all wheel drive and all wheel steering capabilities.
“To maximise on-site utilisation, our vehicles are designed and built to combine high reliability with low maintenance,” he said.