Keeping the wheels of industry turning

Across the country, Conplant has a footprint in key industries, predominantly through the hire and sales of compaction machinery that keeps the wheels of those industries turning.

“Conplant has been a trusted name for over 60 years. Our core business is equipment hire, specialising in compaction machinery for civil projects, road and rail construction, major government projects and mining operations. While we also offer sales, parts and servicing, our expertise lies in providing hire solutions,” explains Conplant Workshop Manager – Sydney, Sam Rawlinson.

Conplant has bases in Brisbane, Sunshine Coast, Coffs Harbour, the Hunter Valley, Sydney, Melbourne, Adelaide, Perth, Toowoomba and Dubbo and hires from those locations, but even with a significant presence in Australia’s major cities, equipment often has to travel long distances to reach the place where it is needed.

“If we’re hiring machinery to Broken Hill for example, we hire from Adelaide or Dubbo but that’s still a good five hours drive away,” says Sam.

“But we do supply across the country and a lot of people needing compaction equipment come to us because they know we have reliable products that are maintained to a high standard. If there is an issue or a breakdown, we respond quickly and get another machine to the location or we travel to do repairs on site.

“The industries we supply can’t afford to have downtime. When you are carrying out major roadworks and have road closures and materials arriving at a certain time, that material needs to be compacted in and sealed on time so the project doesn’t fall behind.”

Conplant provides equipment including mini excavators, single smooth drum rollers, padfoot rollers, multi tire rollers, trench rollers, tandem rollers, combination rollers and site dumpers.

Since many of Conplant’s products incorporate DEUTZ engines, its workshop team receives training from DEUTZ Australia and DEUTZ experts in Europe to stay up-to-date on the latest engine developments and enhancements.

“More of the European machinery manufacturers seem to be relying on DEUTZ engines and we’ve been familiar with DEUTZ for at least five or six years,” says Sam.

“They are good products and include great technology. We were trained by the team at DEUTZ Australia initially and then some of our members flew to Germany to do more in-depth training with DEUTZ in Europe. The focus was on using the programs and gaining a deeper understanding of the 2.9 to 6.1 litre engines.

“Our National Service Manager liaises with DEUTZ Australia whenever we have queries or need some diagnostic directions – the kind of support and information provided is always a cut above the rest.”