Northpoint Manufacturer Supplies Key Components To Western Australian Mine
2014 saw the move by leading international manufacturer Eriez Magnetics to Northpoint Enterprise Park in Epping, Victoria. Eriez Magnetics is an American company with their head office located in Erie Pennyslvania and manufacturing facilities in Australia, Europe, China, India, Japan, Brazil, Canada, Mexico and South Africa. They are considered a world authority in advanced technology for magnetic, vibratory and minerals beneficiation applications. Eriez Magnetics design, develop, manufacture and market magnetic separation, metal detection and materials feeding, screening, conveying and controlling equipment for process and metalworking industries.
The decision to move Eriez Magnetics’ Australian operation to Northpoint Enterprise Park was driven by a need to find a suitable location to accommodate their expanding manufacturing requirements. In January 2015, within their new Northpoint Enterprise Park facility, Eriez Magnetics have for the first time utilised their new manufacturing capability by supplying two giant 34 Tonne Heavy Duty Electro Magnets destined for a new iron ore mine in Western Australia. After being wholly manufactured in the new Epping factory the giant magnets were loaded onto two heavy haulage vehicles. Two 20 Tonne cranes performed this enormous lift by operating in tandem to replicate a single lifting process. The outcome was a simple, single lift, drive through operation.
These impressive 34 Tonne Heavy Duty Electro Magnets will be installed above conveyor belts in a Western Australian Iron Ore Mine to remove damaging steel prior to it reaching crushing machinery. The success of this separation process means possible serious and expensive damage to mine equipment caused by the steel entering the crusher is prevented.
Eriez Magnetics Managing Director Malcolm Davy says:
“What we have just achieved in our new Northpoint factory would not have been possible in our former premises. We would never have been able to manufacture such a significantly large product in-house. To load these large magnets onto haulage vehicles would have required emptying the entire factory to allow hired mobile cranes access to move them. Our move to Northpoint opened up the opportunity of building a larger facility with state of the art technology and customised layout. The installation of significant lifting capacity by cranes has made a massive difference to our manufacturing capabilities. We also feel that our attraction to this location’s quality infrastructure and easy access to Australia’s major road network has been a great decision. With simple access for heavy haulage vehicles to the freeway network proving simplifies the logistics of moving such significant items across Australia.”
Located just 18km North of Melbourne’s CBD, Northpoint Enterprise Park, in Epping Victoria has been attracting a range of local, national and international companies to relocate to the Business Park.
Key attractions for businesses making the move to Northpoint include:
- Convenient location close to key infrastructure, road networks and away from the congestion of substantial residential development
- High quality, professional environment created by the master-planned layout and design of the Business Park,
- Flexibility in land packages as well as the possibility of attractive land and building packages
- Support of a proactive, progressive local Council in the City of Whittlesea
Eriez Magnetics Pty Ltd is located at 21 Shirley Way, Epping.
For further information about Northpoint Enterprise Park contact:
Development Director – Northpoint Enterprise Park
0418 320 394
03 9831 8900