New work­shop for Bruce Rock En­gi­neer­ing

The open­ing of a new state-of-the-art Perth metropoli­tan work­shop fa­cil­ity, com­bined with the merger with weld­ing and fab­ri­ca­tion spe­cial­ist Trans­beam In­dus­tries, has so­lid­i­fied West­ern Aus­tralia’s Bruce Rock En­gi­neer­ing’s po­si­tion as a key man­u­fac­turer i

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Lead­ing heavy road trans­port equip­ment man­u­fac­turer Bruce Rock En­gi­neer­ing (BRE) has of­fi­cially opened its Perth metropoli­tan work­shop fa­cil­ity in For­rest­field.

On hand to of­fi­ci­ate the event was Jim Chown, par­lia­men­tary sec­re­tary to the min­is­ter for trans­port, Dean Nalder.

On dis­play was the BRE su­per-quad, a 60-me­tre road train tipped to de­liver much-needed cost ef­fi­cien­cies to the min­ing sec­tor while re­duc­ing heavy ve­hi­cle road traf­fic and there­fore the im­pact on road in­fra­struc­ture in the state.

Steel cut­ting and pro­cess­ing for all BRE man­u­fac­tured equip­ment is car­ried out in the new For­rest­field fa­cil­ity, with the fab­ri­ca­tion of the chas­sis of the su­per-quad also com­pleted there, while its body, blast­ing, paint­ing and assem­bly is com­pleted in Bruce Rock.

Chown said “Bruce Rock En­gi­neer­ing is a WA owned and op­er­ated man­u­fac­tur­ing com­pany with a his­tory dat­ing back to 1980. It is al­ways great to see a West Aus­tralian, fam­ily owned com­pany grow na­tion­ally and con­tinue to keep its man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pa­bil­i­ties in this state.

“This new For­rest­field fa­cil­ity is strate­gi­cally lo­cated right in the heart of a trans­port and lo­gis­tics hub and on the road train route to the north of this state and to the east coast, fur­ther strength­en­ing our state’s ca­pa­bil­ity to de­liver cost and time ef­fi­ciently.”

The new fa­cil­ity is pur­pose built, with all de­sign, man­u­fac­ture and con­struc­tion com­pleted in­house by the Bruce Rock En­gi­neer­ing team. It is one hectare in size, hous­ing a 2700-squareme­tre work­shop and 350 square me­tres of ad­min­is­tra­tion of­fices. BRE man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Damion Ver­hoogt said “To­day’s launch is a sig­nif­i­cant mile­stone for the busi­ness, cu­mu­lat­ing the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s re­cent ex­pan­sion into the east coast to ex­tend the com­pany’s ca­pac­ity to de­liver trans­port equip­ment to Queens­land, New South Wales, Vic­to­ria, South Aus­tralia and Tas­ma­nia.

“The sig­nif­i­cance of the For­rest­fied lo­ca­tion means that we are close to our clients and have the abil­ity to pro­vide Perth metropoli­tan ac­cess to re­pairs, mod­i­fi­ca­tions and main­te­nance.”

Also note­wor­thy is BRE’s an­nounce­ment of its merger with weld­ing and fab­ri­ca­tion spe­cial­ist Trans­beam In­dus­tries.

“Our na­tional ex­pan­sion so­lid­i­fies our po­si­tion as a ma­jor man­u­fac­turer in road trans­port, whilst the open­ing of our For­rest­field oper­a­tion to­gether with Trans­beam In­dus­tries will in­crease our man­u­fac­tur­ing ca­pac­ity by close to 50 per cent, ben­e­fit­ting our clients with in­creased op­er­a­tional ef­fi­cien­cies, greater ser­vice and main­te­nance back up,” Ver­hoogt said.

The Trans­beam part­ner­ship brings with it con­sid­er­able ben­e­fits to the oper­a­tion, most no­tably the new plasma pro­file cut­ting ma­chine, which is the big­gest and most ad­vanced of its kind in West­ern Aus­tralia.

Im­ported from New Zealand, the Trans­beam team worked with Ger­man-based Heinz Soyer Bolzen­schweis­stech­nik GMBH and Ki­netic En­gi­neer­ing to in­te­grate the cut­ting ma­chine with stud weld­ing – a world-first adap­ta­tion which will im­prove speed, ac­cu­racy and over­all qual­ity con­trol for the min­ing sec­tor, in par­tic­u­lar.

The sig­nif­i­cance of the For­rest­fied lo­ca­tion means that we are close to our clients and have the abil­ity to pro­vide Perth metropoli­tan ac­cess to re­pairs, mod­i­fi­ca­tions and main­te­nance.

Left: The new 3100sqm For­rest­field man­u­fac­tur­ing fa­cil­ity and of­fice space. Above: Damion Ver­hoogt and Jim Chown dis­cuss the ef­fi­cien­cies of the new 60m su­per-quad, pic­tured be­hind.

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