The OPS Group has officially started distribution of Telestack Bulk Material Handling Equipment across the entirety of Australia, including the new Tele-Mix Pugmill.
Mineral Processing Solutions (MPS), an OPS Group (OPS) company, has started 2021 with a bang following the rollout of its exclusive distribution of Telestack bulk material handling equipment across Australia and Indonesia.
OPS represents several global brands and manufacturers within its target market and segments. Its customers range from multinational mining companies and contractors, right through to owner/operators.
The Australian owned business has been exclusive the exclusive distributor for Telestack bulk material handling equipment in WA, NT and SA for many years. As part of the new agreements reached with Astec Industries, Telestack’s parent company, MPS will now extend this distribution of Telestack products and services to Eastern Australia.
The Telestack range extensively covers all facets of moving material from one point to another and includes machinery with up to 3000 tonnes per hour capacities.
Shane Czerkasow, OPS Group Managing Director says the business has grown on the core values of delivering world class products with industry leading service and support.
“Astec and Telestack are an obvious fit and perfect partnership for our business, as these are commonly shared values,” he says.
“Telestack has a long tradition of quality and robust equipment. With the somewhat recent acquisition of Telestack by Astec Industries, we have seen significant advances in the product line, particularly in capacity and quality stemming from the significant investment in their Northern Ireland manufacturing facilities.
“We at OPS are delighted to formally announce the extension to our long-standing partnership with Telestack, which is already in effect with OPS and MPS stocking and servicing Telestack nationally.”
MPS will deliver its expanded Astec product offering through its existing and new Australian support infrastructure. The company has existing facilities in Perth, Darwin, Adelaide and Central Coast NSW, with new and used equipment stocks, hire fleets, local applications and sales teams, spare parts warehouses and local service and support.
To strengthen its Eastern Australia presence, MPS has established new branches with stocks of equipment and parts, along with local teams in Brisbane and Melbourne. Significant investment is underway on two new facilities in these capital cities, targeted to be completed in 2021.
Czerkasow says the market is embracing solutions which can reduce reliance on manual labour, fuel usage, manpower and ultimately improve efficiencies.
“We believe the timing is perfect for OPS to expand our Telestack offering right across Australia. Great equipment requires great back up and support and we believe this is a well-matched partnership that will deliver quality outcomes for customers of these industries,” he says.
OPS’ investment in its facilities is aimed at continuing to improve its service and support capabilities for its current and future customers.
Andrew Lock, OPS Group Regional Manager – Eastern Australia & Pacific says it is critical that the company constantly develops and improves its overall customer support.
“Our facilities will enable our businesses to stock unprecedented levels of capital equipment, readily available for sales, hire and demonstration, as well as ensure we stock industry leading levels of spare parts,” Lock said.
“OPS have always strived to deliver class leading service and support. These new facilities will allow us to take this to a whole new level in Eastern Australia. We now have tremendous capabilities in large scale plant refurbishment, fixed plant services, fabrication and component manufacturing and refurbishment, including screen media and conveyor products.”
The arrival of Telestack’s Tele-Mix Pugmill
Telestack has widened its product offering to include the Tele-Mix, a track mounted, fully mobile, high-volume continuous mix pugmill.
It was developed in response to an increased demand for a reliable and mobile continuous mixing system that was easy to set-up, operationally efficient, transported easily without the need for special permits.
The Tele-Mix is fitted with a twin-shaft mixing chamber and incorporates a direct hydraulic drive, mesh gears for rotors and removable paddles. The P2000T model boasts a high throughput of up to 300 tonnes per hour and has a seven-metre hopper capacity as standard.
Easily integrated into an existing system, or with the ability to stand alone, the Tele-Mix is designed for a range of applications including optimising the moisture content in road-base, blending, lime addition, cold-mix asphalt, cement-treated base and in stabilisation.
The Tele-Mix pugmill offers a large capacity with optional 500-millimetre and 700-millimetre hopper extensions, optional bolt-in feed boot liners, optional fall-break system, and optional hydraulic tipping grid. The optional split feed boot also provides a vertically split hopper plate that allows two separate products to be fed into the hopper. A cement in feed chute can also be used to blend into the main product.
A key pre-requisite of the Tele-Mix pugmill was the ability to transport and set-up easily. The unit is designed with an on-board diesel engine and hydraulic power pack and is available in a range of power or engine options.
Philip Waddell, International Sales Manager at Telestack, says the Tele-Mix tracked P2000T Pugmill is a consolidation of the world-renowned Telestack tracked Hopper Feeder range with the proven design of the Astec Pugmill box.
“We already have had significant interest and uptake from our dealer network, and we are confident that the Tele-Mix will enhance the comprehensive range of products from Telestack,” Waddell says.
“We are proud of the breadth of our range, and we are committed to putting the voice of our customer at the core of our product development and continuing to bring innovative, reliable and cost-effective solutions to the marketplace.”