SEW-EURODRIVE to open new facility in Mackay

Global drive technology specialist SEW-EURODRIVE has announced construction has begun on a state-of-the-art facility in Mackay to house its new Heavy Industrial Solutions Service Centre.

The 2000sqm Service Centre, scheduled to open in March 2017, will allow SEW-EURODRIVE to better support gear drive customers in Mackay and surrounding areas.

The Mayor of Mackay Regional Council, Cr Greg Williamson, recently went on site to officially open construction of the Service Centre.

“The confidence shown by SEW-EURODRIVE in establishing a new centre in Mackay is indeed welcome. The fact that a multinational company, as highly regarded as SEW-EURODRIVE, is willing to back itself in this region, in these tough times, speaks volumes for the ongoing future of the industry sector in the Bowen Basin region,” said Williamson.

“The Council and in fact the industrial sector in our community, welcomes SEW-EURODRIVE and we look forward to their contribution as a partner in this region’s growth.”

According to Daniel Dallari, SEW-EURODRIVE’s Sales & Operations Manager for the region, customers will be able to take advantage of the technical expertise of a global player with a strong local presence to ensure reliability of their operation and processes.

“SEW-EURODRIVE has established a service alliance with Werner Engineering to support gearbox service and repairs with local, state-of-the-art machining and fabrication capabilities,” Dallari said.

Many gear drives within the region are now reaching a stage where they require some serious servicing/rebuild or possible replacement.

“SEW-EURODRIVE’s state-of-the-art Heavy Industrial Solution Service Centre combined with our product specialists and the support of Werner Engineering’s machine shop will provide assistance from repair of SEW products, all the way to replacing aging non-SEW units with energy efficient, modern and space saving ‘drop-in’ engineered replacements,” said Dallari.