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Contractor eager for more infrastructure work

 

The Glendun Group in 2022 will celebrate 10 years of operation – and with Brisbane set to host the 2032 Olympic Games, the contract crusher could yet leverage off the infrastructure opportunities that the Games will provide for southeast Queensland.

Glendun Group, which is headquartered in Banyo, Brisbane, has been operating since 2012. It boasts a contract fleet of mobile plant and equipment, including mobile crushers, screening plant and conveyors, and a fleet of earthmoving plant and equipment.

Its inventory includes excavators, wheel loaders and dump trucks. Notably, some of its earthmoving machines include some impressive iron: the 102-tonne Caterpillar 773G rigid dump truck, the Volvo Construction Equipment L260 wheel loader, the 48-tonne Volvo EC480DL excavator, Volvo 750D excavator, and the Volvo A40F articulated dump truck.

Glendun Group specialises in the supply of mobile crushing and screening plant and equipment for short- and long-term jobs. Its mobiles include the Terex Finlay, the J-1175 jaw crusher, J-1480 jaw crusher the C-1540 and C-1550 cone crushers, and the Finlay 693+ Supertrak. Glendun has a close working relationship with Finlay Crushing & Screening Systems, the east coast dealer for the Terex Finlay range of mobile crushers, screens and wheeled conveyors.

Although based in Queensland, Glendun Group operates nationwide. “We’re working in Western Australia, Victoria and Queensland at the moment. We’ve worked in the Northern Territory , and we’re looking to expand into South Australia,” Glendun manager Sarah Emery told Quarry.

“Quarries are the biggest part of the business,” Emery continued. “We’re a contract crushing business that provides a quality service to our clients.  and provides crushing services. We work in the quarries to produce the required rock.” 

Glendun Group has also worked in mine projects and participated in large infrastructure projects.

“We have  been involved in many road projects, including the Toowoomba By-Pass,” Emery said. “That job wasn’t in a quarry, we were crushing on the site. For most of those big projects, we will source the materials from a quarry. If it’s a council road, and they have a quarry nearby, we will crush in the quarry.”

In addition to its work with regional councils across Australia, Glendun Group has assisted some of the larger construction materials producers with meeting demand. Where a site’s fixed plant is preoccupied with a larger job, a contractor can provide some relief by crushing and processing at the face of the pit and meeting smaller and additional orders. Glendun Group has crushed in quarries for Hanson Australia, Holcim Australia, Boral and Hy-Tec Concrete & Aggregates, the subsidiary of Adbri Limited. 

Glendun’s earthmoving fleet includes the Volvo CE L180G wheel loader and A40F articulated truck.

Regardless of the quarry producer and the job, Emery said one of Glendun’s strengths is its ability to be “super-flexible”.

“We can reconfigure our machines to produce in-spec materials,” she explained. “Our machines can process hard rock, soft rocks, and sand and gravel. The great thing about our mobile crushers and screens is that they are tried and trusted. The designs of our crushers haven’t really changed much since we started, there haven’t been any major advancements, so they are relatively straightforward to operate.”

Emery added that Glendun can also provide experienced, reliable operators for jobs. While an advantage of modern mobile crushing and screening plant is that it is designed to be operated by fewer hands and requires minimal supervision, Glendun is prepared to provide as much expertise as a given job needs.

“We pride ourselves on getting the jobs done,” Emery added.

For the foreseeable future, Glendun Group will continue to build on its contract crushing fleet. “We’re striving to be more innovative by harnessing a lot of the technologies that are coming out and we’re going to focus on more environmental and modern technologies,” Emery said.

She is also excited by the long-term prospects of Brisbane becoming the host of the 2032 Olympic Games for a small, yet growing company like Glendun. 

“We would absolutely love to be involved,” Emery said of the potential quarrying and construction opportunities that an event like the Olympics offers. “We would definitely get on-board, if we could. We do a lot of concrete aggregate, and I’m sure there will be plenty of demand for materials.” •

For more information about Glendun Group, visit glendun.com.au

This article appears in the September issue of Quarry Magazine.

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