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Certified breaker, attachment range boosted by partnership

The Rammer range of rock breaker and demolition attachments has a new home. Sandvik Mining and Rock Technology, which owns and manufactures Rammer, recently formed a new partnership with renowned Queensland supplier QLD Rock Breakers (QRB), based in Rocklea, Brisbane.

Sandvik and QRB regard the partnership, formalised in July this year, as a positive step and the next phase of business growth.

QRB, which is a subsidiary of the RDW Machinery group, has been the leading rock breaker supplier in Queensland for more than 20 years. The company has grown from humble beginnings to be a premium equipment supplier, capable of offering not only genuine certified Rammer products but also backing this up with the only Rammer-certified service centre in Queensland. This will also see QRB service Papua New Guinea and the South Pacific Islands (excluding New Zealand) for Rammer products.

“We see the partnership with Sandvik/Rammer as a positive fit for our business,” said Fred Carlsson, the general manager for the RDW and QRB businesses. “We have been in business for over 30 years and during those years taken pride in being able to not only supply premium products to the market but more importantly, being able to support these products on time and with great service and technical support.

“Our business has been built on taking care of customers’ needs and offering solutions that add value to our customers’ business,” Carlsson said

For more than 40 years Sandvik’s Rammer division has manufactured premium product out of its Finland base. Recently Sandvik/Rammer introduced the renewed “Excellence Line” of hydraulic rock breakers with integrated smart technology. In addition to a new and improved focus on safety, Rammer is the first on the market to introduce the RD3 monitoring device, together with the My Fleet platform, to make it easier for producers to monitor their rock breaker fleet remotely.

“RD3 uses the My Fleet telematics service to track and monitor fleet equipment usage without needing to go to the site to collect the data,” Carlsson said. “It’s ideal for dealers, rental companies and operators. This cloud-based system enables the rock breakers to be viewed and monitored via Google maps.”

David Scurr, Rammer’s territory sales manager for the Asia-Pacific, Middle East, Indian and Commonwealth of Independent States, said recently launched RD3 capabilities, coupled with a new dealer in QRB, make Sandvik/Rammer the strongest rock breaker supplier in Australia.

“We have recently carried out factory technical training to all of our Australian dealer technical staff and I see us now moving to another level in the industry,” Scurr said. “All of our dealers have invested heavily in stock of both breakers and parts, which enable them to offer a premium service.”

Source: QLD Rock Breakers/RDW Machinery

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