Flexicon Corporation expands in Australia
August 30, 2021 By Bakers Journal
Flexicon Corporation a wholly owned subsidiary of Flexicon Corporation expanded its manufacturing and sales operation.
“The demand for Flexicon equipment in the greater Australasia region required us to triple our manufacturing space in 2008, and now double it in 2021,” David Gill president of Flexicon said in a statement. “Our new facility is situated on a large parcel with provision for future growth.”
Located in Darra, Queensland, the 25,725 sq ft building dedicates 18,620 sq ft to manufacturing of Flexicon flexible screw conveyors, pneumatic conveying systems, tubular cable conveyors, bulk bag unloaders, bulk bag fillers, bulk bag conditioners, manual dumping stations, drum/box/container dumpers, weigh batching systems, and automated plant-wide systems. The remaining 7105 sq ft of office space houses administrative personnel, increased engineering sales staff, and visitor conference rooms.
A test laboratory scheduled for completion by end of year will simulate customer installations and verify performance on full-scale equipment.
Tim Greene, Managing Director of the Australian operation says, “Flexicon Australia’s relocation and expansion come at the perfect time as we take on more territories throughout Asia and continue to enjoy steady growth in our local markets. The extra space affords us the ability to grow in areas that will bring the most value to our customers and foster strong relationships into the future.”
Continued growth in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific Rim led Flexicon to add a dedicated sales office in Singapore in 2014, and another in Jakarta, Indonesia in 2019. As a result, processors in both regions can interact with native speakers who are factory-trained Flexicon employees, and benefit from the increased design and manufacturing capacity provided by Flexicon’s Queensland facility.
In addition to the US headquarters and new Australian facility, Flexicon engineers and manufactures its full line of equipment in Kent, UK and Gqeberha, South Africa.
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