Friday 18th Sep, 2020

PROK opens Pilbara conveyor engineering facility

Conveyor idler manufacturer PROK has officially opened a new specialist conveyor service centre in Newman to provide conveyor solutions and products to the Pilbara.

Conveyor idler manufacturer PROK has officially opened a new specialist conveyor service centre in Newman to provide conveyor solutions and products to the Pilbara.

The workshop is equipped for pulley refurbishment, general fabrication and fitting services and provides mining companies with access to local expert technical specialists and engineering support.

The 4000 square metre site also includes advanced pulley testing equipment, including vibration analysis testing and dynamic balancing.

To celebrate the announcement, PROK help a grand opening event at the workshop, attended by around 60 people including customers and representatives from the local community.

PROK Business Unit Manager – Technical Services Arun Bangalore said the new facility means customers will have access to expert conveyor solutions right on their doorstep.

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“The opening of PROK Pilbara means we will be even more agile to customer requests with quicker turnaround times, local support and access to the best engineers and technicians in the market,” Bangalore said.

“With so many mine sites located in and around Newman, it was the perfect location and it makes sense for us to be located here with our customers.

“Mining companies no longer need to send their equipment to Perth, they now have a local engineering workshop that offers everything they need to optimise their conveyor system.”

PROK will also focus on directly supporting the local Pilbara community.

“Supporting the local community and customers is a key pillar of PROK Pilbara’s strategy and we see major benefits including creating employment opportunities, engaging with local suppliers, providing support to community groups, local charities and sporting groups and executing the PROK Indigenous Engagement Program,” Bangalore said.