After many months of planning, global conveyor components OEM PROK has officially opened a new specialist conveyor service centre in Newman to provide expert local conveyor solutions and products to the Pilbara.
As one of the largest manufacturers of conveyor idlers and pulleys in the world, the opening of PROK Pilbara is a major milestone and provides the opportunity to be closer to key iron ore operations in the Pilbara.
PROK held a Grand Opening event at the new workshop which was attended by around 60 people including customers and representatives from the local community.
Speaking at the Grand Opening, PROK Business Unit Manager – Technical Services Arun Bangalore said the new facility means customers will have access to expert conveyor solutions right on their doorstep.
“The opening of PROK Pilbara means we will be even more agile to customer requests with quicker turnaround times, local support and access to the best engineers and technicians in the market.”
With so many mine sites located in and around Newman, it was the perfect location and it makes sense for us to be located here with our customers.”
The workshop is fully equipped for pulley refurbishment, general fabrication and fitting services and provides mining companies with access to local expert technical specialists and engineering support.
The 4000m2 site also includes state of the art pulley testing equipment including vibration analysis testing and dynamic balancing, providing customers with access to the latest in condition monitoring technology.
“Mining companies no longer need to send their equipment to Perth, they now have a local engineering workshop that offers everything they need to optimise their conveyor system” added Mr. Bangalore.
As well as providing expert conveyor solutions, PROK will have a big focus on directly contributing to the local Pilbara community.
“Supporting the local community and customers is a key pillar of PROK Pilbara’s strategy and we see major benefits including creating employment opportunities, engaging with local suppliers, providing support to community groups, local charities and sporting groups and executing the PROK Indigenous Engagement Program”.
PROK Pilbara is located at 5 Wonmunna Drive, Newman and is now open.
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View photos of the Grand Opening below: