Screens & Feeders

Crushing independents announce new partnership

Striker Australia started in a small office unit in the suburb of Welshpool, Western Australia, in 1998. Back then, founder Craig Pedley worked as the sole sales, design and service person, with the initial goal of supporting the WA crushing and screening industry.

Sixteen years on, Striker has grown into a company that employs more than 200 people around Australasia and has offices, facilities and distributors in Australia, China, Malaysia, Papua New Guinea, Thailand, Indonesia and the Middle East that all support the quarry, mining and recycling industries.

The core product for Striker over the past 10 years has been its range of robust track machines. In thvat time, sales have grown to more than 1000 machines. As the company has expanded its range and set up operations in Asia in the past few years, Striker has sought to appoint dealers in regions of growth and partner with likeminded companies that share the same design belief and philosophy.

In doing so, Striker is now partnering with Global Crushers & Spares (GCS), based in New South Wales, to share products and services to better serve markets in Australia, Asia, China and the Middle East, and for GCS to look after the distribution and support of Striker products on the east coast of Australia. GCS is now Striker’s representative on the east coast of Australia and in the Middle East, through its offices in the UAE.

PROMOTION FOR INNOVATION {{image2-A:R-w:300}} The partnership will not affect the staff in either organisation. Striker’s knowledgeable staff on the east coast will work alongside GCS’ experienced team. A spare parts and sales team will be set up, along with combining the two companies’ systems and procedures to make for a smooth transition.

The owners of Striker Australia and GCS believe this new partnership will form one of the strongest independent manufacturing bases in the industry, and ultimately promote innovation for quarrying and mining industries.

GCS has a long history in the crushing and screening industry in Australia, dating back to 1989, when Stuart Wieland started operations in Sydney, supplying services to the quarry industry. From these small beginnings Wieland built a booming business supplying the east coast with the Cedarapids brand of crushers; GCS was the dealer for this product for 20 years.

GCS has also built many full quarry installations and designed and manufactured a range of mobile machines.

In the past 25 years GCS has expanded its business and started operations in China and the Middle East. The company now has a full in-house foundry and machining facilities that can supply wear parts for all makes and models of crushers. In 2006 Jamie Kinross joined the GCS team and helped globalise the company and refine the manufacturing process for its products. Jamie is a director of GCS and the current CEO.

GCS also brings to the partnership a range of its own crushers and screens, from roller bearing cones to horizontal and inclined screens, along with expertise in quarry plant design that complements the Striker product range.


With GCS’ manufacturing and design and extensive spare parts capabilities, along with Striker’s own in-house design and R&D facilities in Australia and Asia, the two organisations potentially offer a complete “one stop shop” for any application in the quarrying, mining and recycling industries across the whole of Australia and Asia.

“One of the main reasons for the decision to enter this partnership was that the owners of Striker and Global will ensure they are the driving force behind the expansion,” Pedley said. “They are committed to building on the existing customer base and increasing the level of service, support and back-up to ensure that the customer’s needs are maintained.”

“With this comes the opportunity for Striker/Global to harness the collective 75 years of collective industry knowledge we have and to design and develop many new and exciting products,” Wieland stated. “Along with the opportunities for expansion into new markets in Australia and overseas, we have spoken to a wide range of customers around the country about our new tie-up with Striker, and the response has been great.”

Over the coming months Striker and Global will be announcing several new products that will aim to offer savings to the industry, and they have already set up a new team to embark on the R&D process. 

Source: Striker Australia/Global Crushers & Spares

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