MACA Limited, known for its mine-to-mill solutions particularly in WA, welcomed three new Liebherr R 9200 hydraulic excavators recently at the Ravensthorpe Nickel Mine.
These R 9200s represent the eighth, ninth and 10th purchase of this model excavator for MACA, and the 16th unit Liebherr has sold to MACA since the beginning of the partnership in 2015.
Further equipment is expected for delivery in 2020.
The 16 excavators, ranging from 100t class to 400t class, are used across gold, nickel, lithium and coal mines in WA, Queensland and countries in South America.
The Liebherr and MACA partnership has enjoyed prosperous growth in their few years working together.
Liebherr-Australia sales and marketing executive general manager Tom Juric said the partnership had helped Liebherr-Australia expand its business.
“MACA is an important customer for us as Liebherr diversifies its portfolio into different commodities,” he said.
“MACA has been at the leading edge of this diversification.
“The confidence MACA has in our excavators, particularly the R 9200 which have been used in the Kalgoorlie goldfields and for nickel at Ravensthorpe, has bolstered our growth in WA.”
Liebherr was also involved in MACA’s new venture into Queensland coal at the Bluff Coal Project in 2019, purchasing two Liebherr excavators for the site.
“We were excited to be a part of this new opportunity for MACA,” Mr Juric said.
“Supporting its east coast venture has strengthened the relationship between our businesses and demonstrated our respective abilities to pursue new opportunities.”
MACA executive director Geoff Baker said that working with Liebherr has been a good business decision.
“Standardising our 200t fleet has allowed us to understand our product better and has made it easier on the business in terms of sourcing parts, training and delivering for our clients,” he said
Liebherr has also collaborated with MACA beyond the mine pit.
In 2019 it was a major participant and sponsor in the annual MACA Cancer 200 for the fourth year running.
The 200 km charity bike ride, on the coast of WA, raises funds for cancer research at the Harry Perkins Institute of Medical Research.
“Liebherr has always been willing to support MACA in our community work,” Mr Baker said.
“It’s the support of distributors like Liebherr which make an impact and allow us to continue raising vital funds for cancer research.”