Our services are designed to support our customers all the way from factory to dealer and equipment processing centres are a crucial part of this proposition.
This will further enhance WWL’s equipment processing capability on the Australian market, explains Rob Lord, WWL’s Regional Director for Oceania.
The acquisition will extend WWL’s offering for customers, helping them cut lead times and cost,” he says.“ Our services are designed to support our customers all the way from factory to dealer and equipment processing centres are a crucial part of this proposition,”Lord says.
Specialising in automotive, agricultural, construction and other rolling equipment, WWL ensures all products can be processed and made ready, either on leaving the plant or entering a market.
Meanwhile, customers can be assured that their predetermined product quality standards are met prior to market distribution. Equipment processing covers a range of tasks when preparing cargo for market. These typically include painting and spraying parts and equipment;post-production and Pre-Delivery Inspection (PDI); fault diagnosis and repairs; storage and inventory management; and fleet build- up.
This enables customers to reduce both time to market and inventory costs by integrating processing services with the outbound supply chain, while the use of trained specialists to dismantle and build complex equipment saves time and ensures quality.In future,
WWL will offer additional services such as the design, manufacture and installation of tailored solutions for utility vehicles and mining and construction equipment in Australia. Capabilities also include custom-made solutions for service bodies, truck trays, toolboxes and safety equipment.
In addition to WWL's four existing Equipment Processing Centres (EPCs) in Brisbane, Port Kembla, Laverton and Kewdale, the acquisition will add a fifth centre in Newcastle, two hours drive north of Sydney.
The Newcastle site will become WWL’s specialised centre for customised solutions and advanced accessorisation services in Oceania. Mark Guscott, Vice-President of Commercial Oceania at WWL, says:“While we already offer similar services, the acquisition will bring new competence to the area of custom design and manufacturing solutions, enabling us to offer more advanced services to customers.”
Lord adds: “With enhanced capability comes the opportunity to consider extended services. We look forward to offering more new, innovative and customised solutions to provide greater value to our customers in Australia.”