"Komatsu works with us to make sure that every machine suits our specific applications"
A leading resources and recycling firm has based its expansive operation on the rock-solid reliability of Komatsu's range of earthmoving, quarrying and utility equipment.
Sydney-based Benedict Industries uses a range of Komatsu excavators, wheel loaders and dozers in diverse environments across more than 10 sites in New South Wales.
Group operations manager Brett Jarvis said Benedict's varied operations have task-specific requirements, and Komatsu's products and support ensures consistent, reliable service across a range of environments.
"Komatsu works with us to make sure that every machine suits our specific applications, from adapting radiators for use in our Chipping Norton recycling plant to increasing capacity and loading strength on our PC350LC-8 excavators," he said.
"I speak with our machine operators on a daily basis, and the feedback from them is that Komatsu offers good, easy-to-use heavy equipment with good back-up," Mr Jarvis said.
Benedict uses Komatsu's rugged D375A-6 dozer for ripping and pushing sandstone at its Mittagong quarry which supplies the Southern Highlands, the Illawarra and south-west Sydney with 300,000 tonnes of premium construction sand every year.
At its Menangle site, Benedict uses Komatsu's WA430-6 wheel loader and PC350LC-8 excavator to manage speciality soils for golf courses, bowling greens and top soils.
Komatsu supports Benedict's $40-million Chipping Norton recycling plant with a PC130-8, PC220-8 and PC18MR excavators, and a WA430-6 and two WA470-6 wheel loaders.
Ronald Benedict Smith established Benedict Industries in 1966, hauling sand and aggregate across the Sydney area.
Since then, The Benedict Group has grown to become the largest privately owned supplier and reseller of quarried materials, as well as the largest recycler of mixed construction and demolition waste in New South Wales.
Benedict specialises in providing natural and recycled materials for the building, construction and landscaping industries, recycling more than 500,000 tonnes of construction and demolition waste every year across its recycling transfer stations at Banksmeadow, Belrose and its state-of-the-art recycling facility at Chipping Norton.
Currently the industry leader at a recovery rate of 90 per cent, Benedict's upcoming Waste-to-Energy plant will bring the recycling efficiency of the facility to 98 per cent and produce enough green energy to power thousands of nearby homes and industries
The major projects Benedict has supplied in the last 12months include the Port Botany Expansion Project (Terminal 3 and The Knuckle), Barangaroo Headland, Camden Valley Way widening project, North Strathfield Rail Underpass and the Epping to Thornleigh third rail track.