Wormald is partnering with Komatsu to provide vehicle fire suppression kits for mobile equipment as part of a national supply agreement. For the first time ever, the partnership will see the supply of Wormald’s vehicle fire suppression systems directly to Komatsu for fitment by technicians at the assembly stage.
Wormald will be responsible for the design, supply, risk assessment and commissioning of fire suppression systems for most of Komatsu’s mining and construction mobile equipment. It will also supply fire extinguishers for all mobile equipment.
Scott Meekin, Queensland and Northern Territory Business Development Manager – Mining at Wormald, observed that vehicle fire suppression systems can significantly reduce the damage of a fire; however, some mine and construction operators are hesitant to install these systems despite the risk of fire in mobile equipment.
The new supply agreement with Komatsu will make it easier for mine and construction operators to integrate high quality and reliable vehicle fire suppression systems onto mobile equipment at the point of purchase.
The supply agreement will see a historical Australian fire protection brand partner with an established leader in the earthmoving industry. Komatsu is currently celebrating 50 years of operation in the Australian market and over 94 years globally, while Wormald celebrated its 125-year anniversary last year. The combined experience of the two companies positions them well to meet the evolving safety needs of the mining and construction industries.
Gerry Tessier, General Manager of Procurement at Komatsu Australia added that the installation of Wormald vehicle fire suppression systems will greatly enhance the safety of Komatsu mobile equipment.
The new vehicles will be available for order now and can be viewed in Komatsu showrooms in every major city around Australia.