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Recycling giant deploys fleet across diversified operations

Sydney-based Benedict Industries uses a range of Komatsu excavators, wheel loaders and dozers in diverse environments across more than 10 sites in New South Wales.

Group operations manager Brett Jarvis said Benedict’s varied operations had task-specific requirements, and Komatsu’s products and support ensures consistent, reliable service across a range of environments.

“Komatsu works with us to make sure that every machine suits our specific applications, from adapting radiators for use in our Chipping Norton recycling plant to increasing capacity and loading strength on our PC350LC-8 excavators,” he said.

“I speak with our machine operators on a daily basis, and the feedback from them is that Komatsu offers good, easy to use heavy equipment with good back-up.”

Benedict uses Komatsu’s rugged D375A-6 dozer for ripping and pushing sandstone at its Mittagong quarry, which supplies the Southern Highlands, the Illawarra region and southwest Sydney with 300,000 tonnes of premium construction sand every year.

At its Menangle site, Benedict uses Komatsu’s WA430-6 wheel loader and PC350LC-8 excavator to manage speciality soils for golf courses, bowling greens and topsoils.

Komatsu supports Benedict’s $40 million Chipping Norton recycling plant with PC130-8, PC220-8 and PC18MR excavators, and a WA430-6 and two WA470-6 wheel loaders.


Ronald Benedict Smith established Benedict Industries in 1966, hauling sand and aggregate across the Sydney area.

Since then, the Benedict Group has grown to become the largest privately owned supplier and reseller of quarried materials, as well as the largest recycler of mixed construction and demolition waste, in NSW.

Benedict specialises in providing natural and recycled materials for the building, construction and landscaping industries, recycling more than 500,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste every year across its recycling transfer stations at Banksmeadow and Belrose and its state of the art recycling facility at Chipping Norton.

Currently the industry leader at a recovery rate of 90 per cent, Benedict’s upcoming waste to energy plant will bring the recycling efficiency of the facility to 98 per cent and produce enough green energy to power thousands of nearby homes and industries.

Major projects Benedict has supplied in the past 18 months include the Port Botany expansion project (Terminal 3 and The Knuckle), Barangaroo Headland, Camden Valley Way widening project, North Strathfield rail underpass and the Epping to Thornleigh third rail track.

Benedict has also recently been given licence to convert its 22-hectare quarry and recycling facility in Moorebank, in western Sydney, into a state of the art high-tech marina. 

Source: Komatsu Australia

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