The Australian Mining Review
Long-proven service to rail
VARLEY Group is a diversified engineering and manufacturing company.
Since its establishment in 1886, Varley has grown its workforce to more than 1000 employees, with operations in all mainland Australian States, plus an additional three in the US and two in Indonesia.
Two major industries serviced by the company are rail and specialised vehicles.
Varley’s ONRSR-accredited rail division has provided engineering and maintenance to the industry from its strategically-located facilities in Newcastle since 1984.
It also provides customer field service and support for breakdown repairs, in-field maintenance, and wagon recovery.
Varley has a long and successful association with Pacific National, having serviced its extensive rolling stock assets and performed fleet refurbishments since Pacific National’s formation in 2002.
The company’s specialised vehicle division – also known as Varley Specialised Vehicles – designs, manufactures and services a wide range of rail-related vehicles including rail shunters, road rail vehicles, infrastructure maintenance vehicles, overhead wiring maintenance (OMVs), elevated work platforms (EWPs) and many other custom vehicles.
Varley has a proven record of completing fleet refurbishments and working with customers to achieve favourable outcomes.
With extensive experience over many decades, Varley offers a high level of expertise in rolling stock maintenance.
The business is supported by its excellent rail facilities, which promote low cost and timely movement of rolling stock.
Its advanced facilities in Carrington, Newcastle, are well-equipped to hold multiple wagons on seven railroads and include a full-length undercover locomotive pit and wash bay suitable for 180T locomotives.
As part of its growth strategy, Hinton Engineering recently became a part of the Varley Group.
A long-established and highly-reputable rail business, Hinton specialises in the design and manufacture of hi-rail and infrastructure equipment, as well as rail access certification for all hi-rail equipment across multiple States.
More information about Varley Group can be found at: www.varleygroup.com.