Trufab Global prize winner
Trufab Global (Grain King) comes second at Swedish Steel Prize
Australian agricultural machinery manufacturer Trufab Global (Grain King) has come second in this year’s Swedish Steel Prize. Held at a ceremony in Stockholm in May, Trufab and its Nyrex chaser bin fell just short to the Italian Stratosphere 3.0 rear-tipping semi-trailer by Mantella.
Trufab (Grain King) CEO Colin Jorgensen, who attended the event, says he was honoured by the recognition of the Nyrex chaser bin.
“The Swedish Steel Awards are incredibly prestigious and being recognised by them is a real honour,” he says.
The verdict from the Swedish Steel Prize judges was that the Nyrex bin utilised high-strength steel that challenged traditional design by using modern materials to create the highest levels of performance. It was also recognised for the reduction in weight through the use of Strenx performance steel, which Trufab (Grain King) says makes the Nyrex bin stronger, lighter, safer and longer lasting.
The Nyrex chaser bins use a Strenx product that is 25 per cent lighter than steel plate and provides a longer life than conventional bins. The durable Strenx steel also allows the bins to be made in a range of sizes and are being targeted at farmers looking for a chaser bin that will allow them to harvest grain more efficiently.
The new Nyrex chaser bins feature a modular design using almost no welding. Instead, the assembly process uses laser technology in a bolted construction that avoids any distortion and rippling of the steel plate from welding, creating savings in time and energy.
The West Australian family-run business was established in 1962, working with structural steel. Over the years the company has transitioned into grain-handling equipment.
“Our use of cutting-edge technology, high-quality materials and skilled labour means we are providing customers with innovative and intelligent solutions to increase their productivity and efficiency,” Jorgensen says.
The new Nyrex chaser bins feature a modular design using almost no welding