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Astec extends MPS Fixed Plant Distribution Rights to NSW

Astec Australia has announced that Mineral Processing Solutions Pty Ltd (MPS), an OPS Group (OPS) company, will expand its distribution of Astec’s fixed plant and equipment to include aggregate and mining sectors in New South Wales.

The move is an extension of a 2021 agreement between the two companies that saw MPS take on the distribution of Astec Material Solutions’ products in WA, NT and SA, and to the mining sector in the Eastern states.

Under the terms of the new agreement, MPS will supply fixed plant crushing and screening equipment to the New South Wales aggregate and quarry industry.

Astec’s regional managing director, David Smale, welcomed the move. “Astec and MPS have forged a strong partnership over the years – one that has been of real benefit to our customers,” he said.

“The MPS team’s extensive local market knowledge and experience in mineral processing – supported by Astec’s innovative technologies and manufacturing capability – has made MPS the perfect partner to deliver outstanding products and service.”

MPS distributes Astec Telestack mobile bulk materials throughout Australia. Image: Astec Australia

MPS also distributes Astec Telestack mobile bulk materials handling equipment and Astec Breaker Technology International (BTI) products throughout Australia, so the company already has a strong presence on the East Coast.

Local sales and service teams are in place, and new local support facilities in the NSW Hunter Region have been stocked with the latest Astec crushing and screening equipment.

“MPS taking our fixed plant into the aggregate industry in New South Wales is the first step in what we expect to be a continuing expansion,” Smale said, “with the company moving into the Queensland and Victorian markets over the next few years.

“For our existing quarrying customers, little will change. Through MPS, they will still have access to the complete range of Astec’s industry-leading crushing and screening equipment, plus the extensive knowledge and experience of the MPS sales and service teams.

“I’m delighted to be making this announcement today, and I look forward to working alongside MPS as they continue to support our customers in building the infrastructure of Australia.”

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