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New factory takes shape in Kwinana

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Ausplow factory manager Gary Andrews.

Ausplow factory manager Gary Andrews.

Increased demand for our products has meant we have always focused on the big picture.
It not only concerns our R&D but also our manufacturing capacity.
And that’s why we’re on schedule for another stage expansion with new factory facilities expected to be completed by December.
According to company general manager Chris Farmer, the Leith Road, Kwinana factory, will add the extra capacity needed to meet forwards orders for 2016 and beyond.
“We’ve been substantially growing our market throughout Australia over the past few years and we foresaw the exponential growth and the need for more manufacturing space,” Chris said. “The Leith Road premises have been in the offing for quite a while and we considered it was timely to expand given the demand for our products.
“With more sales in the Eastern States it just increases the logistics pressure a bit more to ensure we get deliveries to customers on time.
“Our new factory will give us more central control over our production schedules and increase our cost efficiencies.”
Since our entry into the precision crop establishment market more than 20 years ago with the DBS precision seeder, we are now rated by industry commentators as arguably the biggest tillage and seeding manufacturer in Australia, eclipsing the historic South Australian companies such as John Shearer and Horwood Bagshaw.
Our growth with the DBS has been complemented with our multi-product delivery system Multistream air seeder which is a focus of company R&D in terms of variable rate applications. (See the story in From the Factory).
“We have not rested on our laurels,” Chris said. “Last year we developed the Pro D tillage system and we’ve got a few surprises in store for 2016, including the hitch guidance control we display at the recent field days.
“We have a range of projects on our drawing boards so we’re looking forward to a great future.”

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Friday, October 16, 2015