Flexicon, a global manufacturing company for bulk handling equipment, has expanded its operations in Australia with a new and bigger site in Darra.
Located on Boundary Road, the new facility spans 2,390 square metres, where more than 70 percent of the building will be dedicated to the manufacturing of conveyors, unloaders, bulk bag fillers, bulk bag conditioners, manual dumping stations, weigh batching systems, and drum/box/container tippers. The remaining spaces are for conference rooms and offices of the administrative personnel, the engineering team, and sales staff.
By the end of 2021, Flexicon in Darra will feature a test laboratory to check the quality and performance of the equipment.
David Gill, Flexicon Corporation president with its head office in Pennsylvania U.S., said that their manufacturing and sales operation more than doubled in July 2021. As demand for Flexicon equipment grew in Australia, the company made a move to a bigger site with more provisions for growth.
Tim Greene, the managing director of the Australian operation, said that the relocation to Darra will help with the company’s market expansion in Southeast Asia and the South Pacific Rim.
The news comes as the headquarters in the U.S. also completed its expansion to meet the demands for bulk handling equipment in July.
Flexicon was founded in 1974 in New Jersey and increased five-fold within a decade. In 1995, the company moved its satellite plant to Pennsylvania, which was followed by the opening of its world headquarters in 2001.