Joy Global boosts Hunter capacity with new headquarters

December 05, 2013

Mining equipment and services company Joy Global is boosting its capability to support mining operations up and down the east coast with a new facility in the Hunter Valley.
 
As part of Joy Global's efforts to integrate with mining operations and improve efficiency and output through technology, the new business headquarters at Rutherford is home to a Smart Services hub for real time monitoring of equipment at different mines and a range of simulators for training.
 
NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee has toured the facility and was impressed with the technology.
 
"This new facility proves again that mining is a modern industry and in NSW we are leading the way with smart applications, technology and services that are shaping the safe and efficient mines of the future," Mr Galilee said.
 
Joy Global's Hunter Valley Operations Manager Collin Slattery says the company has had some challenges but is confident to invest in the Hunter Valley. 
 
"NSW is one of the big growth areas in Australasia and that's one of the reasons why we've invested in this facility," said Mr Slattery. 
 
                     NSW Minerals Council CEO Stephen Galilee with Joy Global's Colin Slattery

"We service everything on the surface and underground, from shovels and drag lines up to continuous miners, shuttle cars long walls and feeder breakers. 
 
"We work with over 60 mines with a lot of customers based in Queensland as well that send work down to the Hunter Valley. We see big growth in the Hunter Valley. Coal is still the world's premier energy provider and it will be for the foreseeable future."  
 
Group Engineering & Supply Manager for Centennial Coal, Greg Briggs, is one of Joy Global's customers. 
 
"They've got some very state of the art equipment that will really help our operators to actually gain control of that equipment much quicker, more safely, and interact with the equipment better in the long run," he said. 

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