Monday, 30 November 2020
NEPEAN® acquires Ellton Conveyors
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NEPEAN® acquires Ellton Conveyors

NEPEAN® provides certainty for Elltons’ customers.

NEPEAN®, is pleased to announce the acquisition of another leading supplier of engineered bulk materials handling solutions, Ellton Conveyors. The transaction, effective immediately, includes the business assets and intellectual property of Ellton along with the retention and transfer of the engineering team and key staff to NEPEAN Conveyors Pty Ltd. Thereby providing certainty for Elltons’ customers for what are challenging market conditions.  

 The CEO of NEPEAN®, Miles Fuller said “Our investment in Ellton Conveyors, and more importantly Elltons’ customers, is a commitment to the industry, and further strengthens NEPEAN® as a highly trusted conveyor partner with deep skills and application knowledge. This is an exciting opportunity to bring together two of the industry’s leading businesses in conveyors and bulk materials handling and to deliver an unmatched service to the industry”.

NEPEAN® envisages that significant benefits can be delivered to the combined customer base. The opportunity to share and optimise product, technology and methods, expand capability and better service our customers’ needs will be key outcomes.  Rationalisation of shared services, as well as general economies of scale in supply and project execution, will drive cost efficiencies being sought by our mining customers.

Ellton Conveyors’ customers will continue to receive ongoing technical support from staff who understand their operations’ needs and conveyor history. The transferring Ellton team will now gain access to NEPEAN’s management, engineering, financial, operational disciplines, and resources to complete larger projects. 

“As privately owned companies who are driven to solve customer problems through their People, Innovation and Performance, this is a logical fit under the NEPEAN® brand” Fuller stated.  

NEPEAN® has vertically integrated manufacturing and service facilities, and highly skilled employees located close to customers in all major mining regions in Australia and South Africa.

The combined business provides a unique, integrated set of solutions for the industry. NEPEAN® has the products and services to provide bulk materials handling, from the mining face right through to the dispatch of processed minerals for truck, train or port applications.

NEPEAN Conveyors’ NSW, General Manager, Bill Munday said “This is a major milestone and credit to the NEPEAN Conveyors team. Our highly passionate employees, technical strength, lean overheads, vertically integrated capabilities and the respect we have earned from the industry over 30 years positioned us for this exciting growth opportunity.  We recently won major projects like Metropolitan, Cadia and Moolarben which is a massive underground conveyor system. It is also proof of our strategy, and our relentless customer focus. I am extremely proud of the NEPEAN Conveyors team.” 

“The acquisition of Ellton Conveyors comes in parallel with our continuous efforts to improve our customers operations, lower their operating costs and do so in the safest and most environmentally sustainable way”, Munday stated.

“This acquisition dovetails seamlessly with our vision to be the most trusted partner for innovative and sustainable solutions for the world’s mining, transport and construction businesses.” Fuller stated

NEPEAN® is Australia’s leading privately owned engineering, mining services and industrial manufacturing organization. NEPEAN’s, Specialist mining businesses are:  NEPEAN Conveyors, NEPEAN Power and NEPEAN Longwall.

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