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Crusher & Screen Sales and Hire dedicated to the Australian market

The team at Crusher & Screen Sales and Hire is dedicated to supplying machines suitable for the Australian market.

Owned and operated by John Andersen and Chris Wong out of their base in Yatala, Queensland, Crusher & Screen Sales and Hire sells and hires plant equipment for the construction, quarry, and mining industries.

Crusher & Screen Sales and Hire is the Australian distributor for Irish Manufacturing Services (IMS), based in Clogher, Northern Ireland.

IMS manufactures a range of screening plants and wheel and track conveyors but specialises in producing blending plants for construction and soil remediation projects.

Andersen says that while some manufacturers only make equipment to suit larger machinery markets, others, such as IMS, tailor their equipment to better suit conditions Down Under.

“It is important that the plant you are considering purchasing or hiring will offer you the best result for the product that is being processed and the conditions the plant must operate in,” Andersen says.

“The large plant manufacturers tend to have a global view on their product design, based on the big markets like the United States.

“Our company discusses with IMS options of plant that will offer an advantage to our clients, which may be different to the larger markets, so there is a big advantage having a manufacturer who will supply plant to suit the Australian requirements.”

Crusher Screen Sales & Hire has in stock a range of plant including track mounted pugmills and blenders, mobile cement silos, link and radial conveyers, and feed hoppers.

The family business was created in 2008 and approached by IMS when the latter was established in 2010.

But while IMS is still a small plant equipment manufacturer, Andersen says it offers a point of difference compared to other plant manufacturers, given its willingness to adapt machinery to suit Australian conditions based on its great relationship with Crusher & Screen Sales and Hire – as both companies have a common goal to produce quality plant and service.

“IMS, compared to the other large global companies that dominate our industry, is small, and that is the main difference – as they will manufacture plant for use based on our research of Australian conditions and specific product requirements,” he says.

Andersen also says that despite its smaller stature as a business, IMS has made significant headway in the Australian market.

“[For example], the IMS-PM1050- 16TB track pugmill is the highest selling pugmill in Australia, and it offers a range of mobile blenders that can blend products to make spec on a controlled basis – instead of loader bucket mixing, which is not very accurate or efficient,” he says.

“These high production machines have the option of being fully automated: ensuring the correct product mix, removing operator error, and producing a superior product – and in some cases turning slow-moving stock into more sellable product.”

Andersen says the past two years have been rather difficult for the team at Crusher Screen Sales & Hire given the restrictions on movement throughout Australia as well as the complexities of the global supply chain.

However, as restrictions continue to ease across much of the world and in Australia, there is hope.

The large number of infrastructure projects in the pipeline mean the construction and earthmoving sectors will continue to thrive and has Andersen optimistic for the months and years ahead.

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