BlueMAC Spreads Its Wings!
Since early 2014 when Blue Group and Dmac Engineering combined their expertise and resources to create bespoke MRF manufacturing specialist BlueMAC Manufacturing, the company has gone from strength to strength and seen a remarkable level of growth. Building on this success and looking to further its expansion programme, BlueMAC is now pleased to announce that it has appointed SKALA Australasia Pty Ltd as the exclusive distributor of BlueMAC products and services throughout Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands.
This partnership heralds new exporting opportunities into sophisticated and discerning markets for BlueMAC in partnership with SKALA – already a well-established equipment supplier and solutions provider for the recycling, mining, bulk materials and industrial processing sectors. Even at this early stage in the relationship, BlueMAC already has two plants in build for SKALA customers and when these are commissioned later in the year they will be two of Australia’s largest C&D processing facilities.
BlueMAC provides the recycling industry with innovative modular materials recycling facilities (MRFs) that are robustly manufactured and cost effective. BlueMAC’s turnkey in-house manufacturing process ensures total control of cost, design, components, engineering, quality and after-sales product support, overseeing each project from initial enquiry to installation and commissioning. Through long-standing relationships with specialist OEM market leaders, BlueMAC can also incorporate the best shredding, separating and air-classifying equipment into their MRF designs, including volume reduction and sized RDF/SRF production.
BlueMAC Manufacturing fully complies with stringent ISO quality and environmental management accreditations – ISO 9001:2008 and ISO 14001:2004 – and an additional OHSAS 18001 accreditation certifies the excellence of the company’s production procedures and is awarded in recognition of BlueMAC’s clearly defined management system to identify and control health and safety risks.
SKALA Australasia Pty Ltd is headquartered in Newcastle, New South Wales and was established in 2012 by Simon Toal and Brook Griffiths. The company operates throughout Australasia and now has equipment installations in every state of Australia and New Zealand. The company has an enviable reputation for product quality, excellent customer service, reliability and value-for-money. Evolving towards providing a more holistic service to its customers, SKALA gets involved from concept development to installation and commissioning, through to maintenance and after sales product support. Historically, the company has delivered smaller recycling systems to its customers. However the enquiries and opportunities were increasing in size & complexity and the decision was made to seek a specialist manufacturing partner that the SKALA team could work with to deliver these larger projects.
SKALA’s Simon Toal takes up the story. “BlueMAC was ideal for several reasons. The company can design, engineer and supply complete systems of the capacity our market requires and, like us, is a young, proactive and growing business. Being part of the UK’s Blue Group means they have hit the ground running with many successful installations already in the market; furthermore, Blue’s investment in people, facilities and resources is impressive. BlueMAC already has many systems which integrate with other SKALA brands and this enables us to really expand on the existing systems we have in Australia”. Mr Toal continues “Culturally we are aligned with common goals and the drive for success – and a real bonus for us is their innovative R&D programme and the broad range of BlueMAC equipment built in-house, such as the impressive All Metal Separator. After the initial discussions and a period of approximately six months getting to understand each other’s business and the many opportunities, we are delighted to have entered into this exclusive agreement to represent and deliver BlueMAC’s portfolio to the Australasian region”.
Blue Group Chairman Pat McGeary said “The appointment of SKALA is a major step in BlueMAC entering the world stage. SKALA, under the management of Simon and Brook, is a highly respected and successful company in Australia, New Zealand and the Pacific Islands and this partnership between BlueMAC and SKALA will bring additional knowledge and experience to the recycling industry”.