Fair­brother In­dus­tries ex­pands in Aus­tralia

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Fence post in­stall­ers, site main­te­nance teams and pub­lic works crews will be ma­jor ben­e­fi­cia­ries as Kinghit­ter en­hances di­rect sup­ply lines to the in­dus­tries of Aus­tralia, it says.

The New Zealand com­pany’s new base in Syd­ney is over­see­ing not just cur­rent dis­trib­u­tors, it will fo­cus more com­pre­hen­sively on all in­dus­tries that in­stall fence and bar­rier posts (in all di­men­sions and ma­te­ri­als).

Th­ese in­dus­tries in­clude: • Agri­cul­tural, ru­ral and farm­ing • Rail and road sec­tors • Min­ing, quar­ry­ing and en­ergy • Pub­lic works and coun­cils

(metropoli­tan and re­gional) • Con­struc­tion and de­vel­op­ment • Un­der wa­ter and sew­er­age • Cat­tle and stock sta­tions

Kinghit­ter says its rea­son for ex­pand­ing di­rect na­tional cov­er­age is to in­crease aware­ness and knowl­edge of the com­pet­i­tive ad­van­tages gained from us­ing its tech­nolo­gies. And with new ar­range­ments al­low­ing one-week tran­sit from fac­tory to most ports on the Aus­tralian east­ern se­aboard, wait-times are heav­ily re­duced.

“Aus­tralia is a mas­sive con­ti­nent and just about ev­ery in­dus­try reg­u­larly in­stalls post and bar­rier fences,” said Kinghit­ter CEO Tony Pan­rucker.

“For ev­ery ma­jor Aus­tralian in­dus­try, fence con­struc­tion is al­most cer­tainly go­ing to be done on a very large scale and that calls for a strong, re­li­able mode of mech­a­ni­sa­tion to in­crease speed and safety of in­stal­la­tion. Take the Alice Springs to Dar­win rail­way, where some 150km of fenc­ing to shield the track had thou­sands of fence posts driven into the ground by a Kinghit­ter. This is just a sin­gle pro­ject, yet there are so many de­mands of this type in Aus­tralia we found it in­evitable to grav­i­tate closer to the mar­kets which are served by our Kinghit­ter tech­nolo­gies.”

Kinghit­ter be­lieves it is the only long term provider of post-driv­ing tech­nol­ogy on the Aus­tralian and lo­cal mar­kets.

The brand says it not only has proven abil­ity for long life­span, it also means on­go­ing tech­no­log­i­cal and prac­ti­cal en­hance­ments are made to its mod­els based strongly on user feed­back on op­er­at­ing needs.

Cur­rently, the com­pany has four se­ries of Kinghit­ters to cover as many re­quire­ments as pos­si­ble.

“For ex­am­ple, a deer farmer has a dif­fer­ent re­quest to a sheep farmer, just as var­i­ous de­part­ments of Aus­tralian rail­ways or roads will have to­tally dif­fer­ent re­quire­ments from one an­other,” said Pan­rucker. “The same can be said for each and ev­ery mine, con­struc­tion site, pub­lic works pro­ject, Depart­ment of De­fence in­stal­la­tion, recre­ational re­serve, or any other lo­ca­tion that re­quires posts driven into the ground with de­cent force.

“The key value propo­si­tion from us is that, as a ma­jor sup­plier, we are on hand to meet any re­quire­ment; to cus­tomise all those lit­tle ar­eas that make crit­i­cal dif­fer­ences in per­for­mance for each ap­pli­ca­tion.”

The vari­ables for fenc­ing and post spe­cial­ists are very di­verse and rarely are two lo­ca­tions the same. Chal­lenges could in­volve sur­face tex­ture, slope, an­gle of op­er­a­tion, wa­ter cour­ses, weather ex­tremes, iso­la­tion, or just about any other chal­lenge users can think of.

“Our com­mit­ment is to en­sure that each and ev­ery in­dus­try, re­gard­less of where it is lo­cated in Aus­tralia, doesn’t just re­ceive a great piece of tech­nol­ogy but also a com­mit­ment to the best and un­ri­valled af­ter-sales backup they could pos­si­bly imag­ine,” said Fair­brother.

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