Kal expansion for BGC

BGC Cement has reinforced its position as the premier supplier to Western Australia’s mining industry, recently announcing the construction of a major new facility in Kalgoorlie. 

The Kalgoorlie depot will become BGC Cement’s latest regional operation, providing onsite storage and distribution for finished cement and lime products.

According to the company’s Kalgoorlie Regional Manager Chris Sefton, the new depot will expand the company’s mining-related capability, complementing existing facilities in Port Hedland, Karratha and Darwin.

“BGC Cement has established its position in the WA market through innovation and aligning its products to the needs of cement and lime users,” he said.

“We understand the challenges of the mining industry, and the new depot will enable faster truck turnarounds, shorter lead times and first-class customer service.”

BGC Cement’s customer-focused approach was recently rewarded, with the company winning the tender to supply 23,500 tonnes per annum of cement to St Barbara’s Gwalia mine for paste fill.

BGC Cement is the only 100 per cent Australian-owned and operated cement manufacturer, supplier and transporter in WA.

Its modern facilities at Canning Vale and Kwinana have a production capacity of more than 1.5 million tonnes of cement products per year and include more than 60,000 tonnes of finished product storage.

From these facilities BGC Cement supplies an extensive range of bulk and bagged products suitable for cemented aggregate and paste fill, shotcrete and general pre-mixed concrete applications, controlled low-strength material, road stabilisation and culvert backfill purposes.

It can also supply quicklime and hydrated lime for various applications, as well as blended cement products that can be custom designed for specific technical performance.

BGC Cement prides itself on quality control throughout the production process. This begins from sourcing the finest raw materials, employing highly skilled and dedicated milling staff and utilising its National Association of Testing Authorities- accredited laboratory, Cemtech.

Cemtech conducts exhaustive chemical and physical tests to ensure BGC Cement’s products always meet customer requirements and are manufactured in accordance with the company’s ISO9001 quality accreditation.

In addition to its production capacity, BGC Cement has access to the largest privately owned cement transport fleet in Australia.

This includes 40 prime movers and 110 pneumatic tankers, ensuring flexible and reliable deliveries on time, every time to all areas of WA.

BGC Cement Sales Manager Rob Turkovic said construction of the Kalgoorlie depot would commence later this year, and it was expected to be fully operational in 2018.

“This is an exciting time for BGC Cement, and we look forward to providing all industries in the Goldfields with high-quality service and a wide range of cement and lime products,” he said.

Picture: BGC recently won a tender with St Barbara's Gwalia mine. Credit: Supplied

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