Schlam said it has been awarded a A$90 million supply agreement with Fortescue Metals Group for both its products and services divisions, solidifying its relationship with the miner.
The contract will see Schlam Payload Solutions supply Fortescue with dump bodies and buckets, while Schlam People Solutions will provide skilled on-site mechanical and fabrication services for a minimum of three years with options to extend.
The agreement brings both divisions under the same set of terms and conditions.
Schlam Chief Executive Officer Matt Thomas said its relationship with Fortescue “strengthened when we trialled a Hercules dump body suited to their fleet of 240-tonne class trucks in 2018. At the time, it was the lightest 240-tonne body we had manufactured, and through working with innovative partners, like Fortescue, we've been able to develop the next generation of payload products, including the Hercules EXO."
Fortescue will be one of the first operators to receive the Hercules EXO since its successful trial and market release. To date, Schlam has supplied almost 60 Hercules bodies to Fortescue’s fleet of mining trucks and will deliver a further 50 in the next financial year alone.