Updated: Jul 14
Duratray International is happy to announce the expansion of its facilities in Victoria to new headquarters and factory in Melbourne's south-east.
Thanks to the support from Invest Victoria, the company will onshore overseas manufacturing functions and establish a new innovation division that will focus on R&D, mining data analytics, the Internet of Things, machine learning and advanced composite materials.
"Duratray is relocating its global HQ to Victoria because of our highly skilled workforce, and our world-renowned capabilities in advanced manufacturing, innovation, and research and development" said Minister for Economic Development Tim Pallas.
Duratray International will also benefit from Victoria’s international logistics and distribution network to service its key export markets, the State’s growing and dynamic mining equipment, technology and services sector, as well as the direct flight connectivity between Melbourne-Santiago.
"The support we have received from Invest Victoria over the years has enabled us to develop, expand and grow our business into Australia and globally. We are committed to support Victoria to become the mining tech hub of Australia" said Marcelo Medel, Duratray International Managing Director.
The new facilities are expected to be fully operational mid next year.
Duratray International was acquired by Conyment International Group in 2001 and since then the company has grown 20 times, opening branches in Brisbane, Perth, Canada, USA, Russia, South Africa, Chile and Peru, from where the company exports to Zambia, PNG, Ukraine, Kazakhstan, Surinam, UK, Switzerland, Mongolia, Argentina and other 20 countries.