Keech upgrades Bendigo foundry, targets agricultural sector

Keech Australia has continued its growth strategy, overhauling its No 2 Foundry in Bendigo and hoping to increase its presence in the agricultural sector.

Keech’s upgrade involved its moulding, cooling and shakeout operations at the foundry, reports Stock Journal.

“By boosting outputs, we’re better placed to offer better value to Australian farmers which is part of a long term strategy to increase our position in the market,” Garth Keech, the company’s Australian manufacturing director, told the Journal.

“Keech retains its reputation for quality using through hardened alloy steel to 500 Brinell, the hardest and toughest steel on the market.

“For growers operating in extremely tough environments, the Keech range is also available with numerous tungsten carbide tip and Keetuff, a weld on metal configuration containing tungsten particles for extra wear life.”

Keech operates in the mining, agricultural, construction and earthmoving sectors, and was established in 1934 in Sydney, before moving to Bendigo in 1994. It makes stainless steel castings and, according to a BRW profile last August, had grown by 60 per cent in the last three years.

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