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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…
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The best of DEUTZ on display in 2024. DEUTZ presents its innovative drive technologies at the 2024 INTERMAT Expo.

Every three years, the INTERMAT expo showcases the very best and latest in sustainable construction solutions and technology. At this year’s event in Paris, nearly 1,000 exhibitors, including DEUTZ, showcased construction materials, equipment and solutions specifically developed for major worksites, public works and building industries around the globe. This year’s overarching theme was ‘low-carbon’ with…
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James brings years of hands-on mechanical expertise to DEUTZ customers.

On his family’s mini-farm about 50kms south-east of Melbourne’s CBD, James Heys could often be found under the bonnet of a tractor or truck. Tinkering with engines was something that came naturally to James as he grew up learning everything he knew from his father. “I was always helping Dad fix trucks and tractors and…
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All Part of the Service

In July 1970, Paul McKay and his wife Isabelle opened the doors to their business, Diesel Parts & Services (DPS). Since then, the family-run business has provided engines, generators and spare parts to key industries that need reliable, efficient and durable equipment. Today, DPS is operated by Paul and Isabelle’s two sons, Shane and Glenn.…
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DEUTZ Australia unveils the company’s latest innovations at the most recent product launch

Mining, industrial, earth moving, construction, marine and agricultural industries were all represented at DEUTZ Australia’s 2024 product launch. The event, held at the company’s head office in Dandenong South, was an opportunity for salespeople, technicians, engineers, dealers and OEMs from across Australia to explore DEUTZ Australia’s newest and most innovative products. “It has been a…
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Chipping away at global success

In the 1970s, German-born Manfred Vogel developed a design for a new woodchipper – a piece of machinery that was effective but user-friendly and that would appeal to keen home gardeners. At the time, Manfred was living in New Zealand and working for a company as a mechanical engineer. When his employers showed no interest…
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DEUTZ and Penske Partnership Update

After many years of working together, Penske Australia & New Zealand and DEUTZ Australia & New Zealand are bringing their partnership to a mutual close. DEUTZ Australia has enjoyed a long and successful working relationship with Penske Australia & New Zealand and wishes the company well as it strengthens its focus on future technologies. “On…
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Craig celebrates a decade of engineering excellence

When you were growing up, was being a CEO always part of your career plan? Of course – I wanted to grow up and become the Managing Director of DEUTZ Australia…just kidding! At high school in Melbourne’s southeast suburbs, I did work experience during school holidays with the local council doing landscaping and park management…
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Moving things along on the Murray

The mouth of the Murray River in South Australia is a busy and vital part of the state and keeping the river connected to the sea is a key part of maintaining the health of this South Australian waterway. If the mouth of the Murray River isn’t kept open via responsible dredging programs, the health…
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Powering the Great Barrier Reef

It’s the world’s largest coral reef system and is made up of 2,900 individual reefs that spread over 348,700km2. To get an idea of the scale of the Great Barrier Reef, it covers an area of a similar size as Italy, Germany or Japan. More than 1,500 species of fish call the Great Barrier Reef…
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