Sandvik breaks ground on new Perth workshop at Roe Highway Logistics Park LHS – RHS – Andrew Dawson (Sandvik, Business Line Manager, Load & Haul), Ben Lisle (Hesperia, Managing Director), Debora Paula (Sandvik, Applications Engineer APAC), Brett Kervin (Sandvik, Operations Manager Service – North & South) and Judd Dyer (Hesperia, Director)
Swedish multinational engineering company Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology has been announced as the latest tenant to join Roe Highway Logistics Park in Kenwick, joining BP Australia, Northline, CHEP, Expro and KTrans.
A leading supplier to the Australian mining industry, Sandvik decided to relocate its Perth operations to take the opportunity to secure a brand new premises in a more convenient location. The move signals the company’s commitment to the Australian mining and construction equipment market.
Launched in 2019, Roe Highway Logistics Park is a 56-hectare industrial estate located adjacent to the State Government’s Kenwick Rail Freight Facility, which is due for completion next year.
Now 80% committed, the premium estate offers businesses a competitive advantage with high-end commercial amenity, RAV 7 connectivity and freight rail access. In addition to Sandvik, other major tenants and businesses include BP Australia, Northline, CHEP, Expro and KTrans.
Sandvik will occupy a purpose-built workshop and office across approximately 4,500 square metres with a total site area of 16,000 square metres. Construction is underway with completion scheduled for 2021.
According to Nathan Cunningham, Business Line Manager, Service at Sandvik, Roe Highway Logistics Park provides an opportunity to improve efficiencies and beUer support customers.
“The strategic location of our new workshop will enable us to further support our Western Australian customers and the purpose-built design will improve equipment repairs, inspections and our rebuild capability for our equipment offering,” he said.
“The increased size, additional bays and design will enable our fully trained service engineers, aftermarket support and technology specialists the ability to work more efficiently.”
“Businesses such as Sandvik see the value in securing a prime location along with modern premises that will give them the ability to have the flexibility to support growing demand for future products,” Ben Lisle, Managing Director at Hesperia, said.
With sustainability at the forefront of Sandvik’s business operations, their new facility will incorporate best-practice water management, energy efficient lighting, natural ventilation and rainwater harvesting.
Judd Dyer, Director at Hesperia added that sustainability is a key focus at Roe Highway Logistics Park, with a range of initiatives implemented across the design and functionality of the site.
“We are on the path to achieving carbon neutrality and have a heavy focus on energy, recycling, environmental sustainability and water efficiencies. Providing brand new, purpose-built facilities for our tenants allows us to incorporate these features and help future-proof their operations,” said Mr Dyer.
The estate has been developed by a consortium comprising Hesperia, Gibb Group and Fiveight (a company of Tattarang) with Matthew Hopkins at Savills assisting to secure the pre-lease.