Liebherr-Australia has wrapped up an expansion project at its Perth mining facility that has more than doubled its property size and added a significant amount of space to its existing complex.
The OEM said it has added 47,000 square metres for workshop, office and build space, which will help it to advance its decarbonisation and technology projects. It has also acquired adjacent land and buildings at the campus in Redcliffe.
All told, its combined space increased from 34,000 m2 to 81,000 m2 and added two workshops and a three-story office building that added to its existing 3,000-m2 service workshop, and a 5,000-m2, state-of-the-art parts warehouse.
Liebherr-Australia said its increasing involvement in the development and implementation of zero emission technology with Australian customers illustrated the necessity for this investment in infrastructure and signifies Liebherr’s commitment to the projects.
“This is our largest investment in infrastructure here in Australia in many years,” said Liebherr-Australia Managing Director Trent Wehr.
“Liebherr’s developments in zero emission technology, and the projects we are working on with industry partners and customers, are progressing every day and will deliver tangible solutions for the wider industry well before 2030. The team at Liebherr-Australia is making important contributions to the decarbonisation of the mining industry, and we’re committed to resourcing this momentous work for both our long-term success and the benefit of the whole industry.”
Regional Manager WA Paul Hyham added that the OEM’s decarbonisation and technology focus has ramped up quickly over the past year.
“We’re building a really critical team here in Perth to support new technology development, which will employ everyone from engineers to on-site technicians,” he said. “We’re excited to be bringing across some of our best international talent … and upskilling our own workforce over the next 12 months. We currently have around 200 permanent employees here in Perth and we forecast an increase steadily over the next few years.”
The company said the Perth complex will continue to be the main mining facility for all services in Western Australia and will support its satellite network of branches in the state’s regional mining hubs including Newman and the recently established branch in Kalgoorlie.