Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Hastings Deering Plays Integral Role in CQ

Newspaper article The Morning Bulletin (Rockhampton, Australia)

Hastings Deering Plays Integral Role in CQ

Article excerpt

FOR more than 40 years in Rockhampton, Hastings Deering (Aust) Ltd, has played an integral and iconic part to the Central Queensland region.

And despite the recent floods, the company continues to grow strong with the overwhelming support of their customers.

The Hastings Deering group of companies specialises in selling, servicing and supporting the complete range of Caterpillar heavy equipment used in the mining, construction, forestry, agricultural, materials handling and government sectors.

Other associated products include Drilltech blasthole drills, Caterpillar underground mining equipment and AustChrome hardchroming services.

Area manager Rockhampton Darren Wilson said exciting times for the company were yet to come with the opening of their latest building expansion at their Port Curtis Road facility in May.

C[pounds sterling]This is an $8 million extension to our parts warehouse and will further enhance our supply and distribution of critical parts to our customer base,C[yen] Darren said.

C[pounds sterling]Further expansion plans include the extension of our engine rebuild centre, which will include a third engine dynometer.

C[pounds sterling]Hastings Deering has seen phenomenal growth. On the back of a very strong regional economy, we have doubled our staff numbers over the past five years.C[yen]

Over the three branches within the Rockhampton region (including Rockhampton, Emerald and Gladstone) Hastings Deering has 750 employees.

Over the many years of operation in the Rockhampton area, the company has provided its customers with solutions to their problems.

Customers ranging from the largest corporate miners to local government, to the smallest owner operator, have all enjoyed success in the region through the use of their equipment and through access to their after-sales support. …

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