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Screenmasters Australia is expanding its reach with a new partnership with Shaorui Heavy Industry.

From its humble beginnings working out of a shed, Screenmasters Australia (SMA) has grown to take on the world.

Approaching 30 years of operation, SMA has evolved into one of the country’s leading distributors of mobile crushing and screening equipment for top brands around the world.

The company was founded in 1994 by Mick Lagan and Michael McGinley, and originally operated out of a shared shed in Bathurst, in the NSW central west.

“The company started off selling a few machines in around metro Sydney, this soon grew beyond their initial expectation,” SMA general manager Andy Blythe told Quarry.

“We now currently have 6 sites, stocked with machines and spares located throughout NSW, QLD & Victoria.”

Now in 2023, SMA is partnered with industry brands such as Keestrack, GIPO, CMS, Rockster and Convir. And its growth is only getting stronger with its new partnership with Shaorui Heavy Industry (SRH).

SRH was founded in 1992 and has been a subsidiary of Metso Outotec® since 2020. The company originates from China and is one of the high-end quality producers in its domestic market and the Asia Pacific.

With one of the globe’s renowned and leading manufactures behind them, SRH are proving themselves as a serious player in the mid-market crushing and screening equipment sector, offering cost-effective and reliable solutions to new and expanding markets that now includes Australia.

With SMA already having an extensive reach and range with mobile plant solutions, the partnership with SRH in Australia allows SMA to bring competitively priced and high-quality fixed plant solutions to our market.

“This has been a strategic move on our part, allowing both SMA and SRH to branch into the fixed plant market, which previously we have not been able to service,” Blythe said.

“The partnership with SRH and the expansion of our business to include fixed plant options is one which enables us to now deliver both high-quality mobile or fixed plant solutions all across Australia.”

Blythe described SRH’s line of products as being able to address most sectors of the quarry and aggregates market.

“We offer the full SRH original range, which includes some Metso Outotec legacy products, including vertical shift impactors, jaws, cones and crushers,” Blythe said.

“[The partnership with SRH] is based on core elements: proven design and the manufacturing quality to be of the highest standard, original equipment manufacturer [OEM] compatible and affordability.”

Blythe said SMA does not want to supply the industry with equipment that is not suitable for the challenging and harsh conditions within Australia.

“The range of equipment on offer from our new partnership allows for the easy replacement of older machines that are now considered a risk in terms of reliability and production capability. In many cases where there is direct compatibility, there is no need to modify or change pre-existing infrastructure around the original fixed plant.”

SMA seeks to provide a product to end-users which is easy to use, affordable to mainstream customers within the quarrying and aggregate sector and in many cases is OEM-compatible.

“Part of our decision to move forward with SRH was influenced by the proven design which their equipment clearly has.

“We know the high-quality build and componentry of these machines to be something we are happy to provide to the Australian market, due to our previous business relationship with Metso Outotec.” “SMA are excited to be moving into a new phase and a new era and SRH will help us to deliver on our plans and strategies” •

Screenmasters Australia has new stock 
set to arrive this month. To learn more, visit screenmasters.com.au

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